I know. I know. It's not even Thanksgiving yet, but the merchants are already pushing their Christmas deals. I'm joining in because I've got a couple of paperback books which make great Christmas presents. I'll be posting about these books over the next few weeks.
Tales of a Texas Boy - Large Print (discount priced at only $7.64 right now) makes a really great Christmas present for those who are still spry, yet their danged glasses don't work as well as they should. My mom's like that. With her progressive lenses, the world in general is more or less clear, but the tiny spot left to the reading part of the lens is difficult for her to find.
The 18Pt type is eyesight-impaired friendly. I can even read it without my glasses.
The trim size (dimensions) is an easier-to-hold 9.7 x 7.4 x 0.3 inches with 138 pages. It's discount priced at only $7.64 (regular price $8.49), which is a freaking bargain for a print book these days. And it's eligible for free shipping and handling from Amazon.
Tales is also available as a regular print trade paperback discounted to $6.29 as of today and the $2.99 ebook of course.
Buy either print book and get the Kindle ebook for 99 cents.
You can get the book at Smashwords for 99 cents using coupon code LS64Y. This offer is good until 12/31/2013.
The big news for Tales of a Texas Boy is that it's in audio book production right now. If things go smoothly, the audio book will be available just before Christmas. I don't know the price yet. It will be available through Audible.com and have a link to it on the Amazon product pages for Texas Boy.
Here's the blurb for the book:
How do you handle a crazy jackass? Eddie knows. If you ask Eddie, he'll tell you pigs can fly and show you where to find real mammoth bones. Take his word for it when he tells you always to bet on the bear. These are things he learned while dreaming of becoming a cowboy in West Texas during the Depression. Through Eddie, the hero of "Tales of a Texas Boy," we find that growing up is less about maturity and more about roping your dreams. Hold on tight. It's a bumpy ride. A wonderful read for anyone who enjoys books like "Little House on the Prairie" or "Tom Sawyer." A great bit of nostalgia for seniors, too.