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Free Books! *Swoon*

As many of you already know, I got a new iPad from my mom and I’ve been playing around on it a little bit. However, because of the fact that I am currently broke, I have been extremely careful to not buy anything from the App Store. So, yes, I definitely have the medium to quench the iApp-envy, but no, I do not yet have the funds to fully indulge.

However, I have been playing Free Sudoku and a few other Free games.

I watch Netflix on it like mad. (I have finished up to Season 7 of the X-Files…sigh, I remember why I used to crush on David Duchovny as a tween.)

I check my e-mail and love how I can easily move around from one account to another. I listen to iTunes on it and check the weather and NPR.  It is handy when all you want to do is look. It’s less handy for replying to emails or checking Facebook or anything else that involves actual interaction online.

But I digress.

Today, I discovered that there are free books for download. I almost swooned. My heart literally beat so hard and so fast it couldn’t have been healthy.  Thus, following that light headed moment, I went on a download frenzy.

Some of my all-time favorite classics that I have already re-read at least twice each shall be read once again because of this nifty little “free” button:

  • Pride and Prejudice
  • Sense and Sensibility
  • Dracula
  • Frankenstein
  • The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
  • Greek Mythology
  • Little Women
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • The Scarlet Letter

And new classics I have always wanted to read are now at my fingertips!

  • The Jungle
  • Wuthering Heights
  • Jane Eyre
  • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

I did very easily bypass all the free Charles Dickens titles (*shudder for A Tale of Two Cities).

I also downloaded a couple of mystery thrillers and a couple of romance ones. What? I’m a girl, you know I’ll read that crap just to go “aw” and wonder if men who would choose love over anything else really exist.

Anyway, I also happily learned that these same books are free to download on Borders. I downloaded the Borders ebook reader as a back-up to the iReader because I get far more discounts from Borders.com than I do from the iTunes App Store. For example, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is about $7.99 on Borders if you’re a member, and $14.99 on iTunes App store.

So now, I’m off to read! *Does Happy Wiggle Dance*


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