WTS Wednesday – Classic Literature – Free For You And Your Kids! (And Perfect For Your Next Road Trip)

Hello ‘Tangenter!

Did you know that there is an easy and free way to find great literature to read and it’s accessible right from home?!

Welcome to Project Gutenberg!

Project Gutenberg is an amazingly liberating idea. Their goal is to make classic, public domain works available to everyone*!

How cool is that?

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They even have audiobooks, which are perfect for that point in the road trip when you’ve lost your voice from reading pages and pages of Little Women out loud… or you can’t read for fear of becoming unpleasantly motion sick due to the rocking motion of the vomit-inducing contraption you’re being forced to ride in and just want to be distracted from the nausea by some wonderfully classic literature. Miss Austen, I need your help!

But, maybe that’s just me.


Here are some Project Gutenberg categories that I think are fun:

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WARNING: Due to the historical nature of these books and the fact that they are accurate to their time period, you may find some references or ideas to be slightly antiquated and, possibly, objectionable.

  • Children’s Literature – I recently grabbed The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz to read from here. I also noticed that Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is available, too.
  • Children’s Fiction – Horatio Alger does a great job of showing the world of the 1800s.

For the Grown Ups

  • Jane Austen, of course!
  • Science Fiction – see what has come true… and what we’re still working toward!
  • Mystery – read the father of the crime novel, himself, Edgar Allan Poe.

You can even read one of my personal favorites, Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley.

Basically, Project Gutenberg has a huge collection of books that you can download for free!

If you find yourself loving Project Gutenberg and want to support it, consider donating!

Do you already use this fantastic resource? Tell me what books you’re reading this season!

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*Everyone in the United States, that is. They’re working off of U.S. copyright laws, so if you’re in another country, you’ll have to check the copyright laws that apply to you.

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3 Responses to “WTS Wednesday – Classic Literature – Free For You And Your Kids! (And Perfect For Your Next Road Trip)”

  1. Rose September 4, 2013 at 3:32 PM #

    You gotta love free books! I’ll have to see if they are available for my nook. I’ve read all of the Little Women series. I’m trying to get my daughter into them. Thanks for the heads up!

  2. Mari September 4, 2013 at 3:54 PM #

    Edit: (Oops! Replied to the wrong thread.)

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