Friday, January 22, 2016

8 Best Free E-Book Resources

Books are great, but sometimes paper ones just cost too much and can be cumbersome to carry around. Luckily, the internet has a solution! Free e-books and audiobooks! The sites below have already saved me tons of money on books for college. Whether you're reading for pleasure or for school, I hope you find these resources helpful!

Bartleby

This site hosts many ebooks you can read online. As with most of the sources below, this site is especially good for finding Public Domain classics.

Archive.org

This site can be a bit of a hassle to navigate so it's not my first choice, but with 8.8 million texts, it's still a great resource.


Adelaide University eBooks

While perhaps not the most extensive library, the eBooks on this site are well-formatted and available in several file types or online.

LibriVox

A great source for audiobook versions of public domain works, read by volunteer contributors. Listen online or download! This is the first place I go to for audiobooks.

Gutenberg.org

A massive collection, Project Gutenberg is my go-to source for ebooks, which can be read online or downloaded. They also have some audiobooks!


Lit2Go

A nice, easy-to-navigate website. You'll find 100% delightful Classics here. For most books you can read or listen online, or download the audio or text.

iTunes

Music isn't the only thing on iTunes...there are also plenty of free audio books!

Mobile Apps

If you have a mobile device, Kindle and iBooks also have a wealth of free books available, espeically classics novels. An unlikely source, the "Podcasts" app also is a good place to look for audiobooks.


Monday, January 4, 2016

Blog Giveaway!


Entering the raffle is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

1. Follow my blog (lauralee1.blogspot.com) if you don’t already.
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