Reading is so much fun. I love to read. I actually love to buy books more than I love to read them! You should see my library. But while I love to read, and to collect books, I am in the process of reading with a purpose. I have joined BookSneeze. The concept of BookSneeze is simple. They provide me with free books, I read them, then write a review. I also get to keep the books when I am finished reading them, so be on the lookout for giveaways on my website once I have posted the review. It’s a pretty sweet deal and I am already halfway through my first book. I chose A Time to Dance by Karen Kingsbury as my first pick.
I have never really been that involved in book clubs, but one of the most popular books clubs out there is Oprah’s Book Club. As a matter of fact, she just released the 65th Oprah Book Club pick and it is a Charles Dickens double-header. The selections are A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations, and Amazon announced that both are available on Kindle for free, along with millions of other out-of-copyright works. These free Kindle books can be read on the bestselling $139 Kindle with new, high-contrast Pearl e-ink or on iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, BlackBerry, Android-based devices, PC, and Mac using free Kindle reading apps.
“We’ve found that customers love to discover-or rediscover-classic books on Kindle and we’re sure these Dickens books will find new readers as an Oprah’s Book Club selection,” said Russ Grandinetti, Vice President of Kindle Content. “Millions of free, out-of-copyright books are available to read on Kindle, including these two classic Dickens books.”
There is also a Penguin edition available in the Kindle store for $7.99. The Penguin edition includes illustrations of 18th century fashion and culture in Dickens’ Victorian world, information about the early reception for both A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations, a filmography of Dickens’ novels, further reading about the author as well as what informed the thematic elements of these classic novels.