Sunday, January 25, 2015


You got a new Kindle or iPad for Christmas but don't want to buy reading material from: Amazon/Barnes&Noble to load it. What to do.....?

Don't Google "free e-books"! You'll only get self-published dreck or something they want to sell you. Free e-books do exist and quality reading really is out there for you. Instead, try some of these sources. First, the grand-daddy of them all:

Project Gutenberg

 The simplest way to start using Project Gutenberg is to click on the left margin link to "Book Categories". That will put you on the Categories and Bookshelves page where you can find books by subject area from Children's Picture Books to Mystery Fiction:

After you've found your book, you can download it easily in your choice of formats.

 While Gutenberg does have older books, you can get full sets of the classics at no cost. Many have color illustrations and some are available in audio versions, 
recorded by volunteers. To my surprise, I have found books by favorite authors of mine like Dorothy Sayers (Peter Wimsey Mysteries), Jean Webster (Daddy Long Legs), Jules Verne, Mark Twain, Frances Hodgson Burnett (A Little Princess) and early copies of Astounding Stories. 

I will be reviewing some of my new favorite books and authors, gleaned from Project Gutenberg books in later postings.

Sunday, January 11, 2015




A humble little Kindle Touch.

My wonderful husband knew that I loved to read and I wanted to try this new e-book phenomenon. I'm a librarian, so things like this interest me and the prospect of reading FREE E-BOOKS excited me even more.

So, I added e-book after E-Book after E-BOOK (and some music, too!) and by the next Christmas, I got a Kindle Fire HD 8.9!



I use this one to hold comic books only. Comic books, you say? Yes! Comic books, c/o look like stained glass on a page when you read it electronically. But I'll go into more detail after you've met my devices.

Christmas 2013, my husband and I gave each other iPad Retinas. Mine, by request, is the smaller version. The page looks like this:

In this blog I want to talk about e-books and everything pertaining to them, including where to find low cost and free e-books, review existing e-books (good and bad), post or link to articles about e-books, e-book reading and publishing and anything else that crosses my mind. 

I will also post reviews from Blogging For Books, a publisher organization which gives out free e-books to bloggers in exchange for reviews. I will label those particular reviews, but will always give my unvarnished opinion of the book. Since I am a librarian, I guarantee that I tend to be picky about what I read.

Please feel free to comment and contact me!!! I love books and I love to e-mail new friends. I don't tweet, mostly because I spend my days at work and don't have time for realtime, but I look forward to any and all commentary!