You can also download free e-books from the DC Public Library website, all you have to do is get a (free) library card! It even checks them back in for you the day they're due, which means no more obnoxious $.25 late fees and no more schlepping to the library. It's great. It's also great that it only took me 3.5 minutes to get a library card at the MLK Library--don't forget to bring a photo ID and something that proves your DC residency (if your photo ID has your DC address or a utility bill or pay stub). Here is a list of their locations, you can get a card from any of them: http://www.dclibrary.org/downloads . But really you should go to MLK Library because you will get to meet Walter who is the friendliest, happiest librarian on earth (his name is Walter for crying out loud) and he will tell you how proud he is of you for getting a library card and make you feel like you did something phenomenal by filling out your address on a piece of paper and getting a card.
If you're looking for good books to read I just e-returned these AWESOME ones to the library:
- Waiting to be Heard: Duh. Who doesn't want to know what the F happened over there? Also it reminded me of how stupid I was when I was 20. Not as stupid as her, but pretty stupid.
- A Vist From the Goon Squad: I can't say enough good things about this book. One of my new favorites. You follow people through their lives who are strangely connected, and you think about how time really IS a goon and changes everything. It really makes you think. Just do it. Just read it. And get really nostalgic about how much life changes.
- Sharp Objects: Seriously, seriously disturbing. Could. Not. Put. It. Down. Same woman who wrote Gone Girl (also a must-read). It is a look into the incredibly effed up side of small towns, drugs, psychos and of course MURDER. There's a little bit of sex too. I mean those are actually the only things I like to read about by the pool.