Project Gutenberg

The eBook explosion is here, but I’ll be the first to say that I’m not necessarily jumping for joy. I prefer reading from the printed page so much more than dragging my glazed eyes over massive amounts of text on the screen. I use computers for a living, so when it comes time to actually read something for enjoyment, I’d much rather get away from the screen and manipulate a physical novel, magazine, or newspaper. Digital just doesn’t compare for me. To be fair, eBook technology is advancing, and the selection of titles is quite staggering. Many of them are up for sale, but with Project Gutenberg, you won’t have to spend a single penny on content.

The site contains over 15,000 free titles to choose from, and most of them are older literary works that are in the public domain, which explains why they’re free. Volunteers help to run and promote the site, and if you feel motivated, you can pitch in, too. The amount of content featured on Project Gutenberg would keep you busy for many, many years. If you grow weary of reading the information on screen, look into their selection of audio eBooks read by both people and computers, but if I was you, I’d stick with the human readings.

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