I have hundreds of books, and then some. Neatly organized on floor to ceiling shelves, stacked on tables, under tables and I’m sorry to say, packed away in boxes awaiting their rotation.
Most books that I read, while growing up, were not mine. They were borrowed from the library or a close friend. They were prized possessions, even if they did belong to someone else. The binding was handled properly and the pages were never dog-eared. One did not eat or drink while reading a book, lest something mar the pages. I was raised to see the value in books, for purposes of education or fun; based on fact, fiction or fantasy, as a means to an end or just an escape to another place or time.
As an adult, I’ve acquired books of all shapes, sizes and genres. Many times my husband has heard me say, “Oh, I need this book, or these books or that set of books, for this subject or that reason or because – “This is just beautiful!” We’ve moved several times while we’ve been married and the books always move with us. I have learned, over the years, to pack them in smaller boxes, because books are really, really heavy. On more than one occasion I’ve heard, “I do not have room for anything else in this trailer. You cannot move all of those books.” My reply, “Leave the couch, the books must go.” My reasoning – a couch or nearly anything else, can be replaced, fairly easily, but – books, especially old books; classics, or one you read to your child, five hundred times the first eighteen months of his life, are just too difficult to replace.
Because of this, I have been a bit reluctant to embrace Ebooks. They just don’t have the same smell or feel as real books.
Because of Yesterday’s Classics, I am now an Ebook AND Kindle lover. Because, what these do have is the same content as real books – illustrations and all; plus, the carry-anywhere-factor is huge!
I don’t have room for another bookshelf. Well…I might be able to find one more space, but…my husband is much happier having my newest 225 books on the Kindle.
For years, Yesterday’s Classics has been rebublishing books that were first published “in the golden age of children’s literature from 1880 to 1920…” in high quality paper-back. Vintage literature. Now, in addition, every one of the 225 books they offer is available in EPUB and Kindle format!
This bundle is specially priced through May 31st; at $99.95 that’s less than 50 cents for each book. Yes, many of these books are available online for free, but many of those have formatting issues, unlike these. And, the majority of those do not have a table-of-contents, especially one that actually corresponds to the new layout in EPUB or Kindle. Yesterday’s Classics also offers the convenience of having everything in one place, which gives this already overloaded momma more time to actually read to my children, instead of consuming my time searching for the right book.
Yesterday’s Classics has several of the titles used by these top curriculum writers:
Heart of Dakota
Tapestry of Grace
Old Fashioned Education
They have republished books in 22 different genres -
- World History
- American History
- Ancient Greece
- Ancient Rome
- Early Civilizations
- Renaissance and Exploration
- Middle Ages
- Fairy Tales
- Children of the World
- Christmas Stories
You can view the entire catalog by author – click
When you purchase EPUB or Kindle format you have immediate access. So much quicker than browsing the aisles at Books-a-Million, or some such bookish store, making a selection or two or ten; lugging everything to the car, and then, still having to rearrange everything on the shelves to find room for your newest favorite collection.
There are instructions here for downloading files to EPUB or Kindle, and then you can choose which format you’d like to sample for free.
Questions or comments?
You can contact
Lisa M. Ripperton
P.O. Box 3418
Chapel Hill, NC 27515
or email – Lisa@MainLesson.com
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