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10 Free Classic eBooks for Weekend Reading

twelve-years-a-slave-d36686There are plenty of sources of free eBooks online, but one of our new favorites is ePubBooks. Created by Michael Cook, the site has developed a wonderful collection of DRM-free literature that will keep most readers busy. Below, we’ve gathered just a few titles that caught our eyes. Be sure to check out ePubBooks for more great classics:

‘A Beautiful Lie’ is Today’s Free eBook

a beautiful lieToday’s free eBook download, A Beautiful Lie (Playing with Fire #1), is a USA Today Bestseller from author, Tara Sivec. If you enjoy a suspenseful love story with plenty of lies, twists, and tangles, this book is for you:

Garrett McCarthy, Annabelle Parker, and Milo Roberts were as close as friends could get. They shared in each other’s joy during graduations, promotions, and engagements. They consoled one another through heartache and loss.  Read more

‘In the Shadow of the Earth’ is Today’s Free eBook

in the shadow of the earthToday’s free eBook download, In the Shadow of the Earth (The Gods in Hiding), is a paranormal science fiction thriller. Written by John Borders, a software developer working towards his PhD in physics, it has a little bit of everything for those seeking an imaginative, fantasy reading over the first weekend of spring:

What if reality isn’t as rigid as we think it is?
Professor Jim Canter was tormented by memories of his devastating failure as a physicist. The experiment that should have proven his radical, world-changing theory had instead ended in universal accusations of fraud and deceit.  Read more

‘Gluten Free Italian’ is Today’s Free eBook

gluten-free italianGluten Free Italian: Simple and Delicious Recipes for Cooking Italian Cuisine, is today’s free Kindle download. Written by Sarah Sophia, who has also written cookbooks on hot sauces, smoothies, and gluten-free baking. If you have gluten free friends or if you’re looking to cut down on wheat-based carbohydrates, gluten free recipes from Sarah’s book will be very helpful.

So many of your favorite foods are off limits and if you’re like me and you love Italian food, this can be a pain. This book is perfect for your gluten-free lifestyle… lots and lots of delicious, Italian recipes so that you can enjoy your favorite foods without feeling guilty.

You may be gluten intolerant or you may choose to avoid gluten for health benefits (of which there are many) but sometimes you just need a flavorful, hearty home cooked Italian meal!
Craving a pasta or pizza tonight? I’ve got you covered with a whole host of simple recipes to follow.  Read more

‘Sleeping Dogs: The Awakening’ is Today’s Free eBook

sleeping dogsSleeping Dogs: The Awakening is Today’s free eBook download. Written by John Wayne Falbey, the thriller follows a special operation team that is working to prevent the assassination of a presidential candidate. If you enjoy thrillers by such best-selling authors as Brad Thor, Lee Child, David Baldacci, and Alex Berenson, Sleeping Dogs is for you!

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Rooster App Manages Reading Time for Busy Book Lovers

Busy book lovers who find it challenging to complete long novels may have a new reading app in the near future. The app, Rooster, helps you schedule your daily reading by time increments. The app is being developed by Plympton, a digital publishing startup focusing on serialized fiction for digital readers. Plymtpton’s co-founder, Yael Goldstein Love, told Mashable, “So often when we tell people what we do, people say, ‘I wish I had time to read. I don’t have time to read anything longer than a blog post.’”

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‘Economics for Humans’ is Today’s Free eBook

economics for humansToday’s free eBook, Economics for Humans, is courtesy of The University of Chicago Press Books. Written by Julia A. Nelson, Economics for Humans seeks to uncover the human side of our economy, often portrayed as cold, heartless, and uncontrollable. Nelson’s work is an invigorating glimpse at economy, but beyond the mechanistic model:

Economics for Humans argues against the well-ingrained notion that economics is immune to moral values and distant from human relationships. Here, Nelson locates the impediment to envisioning a more considerate economic world in an assumption that is shared by both neoliberals and the political left. Read more

Amazon’s First Generation Kindle Paperwhite Now Has Goodreads Integration

1394242559-1394242559_goodreads_miscAmazon purchased Goodreads in March of 2013, adding Goodreads integration to new Kindle Paperwhite in November. Now, that feature is also available to users who have the First Generation Kindle Paperwhite.

This feature is currently available to US, Canada, and Australia, with no public plans for expansion to other countries. Goodreads fans can still access the personal library service through Goodread’s mobile apps, separate from Amazon’s Kindle app. If you haven’t seen the update that’s slowly rolling out, you can follow the manual update option here.   Read more

‘It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens’ is Today’s Free eBook

itscomplicatedToday’s free eBook download, It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens, sheds light on the  technological and cultural impacts of social networks on young adults. It’s full of insightful thinking based on research conducted by Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, Research Assistant Professor at New York University, and Fellow at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Danah Boyd:

What is new about how teenagers communicate through services such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram? Do social media affect the quality of teens’ lives? Read more

‘The Wanderess’ is Today’s Free eBook

the wanderessToday’s free eBook, The Wanderess, is a story about love, heroism, and friendship between two vagabonds. It’s the fifth novel from Roman Payne, and we think you will enjoy it:

A gothic mystery novel and story of passion and romance set against the backdrop of a timeless Mediterranean landscape, The Wanderess tells of the notorious adventurer Saul and his passion for the beautiful Saskia, a mysterious young orphan girl whom he meets and vows to protect as his child.  Read more