Friday, July 6, 2012

Free Books to Download- Part 2

This may look like an ad, but its just a graphic I grabbed
Yesterday, I spoke about my love affair with books that has continued over the years. Books and I- we're inseparable. (I just finished a really great one- Amy Tan's "The Kitchen God's Wife"!)
My husband has never understood what I love so much about books- he'll take a movie over a book any day, while I'm exactly the opposite.
I live in a teeny tiny apartment, and despite having not much space for things, we have a ton of books! There's shelves upon shelves of books we own, and then usually at least 5 or 6 books that I'm in the middle of lying around the house, usually left open, face down, with their spines being bent out of shape.
One thing I love about being able to download books onto my Kindle app on my phone is that it doesn't take up our valuable room in the house, and that my husband can't close the books, losing my place, as he is wont to do.
Because of my ADD brain, I often jump from one book to the other, as my mood suits me- I don't always stick to just one book. With my Kindle app, I am able to have multiple books with me when I go out of the house, and when I'm waiting for the bus, I can just read whichever book I feel like it, depending on my mood, and don't need to carefully select the book to read before I leave my house.

So, here's part 2 of the list of e-books I got free from Amazon's Kindle Store, broken down by category. (To find and download these free books yourself, type the book name and author into the search bar in the Kindle store.)

A * means I've already read it or at the very least, am still in the middle.
*Letters of a Woman Homesteader by Elinore Pruitt Stewart
Pennsylvania Dutch Cooking, author unknown
Salads for Every Season: 25 Salads from Earthbound Farm by Myra Goodman
The Simple Dollar: How One Man Wiped Out His Debts and Achieved the Life of His Dreams by Trent A. Hamm
The Slow Cooking Celiac- by Anne Luder
*Top 30 Easy Vegetarian Slow Cooker Recipes for Busy Women: Set It and Forget It by Sarah Jessica Cook

*A Little Princess, The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Man Who Would Be King, Indian Tales by Rudyard Kipling
The Invisible Man by H G Wells
Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
The Legends of King Arthur and His Knights by Sir James Knowles
On the Decay of the Art of Lying, Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain
Little Women, Little Men by Louisa May Alcott
Oliver Twist, Nicolas Nickleby by Charles Dickens
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
The Swiss Family Robinson; or Adventures in a Desert Island by David Wyss
*The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
Peter and Wendy by J. M. Barrie
Beowulf by Author Unknown
*Moby Dick by Herman Melville
The Enormous Room by E E Cummings
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
*The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
The Story of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting
The Iliad, The Odyssey by Homer
Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs
*The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw
The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
*Cyrano De Bergerac by Edmond Rostand
The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper
The Boy Settlers A Story of Early Times in Kansas by Noah Brooks
First Across the Continent- The story of the exploring expedition of Lewis and Clark in 1804-5-6 by Noah Brooks
The Journals of Lewis and Clark, 1804-1806 by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

So, are you a reader or not so much? If you're a reader, do you usually stick to one book at a time, or do you start many books at a time and read many things simultaneously? Do you usually keep books open, face down, or with a bookmark?
Which of these books have you read already? Which would you like to read? Do you plan on downloading any of these?

1 comment:

  1. I also highly recommend Librivox for free audio books in the public domain. Librivox has several books in English, but also many other languages. I like visiting their website because I can then download the book and listen at my pleasure. The Librivox app requires really good 3G or WiFi as it won't download to my phone or tablet. There is a Librivox dowloader app, but I haven't tried it out yet. I hope this helps frugal bibliophiles with busy hands out there.


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