Reading: an Apprenticeship
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Reading, for avid readers such as me, can become an expensive hobby. It can also become a back-breaking hobby, which I learned after moving about 20 boxes of boxes out of a third-floor walk-up apartment into a different third-floor walk-up apartment this winter. That detail is kind of beside the point, except that that incident is what prompted me to finally invest in an e-book reader.
Do you have an e-book reader?
If so, you need to check out this column from eBookNewser that directs you to free e-books across multiple platforms (Kindle, Nook, etc) every day! That’s 365 free e-books per year! Sometimes 366!
The free e-books are either public domain classics like Frankenstein or Pride & Prejudice, books that are available for a limited time from places like Barnes & Noble or Amazon, or they’re books by self-published authors through Smashwords or Lulu. The site includes books from multiple genres so they’re something for everyone in the free e-book archive.
If you are impatient and/or greedy and want more than one free e-book per day, then check out these sites that offer databases full of free e-books:
- Project Gutenberg
- Open Library
- Universal Digital Library at Carnegie Mellon University
But even if your writing doesn’t improve, you just got a lot of free e-books. And can you ever really complain about free books?
by: Anne Greenawalt: Twitter, Google+, and my website!