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Goodreads deals brings you the eBooks you want to read (for less)

The new feature, called Goodreads Deals, sends you email notifications when ebooks on your 'Want to Read' list, ebooks by your favorite authors, or popular ebooks from your favorite categories go on sale. 

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    Amazon's Kindle Oasis, far right, the company's sleekest, lightest e-reader, which sells for $290, is shown in comparison with two earlier Kindle models, the Voyage, left, at $200, and the Paperwhite, on sale for $100, center in New York (Thursday, April 28, 2016).
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I've been a bookworm for as long as I can remember. While other kids were watching Saturday morning cartoons, I was posted high up in my neighbor's pine tree with a book until my mom made me get down and go read on the couch like a normal person.

As an adult on a budget, I've had to get creative to feed my insatiable appetite for new books without going completely broke, so when I heard about the book rating, reviewing and browsing site Goodreads' newest venture, I all but squealed with happiness.

The new feature, called Goodreads Deals, sends you email notifications when ebooks on your 'Want to Read' list, ebooks by your favorite authors, or popular ebooks from your favorite categories go on sale. While Goodreads is owned by Amazon, the ebooks deals you'll receive aren't limited to Kindle copies. You can get Apple iBooks, Nook books, Kobo books and even books from Google Play. You can also pick and choose which kinds of ebook offers you want to receive from the following categories:

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  • Bestsellers
  • Romance
  • Mystery & Thrillers
  • Fantasy & Sci-Fi

For those of you who (like me) found the above list to be a bit lacking, don't worry! Goodreads will be "adding more genre options in the future," so if your favorite kind of book isn't on there yet, chances are it will be soon.

If discounted books aren't cheap enough for you, check out our article on everywhere you can get FREE ebooks online, our16 favorite audiobooks in the public domain, and our guide to everything your local library has to offer. Spoiler alert: it's WAY more than you think.

This article first appeared at Brad's Deals.

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