Thursday, June 21, 2012

The Best Things in Life are Free: e books

from here

 As I have been working on-and-off teaching causally I have lately been looking for resoucres to read and activities to do that don't cost anything for the days that I am at home.  I have found some really amazing resoucres and thought that I would share them with you.  Some and pregnancy related but other might just give you the chance to did up something great that fits in easily with your life.


The Book Depository

I have found that you can get free eBooks from numerous sources but as I do not have a Kindle or similar I have been unable to download them from Amazon.  Today while browsing The Book Depository, I noticed a free ebook tab.  They have over 11 000 titles to chose from.  Some are unpublished works (as in printed) but others are genuine classics, such as: Pride and Prejudice (Austen), King Lear (Shakespeare), Ethics (Aristotle) and Lady Windermere's Fan (Oscar Wilde).

All you have to do is click on the link and it automatically starts downloading the file as a PDF.  This is such a great resource for students and parents (as there are childrens classics as well: Pinocchio with colour illustrations)

I have purchased books from The Book Depository in the past because they have free shipping to Australia and seem to send out books much faster then when I have ordered them through a book shop (they usually say it will take about 6 weeks).  i have also found The Book Depository to be a great resource for checking if books are out of print (it will say so when you search the title).  I have saved many an hour trawling from book shop to book shop asking after particular things after a quick two minute search on this site.