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Must Read Free iPad Books

Updated on October 12, 2011

George Costanza has nothing on me. Cheapness isn't my sixth sense, it's my first. I'm the person who buys generic brand names and cuts dyer sheets in half. Don't blame me, it's the economy right? Truthfully I just have a horrible case of buyers remorse. It really should be classified as a disease. Ultimate Buyers Remorse (UBR) seems to be an appropriate name and I'm sure they could develop a drug to combat it.

Besides, being cheap has such a negative connotation. I prefer to look at myself as being a good money manager. So in the spirit of being a good money manager I typed "free" in the search bar of the iBookstore and gave the first twenty-six pages a look to see if anything worth reading popped up.

In case you don't know how to get there a quick explanation follows:

  1. Tap your iBooks icon
  2. After your library pops up, tap the "Store" tab in the upper left corner.
  3. When the "Store" is open, type "free" in the upper right hand corner search bar.
  4. Hit "Search" on the keypad.
  5. Browse a surprising number of books that are free to download.

I wasn't expecting to find the number of quality books that I did. After twenty-six pages I had written down thirty-four titles. Most are classics that I read while getting schooled and probably did so just because there was going to be an exam on it. The ones that where made into Disney movies stood out, since I was just familiar with the movie. I can't imagine getting around to all thirty-four and I was extremely surprised by five of the titles available. Sounded like a manageable number of books to squeeze in over the next few weeks. Here they are in no particular order:

  1. The Time Machine, H.G. Wells
  2. Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
  3. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, L. Frank Baum
  4. Treasure Island, Robert Lewis Stevenson
  5. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Washington Irving

There are some heavier reads available such as, Dream Psychology by Freud and Relativity written by Einstein. However, these were the ones that piqued my interest the most.

Everybody likes getting something for free and the books listed above will provide some decent entertainment for a minimal price. Someone did pay for the iPad after all. I'm just glad I found something else to do with it besides watching my son play Angry Birds.


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