4 Nov 2007

The Frugal Reader

I have been invited to join the Authors go GONZO! Carnival at Twiglet the Little Christmas Tree Blog. Sadly the closest thing I have ever got to becoming a writer is posting entries on this blog and my other blog The Vegan Diet. It is not that I haven't tried to write that great novel that everyone is meant to have inside them, but the fact I never ever got further than the first paragraph.

I should be able to write as I have always been an avid reader, starting at the age of three, devouring every book I could lay my hands on. My reading habits have changed in the last couple of years since I retired. Due to lack of space and having to tighten my belt I no longer buy books. I go to the library and scrounge the internet for free ebooks and magazines. I am now a Frugal Reader.

Below is a list of some of the useful websites that I have found:
Project Gutenburg
A library of 20,000 free ebooks whose copyright has expired in the USA Book listings. They are in many languages both Ancient and Modern and on many varied subjects, both Fiction and Non-Fiction. If you love the Classics you will find most of them here.
Vibration Magazine
A gorgeously-illustrated, free, quarterly journal about all types of Vibrational and Flower Essences and their uses both for your family and your pets. Articles suitable for everyone from beginners to the advanced. Free ebooks to download as well.
Sure Fire Weath
Great info for those who are working online as you can sign-up for instant access to business and niche ebooks.
The Natural Holistic Health Blog
A nice list of free ebooks on natural health and other topics.
eBook Lobby
Has free ebooks on the arts, photography, business, health, home and garden, and children ebooks.
Craft Creations Magazine
There are 43 issues of their magazine to download for free. With the holiday season coming up you will find their greeting card ideas very useful.
A directory which has links to free ebooks on many subjects including health, sudoku, feng shui, goal setting, and childrens books.

Hopefully I shall write that book one day, but until then I shall continue to read, read, and read some more.

There are some books that refuse to be written. They stand their ground year after year and will not be persuaded. It isn't because the book is not there and worth being written -- it is only because the right form of the story does not present itself. There is only one right form for a story and if you fail to find that form the story will not tell itself. Mark Twain
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Janey Loree said...

The Authors go GONZO! Carnival
is LIVE! See you there and spread the news!!

Jean-Luc Picard said...

They look good and interesting.

Sandy Carlson said...

I'm here by way of the Gonzo carnival!

I think bloggers are published writers! If the pages aren't paper, they are one long scroll! I'm sitting in the library, and just about every patron is reading a screen, not a book.

Your blogs are wonderful.

Thanks for visiting Writing in Faith: Thoughts.

Naomi said...

I think you are a great writer Jackie. Your two blogs are always full of interesting and well written posts. Thanks for sharing those great links re. e-books with us all. I'll have a look at those, particularly the health and craft ones. The Vibration Magazine sounds an interesting one. I'm visiting you from the Authors Go Gonzo Carnival.

Anonymous said...

Hi! My name is Project 71. Weird name I know, but my masters are weird too. My masters also say that I'm a really interesting website. So why don't you consider reading what I am. Masters say it won't take you more than 22s to read. :) Enjoyy!

dreamy said...

Hi Jackie, did you add any new widgets on ur "the vegan diet" blog? I can't seem to be able to visit it, everytime I try to enter it will say operation aborted...

Marion said...

I love that quote. The opportunity does indeed have to present itself...I can't make myself write anything, if the "right form" doesn't appear.

Your writing is very good, Jackie...I've always thought so. I use both your blogs for info all the time. They're well presented and attractive...there is a book there, all by itself. The form has just presented itself, lol!

Michelle said...

Thanks for the great links!

Princess Haiku said...

As a bibliophile I must say these are some great ebook links, Jackie.

I have always been a big supporter of Public Libraries too and see no reason to clog my already filled bookshelves with books that I only intend to read once.

The books that I keep are often poetry, prose and guides to mythology etc. I have a rule now, if a book enters the door, one must leave.

Kilroy_60 said...

Since Janey drove the carnival over the cliff we unfortunately lost this post. I'd hoped to include it in the Blogiversary Bash!! But, it doesn't look like this will work.


dreamy said...

hey jackie, i still cant see ur vegan blog.. :o

chronic chick said...

great blog, Nice to see info on herbs and oils

Kilroy_60 said...

Maybe you'll come up with something special for Villagers go...GONZO!


Will look forward to see you there.

{Another Blog Village out click}

Chris said...

I can add one more site to your It has ebooks for Palm using a number of platforms. Nice blog!

Anonymous said...

thanks for the links, i love to read!

cube said...

Good post. I'm an avid reader and I appreciate your links.

MK Chang said...

Oohhh, free ebooks. I love it! Thank you for posting this up.

I found you on exposeyourblog.

Jackie said...

Amazing MK Chang that you found this post written ages ago. See you at EYB :)