Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Some recommended books, free or under $1

UPDATED 8/29/09 - Original posting 5/28/09.
Here are either free books or practically free ones that some might have missed while browsing the store but which are pretty useful for under a dollar (additions are above the earlier recommendations).

"FREE Weights and Measures Study Guide" by MobileReference and mobi (Kindle Edition - Jun 4, 2007)

An illustrated quick-study guide $0.01

"The Elements of Style" by William Strunk Jr. (Kindle Edition - April 29, 2009)

A classic on college campuses and writing departments, the various editions of this have sold over 10 million copies. This edition includes an active table of contents. $.80

[Some MobileReference books are not showing as of 8/29/09. Probably temporary.] - They're back, 9/11/09.
"FREE Acupressure Guide For Relieving Hangovers," from MobileReference (Kindle Edition - Mar 21, 2008)

Well, a customer who's a voracious reader says it works. Hmmm. $0.01

"Les Misérables (Original version) by Victor Hugo (Kindle Edition - Aug 18, 2008)

English translation by Isabel F. Hapgood. This edition has a linked "Table of Contents" and is searchable and interlinked, formatted to work on the Kindle. $.80

"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Other Tales of the Jazz Age" by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Travis Scott Greer (Kindle Edition - Aug 18, 2008)

A collection of eleven short stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald, it includes one of his better-known short stories (especially after the recent movie), "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button." This edition has a linked "Table of Contents" and is searchable and interlinked, formatted to work on the Kindle. $0.80

[Some MobileReference books are not showing as of 8/29/09. Probably temporary.] - They're back, 9/11/09.
"FREE 25 Language Phrasebook: German, French, Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese, Italian, Greek, Danish, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Czech, Polish, Hungarian, ... Chinese, Indonesian, Malay, and Thai. (Kindle Edition) by MobileReference (Author), mobi (Author)."

Well, not totally free. It's $.01 or one cent. I've no idea why the penny.

"The Cook's Illustrated How-to-Cook Library: An illustrated step-by-step guide to Foolproof Cooking (Kindle Edition) by The Editors of Cooks Illustrated (Editor)."

From a very popular series of books, this is a very large library, over 8 megs, and will take over a minute to download. From what I understand, this book might be free only temporarily. $0.00 [8/29/09 The book is no longer free and is now $9.99.]

"Complete Works of William Shakespeare" ~ 197 Plays, Poems & Sonnets ~ Active Table of Contents (Kindle Edition) by William Shakespeare (Author), The Wright Angles (Editor).

This edition is 82 cents, was published in April 2009, and has an Active Table of Contents."
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1 comment:

  1. I can definitely vouch for the usefulness of "Elements of Style"! It's a must-have for anyone who writes for fun or a living.

    My own stories aren't particularly useful, but I like to think they're entertaining and enjoyable. Let me know if you agree!


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