Free & Bargain Books Linky – 7th May 2018

If you’re an avid reader on a budget, you’ll find loads of free and bargain books on this linky, plus all the new releases from Beck Valley Books.  Yes, it’s my day to host the weekly book linky from Beck Valley Books.

free and bargain books - open book on whitewashed floor surrounded by dried roses

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Here in Wales, we’re in the middle of our version of SATS tests for the kids and Caitlin and Ieuan still have their numerical reasoning paper to sit.  As a reminder, if your kids are going through the stress of exam revision, you’ll find this post about revision and this post about coping with the stress useful. We’re telling our two that all they can do is their best, whilst working through one or two past papers.

In the meantime, we’re making the most of the glorious bank holiday weekend weather by sprucing up the barbecue.  The first chore, of course, is giving the barbecue a good clean.  And don’t forget your basic barbecuing food hygiene rules – if you’re anything like us, it all tends to go out of the window but, particularly for the elderly and youngsters, it’s not worth taking any risks.

We normally keep things simple – chicken kebabs, and sausages and burgers from our local butcher who makes them by hand and keeps them in a freezer at the back of the shop, especially for his faithful customers.  The lamb and mint burgers are divine.

There’s nothing like alfresco dining, though, is there and I have some great recipes for quick and easy summer salads and some great ideas for strawberries to perk up your outdoor meals.

Perfect for a balmy afternoon outside with a good book.

As usual, there are some great books on the linky – and don’t forget you can always add your own to spread a bit of book love.

Don’t forget that I still have plenty to be won on my giveaways page and don’t forget my weekly problem page here.

Happy hunting for your free and bargain books on this link.

Have a great week!

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  1. 2 June, 2018 / 10:59 pm

    I really want to get back to reading. Last couple of months were mad. I need a bit me time with my books.

  2. 10 May, 2018 / 6:35 am

    I do not miss the stress of exams in schools, I am doing my masters and though we have exams its much easier I think than back in school. Good luck to your two.

  3. 9 May, 2018 / 7:50 pm

    I love that it’s BBQ weather at last! Thank you so much for the list.

  4. Angela Ricardo Bethea
    9 May, 2018 / 3:55 pm

    That is such a great bargain book. I love reading motivational books and these are some great lists.

  5. 9 May, 2018 / 2:42 pm

    I love the sound of finding bargain books, the kids are always after new ones

  6. 9 May, 2018 / 1:54 pm

    Ooh I love to read so this is a great idea! I will be hunting out some summer reads via your link – thank you!

  7. 9 May, 2018 / 12:19 pm

    Hope you all had a fabulous weekend of relaxing, revising and just enjoying the weather. Will chk out the books

  8. 8 May, 2018 / 1:09 pm

    Oh gosh, we were going to have a BBQ yesterday but something doesn’t seem to be working with the regulator…so we had to cook it all in the kitchen and carry it out the garden.

  9. 8 May, 2018 / 12:10 pm

    a bbq is always a must whenever theres the glorious sunshine. will be having a peek at the books! always in need of a new book

  10. 8 May, 2018 / 11:44 am

    I do hope the children are getting on well throughout their SATS. I have just rekindled my love of reading so this has been super helpful, thank you

  11. 8 May, 2018 / 10:57 am

    I think thats a great attitude to have, try their best and know its not a reflection of who they are. I hate that kids have to go through so many tests x

  12. 7 May, 2018 / 11:51 pm

    I agree that there is nothing better than a good al fresco dining experience although you have definitely got me craving a veggie BBQ. On another note perfect bargain books to read this summer too.

  13. Laura - Dear Bear and Beany
    7 May, 2018 / 10:08 pm

    We love a bbq and how lovely that you’ve got a butcher to hand that you can get everything you need.

  14. 7 May, 2018 / 9:05 pm

    Oh I do love books, and bargain books are even better!!

  15. 7 May, 2018 / 8:58 pm

    I wish I’d managed to have a bbq this weekend but I’ve just not been at home x

  16. 7 May, 2018 / 7:56 pm

    My kids are smack bang in the middle of their National Tests too… bleurgh! Too much pressure for young ones.

    Great list of bargain books… however, I’ve got enough to read at the moment! I have 6 reviews between now and the 3rd July! Eeek.

  17. Fran Back With A Bump
    7 May, 2018 / 5:16 pm

    Ooh i need some book inspiration for summer so this is perfect!

  18. Alice Megan
    7 May, 2018 / 2:11 pm

    Awesome list – I’ve found a few I’d definitely love to read