How To Get Free Books

1. The obvious being searching for free e-books. (Well, if you print it out and bind it yourself, it is a book in a way!)

2. Go chase after free books left by random people around the world. The catch is that you have to give away a book of your own as well. ๐Ÿ™‚ Well, technically it’s free (at the cost of your own, unwanted book)!

3. Check this Penguin site periodically for a book giveaway or two. The catch is that you have to post a review of the book. (It’s still free, anyway!)

Do you know how and where to get a free book? Gifts and filching from your relatives aside. ๐Ÿ˜†


E-Books Directory 2

E-Books Directory 1

More e-book sites! Best to print the stories out and read them for the sake of your eyesight, though. ๐Ÿ™‚

Blog Fiction
One Sentence
Planet Book
Read At Work (click on this one, it’s very cute)
Supernatural Fairy Tales
Very Short Novels

You know, I’ve never really heard of people reading e-books… do you? The only e-book I’ve read was an illegal copy of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows forwarded to me through e-mail. ๐Ÿ˜› And I only read it half-way through because I managed to borrow the book by then!

Of Sexy Reading & Literature Maps

This site, at the front page, calls it a tourist map of literature. I expected it to show Stratford-upon-Avon when I type in William Shakespeare. Instead, what it shows is a map of authors’ names, to show what other authors do readers of Shakespeare read. The closer a name is to the author name searched, the more likely the reader will like books by that name.

It does not relate authors through a similar style of writing or period, but rather what other authors readers have read; so you could type Jilly Cooper and see Paulo Coelho’s name at the outer perimeter of the map, and strangely have Marian Keyes and Helen Fielding on the outer perimeters of the map as well.

An interesting site, but I’m not sure what is the purpose of it! ๐Ÿ˜•


I don’t like the image of this compact mirror, but I love the concept. Indeed, reading is sexy. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Free E-books Directory

Related post

Any bookworm would know that e-books are easily available anywhere online. Here are some that I know of; an e-book directory of sorts.

Classic Reader
Download Free Ebooks
Etext Center
Planet PDF
Project Gutenberg
The eBook Directory
The Online Books Page

Free Tech E-books


This is a source for free dictionaries: Microsoft Reader

Personally, I don’t read e-books because I read more than enough online through blogs, and anything longer than a typical blog post hurts my eyes when I do want to read something e-bookish. Maybe if I had a Kindle I’d be singing a different tune… ๐Ÿ™‚


If you’re looking for picture books, Lookybook is a one of a kind site selling books, in which you can actually read the book from cover to cover before buying it. Also, I think Flickr is a good place to search, as my friend Museditions found a slide show for her favourite childhood book, You Will Go To The Moon.

You Don’t Have To Write A Book To Make Your Own Book Cover

Like my book cover?


Make your own one here. The choices of pictures and colours are limited, but hey, you don’t see anything else like this around, do you? ๐Ÿ˜‰

Give Love to Your Librarian This Valentine’s


Send her (or him) this wacky librarian e-cards! So quirky and cute.

If you’re a librarian yourself, go crazy and play virtual paper librarian doll dress-up instead. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Non-librarians allowed to indulge too!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

p.s. What’s a good book for Valentine’s? I thought up of some before, but maybe you have a different book in mind. ๐Ÿ™‚

Random Bookish Stuff

The Kansas City Library

It’s like an Alice in Wonderland library, don’t you think? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Sourced from here.

The Cardiff Public Library


If you’ve always loved the musky, musty scent of a library, now you can smell like one too.


The CB Experience: In the Library scent is described as

The Scent

English Novel taken from a Signed First Edition of one of my [the creator] very favorite novels, Russian & Moroccan leather bindings, worn cloth and a hint of wood polish

Available in absolute perfume (eau de parfum), water perfume (eau de toilette) and home spray (obviously for those who rather have their rooms smell like a library than they themselves).



I made this with the Ancient Parchment Generator. Cute!


Now test your punctuation! It’s based on Lynne Truss’s famous Eats, Shoots & Leaves book about punctuation.

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