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I am going to have to apologize once again. I have let my blog reading slip just a little today. I am such a fan of reading good books, and I just recently rediscovered a phenomenal resource for reading all kinds of books. This is an online source of e-books, that I previously used regularly. The site had gone down for some time, with the purpose of redesigning. It is back up again, and better than ever. What? Ohh the site I’m talking about is Wowio.
I think of Wowio, as an online library more than anything else. Of course you can download an E-Book, and it will cost anywhere from $0.99 to $16.99. The best part is, you can also read these same E-Books online for free. I love the service, and in the past I had downloaded close to 50 books from them. Many of my downloads were classic literature, or works on philosophy or nature and outdoors (who would have guessed that one).
I find the new site, very familiar, with the same basic layout and color scheme. What changed, is the speed and organization, it is much faster than before. It also seems that they have a larger selection than was available before, of course many of them now cost to download, but what should we expect. You can still read the books online through their store for free, there isn’t even a membership fee. There are plenty of the books, free of cost to download, they call them gifts from their sponsors.
What brought me back to Wowio, was a search for the writings of Henry David Thoreau. I am currently reading “Walden” online. Of course, I feel right at home with his writings. I also downloaded a free book that caught my attention, Notes From Underground, by Fyodor Dostoevsky. I’ll let you know what I think about it.
In the mean time, take a few minutes, go over and set up an account, all you need is an email address and password, no money. Then read to your hearts content.