I have been an avid reader since I was in elementary school. Mostly, I read Science Fiction and Fantasy, with some mystery or thrillers, and an occasional self-improvement or business book. I have mostly been reading on my iPad since it came out in 2010. I switch between iBook, Kindle and Nook readers, choosing which offers the best price for the book I want to read. In addition to the respective on-line stores, I have also come across several Internet sites from which books can be obtained.
I generally read alternate history, science fiction or fantasy, but occasionally read a mystery, thriller or military novels (both fiction and non-fiction). I began writing Book Reviews early in 2014.
I have also written a few posts that are more about Reading in general that might be of interest.
Some sources of eBooks
- Baen Books – http://www.baen.com/ several books downloadable and place on the site by the authors. Some are free, others at low cost
- World eBook Fair – http://www.worldebookfair.com variety of novels including scifi, eLibrary card required
- Classic Reader – http://www.classicreader.com/
- ePubBud – http://www.epubbud.com/ – lots of eBooks for download
- Feedbooks – http://www.feedbooks.com/
- Free Info Society – http://freeinfosociety.com/media_index.php
- ManyBooks – http://www.manybooks.net/
- Planet eBook – http://www.planetebook.com/
- Project Gutenberg – http://www.gutenberg.org/
- Public Book shelf – http://www.publicbookshelf.com/ mostly romance novels
- Fictionwise – http://www.fictionwise.com/
- http://www.smashwords.com/books – not major titles, most for sale, but some free. Wide range of topics
- http://www.planetebook.com/free-ebooks.asp – Old out of copy right novels
- http://www.openculture.com/ – mostly old and out of copyright, but not all
- E-Books Directory – Novels and technical – http://www.e-booksdirectory.com/
- The Robot Trading Company – http://www.robottradingcompany.com – most are scifi or fantasy books for sale
Notification services with free/low cost book offers:
These offers are not exactly for best sellers, but the price is right and it does expose you to new authors.
Sites for Sharing or all-you-can-read eBooks
- http://www.allyoucanbooks.com – all-you-can-read free trial, $14.99 per month, 30,000 audiobooks and eBooks.
- https://www.oysterbooks.com – all-you-can-read $9.95 per month, 100,000 eBooks, iOS 7 is required. will cease operations January 2016
- http://www.scribd.com – all-you-can-read $8.99 per month, free trial, offers a large assortment of free content, including more than 40 million documents and books.
- https://readmill.com – a social reading service that provides a reader for iOS and Android that lets you read and share books in it’s library.
Mystery / Thriller Series
Miscellaneous of interest
- The Rule of 50 – when to put a book down
- How Long Will That Book Take? – estimating how long a book will take to read