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Adventures in e-reading: Worth the download

Each month, Swapna Krishna from S. Krishna’s Books brings us the hottest titles to download to our e-readers — from the enhanced e-books everyone is buzzing about to the books you didn’t even know you wanted.

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy: AmplifiedTinker Tailor Soldier Spy cover
John LeCarre

Device: Most devices from select bookstores

Perhaps you loved the movie starring Gary Oldman (for which the esteemed actor was nominated for his first Academy Award), or maybe you want to read the famous book before watching it. Either way, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy is a book worth reading, and the amplified e-book edition is a great way to do that. The e-book has a theatrical trailer, a behind-the-scenes featurette from the film, movie stills and production notes, a transcript of a BBC4 interview with the author and a chapter of the next book in the series, in case this one whets your appetite for more.

Prague Winter: Enhanced EditionPrague Winter cover
Madeleine Albright

Device: Most color/tablet devices from select bookstores

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright has lived a pretty incredible life, and her latest memoir focuses on her early years. It chronicles the Nazi invasion of the then-Czechoslovakia, where Albright was an eleven-year-old girl. She chronicles World War II and the beginning of the Cold War through her own memories, spanning 12 years in this book. The enhanced e-book version of her memoir includes 10 video interviews with Albright which are exclusive to this e-book.

Shatter Me: Enhanced EditionShatter Me cover
Tahereh Mafi

Device: Most devices from select bookstores

Shatter Me is one of the newer novels in the YA dystopian craze (if you have no idea what that is, think The Hunger Games — a book featuring a teenage main character and set in the distant future in a bleak, almost unrecognizable world), and it’s been getting a lot of attention. The enhanced edition of the e-book, priced only $1 more than the regular edition, contains extras such as Juliette’s police file, entries from Warner’s log, propaganda posters and more.

One Day: Deluxe Movie EditionOne Day cover
David Nicholls

Device: Most color/tablet devices from select bookstores

Whether you’re a huge fan of David Nicholls’ hit novel or you’re ready to experience it for the first time now that the movie starring Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess is out on Blu-Ray/DVD, this e-book version is for you. It has content from and about the movie you won’t be able to find anywhere else, from the shooting script to video interviews with the cast and crew to a reading group guide. Fans of the movie or book shouldn’t miss this edition of the e-book!

A Natural Woman: Enhanced EditionCarole King cover
Carole King

Device: Most devices from select bookstores

Fans of Carole King probably won’t hesitate to purchase her recently released memoir, but there are some very good reasons to buy it in e-book rather than in print (or perhaps in addition to print if you’re so inclined). This version includes dozens of photographs not included in the print edition that Carole’s fans will definitely want to see.

Past Adventures in e-reading

April Adventures in e-reading: Worth the download
March Adventures in e-reading: Worth the download
February Adventures in e-reading: Worth the download

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