I’m reading Six of Crows!

For my Weekly Friday56, I picked up Leigh Bardugo to quote.

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sixofcrows2Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo

Page 56

“She Commanded him to pen to door, and when he did, she ordered him to cut the thumb from his hand. We only know how it all happened because a kitchen boy was present.”

The Friday56

Rules:
1. Grab a book, any book.
2. Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader (If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
3. Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
4. Post it.
5. Add your (url) post below or on the Original post over at Freda’s Voice
It’s that simple.
Or join The Friday 56 on Instagram!
#Friday56
My Friday56:
  1. Leigh Bardugo – Six of Crows
  2. Haruki Murakami – After Dark
  3. Ransom Riggs – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  4. Sarah J. Maas – The Assassin’s Blade

Do you follow any weekly memes or have your own ? Leave a link in the comments below!

Happy Weekend Fellas!

Downloadable Kindle books Online

1. Kindle Store ⇢ Kindle Store

There are a lot of free ebooks in the Kindle Store itself. The thing is how to find them. There also are several sites which list free ebooks from Kindle Store. I’ll put them together into a separate post, so stay tuned.

The best way to get free books is to go to “Bestsellers in Kindle Store” and pick up “Top 100 Free”. You will be able to see the most popular free titles in the Kindle Store. The list is being updated a couple of times a day, so it picks the hottest free titles that are currently available.

The other way to find free Kindle books is to search Amazon. While being in the Kindle Store, in the search box type “free kindle books”. This method gives an idea how many books are free in Amazon’s ebookstore.

2. Project Gutenberg ⇢ Project Gutenberg

We made such lists for other ebookstores, and Project Gutenberg is always there. It’s the longest-established ebook site in the world and the top place to download free classics. It’s the primary repository of free public domain ebooks.

When the title enters public domain, it means the rights to this work have expired and the book is publicly available. On Project Gutenberg the public domain books are free. It’s possible that elsewhere you will find the same classic titles in ebook format, for which you’ll have to pay. This is what may happen in the Kindle Store as well. You can get Jane Austen’s book for free from Project Gutenberg, and find out that the same title costs one or two dollars in Amazon’s ebookstore.

A good thing with books from Project Gutenberg is that if the original book had illustrations, you will be also able to get them in the ebook version. If you want the illustrations, make sure to download Kindle (with images) file. Please, keep in mind that such file takes much more disc space.

Free Kindle books on Project Gutenberg

Currently there are almost 43,000 public domain books in the catalog. The site offers a very useful Dropbox and Google Drive integration.

3. Smashwords ⇢ Smashwords

Smashwords is a top destination with ebooks from independent authors and publishers. There are 200,000 titles in the catalog. At the time of writing this post there were exactly 7,971,158,022 words published. You’ll be able not only to download books in mobi or pdf format, but also read them online in your browser.

Smashwords is a very important source of newly released independent ebooks. What’s more, if you are looking for free Kindle books in languages other than English, head for Smashwords and you should find here books in your mother tongue.

To quickly get to the list of free ebooks, simply use the combination of three top filter bars. For instance, here is the link to: bestsellers – that are free – that are 50k words or longer.

Smashwords - free books selection

Currently there are almost over 32,000 free ebooks on Smashwords. You can pick a category first and then select Free tab to get a list of free titles in your favorite genre. For instance, there are over 2,000 science-fiction books that are free on Smashwords.

4. Internet Archive ⇢ Internet Archive

The Internet Archive is a non-profit digital library with a mission of “universal access to all knowledge.” The website is a huge digital library of text, audio and video files. It offers over 3.8 mln ebooks and texts. Sub-collections include American Libraries, Canadian Libraries, books from Project Gutenberg, titles from the Million Books Project, and books for children.

When you find an interesting book, you’ll see in the left panel the list of available formats. In most cases mobi format will be included – here called Kindle.

Download Free Kindle books from Internet Archive

5. Open Library ⇢ Open Library

Open Library is another site founded by the Internet Archive. The site positions itself as “the world’s classic literature at your fingertips”. There are over 1,000,000 free ebook titles available.

The biggest benefit of Open Library is that it’s driven by a strong community. It’s like Wikipedia for ebooks. If the book had more than one edition, you’ll see them listed on Open Library. For instance, Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain, first published in 1876, have 306 editions altogether and most of them have separate download directories.

Unlike other sites in the list, Open Library offers not only a mobi file, but also the option to send the book to Kindle – what saves a couple of clicks and makes a process of adding books much quicker.

Download free Kindle books from Open Library

6. Munseys ⇢ Munseys

The site is different from the others, as it offers over 30,000 rare titles that you can’t find anywhere else. If you are a pulp-fiction freak, you should go no further. Munseys has probably the largest catalog of pulp-fiction titles from the 30s and 40s of the last century – over 1,600 titles are included in the Pulp Fiction category.

There are other very specific categories here, such as ElizabethansFolkloreOrient Express, or Esoteric. Out of 13 file formats, two are for Kindle. “Mobipocket/Kindle” is in fact a .prc file. If you want a .mobi, download the file called “Kindle Fire”.

Munseys download free Kindle books

7. Feedbooks ⇢ Feedbooks

On Feedbooks you can find both public domain (Public Domain section) and free contemporary books (Original Books section), both fiction and non-fiction. As the site is based in France, there are a lot of titles in French, as well as in other languages, not only in English.

The site offers RSS feeds of specific categories, so you can subscribe to them and get new books the moment they are added to catalog. The download button links by default to epub file, but you can download from a text link next to it, saying “also available for Kindle“.

Download free Kindle books from Feedbooks

8. Mobipocket⇢ Mobipocket

While it’s not easy to find free Kindle books on Amazon, Mobipocket is exclusively about them. The site is owned by Amazon and lists over 11,500 free books. It’s the only website, except Amazon, from where you can download books only for Kindle.

The site is pretty simple and does nothing except listing books. All of them are public domain, and the last books was added to catalog in 2006.

9. Baen Free Library ⇢ Baen Free Library

Baen is an ebook online store, selling ebooks from a dozen of publishers, that also operates Baen Free Library. The library was established, because the cost giving away an ebook version of the book was cheaper than buying an advertising. That’s why in the Free Library you can find newly released title, not literature classics.

Although Baen is an ebookstore, you can download free books without the need to register or leave an email address. Some of the books may be included in the Free Library, but their status may have changed to paid, so double-check it before downloading.

10. Goodreads ⇢ Goodreads

The largest book discovery site, Goodreads, offers also books in mobi/Kindle format. The catalog is not huge, there are only 2,500 titles listed here, but they are very interesting ones.

For instance you can download Harry Potter: The Prequel by J.K. Rowling, a short story set about three years before the birth of Harry Potter. It recounts an adventure experienced by Sirius Black and James Potter.

11. ManyBooks ⇢ ManyBooks

The site offers almost 30,000 free ebooks. It’s very well-organized and easy to browse for books or follow recommendations. The book detail page displays not only usual fields like the author or publish date, but also word count and the reading ease.

The number of available formats is impressive. There are three formats your Kindle will read: azw, Mobipocket (.mobi), and Mobipocket (.prc).

12. DigiLibraries ⇢ DigiLibraries

The site is an online ebook catalog, where you can find almost 30,000 titles – all of them are free. There are several categories to choose from. The most popular are Poetry, Juvenile Fiction, and Literary Collections.

Harry Potter Moment of the Week

Harry Potter Moment of the Week is a feature started by Leah over at Uncorked Thoughts – with creative credit going out to Ula at Blog of Erised.  The idea is to get Harry Potter fans together and discuss our favorite things about the series; be it a favorite moment, character, magical item, spell, quote or object from the books, films or J.K Rowling herself.

This feature goes up on Thursdays, and is hosted here at Lunar Rainbows Reviews. Any blogger can join in on the fun, all we ask is that you link back to us in your post in some way!
Below you’ll find a list of previous and future topics. Thank you to Ula, Mel, Leah, Matt, Jaclyn, Alex, Lee and Kimberly for their help and suggestions:
  • Favorite Dobby moment? – May 18th 2017
  • Which books would you recommend to Fred and George? – May 25th 2017
  • What is your favorite Harry Potter book cover? -Pick one cover from ANY edition. – June 1st 2017
  • Best moment of pure SASS? – June 8th 2017
  • You can have lunch with 3 people involved with the movies, Who are they and why? – June 15th 2017
  • Favorite quote from Order of the Phoenix? – June 22nd 2017
  • If you could save only ONE character from death, who would it be? – June 29th 2017
  • Would you rather face a dragon or the acromantula? – July 6th 2017
  • Which character would be your study partner? – July 13th 2017
  • Favorite Dean moment? – July 20th 2017
  • Which books would you recommend to Lupin? – July 27th 2017
  • If you could change one thing from book 6, what would it be? – August 3rd 2017
  • If you could go back in time through the series, at what point would you go to first? – August 10th 2017
  • Favorite Hogwarts Founder. Or whichever one fascinates you the most. – August 17th 2017
  • Would you have joined the Slug Club? – August 24th 2017
  • Rename the books from  Neville’s point of view  – August 31st 2017
  • Which character confused you the most through the series? – September 7th 2017
  • Favorite quote from Half Blood Prince? – September 14th 2017
  • How would you use Felix Felicis (Liquid Luck)? – September 21st 2017
  • Would you rather get a disapproving glare from McGonagall or Dumbledore? – September 28th 2017
  • Favorite Hogwarts Painting? – October 5th 2017
  • Which character makes you laugh the most? – October 12th 2017
  • Which books would you recommend to McGonagall? – October 19th 2017
  • If you could change one thing from the sixth film, what would it be? – October 26th 2017
  • What store would be your first stop in Diagon Alley when picking up your supplies for your first year in Hogwarts? – November 2nd 2017
  • Free Week! Your choice 🙂 – November 9th 2017
  • Would you rather face a Dementor or a Death Eater? – November 16th 2017
  • If you could change one thing from book 7, what would it be? – November 23rd 2017
  • Which books would you recommend to Bellatrix? – November 30th 2017
  • What’s a word or expression from the books/movies that you use in everyday life? – December 7th 2017
  • Which character would you want to be your sibling? – December 14th 2017
  • You open a pack of bertie botts every flavor beans, What flavor are you hoping for?  -December 21st 2017
  • If you could change one thing from the seventh film, what would it be? – December 28th 2017
  • Favorite Severus Snape moment? – January 4th 2018
  • Would you rather have an invisibility cloak or a time turner? – January 11th 2018
  • What colour dress/dress robes would you wear to the Yule Ball? – January 18th 2018
  • Which books would you recommend to Voldemort? – January 25th 2018
  • You finally discover the Room of Requirement. What does it instantly magically transform into for you? – February 1st 2018
  • Rename the books from Hagrid’s point of view – February 8th 2018
  • Favorite quote from Deathly Hallows? – February 15th 2018
  • You’re on the run from Voldemort and his Death Eaters. Where would you hide out? – February 22nd 2018
  • Would you rather duel with Draco or Harry? – March 1st 2018
  • You have a chance to make three Horcruxes, what items do you use? – March 8th 2018
  • If you could change one thing from the eighth film,what would it be? – March 15th 2018
  • It’s the battle of Hogwarts! Which Wizard do you go after to battle first? – March 22nd 2018
  • What do you most wish Dumbledore had said to Harry but didn’t (including that Death scene reunion) – March 29th 2018
  • Which books would you recommend to Snape? – April 5th 2018
  • You just got a Howler, where were you and what did you do? – April 12th 2018
  • What do you most wish we’d have found out happened after the books? – April 19th 2018
  • Free Week! Your choice 🙂 – April 26th 2018
  • What spell, charm, or potion do you think you’d have the hardest time mastering? – May 3rd 2018
  •  If you were Voldemort what things would you do differently to defeat Harry Potter (harness your inner evil people ;D) – May 10th 2018
  • As a muggle thrown into the war, which magical character would you want by your side at all times? – May 17th 2018
  • Would you rather go to Azkaban for 5 years or be hunted by Death Eaters for your whole life? – May 24th 2018
  • Who would you rather have as an enemy, Dumbledore or Voldemort? – May 31st 2018
  • Which Deathly Hollows would you want to keep for yourself? – June 7th 2018
  • Who was your favorite actor/actress in the movies? – June 14th 2018
  • Favorite moment from the movies? – June 21st 2018
  • What/who would you want J.K Rowling to write an extra short story about (It could be about anyone at any moment in time, ex. Harry playing with Teddy, Harry and Ginny’s wedding, etc) – June 28th 2018
  • Which books would you recommend to Neville? – July 5th 2018

How to add books to Kindle

There are a couple of ways you can add own books to the Kindle e-reader or tablet/smartphone app:

1. The most popular way is to send a file to the email address associated with your device. If you buy a Kindle or download a Kindle app, first thing to do is to sign in with your Amazon account. Since that time this device/app is given a special email address to which you can send the files. You can find it in the Settings section.

2. You can also use a Send to Kindle application. It’s available for Mac and Windows, but you can also get it for Chrome and Firefox browsers. While the desktop version lets you add files stored on a computer disc, the browser extension helps add web content.

3. If you use a cloud storage service like Dropbox, you can upload the file to it from your computer, and use a Dropbox application on your tablet or phone to download the file to Kindle app.

4. If you have a Kindle ereader – connect Kindle to your computer and drag the files into Documents folder inside the Kindle disc image.

5. If you have a Kindle app installed on your smartphone or tablet, you should be also able to add the file if you tap on it. A list of applications capable of opening it should be displayed, and if the file is in mobi format, you should see a Kindle app.