2 Ways to Get Free Books on Your Kindle

I just stumbled onto this great resource online, and had to share it with you. BookSneeze is an organization that sends free kindle (or hard copy) books to bloggers in exchange for a book review.

I’ve already signed up, and received this book (review soon to follow!).

Also, I know it might be obvious, but do you utilize your library’s online catalog?

E-books are surprisingly easy to access online (for free!) from libraries.

The library site allows you to keep a long wish list and to request several books at a time. So, even if there’s a long wait for some books, I just request them, and it has so far worked out that I pretty regularly am able to get a new book every two weeks or so.

And the best part is that there are never any late fees – as soon as my two-week check-out period is up, the book just disappears from my Kindle.

It literally never ceases to bring me joy.

The thing about library books and free books is that you can feel free to try reads that you might not otherwise pay money for.  I’ve gotten introduced to several new authors – some that I’ve really liked, others that I haven’t bothered to finish. Here is a sampling of a few recent reads:

  • Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity“, by Katerine Boo. Fantastic, absorbing read! What an honest, absorbing portrait of honesty. I actually had dreams about Mumbai slums after reading this. Probably the best book I read all summer
  • The Paris Wife: A Novel“, by Paula McLain. I loved this book. I couldn’t put it down. Beautifully written, and so interesting to get this perspective on Ernest Hemingway’s life.
  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close: A Novel” by Jonathan Safran Foer. I loved the movie, but I couldn’t finish the book, to be honest.
  • Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman” by Robert K. Massie. Fascinating, well-written. Highly recommended!
  • Imperfect Birds: A Novel” by Anne Lamott. Not the best book I’ve ever read, but I so enjoy Anne Lamott’s voice…
  • Loving Frank” by Nancy Horan. I definitely was up late at night looking up pictures of buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright while reading this. I can’t say that I liked it, though. I felt it went on for too long, and the protagonist really irritated me.

What about you? Have you read any good books lately? Do you know any other ways to get free Kindle books?

P.S. A fantastic Moscow library!

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