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HOW TO READ FREE BOOKS ONLINE WHILE STAYING IN LOCKDOWN

The internet is filled with a wealth of knowledge, and one of those things is free books. Countless sites offer ebooks for free or discounted prices, but knowing if the site can be trusted for catering free books without a side of malware or some scary virus can be a little complicated.

With the second wave of coronavirus, the spread is faster than seen before, so we’re left with one option: following SOPs, including staying at home and wearing masks. Reading books is one of the most effective ones to relieve yourself from boredom in lockdown out of other limited options. You cannot go to a library or bookstore, so reading online is the only possibility. How can you read free books on Obooko and other online book sources and how can you incorporate reading into your everyday life; it’s all discussed here.

FREE BOOK RESOURCES

The internet is filled with a wealth of knowledge, and one of those things is free books. Countless sites offer ebooks for free or discounted prices, but knowing if the site can be trusted for catering free books without a side of malware or some scary virus can be a little complicated. One of the worth mentioning options include Project Gutenberg. The name derived from an old printing press in the 15th century. Here you can find books that are not subject to patent so that you can read them for free.

Another place you check for free books is the Kindle Store, known as the number one books retailer. This website displays a seemingly never-ending list of books only if you search for free books. From classics to non-fiction, it contains everything and also the books of best-selling authors. The reason behind so much variety is that on Amazon Kindle, many authors choose to make their titles famous at no cost and considering the number of book lovers on the site, that indeed works.

Sometimes the easy way of finding books is by crowdsourcing and Goodreads makes this procedure easier. The shelves are marked by categories, and free ebooks contain only free books. It is a very rich resource of many titles and also worth a shot if you are looking for free books.

 

FREE BOOKS FROM PAID SERVICES

Even some paid book sites also offer a search filter with a free option. If you select this option, it only shows free books according to your specific genre, e.g. action, thriller, drama etc. or different categories including trending, latest, and bestsellers. Some websites solely focus on books for which there is no need to lighten your wallets. They get deals from major retailers and provide you with gratis books.

 

STAY IN THE LOOP

Sometimes you want to read a book, but you’re not sure which book you should read. You remember some friend of yours completely obsessing over a book last month but can’t remember which friend it was, let alone the name of the book. There are a number of book sites which upon signing up will send you weekly or monthly emails keeping you updated on new releases, top picks, promotions and discounts. Some even promote at least one free book from each genre regularly. Isn’t that just amazing?

 

TAP YOUR INNER READER

Yes, we understand that sometimes you really want to read, you know which book and even have the time for it, but you just can’t. It’s like your brain doesn’t want to read while your heart does, or something of that sort. Don’t worry. Many of us struggle with the same precise problem, and there are certain ways you can wake up your inner reader who absolutely loves reading one book after the other.

Just like with most other activities, you need to make time for reading or try incorporating it into your daily routine. You can enjoy a book while your lunch is on the stove or while your laundry is in the washing machine. If you feel like YouTube, Netflix or your social media feed just makes you forgetful of the world around you (because that’s a fact) then make sure to unplug your TV or toggle on the Do Not Disturb mode on your smartphone before starting a reading. Fewer distractions equal more reading. Although going to a book club may not be possible in lockdown, you should totally look into joining a virtual book club (yes, that’s a thing) because peer pressure really works and interacting with fellow book lovers make the reading experience more fun.

 

BROADEN YOUR HORIZONS

While all of us have our favourite tropes and genres, trying out new authors and books outside your perceived reading boundaries can be very interesting and exciting. Since reading is a form of communication in which you attentively listen while the author speaks and eventually a connection is formed, reading something new and unusual for you equals meeting new people, experiencing unknown pleasures, and discovering new ways of looking at things. That certainly sounds like a lot of fun, doesn’t it?

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