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.

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