I love to read.
If you are reading this, your probably love to read, too. And, like me, you've probably succumbed to the lure of the e-reader.
We love the convenience, and the lower price of the digital versions of our favorite author's works. However, we have all noticed the price creep higher and higher. As one friend commented, you can buy a good used copy print cheaper than the e-version.
I have found some sites where you can get free or low-cost books that I'm happy to share.
Be warned, Nook Lovers is for lovers. In other words, if you don't like romance, you won't find much on this site. If you do, you've hit a treasure trove. Books are free or under $3.99. You also need to check to see if they are still offered. I've clicked on some only to find the "free" date had expired and the book is now back to its regular price. ((Hint: although it's not listed there, "The Almost Bride" e -book is only $2.99)
This site is for your Kindle or iPad. You sign in, check what genres you like, and get a daily e-mail with free reads you can download. Again, these offers don't last so act quickly.
Be sure to check the reviews when contemplating "purchasing" a free book. I almost got one until I saw all the complaints about the poor editing and jumpy story line. Not every free book is worth the price, but some are really good.
And last, check your local library. Many have books on line that you can borrow via your e-reader for two weeks. I was disappointed that I couldn't erase them from my Nook after reading them, and they don't disappear after the two weeks is up. (Frankly, if anyone knows how to get books OFF your Nook, and lets me in on the secret, I will personally send you the choice of one of my books.)
If you have another source of good, free or cheap books, please share with us.
After all, we love to read.