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Holiday Gifts (Under $50!) for Readers: 2012

Oh yes, it’s that time again! If you’re already overwhelmed by your holiday shopping list, don’t worry: we’ve got some great suggestions for the readers on your list. (And, really, are non-readers even worth buying presents for?) We’ll even make sure they’re all under $50, so you have enough left over to treat yourself to a little something at the end. Happy shopping! Vera Bradley E-Reader Sleeve, $32 If the name “Vera Bradley” conjures up visions of dowdy floral-printed quilted diaper bags, never fear: their modern, abstract designs and bright colors are anything but fussy. This soft padded cover holds [...]

2016-12-31T17:56:42-07:00November 17th, 2012|Tags: , , , , |

Six Spooky Halloween Tales

Halloween is almost here! Even if you’ve outgrown the urge to dress up in costume, it’s still a great excuse to turn out the porch light, swipe the big bowl of Fun Size bars, and cozy up with a scary book. Here are six stories guaranteed to make you sit bolt upright and yelp, "What was that sound?!" “Click-Clack the Rattlebag,” Neil Gaiman For those who prefer having tales of terror read aloud: download this free scary story written and performed by Neil Gaiman, and Audible.com will donate $1 to charity (up to $100,000) through October 31, 2012! You don't [...]

2016-12-31T17:56:44-07:00October 28th, 2012|Tags: , , , , |

9 Easy Ways to Get Free and Cheap Books

Here at Readers Lane, we love to read and we love a deal. (So reading about deals is probably the best of all.) If your bookshelves are leaving you uninspired, take a look at these great sources for free and cheap books. 1.    Thrift stores: Many thrifters take one look at the yellowed, teetering towers of 50-year-old National Geographics and zoom right past the book department. But once you’re done browsing for vintage clothes and kitschy art, stop by the books and you might be pleasantly surprised. Most hardcovers are under $3, and paperbacks are often less than $1 — and [...]

2016-12-31T17:56:50-07:00September 7th, 2012|Tags: , , , |