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Saturday, December 3, 2016
Free Books - NOVA this week (December 3, 2016)
Observations from my weekly wanderings, usually in Northern Virginia (NOVA).
I have an embarrassing admission; I’ll get to it in a minute.
I’ll get to the free books in a minute as well – be patient – that was the hook.
If you’ve used Wikipedia recently, you probably noticed they are making their annual fund raising, donation pitch. A few years ago, I happily contributed for the first time, just a small amount, bit more than the minimum they suggest, and I’ve contributed every year since.
Two simple reasons: I use the site a lot, and they are not obnoxious about asking for donations. So, like I say – I’m happy to contribute. It’s an excellent source, and they don’t hit me with ads the rest of the year. Well – I guess that’s four reasons.
I only mention Wikipedia, because this same week I discovered another free internet resource that I will happily contribute to once a year. And this brings me to my embarrassing admission, and the free books.
It should go without saying that I read a lot. And, many of my books are classics, and many of them – because they are old books – are no longer copyrighted, meaning they are in the public domain, meaning they are free.
But, I didn’t know I could get them free for my eReader. ***I know – I’m so embarrassed***
So yeah – Project Gutenberg has thousands books free to download to your eReader. In my case, it is easier to first download to my computer, and then transfer to my nook, but my understanding is, they have formats for just about any reading device you might use.
One more internet resource that is always free – The Once Lost Wanderer