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penguin english library

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Jul 21, 2014
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literatureloveaffair:

There have been an alarming number of posts linking to pirated copies of books floating around lately, so I thought it’d be productive to share some of my own legal ways of accessing books instead of fighting the posts themselves.
If you would like to know more about book piracy and discussions surrounding the issue, here are some links:
25 thoughts on book piracy
Book piracy - an insiders perspective 
Why I stopped pirating and started paying for media 
The ethics of internet piracy 
The real problem with piracy 
Piracy is yesterday’s worry for today’s ‘artisan authors’
Kindle e-book piracy accelerates
John Green: Why libraries are different from piracy
Across the digital divide
Now on to some free books!
Libraries 
Libraries are wonderful. A collection of books that people want you to take home and read. What could be better?
If they don’t have a book you want, have a chat to the librarians. They are usually all very helpful and would love to hear suggestions of books, and even get the book you want in stock for you. 
Library cards are a wonderful resource, but depending on your library you may need a permanent address - if you can’t supply this that’s fine! You don’t need a library card to use libraries. Go in, grab a book, read for a while. 
Many libraries now have e-book borrowing services available. It is well worth checking whether your library offers this if you prefer reading e-books or even listening to audiobooks. 
Overdrive is a marvelous program that partners with many libraries to provide e-book lending, check the site to see whether any libraries near you participate!
Classics
Books in the public domain can be accessed for free in many formats 
Project Gutenberg offers a huge selection of public domain books in html, epub, kindle, and plain text format. 
Books in the public domain can also be found directly through the Kindle or Kobo stores. Both stores offer free apps for mobile devices and computers. 
LibriVox has an impressive collection of audiobooks of public domain books read by volunteers.
Misc. 
PulseIt features different young adult books every week that you can read online for free. 
If you enjoy reviewing, recommending, or blogging about books you might want to check out some sites offering review copies e-book copies of books. I personally use Netgalley. I’ve also heard good things about Edelweiss. 
Giveaways are another way to source free books, even if there is no guarantee of winning, what’s the harm in trying? Goodreads has a staggering number of book giveaways all the time, and there are always a few circulating in the Tumblr book community.
Kindle and Kobo also offer free or heavily discounted books often, so it is well worth checking them every so often to see if any of the free books catch your eye. 
These are the only completely free and legal ways to source books that I know of - feel free to add your own ideas. 
Go forth and read responsibly!

literatureloveaffair:

There have been an alarming number of posts linking to pirated copies of books floating around lately, so I thought it’d be productive to share some of my own legal ways of accessing books instead of fighting the posts themselves.

If you would like to know more about book piracy and discussions surrounding the issue, here are some links:

Now on to some free books!

Libraries 

  • Libraries are wonderful. A collection of books that people want you to take home and read. What could be better?
  • If they don’t have a book you want, have a chat to the librarians. They are usually all very helpful and would love to hear suggestions of books, and even get the book you want in stock for you. 
  • Library cards are a wonderful resource, but depending on your library you may need a permanent address - if you can’t supply this that’s fine! You don’t need a library card to use libraries. Go in, grab a book, read for a while. 
  • Many libraries now have e-book borrowing services available. It is well worth checking whether your library offers this if you prefer reading e-books or even listening to audiobooks. 
  • Overdrive is a marvelous program that partners with many libraries to provide e-book lending, check the site to see whether any libraries near you participate!

Classics

  • Books in the public domain can be accessed for free in many formats 
  • Project Gutenberg offers a huge selection of public domain books in html, epub, kindle, and plain text format. 
  • Books in the public domain can also be found directly through the Kindle or Kobo stores. Both stores offer free apps for mobile devices and computers. 
  • LibriVox has an impressive collection of audiobooks of public domain books read by volunteers.

Misc. 

  • PulseIt features different young adult books every week that you can read online for free. 
  • If you enjoy reviewing, recommending, or blogging about books you might want to check out some sites offering review copies e-book copies of books. I personally use Netgalley. I’ve also heard good things about Edelweiss
  • Giveaways are another way to source free books, even if there is no guarantee of winning, what’s the harm in trying? Goodreads has a staggering number of book giveaways all the time, and there are always a few circulating in the Tumblr book community.
  • Kindle and Kobo also offer free or heavily discounted books often, so it is well worth checking them every so often to see if any of the free books catch your eye. 

These are the only completely free and legal ways to source books that I know of - feel free to add your own ideas. 

Go forth and read responsibly!

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Jul 21, 2014
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englishsnow:

art meme: 2/? colors: blue

Albert Fuller Graves - On the Deck; Henri Le Sidaner - Les vieilles maisons, Quimperlé; Ambrose McEvoy - Elizabeth JohnsonSøren Emil Carlsen - The Ocean at Sunrise; Anton Von Maron - Anna Pieri Brognole Sale; Rosalba Carriera - Maria Theresa, Archduchesse of Habsburg; Anthony van Dick - Portrait of Marie-Louis de Tassis; Jean-Honoré Fragonard - Les Hasards Heureux de l’Escarpolette; John Singleton Copley - Mrs. Daniel Sargent

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Jul 21, 2014
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liamstewrt:

MYTHOLOGY MEME;
(2/9) Greek Gods/Goddesses

APOLLO (GreekἈπόλλωνApollōn (gen.: Ἀπόλλωνος) Apollo is one of the most important and complex deities. Not only is he the God of light and the sun, he is also the God of truth, prophesy, healing, plague, music, and poetry. Son of Zeus and Leto, twin sister to Artemis, Goddess of the hunt. Apollo is the patron God of Delphi because he is an oracular God—a prophetic deity of the Delphic Oracle. Even though he is associated with medicine and healing, Apollo and his sister were known to have spread deadly illness and plague.  

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Jul 21, 2014
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26 Iconic Book Covers Changing Over Time »

vikingpenguinbooks:

Spot the Penguin Classics…


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Jul 20, 2014
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This was the poem that Alice read.

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Jul 20, 2014
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cousinbarnabas:

The first page of FRANKENSTEIN, in Mary Shelley’s own handwriting.

cousinbarnabas:

The first page of FRANKENSTEIN, in Mary Shelley’s own handwriting.

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Jul 20, 2014
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The Brothers Grimm weren't just about fairy tales. They also transformed how we think about language – Telegraph Blogs »

soullessinseoul:

My co-teacher started talking about Grimm and linguistics today and I was confused until I started googling… pretty cool, especially the part about how it’s all because we’re so damn lazy.  

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