Where can I get free ebooks?
I am addicted to books! I collect them and I’m sure my husband would say I hoard them. He’s probably right! I have had a hard time making the switch to reading on a tablet. There is just something about holding a book in your hand and flipping the pages, being able to physically see the progress you are making. But, they take up so much space! He had me asking, “Where can I get free ebooks.”
I have books stashed here and there all over the house. We have a book closet upstairs that is devoted to children’s books. It is full. There are piles of books that don’t even fit in there. We have multiple book shelves in other areas of the house. They are crammed full. There are piles of books that don’t fit on those also. Even so, I just have to have more and more books!
Where can I get free ebooks?
After Christmas, I decided to use some money I received from family along with some saved birthday money to make the plunge and dive into the world of the Kindle Fire. I had gotten a Kobo reader a few years back for my birthday and I loved it while it was new, but it became outdated and I starting having trouble with the software on the computer.
It was a huge challenge to get new books onto it unless you were buying them straight from the Kobo website, but people are saying good things about the Kindle Fire so I thought maybe that would be a better match for me.
I went ahead and got the Fire 7 HDX with the biggest storage capacity in hopes that it wouldn’t be outdated before it even arrived, which I absolutely love it and now am able to hoard ebooks without having to store them in real life!
I probably get 1-2 free books a day on my Fire and unfortunately, it hasn’t helped with my collecting actual books. The bookstore in town just had a sale. All used books were $1 each and came home with 23 books. What can I say. It is an addiction.
Here’s the list of place to get free ebooks.
*BookBub – Enter your email address. Choose the categories you are interested in reading. You get a daily email with free and discounted titles in those categories. I try to limit myself to only getting free titles.
*Overdrive – Link your local library card to borrow books free for up to three weeks. This is limited to libraries that are affiliated with overdrive. I am glad I still have a card from a library that is on the list!
*Freebooksy – Again, you enter your email address and choose the categories that you would like to have included in your daily or weekly emails.
*Amazon Prime Reading– I know a lot of people already pay for Amazon Prime. If you don’t, make sure you take advantage of their free books they offer. They do have some good ones. I just clicked over there to get the link and The Handmaid’s Tale. I read that book years ago and it’s still a favorite.
Please comment and share if you know of any other good sites or apps to support my habit!
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