board77

The Last Homely Site on the Web
It is currently Sat 23 Jun , 2018 12:17 am

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Wed 27 Apr , 2011 7:10 pm 
I can't count but I'm cute
User avatar

Joined: Thu 28 Oct , 2004 6:20 am
Posts: 2435
Location: Holland, ski resort.
So I love books. The feel and smell of pages and the wrinkles and creases that appear over time.
However it isn't practical to drag a thick novel on and of the subway each day or stuff your travel suitcase full of books and have no more space for clothes when you go on holiday, which is a problem I frequently have.

So me and a friend were out a few days ago and she suddenly took out her new shiny ereader. I love toys and with this toy I can read..I was intruiged to say the least! I got home and blabbed on and on about the wonders of technology ( Ereaders are still a bit of a novelty here I think, I haven't seen them much about) to my wonderful significant other who merely shrugged (he doesn't read much and refuses understand my shrieks of delight when I find some bookmarket or go nuts in the sale section of our bookstore.)

Today I got home and he surprised me with a lovely wrapped present....my very own ereader!!! (More shrieks and yelps of delight commenced)
I am now happily fiddling with it and thrown some books on it so I will be amused on the subway tomorrow. I can't seem to find a very clear website though that gives me access to downloadable English books.

Does anyone here uses ebooks and has a website he/she'd like to share? (free preferably) Lets say...can I get Tolkien on my Ereader? or other good novels of course ;)
Anyone suggestions for this ebook n00b?


I am still in love with paper books though. No fancy Ereader will change that but I can't wait to take this baby on the subway and not get sore shoulder from caring a heavy bag around with me.

_________________
So give me your forever.
Please your forever.
Not a day less will do
From you

~Other half of the Menacing Glare Duo~ partner-in-crime out to confuse the world!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed 27 Apr , 2011 9:52 pm 
of Vinyamar
User avatar

Joined: Mon 28 Feb , 2005 4:39 pm
Posts: 7836
Location: Ireland
What's your reader, and what formats can it accept? There's lots of resources for Ebooks but you'll probably need a converter.

_________________
Image
These are my friends, see how they glisten...


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu 28 Apr , 2011 1:27 pm 
The Grey Amaretto as Supermega-awesome Proud Heretic Girl
User avatar

Joined: Thu 24 Feb , 2005 3:46 pm
Posts: 19792
I like http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page .

That's the only source I know of (besides my local libraries) for free ebooks.

They are fun, aren't they? :D

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri 29 Apr , 2011 6:41 pm 
I can't count but I'm cute
User avatar

Joined: Thu 28 Oct , 2004 6:20 am
Posts: 2435
Location: Holland, ski resort.
It's called BeBook Club. The formats it can handle are pdf and epub.

Thanks Lalaith! I came across that website too after some googling. Pretty extensive

_________________
So give me your forever.
Please your forever.
Not a day less will do
From you

~Other half of the Menacing Glare Duo~ partner-in-crime out to confuse the world!


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group