“How do I love thee, let me count the ways…” The above picture is my much-loved tablet that David and Alana gave me for Christmas. I love it!!! I had researched e readers and tablets for a couple of months, weighing pros and cons, price and features. The Samsung Galaxy tablet has fulfilled all my expectations and more. I have Photoshop and I can even draw on it. Other than my Baby Tenderlove this has been my favorite toy EV-ERR!
Another reason that I chose a tablet over an eReader is that IMO, with the wonderful invention of Apps. I have a plethora of options when downloading books, I am not to chained to one site or the other.
I have never read the same book twice. There are too many wonderful books out there and I want to read as much and as many as I can. I will buy art books and some religious material (only if I need it for more than 3 weeks or so) but other than that I do not want to buy a book unless I have exhausted all of my resources in finding it for free or getting a book on loan.
So, with that in mind, I wanted to share some links you may find helpful. Some of the links may seem redundant, but you may find that you prefer one site over the other:
Kindle – (Amazon)
1.) Amazon – Go to the website. Choose Kindle books, then pick low to high in price range, then choose your genre..
2.) Inspired Reads – Free Christian and Discounted books. Subscribe to the blog and you will receive an email daily. The site will take to directly to Amazon.
~ links that will be directed to Amazon sites :
Hundred Zeros / ebooks Habit / Fiction Steals / Kindle buffet / Shelf buzz / World Library / The ereader Café /
3.) Overdrive – Check to see if your local library partners with this site. With this App, you choose your library, put in your card number and password then browse their selection of books. I use this app quite a bit. With my library policy, I can check out 2 library books at a time with a 14 day lending period. No driving to the library and no late fees!!!
****Barnes and Noble does not participate with overdrive…And I don’t see them participating within the foreseeable future …bummer!
4 .) Pixels of Ink – Free books of different subjects for a limited time from Amazon. What’s great about this site is that they have young editions section.
5.) Daily Cheap Reads – Daily post of free kindle books that also have a junior section.
6. ) Digilibraries – gathers free books from independent authors and publishers directly from their website.
7.) Book Lending – After you register with this site, you can borrow or lend books from other individuals for a period of 14 days. You lend a book, you get a book.
8.) Power Reads – Non fiction books.
9.) Open Library – downloading and lending books, specializing in classic literature.
Nook (Barnes and Noble)
1.) Barnes and Noble – Go to the website. Choose Nook books, then pick low to high in price range, then choose your genre..
2.) Nook Free Fridays – Each Friday Barnes and Noble offers a free ebook. The weekly book offered is one that you would normally be charged for, but they offer it free to you for only one day. Sooo, if you snooze you lose.
3.) ManyBooks, Open Library (you find the links above.)
4.) Ebook Fling – Works the same as Book Lending (#7 in Amazon)
5.) Google Books – download millions of books in both PDF and EPUB. Both of the formats should work for the nook.
6.) Scribed – website to help you find the last , most popular free ebooks.
7.)Free Ebook – not only can you download free ebooks, you can join their book club.
I guess that’s about it for me today. If you happen upon this site and can think of another ebook site, place it my comment box and I will added it right along. You guys have a good day!
Be Well and Happy!
Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with any site or product featured in this post, nor am I responsible for parental ratings of the material or negative experiences incurred from visiting the above sites. My opinions are my own.