Sunday, July 14, 2013

What's Making Me Happy This Week

(shamelessly stolen from NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour, which also makes me happy each week.)

THIS is hilarious. Note - if you have NOT read/watched Game of Thrones but plan to, you should probably NOT watch this video. If you are already a fan, however, I'm pretty sure this will make you laugh.

Have you heard of the Humble Bundle?  No? Well, here's the explanation, straight from their site -

Ten sweet literary works. Humble eBook Bundle 2 features ten novel works of prose from respected authors and artists. Name your price for Little Brother by Cory Doctorow, Boneshaker by Cherie Priest, Spin by Robert Charles Wilson, and Shards of Honor by Lois McMaster Bujold. Customers who beat the average price will also get The Last Unicorn: Deluxe Edition by Peter Beagle, Just a Geek by Wil Wheaton, xkcd: volume 0 by Randall Munroe, Signal to Noise by Neil Gaiman & Dave McKean, The Poison Eaters and Other Stories by Holly Black, and Machine of Death edited by Ryan North, Matthew Bennardo, & David Malki.

Pay what you want. Separately, this anthology of literary greatness would typically cost around $115. But we’re letting you set the price!

Compatible with computers and mobile devices. These books are available in multiple formats including PDF, MOBI, and ePub so they work great on your computer, eBook readers, and a wide array of mobile devices! Please note that this is the digital debut for some of these great titles, and if you’re having any viewing or usability issues, please let us know!

Support charities and authors. Choose how your purchase is divided: between the authors, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Child’s Play Charity, or the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America. And if you like this promotion, a tip to Humble Bundle would be greatly appreciated!

I just think this is one of the coolest ideas around. DRM-free ebooks, with the money going directly to the authors, and to some great charities. Even if you've read one or two of the titles (I have), you still can't beat this incredible deal. Humble Bundle does weekly gaming bundles, which are of more interest to my husband - this is the second ebook Bundle they've offered, and both have been a great deal. Be aware - it's only available until Tuesday, July 16, so check it out!

What's making YOU happy this week? I'd love to hear about it!

1 comment:

Jenny @ Reading the End (formerly Jenny's Books) said...

I love this concept. How cool of everyone involved to set something like this up.