Wednesday, June 27, 2012


Quite a while ago I signed up for ebookfling. Here is how it works: you list the ebooks you own and they can be lent to others. You earn credits which can be used to borrow books from someone else. Since I don't really 'buy' books for my Nook, I probably don't have any to fling (lend). But, I can 'borrow' a book for 14 days for $2.99. The site also works for the Kindle.

Occasionally, I get an e-mail inviting me to download a free book.  Recently, I was invited to steal (download) Eye of God by Ariel Allison which I did. It is a mystery about plans to steal the Hope Diamond from the Smithsonian Institute. I read a bit of it last night and it held my interest. There is some history of the diamond and its curse along with the plot.

Another book I was invited to steal was Dead Tease by Victoria Houston. It is one of a Loon Lake series of mysteries. I started it but wasn't too impressed although it is number 12 in that series so they must be popular if Houston keeps writing them. I may return to it another time. Or maybe I should begin with number one.

The first book I stole was The Book of Rules: The Right Way to Do Everything by Joshua Belter. It is a clever listing of rules for life covering such items as where ketchup should go on your plate, proper toilet paper placement, and regulations on singing aloud with headphones.

Written with tongue firmly in cheek.

I just now did a search for three books that are on my reserve list at the library. Not one of them is available for lending (even at $2.99 ) from ebookfling per the publisher. I can of course buy them from Barnes & Noble. No surprise there. Two are $12.99 and one is $9.99.

I added these three to my Wish List with ebookfling. Maybe one will become available, otherwise, I guess I will wait until my number comes up at the library.

Have you used ebookfling with any success?


  1. is lending for Kindle (but not Nook) and it is free.

  2. Thanks. Good to know for all the Kindle users out there. I do have the Kindle app on my Android phone.