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Hunting for a ebook

By treetops · 7 replies
May 4, 2009
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  1. I read a book called The Giver by Lowis Lowry in high school, I wanted to read it again so I searched for it on google, found it. Read the first 30 pages online, then it cut me off, it was just a preview. So now im starving for more, I looked on the first 7 pages of google and yahoo search results, checked torrents, searched many ebook sites and scoured rapid share. Yeah in all that time I could have gone to the library. If anyone here knows a great site to hunt down free book downloads id appreciate it!
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    most books like software are copyrighted. You can buy a kindle version electronically probably off of amazon.com
  4. bobcat

    bobcat TechSpot Paladin Posts: 688   +67

    I tried kimsland's search engine, entering: The Giver Lois Lowry
    and it found about 50 relevant pdf files, which however I did not investigate further.

    Tip: The name of the author is Lois, not Lowis.

    I also tried a tuned Google search, but cannot give results because they may be illegal and/or infected.

    Tedster’s suggestion overcomes both the above risks.
  5. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 2,018   +193

    I am just going to buy it or go to the library, I searched kims link and other search engines quite a bit, everyone seems to want to share there study guide but not the book.
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    One last option may be all the online sales areas that anyone can become a member of

    Anyway, sorry you couldn't find it for free
  7. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,448   +145

    You could look on project gutenberg, just google them up, but i dont know if they would have it, I know the have candide.
    You could go to http://www.gradesaver.com/the-odyssey/e-text/section2/, that is the odyssey, obviously you would go look for the giver.

    Curiously, what grade are you in?
  8. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 2,018   +193

    Im out of school im 26, I first read the giver in 10th grade, Its a great book, I want to read the first one again before I go and look for the sequels. Ill give your suggestions a try :).

    I'm all for legality, but I can go get this book from the library free of charge, I do not really see why the law cares. I mean say I went to my libraries web site and they offered to let me download the book instead of renting it, both ways= free literature, however it cost them less restocking fees if I download it, I haven't even tried downloading books from my library but im guessing its not done.

    Ok I just looked they do not offer downloads, they have 2 of these books and they are both checked out.

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