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FREE Books and Chat - Week of June 24, 2012 thru June 30, 2012

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Initial post: Jun 24, 2012 12:00:47 AM PDT
*** SPECIAL MESSAGE TO AUTHORS: You are welcome to join us for conversation, but please DO NOT SELF-PROMOTE or POST LINKS to your book. THANK YOU. ***

Good morning, all! This thread is inspired by "Princess" Joyce, presently on hiatus.

Our goal is to be compassionate, respectful and supportive of posters on this thread, while finding as many free books as can fit on a Kindle. Friendly chat about topics of the day is welcome.

We want you to feel comfortable here on the Free Books and Chat thread, so we have put together a page listing Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) regarding abbreviations, the Cloud Reader, and posting your selections as a hotlink. We hope you enjoy your time with us.


Kinlib, eReaderIQ, and dailyfreebooks updates can be found by following the daily links, below.

This thread has changed to a weekly format.
Since there will now be posts from multiple days, please take care to verify that books in posts from previous days are still free.

Posted on Jun 24, 2012 12:01:08 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 30, 2012 6:05:02 AM PDT
Link to last week's thread...
FREE Books and Chat - Week of June 17, 2012 thru June 23, 2012


Link to Monday, June 25, 2012 posts...

Link to Tuesday, June 26, 2012...

Link to Wednesday, June 27, 2012...

Link to Thursday, June 28, 2012...

Link to Friday, June 29, 2012...

Link to Saturday, June 30, 2012...
Link to schedule for book discussion...

Posted on Jun 24, 2012 12:01:15 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 24, 2012 12:04:08 AM PDT
~How to add a link for a free book~

Go to the book page. Under product description, copy the ASIN number. On your post, (in the post box), click the spot where you want the link. Click "insert a product link" button. On the pop-up window, paste the number into the right box. Click go button. Select kindle book. Edit in additional information, if you would like. -eta- There is a maximum of 10 links per post.

You are welcome to re-list any links that are already listed, sometimes it takes the third time seeing one, before deciding to 1-click a book!

Posted on Jun 24, 2012 12:01:29 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 24, 2012 12:04:33 AM PDT
For folks in a hurry, please visit the continuing 2012 Links-Only thread:

Feel free to cross-post your picks to the Links Only thread. It's very simple to do; just follow these easy-peasy instructions.

To keep your product links:
* Go to your post in this thread.
* Click on 'Edit this post' (on the right side, bottom).
* Copy+all the contents in the blue 'edit post' box.
* Click the 'cancel' button at the bottom (to cancel the edit).
* Go to the Links thread and paste into a new 'Add your message' blue box.

(Your new post will include the product links from your original post.)

Posted on Jun 24, 2012 12:01:37 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 24, 2012 11:06:59 PM PDT
Sunday, June 24, 2012


Feel free to use the link above to check for updates until I am up and able to post them! :) (24 books - 12:30 am) (190 books - 2:14 am) (1008 books - 12:55 pm) (2 books - 5:36 pm) (122 books - 7:02 pm) (14 books - 8:02 pm) (59 books - 8:16 pm) (5 books - 9:15 pm) (29 books - 10:36 pm) ( 1 book - 12:53 am) (10 books - 1:02 am)

eReaderIQ: (4 books - updated 4:40 am PDT) (Only books added since midnight of current day) ( (4 new free books today - 4:00 am PDT)

Posted on Jun 24, 2012 12:01:44 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 24, 2012 12:02:28 AM PDT


***Type the titles, or Author's name in the US Amazon page.***



Example of search you have to fiddle with:

Kathryn Draney

Use the search terms "She Draney"


Gratefully, there's a post with example, of how to use UK kinlib even more easily:

And, for the technically-oriented, here's a post explaining how to use the UK kinlib quickly

Posted on Jun 24, 2012 12:15:04 AM PDT
Aww, I was hoping the books would behave themselves today. . . .hopefully the links above will suffice until the morning. I need to hit the proverbial hay, so good night everybody!

Posted on Jun 24, 2012 12:38:31 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 24, 2012 2:17:39 AM PDT (24 books - 12:30 am PDT) (190 books - 2:14 am PDT)

From what I can tell the UK kinlib books have NOT YET gone FREE.

Posted on Jun 24, 2012 2:22:17 AM PDT
Good work, Kitty, flawless start to the week:) And Utah Reader, good morning/whatever.

The freebies have been very odd for me in North Europe since Thursday. Most of the books mentioned on the thread did not become free to me until 24-48 hours after they were posted here. Any other European/overseas users with the same observation? I have given up on my usual ereader and pixel of ink e-mails as sources, but got some hope last night when the books behaved themselves again.

...and not that I _need_ more free books, but I am used to the "thrill of the hunt" by now!

Posted on Jun 24, 2012 2:35:51 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 24, 2012 2:37:36 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
Good morning all
For me (in Europe 11:30 am) the eReaderIQ link
shows 680 books
if I change region to USA there are only 3 !!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 24, 2012 2:40:20 AM PDT
The freebies have been hinky for me too - they still haven't shown up on ereaderiq for canada from yesterday. I was wondering if maybe Amazon is having a staffing problem. Someone covering who doesn't really know what they're doing?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 24, 2012 2:44:21 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
Hi Northern Lights
My ereader email for yesterday arrived at 19:35 CET and at that time the books mentioned were free (and actually still are !!) Though their web page was showing nothing for me !! so I was pleased to get the email
I have been debating whether to 1-click
Two Tears in a Bucket categorized as Nonfiction > Arts & Entertainment > Theater (but seems to be fiction)

"Secrets & Lies" Contemporary Fiction

wonder whether anyone has read them and can comment

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 24, 2012 3:02:02 AM PDT
Regina says:
No new freebies for me in Estonia since Friday morning. None at all.:( This has never happened before. Usually the books become free for me a few hours after posting. But now... only some of the older freebies are still free for me, and none of the newer ones (sob). Not that I really need any more freebies, of course...

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 24, 2012 3:12:32 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 24, 2012 3:13:20 AM PDT
Mo says:
Goodmorning everyone.

Thanks for starting the thread and all the links. For me, in the Netherlands, it also takes a while before they come free to me. But I find also a lot of yellow banners.

I must say that I like dailyfreebooks better than Kinlib.

Have a good sunday all (it's raining here again :-( , so I can catch up with my reading)

Posted on Jun 24, 2012 3:22:36 AM PDT
Arieswoman says:
I also like DFB better than Kinlib. Seems like a lot of work to sort through Kinlib. DFB and Herbie have really stepped up to the plate on their website. Nice sorting and many selections on format/gendre/pages, etc.

Posted on Jun 24, 2012 4:29:12 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
My eReaderIQ emails are working today (253 so far) yesterday I only got 6 !!

Posted on Jun 24, 2012 4:46:21 AM PDT
I have a few more thoughts on technical ways for US users to leverage UK Kinlib better than my previous ideas.

1. Bookmarklet: If we have any javascript programmers in here, or if I feel ambitious, a bookmarklet can be created that turns into .com with a single click.

2. Macros and Greasemonkey/UserJS: This type of strategy will differ based on which browser you use, but I know at least Opera and Firefox can handle it easily with similar javascript as for the bookmarklet, and it would be automatic instead of having to click.

3. Local proxy server: I don't know if any lightweight easy-to-use proxy software exists that can automagically adjust addresses like that, but if so then that would be an option. I'm more inclined to use other options first just because of the hassle of finding good software for this. Still, it's an idea worth putting out there in case other techies reading this know of a good one.

Posted on Jun 24, 2012 4:54:55 AM PDT
Grandma says:
Good Morning everyone! Just subscribing to the thread.

Posted on Jun 24, 2012 5:38:41 AM PDT
Grandma says:
Have I killed the thread?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 24, 2012 5:45:46 AM PDT
Becky (NOLA) says:
Thread killer!

Nah, just without free book updates it's probably quiet, and Sunday morning... people sleeping in or going to church.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 24, 2012 5:53:00 AM PDT
Grandma says:
"Quiet" is the understatement of the year. Many churches close in New England in the summer. I have no idea why.

So, no new books to collect, no thread, no news and all the recipes on foodgawker seem to be featuring cake crumbs mixed with frosting rolled into balls then dipped in something - NOT on my agenda. I guess I can always go find some dishes to wash :(

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 24, 2012 5:59:01 AM PDT
Becky (NOLA) says:
Jim is making us breakfast. Steak and eggs from last night's leftover steak and hash browns from last night's baked potatoes. The house smells delish

Posted on Jun 24, 2012 6:00:52 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 24, 2012 6:14:49 AM PDT
Becky (NOLA) says:
Death of a Flibbertigibbet

Radical Equations (Bonnie Pinkwater Mysteries)

Wine of Violence: A Medieval Mystery (Medieval Mysteries)

Dugan's Dinosaur

SAVE ITALY! Forget the Rest: A Dante Passoni Adventure (Volume 1)

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 24, 2012 6:03:30 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 24, 2012 6:09:53 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
Hi Grandma
I don't think you have killed the thread !! but before you go off to wash the dishes try ereaderiq again and choose "last 24 hours" (instead of the after midnight link) shows 680 books you can browse - it is all soooooooo addictive

Update - for European users there are not 807 books on ereader - perhaps USA will get theirs soon - usually it is us in europe that have to wait hours the tables may have turned

@Becky - wish I was there with you for your breakfast the smells are tantalising ;-)

Posted on Jun 24, 2012 6:05:34 AM PDT
Grandma says:
Here's one that showed up in my Recommended For You at any rate -

Sleeping Tigers - 2011 Book of the Year Fiction Finalist, ForeWord Reviews
Jordan O'Malley has everything she ever wanted: a job she loves, a beautiful home, and a dependable boyfriend. When her life unravels after a breast cancer scare, Jordan decides to join her wildest childhood friend in San Francisco and track down her drifter brother, Cam, who harbors secrets of his own. When Cam suddenly flees the country, Jordan follows, determined to bring him home. Her journey takes her to the farthest reaches of majestic Nepal, where she encounters tests--and truths--about love and family that she never could have imagined. Funny, heartbreaking, and suspenseful, Sleeping Tigers reminds us all that sometimes it's better to follow your heart instead of a plan.
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