However, what happens if you finished, or don't have a book to read? And you can't find any ebooks you want to read on the school's online catalog?
Well there are a couple other options.
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Project Gutenberg offers over 42,000 free ebooks for you to read on a variety of formats. You can download and read them on a Kindle, use your Overdrive app on an iPad, or even read them straight on your desktop or laptop screen.
The downside is these books tend to be on the...old side. Project Gutenberg only digitizes titles which are out of copyright. However, that doesn't mean there aren't some great books here.
Some of you may remember me booktalking 7th Sigma by Steven Gould.
(After Kimble's father is taken away for medical attention, he chooses to stay and live in the desert Southwest, also known as the territory. It's a dangerous place for anyone, let alone a teen. No one can carry metal in order to avoid the metal-eating bugs that destroy everything in their path. Eventually he finds a place to call home and puts his skills to work helping Territorial law enforcement.)
Did you know that Steven Gould based his book (even the name of his character!) off of Rudyard Kipling's Kim? He did! And it's just as awesome, though in a totally different setting.
Alright, enough of the classics, you say? How about some modern fantasy? Did you know that Amazon offers some of it's Kindle titles for free? That's right! Generally it will be the first book in a series because they want to hook you but still, you don't have to pay anything for that first one and there's no pressure to buy the rest. Here are two of my favorite fantasy titles currently offered for free.
I have such a soft spot for young heroes. And those who work hard, and become really good at something (like fighting) just makes me all giddy. Errol is such a great kid. You'll root for him when he stumbles and cheer out loud when he triumphs.
So there you have it! That's a pretty solid selection of titles to keep you busy during the cold days! And as always, I love hearing from you. If there's a book you think would be perfect for our library, let me know and I'll take a look!