Have you heard of Readprint.com? It’s an online library with thousands of novels, poems, and other stories. The best thing about this library: it’s free. This library is great for students, teachers, and the classic enthusiast. You’ll find full novels from top authors, such as Agatha Christie, Mark Twain, Shakespeare, or Robert Frost. The list of most popularly read books includes Emma, The Invisible Man, and Peter Pan.
So, what’s the catch? That’s what I was wondering. When I started scanning the Web site my eyes were immediately drawn to the word “Warning.” I thought, this must be it, the catch. However, the warning read as follows: ”The surgeon general reports that having these many free books at your disposal can be highly addictive.” Simply a joke. Realistically, the only catch is that you won’t find new releases or recently published authors, but did you really get your hope up high enough for that? Read Print is ideal for those who would like to brush up on some classics without shelling out cash and taking up space with a hard copy. It is also useful on vacations if you don’t own some other device that holds eBooks. Read Print might not be ideal for those who cannot handle looking at a computer screen for hours on end. However, there is a special “Reading Mode” that you can launch that will eliminate the glaring white background in exchange for dimmer tan, with a black surrounding, which is much easier on the eyes.
You might have noticed that Read Print is similar to Google books, and in fact it even has less material than Google books. However, I choose Readprint.com over Google books, because the format is much more appealing. Most files on Google books are scanned in from actual books and can seem, well, like what they are: used pages. Sometimes Google books can be useful for homework, because its search feature allows me to quickly locate a certain phrase in a book, or see how often a key word pops up, but Read Print is “cleaner” and more user-friendly for extended usage.