Reading

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I have several hobbies that I enjoy in my spare time. One is reading classic novels. I received a kindle from my boyfriend for Christmas and I have been on a reading frenzy since then. I have downloaded classic books by authors such as Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, Ernest Hemingway and Charles Dickens. All of those books are free because they are either out of copywrite or written before 1923.

The link below will take you to a database of books that are available for free.

Internet Archive of free books

The first book I read on the kindle was "Wuthering Heights" by Emily Bronte. The story is complex, with a lot of different characters and a long history between them all. I did enjoy it though; it was definitely different from what most female authors of that time period were writing.

I also read a book for my communications on the internet class on my kindle. It is called "Journalism Next: A Practical Guide to Digital Reporting and Publishing" by Mark Briggs. Although the book wasn't free, it was only $11. That's cheaper than buying a used hard copy. It was really different to read on the kindle because of the graphics, they were hard to read but I can look them up on my computer.

Another favorite type of book that I like to read is travel books. While I was in Europe I always had my nose stuck in a travel book because they were so informative and interesting to read. My favorite author of travel books is Rick Steves. I have his books for London, Paris and Italy. He gives great advice that is practical and saves travellers money and time, both things which I was always in need of!