Fab Five Free Books

Fab Five Free Books

I love ebooks! I love physical books as well, but something awesome about ebooks is that you can get a lot of public domain books for free! So listed here are the fab five free public domain books, in my opinion.

1. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle: Although I am a huge Sherlock Holmes fan, I must say it can be difficult to get through his full-length novels. However, I’m a huge proponent of his short story collections! The mysteries move quickly and the cunning plan is revealed more quickly. Get your free eVersion here:

2. Emma by Jane Austen: As I have shared with you all before here,Emma is the best Jane Austen book I have read. She is a flawed heroine, but her escapades make for an interesting read. The love interest in the story is the only one who sees her for who she really is. Not only can you get it for free for your eReader, you can also download on audio version at librivox.org. Get your free Kindle version here:

3. The Works of Edgar Allan Poe: Volume 2 by Edgar Allan Poe: Poe is the genius behind such tales as “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Raven,” and “The Pit and the Pendulum.” This particular collection includes 19 short stories, including “The Pit and the Pendulum,” “The Black Cat,” “The Masque of Red Death,” and “The Facts in the Case of Mr. Valdemar.” I listed only the stories I myself have read. :) Beware, there are many eBook versions of Poe’s stories that are not free (don’t know why!). However, they are in the public domain and I scoured the internet to find a free version for you here:

4. The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry: Speaking of short stories, The Gift of the Magi is the classic Christmas story of two newlyweds. It’s O. Henry’s best-known short story and one of the few I could find free. If you end up enjoying this free tale, I suggest you read The Last Leaf and The Ransom of Red Chief.

5. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens: The Gift of the Magi made me think of Christmas tales, which led me to this classic! Everyone knows the classic story and it has been re-done in various TV shows and movies, but that doesn’t make the original any less fun to read. It’s truly a story that warms your heart and puts you in the Christmas mood! The free version is here:

Bonus book: You can also read Little Women by Louisa May Alcott free on Kindle! Read it here:

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Little Women Throwback Thursday

Little Women Throwback Thursday

Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott, is a classic story of the March family. Father is off to war for most of the book and Mother is a sweet, good-natured advice-giver. Their daughters are Meg, Jo, Amy, and Beth. Kind, beautiful Meg is the first to fall in love, get married, and leave the nest. It chronicles her first years of marriage, the birth of her twins, and her learning to become a mother. Jo is a free-spirited tomboy, who wants to be a famous author and support herself. She is fiercely independent and often acts without thinking. Amy is beautiful, proper, and tactful. She is loved by many and desires to give herself and her family a good reputation. Beth is so very sweet, but often sickly. She is almost saint-like.

I love reading about these girls growing up in the nineteenth-century New England. Their experiences and struggles are still relevant to girls today- girls who are transitioning from childhood to adulthood, girls who are discovering who they are meant to be, girls who are reconciling the dreams of childhood with the realities of growing up. The March sisters are each so unique and lovable and you root for them and their family. This book is a must-read for anyone who claims to be a fan of classic literature!

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