Quote in title by Joseph Addison
- Unless otherwise noted, books are free but this can change without notice. Doublecheck.
- If you click a link and it doesn’t finish loading, just hit refresh. Sometimes the page just kind of hangs for some reason, I am not sure why.
- If I don’t say, “I loved this book” or “I read this,” Or something along those lines, I haven’t read the book. I haven’t read most of these. I’m just your book bird-dog, sniffing up potential good reads.
- I use various search methods to come up with titles. Then I read the blurbs, a couple of the best and worst of the reviews, and sometimes scan the free pages.
- I screen out so many this way that I end up *not* posting more books I’ve looked over than I post. And yet, still some duds slip through, no guarantees, but plenty of good will. Hope you find some gems to your taste!
FREE! The World’s Greatest Books, volume 19, Travel and ADventure
Reader Review: It’s a great read and perfect for airport layovers, doctors waiting rooms and sitting in Starbucks. I like the vicarious adventure one receives when reading a travel log written by someone that took the time to do it right, i.e., no particular schedule or deadline. No airlines. No 5 star hotels. This is adventure travel. It’s a fun, interesting, and informative read.
You may also like:
My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell for a little over nine dollars.
Or A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson for around seven dollars.
Roughing It by Mark Twain (FREE!!)
TRAILIN’ WEST: FREE- 7 New and Classic Tales of Frontier Danger and Romance – FREE
by Louis L’Amour and Max Brand
FREE! A Texas Ranger, by William McCleod Raine
Or you may like Yondering by Louis Lamoure for 5 dollars.
for 7.99 you can get the kindle version of his autobiographical Education of a Wandering Man, one I think nearly everybody will appreciate, even if you are not fans of westerns.
Free!!Joseph Andrews, vol 1 by Henry Fielding (get all volumes of Joseph Andrews for .99)
Charles O’Malley, the Irish Dragoon (at one time, Arthur Mee, Editor and contributing author of the Books of Knowledge) said it was one of the greatest books of all time.
Or you might enjoy the following escapist reading selections:
The King’s Scarlet by Jack Danielski for 4.99
Chivalry comes naturally to Royal Marine captain Thomas Pennywhistle, but in the savage Peninsular War, it’s a luxury he can ill afford. Trapped behind enemy lines with vital dispatches for Lord Wellington, Pennywhistle violates orders when he saves a beautiful stranger, setting off a sequence of events that jeopardize his mission. The French launch a massive manhunt to capture him. His Spanish allies prove less than reliable. The woman he rescued has an agenda of her own that might help him along, if it doesn’t get them all killed.
A time will come when, outmaneuvered, captured, and stripped of everything, he must stand alone before his enemies. But Pennywhistle is a hard man to kill and too bloody obstinate to concede defeat.
FREE! Reinventing The Liberal Arts, College in One Year for 5 dollars.
you won’t get the degree, but if you are a self-starter, you are likely to get a better education.
Sharing Nature@ Nature Awareness Activities for All Ages
Blurb: Sharing Nature with Children, selling more than half a million copies, sparked a worldwide revolution in nature education. Now that classic has been rewritten, with newly added activities and games—and combined with Sharing Nature with Children II in one complete volume. Fans of the original nature awareness classic will love this new version, which incorporates the author’s latest insights. This phenomenal teaching tool, with its highly effective nature activities, will thrill new readers.
Not Free, but one of the best books on CM published thus far, Karen Glass’ Consider This.
2.99 Praying For Your Prodigal
Not even a book, let alone free-
This portable external battery pack is what I bought for our trip, which involved nearly 30 hours of travel, and now life in a temporary guesthouse which has one outlet per bedroom. It will recharge our devices (kindles, phones, iPods) 4-5 times (always 4, sometimes nearly 5 depending which devices and how low they were).
Subject to change without notice: Free Titles were free at the time I copied and pasted the links. But they don’t always stay free. The older, public domain books should, because they are all in the public domain, but sometimes….
Shameless money grubbing: I thought this was common knowledge, but it turns out it’s not- these are affiliate links. If you click on a free title and download it, I get….. nothing. If you click on a free title and while you are at Amazon also buy something else, I get….. something. Depending on what you buy, it will probably be somewhere between 4% and 7.5% of what you spend (I don’t get a percentage on penny sales) but I don’t pretend to understand how all of that side works. People have tried to explain, but they start with numbers and my ears buzz and I can’t hear.
Also, Swagbucks remains my favorite source for free Amazon gift cards. And if you haven’t joined, please click on the link and join so that I can keep getting free Amazon gift cards because I am still shameless. Of course, if you regularly shop on line, you can also sign up for ebates, and then always check ebates first, before you do your regular shopping. You can get quite a tidy sum back on the purchases you were going to make anyway, which is not a bad deal. And then you can use the money for books- or for other things.=)
Don’t have a Kindle? : You don’t have to have a Kindle to take advantage of these offers. You can read them on various free reading apps. I often read mine on my laptop if they are short enough books. Or I will start there to see if I want to finish it later or remove it from my Kindle already. If you’re curious, this is the Kindle I have, and I have used others and mine remains my favorite. Mine has Keyboard 3G, Free 3G + Wi-Fi and I don’t have commercial screensavers. Personally, I don’t like Kindle Fires because I am a crank like that.
If you like these free listings, you should also like my Facebook page, because I list other free titles there several times each week.
Yes, my Kindle gets slow because I stuff it too full since I have no sense of proportion when it comes to owning books, both real and virtual.
You can left click on a title on your Kindle and delete it from your device, while still keeping it in your list of titles at Amazon in case you want to add it back to your Kindle later without paying for the title all over again. Don’t delete it from folder at Amazon unless you want to rid yourself of it permanently. Now that I have my tricksy little new phone, I have added it to my list of devices to which I can download devices. Woot!
commentary sources: Most of the blurbs and book descriptions above are not mine, but come from reviews on Amazon’s page.
To organize the books on your kindle
Thanks for reading!