It turns out that there is such a thing as a free lunch. Or at least, free books. Our family rarely pays for the hundreds of books we read. Here is where we get them:
The best source of free books is, of course, the library. Our library has the usual print books as well as audiobooks and ebooks, and they will order interlibrary loan books for us as well. Naturally, you’ll need to avoid paying library fines or the books won’t be free after all.
Amy just posted a tutorial about getting top quality free Kindle ebooks.
And, best of all, for a listing of dozens of free ebook sites, check out this gem: Free Online Novels. com.
Later additions: Kellscraft Studio and Classic Reader, with thanks to Barbara Frank. eChristian has free Christian classics. Heritage History lists dozens of books for homeschooling. eReaderGirl combs through Amazon’s freebies, which are often trashy, and selects the best from Amazon and elsewhere.
If, like me, you love telling people about great books and love promoting quality literature, you can become a book reviewer who gets review books for free. If, however, you hate writing about books, this obviously won’t work for you.