Easy Spanish Reader by William Tardy 1-Day Sale at Amazon
Today, May 2, 2015, here in the U.S., Amazon has the Kindle version of the "Easy Spanish Reader" by William Tardy on sale for only $1.99 USD. It is a one day only sale. It normally sells for $13.00 USD and is currently rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by the Amazon community.
Please note that I have absolutely no affiliation with Amazon (other than I read a lot). Cheers!
Here's the link, for anyone who is interested. Thanks for the tip! http://www.amazon.com/Easy-Spanish-Reader-William-Tardy/dp/0071428062
I have read this book and I can recommend it to anyone who is beginning to read Spanish for the first time. It starts of quite simple but it gradually gets more difficult but you pick up the vocabulary as you advance.
I am usually not a big fan when people advertise stuff on the duolingo forums, but in this case I think it is a good idea. I have used this book as well - I agree, it is excellent. The stories do become progressively more difficult, but I hardly noticed while reading, because I just absorbed the new vocabulary over time without really studying. Btw: The same typo of book is also available for French, Italian and Arabic.