Emergency, need books and book suggestions
So my advisor in her infinite "wisdom" has decided that rather than write Internet access into her field project budget that she would rather "disconnect" for an entire month, regardless of the desires of anyone else. The undergrads will be fine with their parents paying for their smart phones, but m going to be at a loss for entertainment.
I do have an iPad but can't afford 3G (with my wife heading back to school in fall I have to save $$). However, I might as well use the time to catch up on recreational reading so I'm asking for a favor. If you've got books in.pdf format I would love to increase my library on my iPad. Just pm me and I can give you my email. If you have links (I love stuff in the public domain) I would appreciate that too, just post them here.
Below are some genres Im interested in (but surprise me if you've got a must read):
-19th century literature
-Russian literature (pre revolution and soviet period)
-anything remotely steam or cyber-punk
Things Im not into:
-partisan politics of any stripe
Don't forget, in case this is of interest, but most literary "classics" are free on iTunes. So far I've read Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, War of the Worlds, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and downloaded a few others.
His Dark Materials. amazing sci-fi series, arguably my favorite trilogy of all time.
Project Gutenberg will give you access to d/l anything over 80 years old I believe.
Go get a free library card at your local library. Most libraries are now part of the overdrive network, which allow you to download, FOR FREE, ebooks, and audiobooks that would otherwise cost $20-40.
The catch is that you are supposed to delete them after you use them. (it is a library after all).
Anyway, as for suggestions, I love sci-fi/fantasy. I've read through the entire ringworld series. Good stuff. Also the Codex Alera series by Jim Butcher (along with his Desden files). Plus you have the standard Frank Herbert, Orson Scott Card, Asimov, Bradbury, Gibson, etc group. Anything they have written is readable.
Personally I love dystopian scifi. I'm ashamed to admit I just read through the Hunger Games trilogy. But better then I expected.
I've got every battletech novel in pdf format if that interests you. It's about 192mb worth of stuff.
edit: Also Warhammer 40K rule books
pm inbound. :)
If your into existentialism, I highly recommend vaunaguts slaughter house 5.
Not free, but cheap and an excellent read.
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