Shout-Out Sunday No. 13 – Page by Page

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:

The Wheels of Chance by H(erbert) G(eorge) Wells.

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.

Here is the page of links by AUTHORS.

Here is the page of links by TITLES.

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

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8 Responses to Shout-Out Sunday No. 13 – Page by Page

  1. I just got a Kindle (by request) for my birthday. It came today. The reason is I was once an avid reader and then my eyesight changed and I was told I can adjust the font size on the Kindle…woo woo.

    Thanks Bex for the info. I have saved it. I’m not sure what I want to read all I know is I want to read.

    I have to build back my up close and personal library. These last moves were sacrificial and I know a great used book store in Raleigh that is dying to help me out.

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  2. Several friends have posted links to free books – what a treat, though I continue to plow through my stack. I’ve had a Kindle for over 6 months and have yet to activate it. I’m rather adept with technology, but will probably remain rather old-fashioned regarding my reading choices. Perhaps some day I’ll change… and then maybe not. 🙂


  3. TopsyTurvy says:

    Not sure where Maggie is but my little corner of Ontario had bright sunshine from sun up to sun down – and it was actually above freezing, which has been a nice change.

    Yes, e-books are great – whether they’re from sites like Bex has found or from your library. All those nice free books that are now beyond copyright date are also available from whatever online presence your local library has – plus they have a number of more recent e-books, like any good library.

    Currently, I’m reading Martha Stewart’s “Living the Good Long Life”, which I downloaded from my library.

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  4. Eric Mayer says:

    Since Mary and I share a dial-up line and need to trade it back and forth I tend to frequent sites like Gutenberg and just download the free books. But, yes, free online books are wonderful, especially if, like me, one favors older books. Whoever thought we’d all have enormous free libraries in our own homes?

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  5. sandy freel says:

    WOW….More free books…I do love reading the real book but sometimes it is nice to slip my kindle in handbag to read in places while I wait (tooth doc.)
    Thanks so much for sites and great photos.
    I read the first few lines of the one you posted…I was thinking Whitby.

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  6. Bex says:

    Glad to oblige ladies! We had rain all night long and bare ground outside now. I think we’ve turned the corner from winter to spring here – finally!


  7. That link is a gem Bex! We are having a snowy, steely skied morning here in Ontario, Canada. perfect for curling up with a book!

    We already have the driveway shovelled and the snow plow has been through!

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  8. WendyNC says:

    Another site for free books! Can’t have too many of those. Thanks for the links.

    Liked by 1 person

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