I used to hoard books. Now I hoard epubs. I keep them on my old kindle; I have nearly 2,000 books– and the stack never gets any heavier! Most of these come from Gutenberg, because I like the old authors, and also– free downloads. Many of these gutenberg files have been edited by me, because I like a decent-looking page to read, and also illustrations if I can get them. Here’s a catalogue of some of them, as I fix ’em up.
Rootabaga Pigeons, the second book of these wonderful bedtime stories; Start reading here
The Etext Library
Irish Storytellers; A collection of accomplished spinners of tales, including James Stephens, Brian MacMahon and the inimitable Padraic Colum
E. Nesbit She is probably best known for her series “The Railway Children” but her output exceeded forty books for children alone. I have a baker’s dozen that I am working my way through.
Read online; a chapter (about writing poetry) from The Treasure Seekers
Doctor Dolittle; Seven, thus far. More, I sincerely hope, to come.
Some oddities; The King of Gee-Whiz, how’s that for a name! also a lovely half-a-story by the great Walter De la Mare, two riffs on Peter Pan from J. M. Barrie, and adventures in baby-sitting from the Victorian humorist W. Heath Robinson.
Frank R. Stockton; The writer of the classic; “The Lady? or, The Tiger?” will charm and beguile you with his wide range of interests and his fluid storytelling skills.
Read online; The Floating Prince
A Literary Miscellany; Herman Hesse’s glorious Steppenwolf, with new illustrations from a Spanish artist, and The King In Yellow, a forerunner of the Lovecraftian style of horror.