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message 1: by J_BlueFlower (new)

J_BlueFlower (j_from_denmark) | 387 comments Here is a new list:
Books on any version of the list “1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die” that are available from Project Gutenberg.
http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/11...
Project Gutenberg is here: http://www.gutenberg.org

Please help place books on the list or vote for your favourites.

Also see
http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/95...
http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/42...

Why this new list? It is not obvious what 1001-list books to find on Gutenberg. Some old ones are not there and some new ones are. For example did you know that Agatha Christie has two free books on Gutenberg? And Kurt Vonnegut has two of which 2BR02B was publiced in 1962 – less then 50 years ago.


message 2: by Shirley (new)

Shirley (shirleythekindlereader) | 19 comments Thanks for the update.


message 3: by Laura (new)

Laura | 27 comments Is this still current? Anyone know?


message 4: by Melanti (new)

Melanti | 50 comments There's only a little over 100 books up there. Chances are that the Listopia was never complete to begin with. Each person can only add 100 books, after all.


message 5: by Ellinor (last edited Mar 08, 2016 11:27AM) (new)

Ellinor (1001andmore) | 767 comments Mod
Should we also add books available on other countries' versions of Project Gutenberg? There are Australian and Camadian versions and also a German one. Some of them have newer books because the copyright is different in different countries.


message 6: by Laura (new)

Laura | 27 comments Oh, that'd be great Ellinor!


message 7: by J_BlueFlower (new)

J_BlueFlower (j_from_denmark) | 387 comments I have not been adding to it since I found the sites in the comments. Take a look at these:
http://cc-gems.blogspot.dk/2006/10/e-...
https://lnatal.wordpress.com/2012/11/...

Very nice lists with working links.


message 8: by Ellinor (last edited Mar 12, 2016 12:52PM) (new)

Ellinor (1001andmore) | 767 comments Mod
J_BlueFlower wrote: "I have not been adding to it since I found the sites in the comments. Take a look at these:
http://cc-gems.blogspot.dk/2006/10/e-...
https://lnatal.wordpress.c..."


Those lists are great! Thanks so much for sharing!

Another great place for free books is www.openlibrary.org. You only have to register for free and then you have access to an enormous ebook library. You can read books published in any year not just the ones without copyright protection. You have to read them online though (they say you can also download them but so far I haven't found out how that works) and you only have two weeks before your loan expires.


message 9: by Nicola (last edited Mar 12, 2016 01:46PM) (new)

Nicola | 765 comments Ellinor wrote: You have to read them online though (they say you can also download them but so far I haven't found out how that works) ..."

You definitely can but you need to have an Adobe Digital Editions account set up and installed on your computer. It should tell you when you try to download any book available in epub format. Once you have it there you can transfer it to any electronic reader that supports epub ie NOT kindle unless you've done a bit of hacking around to make it work.

I just use my nook :-)


message 10: by Ellinor (new)

Ellinor (1001andmore) | 767 comments Mod
Nicola wrote: "Ellinor wrote: You have to read them online though (they say you can also download them but so far I haven't found out how that works) ..."

You definitely can but you need to have an Adobe Digital..."


I didn't know about this extra step. When I borrow ebooks from my local library I just go online with my ereader and download them directly. This doesn't seem to work with openlibrary. I'll try again with your method. Thanks, Nicola!


message 11: by Nicola (last edited Mar 13, 2016 07:54AM) (new)

Nicola | 765 comments Ellinor wrote: I didn't know about this extra step. When I borrow ebooks from my local library I just go online with my ereader and download them directly. This doesn't seem to work with openlibrary. I'll try again with your method. Thanks, Nicola! ..."

Here's a link which you might find helpful if you have any questions: https://openlibrary.org/help/faq/borr...

If you install Adobe Digital Editions then you'll need an Adobe account as well. It's quick and easy and the link is on the FAQ.


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