FREE Nook Book Friday

the midwifes here

Get them Nooks ready to download this week’s selection. The Midwife’s Here seems like an interesting read, especially since I used midwives for both my pregnancies.

Today’s Free Fridays book selection, Linda Fairley’s The Midwife’s Here!:The Enchanting True Story of One of Britain’s Longest Serving Midwives, is a touching memoir from a veteran midwife across the pond.

 Manchester, England’s Linda Fairley spent forty years delivering babies and saving women dealing with complicated pregnancies.”Delivering my first baby is a memory that will stay with me forever. Just feeling the warmth of a newborn head in your hands, that new life, there’s honestly nothing like it… I’ve since brought more than 2,200 babies into the world, and I still tingle with excitement every time.”
From Fairley’s beginnings as a trainee nurse at the Manchester Royal Infirmary at just 18 years old, to her present-day position working two days a week as a community midwife for Tameside Hospital, The Midwife’s Here! recounts the fascinating life story of a woman performing one of the most essential medical occupations of our time.
If you don’t have a Nook, you can get this book from Amazon for as low as $0.10.

 

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$75 for a NOOK Color 8GB Tablet (Manufacturer Refurbished) ($139 List Price). Free Shipping and Returns.

With NOOK Color, readers can flip through the digital pages of more than 3 million books and more from Barnes & Noble. The 7-inch color touchscreen tablet pampers the eye with a high-resolution display that minimizes reflection and glare. The gadget also harnesses built-in wireless connectivity to browse the web, check and send email, and watch videos on the go. An extra-long battery life lets readers use the device up to 8 hours before they’re forced to recharge the battery or hold Nook skyward during a lightning storm. Each Nook is backed by Barnes & Noble’s 1-year warranty.

Features
  • 8 GB of built-in memory; expandable up to 32 GB with microSD card
  • VividView 7-inch touchscreen displays more than 16 million colors
  • Access to more than 3 million books, magazines, comics, and kids’ books
  • Browse tablet essentials–email and web w/video
  • Wireless connectivity with free WiFi in all Barnes & Noble stores
  • Preloaded apps including Sudoku and Pandora
  • Up to 8 hours of reading on a single charge
  • Dimensions: 8.1″x5″x0.48″
  • Backed by 1-year Barnes & Noble warranty

In the Box: NOOK Color, USB cable, quick start guide, power adapter, rechargeable battery (installed), and cardboard-scented air

The Deal

  • $75 for Barnes & Noble NOOK Color 8GB Tablet with 7-Inch VividView Touchscreen (manufacturer refurbished) ($139 list price)
  • Free shipping and free returns

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NOOK Tablet – 16GB by Barnes & Noble (Manufacturer Refurbished) with or without Neoprene Case (Up to 16% Off)

WIth NOOK Tablet, readers can flip through the digital pages of more than 2.5 million books from Barnes & Noble. The 7-inch color touchscreen pampers the eye with a high-resolution display that minimizes reflection and glare. The gadget also harnesses built-in wireless connectivity to browse the web, check and send email, and watch videos on the go. An extra-long battery life lets readers use the device up to 11.5 hours before they’re forced to recharge the battery or hold NOOK skyward during a lightning storm. Each NOOK is backed by Barnes & Noble’s 1-year warranty.

Features
  • VividView 7-inch color touchscreen with high-resolution display
  • Access to more than 2.5 million books, magazines, comics, and kids books
  • Browse the web with video and check and send email from one inbox
  • Wireless connectivity with free WiFi in all Barnes & Noble stores
  • Preloaded apps including Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Pandora
  • Up to 11.5 hours of reading or 9 hours of video on a single charge
  • Dimensions: 8.1″ x 5″ x 0.48″
  • Backed by 1-year Barnes & Noble warranty

In the box: NOOK Tablet – 16GB, USB cable, quick start guide, power adapter, rechargeable battery, and cardboard-scented air

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Free Nook Book Fridays

For all they do for us all year long, our moms surely deserve a few perks now and then. Today’s Free Fridays selection, Pillow Talkby Freya North, is a lighthearted and fun contemporary love story that’s a perfect Mother’s Day read.

This charming story of love lost and regained follows the unlikely path of two weary people who thought that their chance at love had passed them by. As teenagers, Arlo and Petra knew they had chemistry, but eventually went their separate ways. Fast-forward 17 years, and Arlo’s a reformed rocker who’s chosen the quiet life, and Petra’s a talented jeweler with a loser boyfriend. Each is struggling to put a troubled past behind them. By chance they meet again and are confronted with a choice: fall back on all their old excuses, or throw caution to the wind and give true love one more chance.

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My Obsession With V.C. Andrews

Cover of "Flowers In The Attic (Dollanger...

Ever since I was 10 years old I’ve had an obsession with the books by V.C. Andrews. I have always loved to read, so it was no surprise that I was a regular at the school’s library. Flowers in the Attic, part of the Dollanganger Series captivated me immediately. The premise of a grandmother and mother locking away her children in an attic was morbid, but I was intrigued. I read the book in three days and was soon back at the library to get the next book in the Dollanganger Saga. Most of V.C. Andrews’s books are divided amongst series or families. Each of these families has its own share of family secrets that keep you intrigued and hanging on the edge of your seat wanting to get your hands on the next book to continue the story.

These last couple of days I have been reading the Casteel Series, the story of Boston blue blood raised as a hillbilly in the mountains of West Virginia.  I have always read many books, but I always read and reread the V.C. Andrews books. I have most her books in paperback and I’m debating on purchasing them since I have already started upgrading my collection to eBooks on my own Nook Color.  I have a pretty big library, but most of my hardcover/paperback books are different from the ones I have in the electronic format. V.C. Andrews’s books are the only ones in both formats.

I don’t think my obsession with her books will end soon. In fact, my daughter has been intrigued since she has seen me pick up the same book twice more than once. I read to both my daughters and they have inherited my love for books. I read to them every day and sometimes more than once a day. They love the time we spend together, even if it’s just quiet time while we each read our own material. You’d be surprised how a three year old can perform this task and actually be quiet attempting to read a book on her own. I have the advantage of being fluent in Spanish, so I read to my girls in both languages and purchase them books in both.

It is not always possible to buy your own books, and there are many ways to get books for free or really cheap. The best and free method in getting books is by getting a library card at your local public library. Kids can get their library card too, which also makes them feel real important when they have their own. You can also search the garbage on recycle days in certain areas. I know this sounds nasty, but hear me out. Paper recyclables are usually placed completely separate from the regular garbage and are clean when placed outside. You can find really great books in someone else’s trash and best of all for free. You can also find really cheap books at thrift stores, garage and yard sales, clearance sections in large book and department’s stores. I have been able to purchase classic stories for my girls at the clearance racks in Target for as low as $1.00.

Reading with your kids shouldn’t be a financial burden but a bonding experience that will grow into the need to learn in the future for your kids.

 

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***FREE NOOK BOOK FRIDAYS***

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If you have a Nook eReader from Barnes & Noble, they issue a free Nook book for download every Friday.

Today’s selection is Untouchable by Scott O’Connor. Go to your Nooks and download this free book. This book will only be available for free download TODAY ONLY!!!! Hurry before the price changes.

HAPPY SHOPPING:-)

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