Downloading Free eBooks
November 07, 2012
I never thought I would use a Kindle, or any other type of eBook reader. My husband insisted that I needed one, though. I think he was just looking for ideas for my Christmas present and was coming up blank. I kept telling him no. I work in a library, and why would I ever buy a book? Well, most of you know by now that the Library offers eBooks for checkout as a free service. Don’t you just love free stuff?
Well, once the Library started subscribing to OverDrive, my husband went ahead and got me the least expensive Kindle—I didn’t want any bells and whistles! I was still very hesitant, and the poor thing didn’t get much use.
Well, I’m beginning to change my mind. I just checked out out an eBook copy of Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. While there was a waiting list when I originally reserved it, it went much faster than I anticipated. Then, once I started reading, I couldn’t put it down. I’m definitely going to start looking for eBook checkouts on OverDrive. Unfortunately, I have this habit of skipping ahead to the last chapter to see how the book ends. Not quite so easy to do on a Kindle.
Also, for those of you who are having trouble downloading free eBooks through OverDrive, we are offering two classes on just how to do that here at the Riverside Branch. One is on Monday, November 12 at 7:00 p.m., and the other is on Saturday, December 15 at 2:00 p.m. Looking forward to seeing you there!