I regularly receive an Early Bird Books list in my emails. Oftentimes at the bottom, there is a free book that I can immediately download and have sent to my device. Who would not act on this and have a host of free books sitting in the cache?
I enjoy reading both hard copy books and books on my Amazon Fire. If I don’t have a book in hand that seems to be calling my name, then I simply check my e-library and see which author is beckoning me. I enjoy studying different authors’ writing styles and I certainly learn a lot about how they saw what was happening during their lifetimes.
The list of books always includes a short synopsis, and this helps me to decide if I am interested. If a well-known writer’s work is there, I normally download it. I remember some of the famous names from my college days, but I was too immature to appreciate the depth of their messages.
I recently read The Narrative of Sojourner Truth. Her friend Olive Gilbert told Truth’s story as it was narrated to her. I also read the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass with introductions by William Lloyd Garrison and Wendell Phillips. Douglass tells his own story from his childhood to his escape from slavery. He wrote his account from Lynn, Massachusetts in 1845, many years before his death.
Here is a list of some of my other free art:
The Pit– Frank Norris
Land of Little Rain – Mary Hunter Austin
The Dubliners– James Joyce
Wives and Daughters– Elizabeth Gaskell
Agnes Grey– Anne Bronte
The Diamond Master– Jacques Futrell
The Lady with the Dog and Other Stories – Anton Chekov
The Turn of the Screw– Henry James
The River– Rumer Godden
Each book changed me in some way. Each book transported me to another location and setting. Each book offered me new ways of seeing life. Each book was free, eternal and waiting for me to scroll to the beginning and feast on a new adventure!
Lynn M. March 2, 2019