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You get the point.  I’m drunk on books!  😆   A few days ago, I got my next book to review.  That’s not what set me off.  What got me going was a shared link to Ereader News Today.  This is a website that, when you sign up for free, will send you notification of new, free Kindle books.  I immediately went into overload.     

I was thrilled when I was researching e-readers and discovered that Kindle offers free books.  There are a few different ways I’ve found to find the freebies.  First, I went to the regular Kindle e-book page on Amazon.  If you scroll down the page, you’ll a listing on the right hand side for best sellers, including free books.  That’s one way to find free Kindle ebooks.

Another way is to click on a category and then filter by price, low to high.  While sometimes not in complete order, it’s usually pretty good. Once you click on a book, you’ll get a scrolling bar of books that folks who have bought the book you are viewing also purchased.  Kind of nice!

On the left navigation bar, Amazon has a “Free eBook Collection” link.  There are tons of classic novels in there; lots of historical books (one I read recently was compiled from letters of early American settlers I found particularly gripping)  and links to e-collections on the web.  This is a fabulous resource!

I also found a Listmania for free ebooks.  I can’t remember how I came across this, but I saved it, and it’s a good thing I did.  The one I use the most is titled “Kindle Freebies. Get Them While The Getting’s Good.”  On this page, there are other Listmanias listed, which is helpful for searching for books grouped together in different ways (not just freebies).

And then tonight, as I was working on winding down to go and sit and knit a bit, I popped into Facebook and there it was.  A shared post from a friend that linked to ENT and I was hooked.  First I went and signed up, and then went to the FB page and clicked on every link there.  While I was madly clicking, I had another browser open and was searching my other places for more freebies.  I spent over two hours downloading 57 free selections (some of them are short stories).

One title made me giggle, Tick Tock (James Patterson, preview).  Since it was only the first 28 chapters, I passed.  I got more of the classics (Charlotte Bronte, Jane Austen and OOOOO now I see The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, Volume I so I’ll have to make a point to go back and get it.)    Others I downloaded are these:

Joel Kilpatrick (Author), David Levy (Author)
 
Elinore Pruitt Stewart (Author)
 
While I did refrain from getting “Common Sense,” I could not prevent myself from downloading  The American Frugal Housewife by Lydia Maria Francis Child after reading the review.  Who wouldn’t want to learn to make old-fashioned in a kettle in your backyard or make furniture polish from a little white vinegar and olive oil?  It sounds like she was the original Heloise
  
Apparently, the author was born in 1802 and between the years of 1835 and 1841, it was republished 27 times!  I’ve been reading some reviews (go ahead, Google it! :lol:) and I am loving them!  What a gem it looks to be- there’s even a diagram somewhere of the (meat) parts of an ox, which I shall have to research and see if they translate to beef.  Although I’ll bet there are some “opinions” I’m bound to disagree with.  😉
 
 Whew! Ok, I think I am calming down.  This book stuff-  intoxicating! 

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