I don't know how many of you are readers, but to say I am an avid reader is an understatement. I got an Amazon Kindle for Christmas, and I couldn't be more in love!!!
When we first moved back to California, I was unemployed for 4 months. We also went about a month with no cable, or internet, and I also had no vehicle for about 2 of those weeks. The only reason I survived was my kindle. Not only could I read non stop, I also had limited access to the internet because I got the one with the 3G network.
I was able to get quite a few classics for free. Books that were written more than a certain amount of years ago are free, because their contract is up. Or something like that :) Anne of Green Gables (the entire series) was the best classic I read, that I had never read before. My favorite is and always will be Little Women. And on the other side of the spectrum is Moby Dick. Talk about PAINFUL. Mr Melville must have been paid by the word!!! I have read about 25% of the book, and he is just barely on the ship! And that 25% took me weeks. Hope I don't offend anyone, but Melville is going in my YUCK pile with Dickens. Love A Christmas Carol (maybe 'cause its a Disney movie) but you can keep the rest of his books.
It also suggests authors to you who are similar to the ones you have already downloaded. Through this I was introduced to Kristin Hannah. Wonderful author! Just can't get enough of her books. The most recent one I finished was Magic Hour. It was absolutely enthralling. I stayed up WAY to late over about 5 days reading it. I'm now reading Angel Falls, and am loving it. Her books are all set in the Pacific Northwest of the US. If I weren't living in CA, this would be my second choice. (as a disclaimer, each of her books contains a couple of sentences that are a bit crude. And totally random and unexpected)
My other favorite authors are Maeve Binchey, Jodi Piccoult, and Nicholas Sparks. Why don't you suggest some of your favorite books/authors so I can check them out!!!