Thursday, May 3, 2012

K is for Kindle

I’ve had my Kindle for a little over a year, now. I love how portable it is. I can stick it in my purse and have a large selection of books to read right there. I can go on a trip and take my small Kindle instead of a tote bag full of books! On a few occasions, I’ve put the same book on my Kindle and on Emily’s, so that we can easily read the book together and discuss it.

One somewhat unexpected advantage I’ve found with my Kindle is the access to so many free books! There are many many free public domain books that were published prior to 1923 available. But there are also many new books that are available for a short time by both new and bestselling authors. I currently have around 250 unread books on my Kindle and have only paid for 4 or 5 of them! I’ve gotten very particular about what I download anymore because I already have so many on my to-be-read list.

These are some sources I’ve found that notify me of free Kindle books:

Free Kindle Books and Tips This is the first Kindle blog I subscribed to. As the name indicates, the author provides Kindle “tips” as well as announcements of Kindle books. I found the tips especially helpful when I was a new Kindle owner.

Inspired Reads This Facebook page features Christian fiction and non-fiction.

EReader News Today features an assortment of free Kindle books.

Pixel of Ink-Young Edition lists books for kids and teens. I’ve found several here, just in the past week, that I haven’t stumbled across before and that look very good. It is harder to find quality children’s books that are free for Kindle, so I was excited to find this Facebook page.

Tip: If you see a free Kindle book that interests you, download it right away. Many are only free for a very short time and will revert back to regular prices without notice.

What do you use your Kindle for? Do you know of any other free book sources?

I am linking to Blogging Through the Alphabet at Ben and Me.



  1. All these great reviews of Kindles are really making me want one!

  2. love my Kindle.

    and if anyone wants a huge list of free Kindle books for kids, I have one on the side bar of my blog, linked above with the "blogging through the alphabet" button.


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