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More Great Free Books From Amazon & Archive.org

So in previous blog posts, I have occasional shared out some great material that I have found online that is just ripe (and legal) for the taking!  That includes posts on finding great free audiobooks from Librivox.
This has also included a good amount of free ebooks on Amazon's Kindle.   I wrote two posts about this.  The first post entailed a lot of classic works and other useful books.  The second post included more Horror and Science Fiction ebooks.

Well, while aimless surfing on Amazon today, I stumbled upon another trove of materials that I wanted to share out--a handful of Astounding Stories magazines that are on Amazon:

Astounding Stories of Super-Science January 1930
http://www.amazon.com/Astounding-Stories-Super-Science-January-1930-ebook/dp/B00AQM8HQQ/

Astounding Stories of Super-Science, November, 1930
http://www.amazon.com/Astounding-Stories-Super-Science-November-1930-ebook/dp/B0082V4TA6/

Astounding Stories of Super-Science, December 1930 
http://www.amazon.com/Astounding-Stories-Super-Science-December-1930-ebook/dp/B0039GL1KK/

Astounding Stories, February, 1931
http://www.amazon.com/Astounding-Stories-February-1931-Various-ebook/dp/B0082X87HK/

Astounding Stories, March, 1931
http://www.amazon.com/Astounding-Stories-March-1931-Various-ebook/dp/B0039GL466/

Astounding Stories, April, 1931
http://www.amazon.com/Astounding-Stories-April-1931-Various-ebook/dp/B0039GL24U/

Astounding Stories, May, 1931
http://www.amazon.com/Astounding-Stories-May-1931-Various-ebook/dp/B0039GL3QW/

Astounding Stories, June, 1931
http://www.amazon.com/Astounding-Stories-June-1931-Various-ebook/dp/B004TPAOTE/

Astounding Stories, July, 1931
http://www.amazon.com/Astounding-Stories-July-1931-Various-ebook/dp/B0039GL2U4/

Astounding Stories, August, 1931
http://www.amazon.com/Astounding-Stories-August-1931-Various-ebook/dp/B004TQ0JIE/

But what's more, as I started to look around I also found this amazing resource from Archive.org:  +

The Pulp Magazine Archive

Screen shot of the Pulp Magazine Archive

This amazing resource has over 1600 pulp magazines from the 20th century.  So much to enjoy and peruse!  I hope you enjoyed this share!


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Recent Post from LETS Blog: 5 Questions & Answers about OER

So this post was published on the Learning, Education, Technology and Support (LETS) Blog at North Shore Community College.

The average community college student spends over $1200 annually on classroom textbooks. That means that students who complete their learning in two years will have spent close to a single-semester’s worth of their money on textbooks.  Nearly two-thirds of students at some point have not bought a textbook because of the cost (and that too has taken a toll on most of their performances within thosecourses). Though many of us are not aware of the specific numbers, we implicitly know and witness the result of expensive textbooks in our classes.


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For many instructors, textbooks (and their often steep prices) are a necessary evil.  Some will find ways of lessening the burden put on students by having copies available in the library for in-library use or allowing students to purchase earlier (and therefore, cheaper) editions.  But in a given course section, we’re still likely generating hundreds if not thousands of dollars profit for publishers at our students’ expense. 


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Librivox Part 7: Random and Curious Free Audiobooks

This post will feature some of the more curious finds on Librivox that I've come across in this entire series.  Some of these are quite random while others are just finds that I rather like or find useful to look at.  So has anyone been following this entire series?  What post did you enjoy the most or find most useful?  Let me know down below in the comments section.  If you have enjoyed or plan to enjoy any of Librivox, I highly encourage you to DONATE.  Like Wikipedia, it is a site largely run by volunteers and is a nonprofit.  We all substantially benefit from both which is why I regularly donate to both.  Please consider donating!  If this is the first one you're turning into in this series, check out my previous posts in this series.   Previous posts in this series include:

Book cover - Ragged Dick Image Source: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/83/Ragged_Dick_Cover_by_Coates_1895.JPG
Ragged Dick - Horatio ALGER, JR. (1832 - 1899)
http://librivox.org/ragged-dick-by-horatio-alger-jr/

Nibelungenlied - ANONYMOUS ( - )
http://librivox.org/the-nibelungenlied-by-anonymous/

Culture and Anarchy - Matthew ARNOLD (1822 - 1888)
http://librivox.org/culture-and-anarchy-by-matthew-arnold/

The Autobiography of Methuselah - John Kendrick BANGS (1862 - 1922)
http://librivox.org/the-autobiography-of-methuselah-by-john-kendrick-bangs/

The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova Vol. 1 - Giacomo CASANOVA (1725 - 1798)
http://librivox.org/memoirs-of-jacques-casanova-vol-1-by-giacomo-casanova/

The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova Vol. 2 - Giacomo CASANOVA (1725 - 1798)
http://librivox.org/memoirs-of-jacques-casanova-vol-2-by-giacomo-casanova/

Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume One - Havelock ELLIS (1859 - 1939)
http://librivox.org/studies-in-the-psychology-of-sex-volume-one-by-havelock-ellis/

Herland - Charlotte Perkins GILMAN (1860 - 1935)
http://librivox.org/herland-by-charlotte-perkins-gilman/

Havelock Ellis
Early Sex Pioneer
Erotica Romana - Johann Wolfgang von GOETHE (1749 - 1832)
http://librivox.org/erotica-romana-by-johann-wolfgang-von-goethe/

Anatomy of the Human Body, Part 1 (Gray's Anatomy) - Henry GRAY (1827 - 1861)
http://librivox.org/anatomy-of-the-human-body-part-1-by-henry-gray/

Anatomy of the Human Body, Part 2 (Gray's Anatomy) - Henry GRAY (1827 - 1861)
http://librivox.org/anatomy-of-the-human-body-part-2-by-henry-gray/

Anatomy of the Human Body, Part 3 (Gray's Anatomy) - Henry GRAY (1827 - 1861)
http://librivox.org/anatomy-of-the-human-body-part-3-by-henry-gray/

Anatomy of the Human Body, Part 4 (Gray's Anatomy) - Henry GRAY (1827 - 1861)
http://librivox.org/anatomy-of-the-human-body-part-4-by-henry-gray/

Anatomy of the Human Body, Part 5 (Gray's Anatomy) - Henry GRAY (1827 - 1861)
http://librivox.org/anatomy-of-the-human-body-part-5-by-henry-gray/

The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. - Washington IRVING (1783 - 1859)
http://librivox.org/the-sketch-book-of-geoffrey-crayon-gent-by-washington-irving/

The Sex Life of the Gods - Michael KNERR ( - -1999)
http://librivox.org/sex-life-of-the-gods-by-michael-knerr/

The Female Quixote Vol. 1 - Charlotte LENNOX (1730 - 1804) and Jean Eugène ROBERT-HOUDIN (1805 - 1871)
http://librivox.org/the-female-quixote-volume-1-by-charlotte-lennox/
Book cover: Female Don Quixote Image source: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f9/Charlotte_Lennox_The_Female_Quixote_Cooks_Edition.jpg

Cheese Curd for Bait - James MCINTYRE (1828 - 1906)
http://librivox.org/cheese-curd-for-bait-by-james-mcintyre/

The Elements of Geology - William Harmon NORTON (1856 - 1944)
http://librivox.org/the-elements-of-geology-by-william-harmon-norton/

Armageddon- 2419 A.D. - Philip Francis NOWLAN (1888 - 1940)
http://librivox.org/armageddon-2419-a-d-by-philip-francis-nowlan/

Venus in Furs - Leopold von SACHER-MASOCH (1836 - 1895)
http://librivox.org/venus-in-furs-by-leopold-von-sacher-masoch/

The Art of Controversy (or: The Art of Being Right) - Arthur SCHOPENHAUER (1788 - 1860)
http://librivox.org/the-art-of-controversy-or-the-art-of-being-right-by-arthur-schopenhauer/

American Cookery - Amelia SIMMONS (1700 - 1800)
http://librivox.org/american-cookery-by-amelia-simmons/

Sex - Henry STANTON (1805 - 1887)
http://librivox.org/sex/

The Bee-Man of Orn and Other Fanciful Tales - Frank R. STOCKTON (1834 - 1902)
http://librivox.org/the-bee-man-of-orn-and-other-fanciful-tales-by-frank-r-stockton/



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Librivox Part 6: Free Fantasy MP3 Audiobooks Galore

This is the second to last post in this series.  Originally, I was going to go with six parts, but I figured I would dedicate an entire post to the strange artifacts to be discovered on Librivox--so that will be the final post.  In the meantime, here's the second part of free fantasy audiobooks.  Previous posts in this series include:
Just a note about the links and categories.  Not all links will open up a new tab.  If you want to open a new table with a link, either press the "Control" button when clicking or right click and select the "Open in New Tab" option.  As for categories, I've tried best to put authors on the pages that I think they fit with regard to genre but many of these authors cross the genres of horror, science fiction, and fantasy (sometimes within the same story), so they are not as clear.  So your favorite horror author might end up in fantasy, but they should be found throughout.

Robert Howard
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  1. Howard, Robert E.. "Bear Creek Collection Volume 1" · (readers)
  2. Howard, Robert E.. "Bear Creek Collection Volume 2" · (readers)
  3. Howard, Robert E.. "Beyond the Black River" · (readers)
  4. Howard, Robert E.. "Devil in Iron, The" · (readers)
  5. Howard, Robert E.. "Hour of the Dragon, The" · (readers)
  6. Howard, Robert E.. "Jewels of Gwahlur" · (readers)
  7. Howard, Robert E.. "People of the Black Circle, The"· (readers)
  8. Howard, Robert E.. "Queen of the Black Coast - Conan" · (readers)
  9. Howard, Robert E.. "Red Nails" · (readers)
  10. Howard, Robert E.. "Red Shadows" · (readers)
  11. Howard, Robert E.. "Shadows in the Moonlight - Conan" · (readers)
  12. Howard, Robert E.. "Shadows in Zamboula - Conan"· (readers)
  13. Howard, Robert E.. "Witch Shall Be Born, A" · (readers)
  14. Howard, Robert E.. "Gods of the North" (in "Ghost Story Collection 006") · (readers)
  15. Howard, Robert E.. "Gods of the North" (in "Short Ghost and Horror Collection 016") · (readers)
  16. Howard, Robert E.. "Rattle of Bones" (in "Horror Story Collection 002") · (readers)
  17. Howard, Robert E.. "Rattle of bones" (in "Ghost Story Collection 006") · (readers)
  18. Howard, Robert E.. "Skulls in the Stars" (in "Ghost Story Collection 006") · (readers)
  19. Howard, Robert E.. "Skulls in the Stars, The" (in "Horror Story Collection 003") · (readers)
George MacDonald
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  1. MacDonald, George. "At the Back of the North Wind" · (readers)
  2. MacDonald, George. "Baby" · (readers)
  3. Macdonald, George. "Baby, The" (in "Short Poetry Collection 053") · (readers)
  4. MacDonald, George. "Cruel Painter, The" · (readers)
  5. MacDonald, George. "David Elginbrod" · (readers)
  6. MacDonald, George. "Day Boy and the Night Girl, The" · (readers)
  7. MacDonald, George. "Diary of an Old Soul" · (readers)
  8. [Multilingual] MacDonald, George. "English - Christmas 1873" (in "Christmas Short Works Collection 2008") · (readers)
  9. MacDonald, George. "Golden Key, The" (in "Short Story Collection Vol. 001") · (readers)
  10. MacDonald, George. "Gray Wolf, The" (in "Short Story Collection Vol. 003") · (readers)
  11. MacDonald, George. "Hope of the Gospel, The" · (readers)
  12. MacDonald, George. "Letter to American Boys" (in "Short Story Collection Vol. 008") · (readers)
  13. MacDonald, George. "Light Princess and Other Fairy Tales, The" · (readers)
  14. MacDonald, George. "Light Princess, The" · (readers)
  15. MacDonald, George. "Lilith" · (readers)
  16. MacDonald, George. "Little Diamond and the North Wind" (in "Through Fairy Halls of My Bookhouse") · (readers)
  17. MacDonald, George. "Little White Lily" (in "Poems Every Child Should Know") · (readers)
  18. MacDonald, George. "Lost Princess, The" · (readers)
  19. MacDonald, George. "Mary Marston" · (readers)
  20. MacDonald, George. "Miracles of Our Lord, The" · (readers)
  21. MacDonald, George. "Mother Nature (MacDonald)" · (readers)
  22. Macdonald, George. "Phantastes" · (readers)
  23. MacDonald, George. "Princess and Curdie, The" · (readers)
  24. Macdonald, George. "Princess and the Goblin, The" · (readers)
  25. MacDonald, George. "Princess and the Goblin, The (version 2)" · (readers)
  26. MacDonald, George. "Ranald Bannerman's Boyhood" · (readers)
  27. MacDonald, George. "Robert Falconer" · (readers)
  28. MacDonald, George. "Shadows, The" · (readers)
  29. MacDonald, George. "St. George and St. Michael, Volume 1" · (readers)
  30. MacDonald, George. "That Holy Thing" (in "Short Poetry Collection 088") · (readers)
  31. MacDonald, George. "Unspoken Sermons" · (readers)
  32. MacDonald, George. "Wind and the Moon, The" (in "Poems Every Child Should Know") · (readers)
  33. MacDonald, George. "Wise Woman, The" · (readers)
C.L. Moore
William Morris
  1. Morris, William. "Defence of Guenevere, The" (in "Arthurian Miscellany, An") · (readers)
  2. Morris, William. "Echoes of Love’s House" · (readers)
  3. Morris, William. "From the Upland to the Sea" (in "Short Poetry Collection 113") · (readers)
  4. Morris, William. "Hall and the Wood, The" (in "Short Poetry Collection 113") · (readers)
  5. Morris, William. "House of the Wolfings, The" · (readers)
  6. Morris, William. "Inscription for an Old Bed" · (readers)
  7. Morris, William. "Love is enough" · (readers)
  8. Morris, William. "Love Is Enough" (in "Wedding Poems") · (readers)
  9. Morris, William. "Near Avalon" (in "Short Poetry Collection 047") · (readers)
  10. Morris, William. "News From Nowhere" · (readers)
  11. Morris, William. "Signs of Change" · (readers)
  12. Morris, William. "Völsungasaga" · (readers)
  13. Morris, William. "Well at the World's End, The, Book 1: The Road unto Love" · (readers)
  14. Morris, William. "Wood Beyond the World, The" · (readers)
  15. Morrison, William. "Dead Man's Planet" (in "Short Science Fiction Collection 044") · (readers)
  16. Morrison, William. "Divinity" (in "Short Science Fiction Collection 021") · (readers)
Edith Nesbit
  1. Nesbit, E. (Edith). "All Round the Year" · (readers)
  2. Nesbit, E. (Edith). "Baby Seed Song" (in "In the Nursery of My Bookhouse") · (readers)
  3. Nesbit, E. (Edith). "Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare" · (readers)
  4. Nesbit, E. (Edith). "Book of Dragons, The" · (readers)
  5. Nesbit, E. (Edith). "Children's Shakespeare, The" · (readers)
  6. Nesbit, E. (Edith). "Conscience Pudding, The" (in "Christmas Short Works Collection 2007") · (readers)
  7. Nesbit, E. (Edith). "Enchanted Castle, The" · (readers)
  8. Nesbit, E. (Edith). "Five Children and It" · (readers)
  9. Nesbit, E. (Edith). "Five Children and It, Version 2" · (readers)
  10. Nesbit, E. (Edith). "Five Senses, The" (in "LibriVox 5th Anniversary Collection Vol. 2") · (readers)
  11. Nesbit, E. (Edith). "For Dolly, who does not Learn her Lessons" · (readers)
  12. Nesbit, E. (Edith). "Harding's Luck" · (readers)
  13. Nesbit, E. (Edith). "House of Arden, The" · (readers)
  14. Nesbit, E. (Edith). "Literary Sense, The" · (readers)
  15. Nesbit, E. (Edith). "Macbeth" (in "Children's Short Works, Vol. 016")· (readers)
  16. Nesbit, E. (Edith). "Magic City, The" · (readers)
  17. Nesbit, E. (Edith). "Magic World, The" · (readers)
  18. Nesbit, E. (Edith). "Many Voices (selection from)" · (readers)
  19. Nesbit, E. (Edith). "Measure for Measure" (in "Short Story Collection Vol. 019") · (readers)
  20. Nesbit, E. (Edith). "My School Days" · (readers)
  21. Nesbit, E. (Edith). "New Treasure Seekers" · (readers)
  22. Nesbit, E. (Edith). "Nine Unlikely Tales" · (readers)
  23. Nesbit, E. (Edith). "Phoenix and the Carpet, The" · (readers)
  24. Nesbit, E. (Edith). "Pussy and Doggy Tales" · (readers)
  25. Nesbit, E. (Edith). "Railway Children, The" · (readers)
  26. Nesbit, E. (Edith). "Royal Children of English History" · (readers)
  27. Nesbit, E. (Edith). "Story of the Treasure Seekers, The" · (readers)
  28. Nesbit, E. (Edith). "Through the Wood" · (readers)
  29. Nesbit, E. (Edith). "Too Clever by Half" (in "Coffee Break Collection 008 - Animals") · (readers)
  30. Nesbit, E. (Edith). "Wings and the Child" · (readers)
  31. Nesbit, E. (Edith). "Wonderful Garden, The" · (readers)
  32. Nesbit, E. (Edith). "Wouldbegoods, Being the Further Adventures of the Treasure Seekers, The" · (readers)
  33. Nesbit, E. (Edith). "Ebony Frame, The" (in "Ghost Story Collection 002") · (readers)
  34. Nesbit, E. (Edith). "Man-size in Marble" (in "Ghost Story Collection 001") · (readers)
  35. Nesbit, E. (Edith). "Mystery of the Semi-detached, The" (in "Ghost Story Collection 004") · (readers)
  36. Nesbit, E. (Edith). "Uncle Abraham's Romance" (in "Short Ghost and Horror Collection 018") · (readers)
  37. Nesbit, E. (Edith). "Uncle Abraham’s Romance" (in "Ghost Story Collection 001") · (readers)
Charles Perrault
  1. [French] Perrault, Charles. "À mademoiselle" (in "Histoires ou Contes du temps passé avec des moralités") · (readers)
  2. Perrault, Charles. "Blue Beard" (in "Junior Classics (vol 1), The") · (readers)
  3. [French] Perrault, Charles. "Cendrillon ou la petite pantoufle de verre" (in "Histoires ou Contes du temps passé avec des moralités")· (readers)
  4. Perrault, Charles. "Cinderella" (in "Up One Pair of Stairs of My Bookhouse") · (readers)
  5. [French] Perrault, Charles. "Contes en vers" · (readers)
  6. Perrault, Charles. "Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault, The" · (readers)
  7. [Multilingual] Perrault, Charles. "German - Der gestiefelte Kater" (in "Multilingual Fairy Tale Collection 001") · (readers)
  8. [French] Perrault, Charles. "Histoires ou Contes du temps passé avec des moralités" · (readers)
  9. [French] Perrault, Charles. "L'adroite princesse, 1ère partie" (in "Histoires ou Contes du temps passé avec des moralités") · (readers)
  10. [French] Perrault, Charles. "L'adroite princesse, 2ème partie" (in "Histoires ou Contes du temps passé avec des moralités") · (readers)
  11. [French] Perrault, Charles. "La barbe bleue" (in "Histoires ou Contes du temps passé avec des moralités") · (readers)
  12. [French] Perrault, Charles. "La belle au bois dormant" (in "Histoires ou Contes du temps passé avec des moralités") · (readers)
  13. [French] Perrault, Charles. "Le chat botté ou le maître chat" (in "Histoires ou Contes du temps passé avec des moralités") · (readers)
  14. [French] Perrault, Charles. "Le petit chaperon rouge" (in "Histoires ou Contes du temps passé avec des moralités") · (readers)
  15. [French] Perrault, Charles. "Le petit poucet" (in "Histoires ou Contes du temps passé avec des moralités") · (readers)
  16. [French] Perrault, Charles. "Les fées" (in "Histoires ou Contes du temps passé avec des moralités") · (readers)
  17. Perrault, Charles. "Little Red Riding-Hood" (in "Junior Classics (vol 1), The") · (readers)
  18. Perrault, Charles. "Master Cat, or Puss in Boots, The" (in "Kayray's Storytime") · (readers)
  19. Perrault, Charles. "Puss in Boots" (in "Junior Classics (vol 1), The") · (readers)
  20. [French] Perrault, Charles. "Riquet à la houpe" (in "Histoires ou Contes du temps passé avec des moralités") · (readers)
  21. Perrault, Charles. "Sleeping Beauty in the Wood, The" (in "Short Story Collection Vol. 013") · (readers)
  22. Perrault, Charles. "Sleeping Beauty, The" (in "Junior Classics (vol 1), The") · (readers)
  23. Perrault, Charles. "Toads and Diamonds" (in "Up One Pair of Stairs of My Bookhouse") · (readers)
J.R.R. Tolkien
  1. Tolkien, J. R. R.. "Goblin Feet" (in "LibriVox's Most Wanted poetry collection") · (readers)
Anonymous
  1. Anonymous. "Book of A Thousand Nights and a Night, The (Arabian Nights) — Volume 01" · (readers)
  2. Anonymous. "Book of A Thousand Nights and a Night, The (Arabian Nights) , Volume 04" · (readers)
  3. Anonymous. "Book of A Thousand Nights and a Night, The (Arabian Nights) — Volume 02" · (readers)
  4. Anonymous. "Book of A Thousand Nights and a Night, The (Arabian Nights) — Volume 03" · (readers)
  5. Anonymous. "Book of A Thousand Nights and a Night, The (Arabian Nights) — Volume 06" · (readers)
  6. Anonymous. "Book of a Thousand Nights and a Night, The, Volume 05" · (readers)



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