Usually I use some random product shot from Amazon or wherever to headline these deals of the day posts, but today's lead deal comes with my own personal seal of approval.

(Pyrex)
(Pyrex)

Do you know how nice it is to have lids for your mixing bowls? As an avid home cook, I almost always have some kind of leftovers lying around and being able to store them in the dish they were served in just makes cleanup much easier. I got my set of these glass serving bowls (ranging from one to four quart sizes) at the beginning of last year, and I use them weekly as preparation, serving and storage dishes. They're 5$ off on Amazon today, and I can't recommend them enough.

Amazon's got a ton of the Kindle books on sale today, and it's not the usual secondhand store romance novels that populate their sale section. A lot of really big books, like Wild  and Gone Girl are down to the price of half of a sandwich.

(Amazon)
(Amazon)

Amazon's newish Echo Show takes the smarthome hub to the next level with a screen that functions as a kind of cross between a stationary tablet and a voice assistant, letting you tell Alexa to do all of the normal voice command things like control your smart plugs as well as summoning videos from Amazon Prime. If you have Prime, it's $50 cheaper, down to $180 for now.

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