Sunday Post #61: And Just Like That I’m Free

Posted September 20, 2015 in Meme / 12 Comments

The Sunday Post



The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer and it’s a chance to showcase new books and re-cap your week of blogging.



Happy Sunday, Everyone!

A few weeks ago, this weekend was looking all booked up.  Then a test I had originally scheduled got pushed back.   So then my hubs and I decided to do the much needed landscaping in the front yard (when you pull out all the landscaping, apparently you have to replace it with something, go figure).  We were all set with our topsoil and mulch deliveries Friday morning.

And then it rained….

So now I sit on my ass doing gobs of blog maintenance 🙂

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Bloggiesta is an event I’ve been participating in since probably 2012.  It’s an outstanding way to make me sit down, make a list of all those nagging little blog tasks floating in my head, and by God actually doing them.

When I started blogging, the challenges blew my mind.  The fact that fellow bloggers would share their knowledge and skills for noobs like me amazed me.  I have no skills so I have nothing to share but soon I hope to share some of my “tricks”.  Those posts are coming up in November and December 😉

Check out my Bloggiesta progress on my start up post HERE.


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How much are you willing to pay for an eBook?

This week I ran across a book that was the same price as it’s physical copy.  The book wasn’t even written by a mainstream, highly popular author.  The eBook cost $9.99!  I’ve never paid that much for an electronic book!  I’m so disappointed in the publisher – I’m not really disappointed, just stubborn.  I understand the cost of publishing a book is the same either way (Economics 301?), but c’mon, it’s got to be a wee bit cheaper to not have to use up all those trees for paper, right?

I’m curious, what’s the highest price you will pay for an eBook?  Will you even pay over the cost of the physical book?


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Bright Shiny New Books

I want it noted in my “record” somewhere that a certain favorite publisher of mine loaded up Edelweiss this past week and I DID NOT download a book at all!!  At least from them…

Playing Hard to Master
for review
Hot Holiday Nights
for review












I LOVED Sparrow Beckett’s first book in the Masters Unleashed series and I’m trying to hold myself back from jumping Ambrose, I mean Ambrose’s book.  Jaci Burton’s book is my victory at finally getting a review book of hers while also finding a Ho Ho Ho Read-a-Thon book.  Thank you tons to Penguin Group!


Black Hearts
for review
Reap the Wind
for review












I’m a loooooong time fan of Karen Chance but she doesn’t publish quickly ∗snort∗.  I’ve been waiting on Pritkin’s rescue book FOR-EV-ER so I’m relieved to get this review copy on my reader (understatement).  Blackhearts is a book I saw last weekend and had to go grab 🙂  Of course, thanks go to both Simon & Schuster and Penguin Group!


When A Scot Ties The Knot












Finally got this one in my hands…  literally.  Why am I embarrassed to go through the grocery checkout with this book?



As my son says, “See ya on the flip side!”









About Kristin

Kristin has to ensure she gets her minimal requirement of "happily ever after" books in between those books that contain cliffhangers and never-ending story arcs. It's for her family's sake. When not reading, she's homeshooling her 10-year old son, watching cartoons on TV, or taking a nap.



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12 responses to “Sunday Post #61: And Just Like That I’m Free

  1. I just went on Amazon this week to get a book 3 from one of my FAVORITE series and the ebook and book were both $9.99 and I was like NOPE! I totally understand but I agree, no trees were killed in the making of that e-book.

    I love bloggiesta, if my blog didn’t explode last night I would have a lot more done than I do but I plan to work my ass off today to get it done. I hate when weekend plans get ruined always stresses me out.

    I hope you have a fantastic week Kristin! Happy Reading! ox

  2. OMG I also came across a $10 ebook this week (also for an indie author)! It’s one that I REALLY want to read, but I can buy a used hardback copy for $4 so… I doubt I’ll be spending double that on an electronic file. I need to check out Bloggiesta! I’ve heard of it, but I’ve never actually looked into participating. Have an awesome week! 😀
    Tracy ( recently posted…Weekly Recap: 9/13 – 9/19

  3. I would never pay the same for an e-book as a hardcover. Maybe they’re dividing out costs of publication lower the price of “real” books? But that’s not going to work with unknowns.
    Elizabeth recently posted…Weekly ReCap 9/19

  4. I’ve noticed that too, ebooks seem to be creeping up in price. I’m a little ashamed to say I’ve paid 7.99 and maybe even 9.99 a few times now for ebooks- mainly because I didn’t want to wait for it to ship or whatever- it was just quicker. But it did irritate me!

    That rain kinda sucked after the beautiful early part of the week we had. We’re drying out here butit’s still wet, hard to work in the yard…

    Have a great Sunday!
    Greg recently posted…Sunday Post #109

  5. Sorry your plans got all out of wack with landscaping and such. YAY for blog maintenance though. If I have gift cards I will buy the expensive ebooks. No gift card I don’t like to spend more than 4.99. I keep a crazy wish list of all the books I want and will only buy if the price drops to that or below. I hope you enjoy all your new books and have a great week!!
    Grace recently posted…Weekly Rewind ~ 9.20.15

  6. I really like physical books most of the time, so if the e-book is the same or even MORE, then no, I’d get the physical copy. I don’t know the highest price I’ve paid for an e-book…around 5 or 6 I guess. Sometimes it’s easier for certain titles, or they are only e-books. 🙂
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  7. I’m stingy aka broke so I won’t pay more than $5 for an ebook but rarely pay more than $3, and only a few dollars more for print.

    Life conspired to give you time for Bloggiesta. 🙂 I’ll check out your start up post to see how you did.

    Have a good week!
    Bea recently posted…Sunday Book Share #159

  8. Stop being lazy. 😛 I’m perfectly fine waiting for the price to drop on a book I’m dying for, it usually doesn’t take too long after the release. But I’d never go over 10 bucks, and even then, I have to know I’ll love it. lol – Once you read When a Scot Ties the Knot, you won’t give a crap what anyone thinks, because you’ll be so in love with it.
    Christy recently posted…Sunday Post #143 (9/20/15) – Cotton Candy & Corn Dogs