The Shout-Out web site for today, 30 March 2014, is:
(Read classic books online for free)
There’s not much earth-shattering about this humble web site but for some of us – those who have eschewed the reading tablet craze, this is a handy little site to visit when you are in need of some classic reading material. You know, those dark and rainy Sunday mornings (like the one we’re having right this minute here in New England) when all you want is to turn off all the noise of the world and curl up in your favourite chair, switch on the overhead lamp, and get lost in one of your long-time favourite stories or begin a new one you’ve been meaning to read forever…
One of my favourite books is in here:
Try it! It’s not what you think of as a typical H.G. Wells story – it’s before all the science fiction stuff came along; it’s a lovely little story.
In this world of high technology, gadgets up the yazoo, and multitasking mammas, there is still nothing like a good book.
I have held on to the notion that a real, live, physical, in-the-moment book made out of paper and cardboard and, if you’re very lucky, a little leather with gold gilding, is the very best of the world of books, but I have to admit that finding an unexpected little gem online – for free – is something that lights up an otherwise dreary rainy day for me.
Nothing fancy here.
Have fun. Save it for a rainy day, or if you are having the same rainy day I’m having right now, get over there and jump in!
Just think, the day after tomorrow it will be April and, although April showers bring May flowers, I have to say that April is just about my favourite month of the year.
I’ve found one I want to read right now, a short story – A Message From The Sea, by the master, Charles Dickens.
(Sandy – after reading the first page of this little gem, what village does it remind you of?)
Bex & Friends