Remember when I said I couldn’t see myself getting into reading digital books for the life of me?
Well, I have for the first time realised that the reason why my student money-saving schemes never work may just be because I buy too many books. This probably would never have occurred to me had I not moved out of my student room and out of my bedroom in my parent’s house, and hadn’t broken my back on hauling my full collection of books to storages and new locations.
Of course, not having a library to carry around with me is unthinkable, so I’ve decided to change my mind and give reading ebooks a go. After a quick google search, it turns out that most classic novels written before a certain date (I believe around 1925) can be downloaded for free since their copyright has expired. Thanks to Amazon’s Free ebooks section, my library on my tablet PC now includes F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jane Austen, Thomas Hardy, Joseph Conrad, Emily and Charlotte Bronte, D.H. Lawrence, Kate Chopin, Tolstoy, and others. Happy reading. More money for wine. This sounds like it can’t possibly go wrong, and I might actually end up a little more “sophisticated” in the process.
But I’m going to need some help from everyone. First, next time you see me anywhere near a bookstore, feel free to smack me on the fingers. Hard.
Second, to anyone who loves reading, any tips for classics I’ve missed out on so far? it’d be much appreciated.
(I did crack on seeing this hardcover edition of Philip Pullman’s fantasy trilogy, which I’ve never read. But technically, that was before I’d decided to start the digital reading. I can’t resist a pretty book….)