A few weeks ago, I downloaded the free Kindle App to my laptop. I love it. This is not a sponsored post. The Kindle Reader just works for me!
I've downloaded about thirty books of fairy tales from cultures all over the world, and all those downloads have been free. This means I can take my computer with me when we visit Grandpa this weekend, rather than taking a stack of story books! Lighter packing makes me happy!
I've downloaded the Bible for free. It's the ESV translation, which is actually pretty good, judging from my limited knowledge of Biblical Hebrew (I was previously only familiar with the KJV and a couple Jewish translations). I love that it's annotated, cross-referenced, and has easy access to end notes. I also love that Kindle allows me to "bookmark" several spots at once, and I don't have to worry about small hands displacing those markers! It's been great for my daily Bible reading.
I've also downloaded free translations of lots of classical texts. Archimedes? Check. Aristotle? Check. Plato? Check. The list goes on.
I've also downloaded more modern classics: most of the works of Lewis Carroll, Newton's Principia, a book by Louisa May Alcott, etc.
Basically, if you want classics, classical literature in translation, or folk literature from around the world, Kindle has a free book for you. I'm a little late to the game, but Kindle has already expanded my horizons without costing me a penny or taking up an extra square inch of floor space. And I'm really looking forward to using it in our homeschool, especially since it has a note-taking feature and an easy word look-up feature.
Kindle is a great resource, and I can't recommend it highly enough.
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