Over on my personal website, A License To Quill, I’ve started sharing some tips for getting through the isolation and social distancing many of us are doing right now. Since today’s tip is about free books and stories (including my own) and other forms of free entertainment accessible from home, I thought I would share it here, too. If you return to the home page of my personal site, there’s a few more “Social Distancing 101” posts I wrote about making use of food we normally toss out (going to the grocery store can be daunting!) I’ll continue a daily post as long as we are in isolation.
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Staying home means more than trying to stretch your food so you don’t have to shop so often. Today’s advice is all about fun.
Read a book! There’s no better time than now to catch up on your to-read pile. If you don’t have a stockpile of books already, there’s lots to read for free online. If you have a Kindle, many Amazon authors offer free books, usually as a lead-in to tempt you into following the rest of a series. I’ve discovered some excellent authors this way.
Your local library may have online resources too. Mine offers checkout services for digital books, movies and music.
I’ve got some of my short stories, printable coloring pages, and a collection of Steampunk adventure YouTube movies at The Brassbright Chronicle. Look for the “Free Fun” menu tab near the top.
And last but certainly not least, Mims House books has a fantastic offer for parents needing children’s books. Here’s their announcement:
NOTICE: To support families during the COVID-19 outbreak, all of our ebooks and audiobooks are free. We guarantee that you’ll be able to open these on the device of your choice. To get it free, ADD TO CART. The price will be zero. Check out as usual. (Be sure you selected the ebook or audiobook version. If you see an amount other than zero, you chose a paperback or hardcover book. Remove it from the cart and instead add the correct version.) To narrow down your choices, click on the category below.