Christmas has come and gone here in the mountains of North Georgia, leaving us with long winter days to catch up on reading and blogging. This is one of my favorite times of year when the hustle and bustle of Christmas has ended, the memories made to last another year, and cold nights by a fire with hot apple cider and a very long book. With that being said, is anyone sporting a brand new eReader?!?
With a fancy new toy, one must have a plethora of reading material to choose from! Well here are a few links to get you started on loading up on the books:
[please note these links are NOT affiliate links ~ use at your will and leisure]
Project Gutenberg ~ offers 40,000+ books for every eReader imaginable. Some with picture and some without. A few of my favorites include Grimm’s Fairy Tales, Jane Eyre, Anne of Green Gables, and The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie.
Open Culture ~ while they boast almost 400 titles, one of the other great things about Open Culture is the access to many *free* resources, such as language lessons, films, audiobooks, online courses, etc.
Kobo ~ boasting over a million books for your eReader, Kobo Books is the go-to resource for anyone with an eReader. With prices ranging from FREE to around $12.99, you’ll want to check out Kobo before ordering that book through Amazon….just sayin….The last book I purchased through Kobo was The Turn of the Screw (enhanced edition) for $1.99. After reading the Book Drum enhanced version I was amazed at being able to read the book and learn all the background, including pictures, for only Two Dollars! Three of my more recent free “purchases” include Pollyanna, Anna Karenina, and The Phantom of the Opera.
The Book Depository ~ a library of 11,000+ books available for download – free. A fairly newer resource but a good one. Mostly classics, available to suit most any type of eReader.
Amazon ~ I would be remiss if I did not include a link to the top 100 Free Books for Kindle. There’s a little bit for everyone on the list from joke books for the kids to spiritual struggles for adults and everything in between. A couple I recently downloaded include Where Is God When It Hurts by Philip Yancey and The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Anderson (illustrated).
Barnes and Noble offers ebooks for the NOOK but as I don’t have one I’m not as familiar with their site. B&N also offers these handy dandy Free Apps to download to your particular reader if you are in the market for buying an eBook from the site.
This is of course, not an all-inclusive list, simply the majority of the sites I have used to obtain the free books I own. If you have a suggestion of a site you’ve found beneficial for free eBooks, please notate in the comments! Enjoy those books and cozy up by the fire for a long night of reading bliss. . .