Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Free Books

These days, it's easier and cheaper than ever to be a reader (aside from the library where it's free--though you do have to drive there). Since my advent into e-reading, though, I usually choose virtual books for pleasure reading over physical books. It's purported that because today's generation is growing up with devices in their hands, physical books will eventually be a thing of the past. It's kinda sad. One of my fantasies is to walk into a book store with a blank check and fill up my own personal library. Classics, biographies, history, whatever. If it appeals to me, I'd buy it, even if I never read it.

Yesterday, though I should have done more work, I spent a good hour or so perusing's free book list. I came away with an even dozen of interesting new books, most romance, but a few in other genres.

Even if you don't have a Kindle, Amazon's e-reader, you can still take advantage of the free books. There are PC, iPod, iPhone, iPad and probably Android apps out there that will allow you to read the Kindle format on the device of your choice. I have the app on my iPad. Same holds true for Barnes & Noble's Nook. I'll be downloading that app later. Then I'll have to peruse their free book offerings....

Aside from the above fantasy, I do still like certain types of books to be physical. For example, I'd really like to have the Harry Potter series in hardback (as well as e- and audio). I also love large coffee table type books.

What about you? How do you like your books?

1 comment:

Molly Cannon said...


I read books on my Kindle all the time, but if I love it I'll go buy the paper book as well. I still like having books I want to keep and reread on a shelf, even though I'm a big e-book fan. The times they are a changin'.