Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Books, books, books!

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.


  1. Thanks for the links, Sandy. That's very handy.

    I'm not reading much lately, way too busy! But I'm watching out for my favorite authors to come out with a new book. It seems like they all are on the same schedule. ;-)

    1. Like the movies -- all new releases and then nothing for months on end. thanks for stopping by.

  2. I don't have a Nook, but I do get the daily BookBub email. I also get Digital Books emails twice a day. These give you Amazon's free books. Again, check the book before downloading it to make sure it's still free and worth the space on your ereader. There's another called eReader Love that offers free books. Check those good too. :) If you want links I can get those for you.

    1. Thanks! And you are right, it is best to check that the price is still $0.00 before downloading. And read the reviews, also -- lots of poor writing floating around out there, unfortunately.

  3. I love bookbub. By the way...you've been nominated for the REALITY Blog Award. Pop over to my blog for the rules!