|Where stories come to life - BOOKS!|
A good way to pass the time in isolation is to read! You can always go back and read classics. Even childhood favorites are fun. When was the last time you read The Jungle Book, or Aesop’s Fables, or The Ugly Duckling?
You can of course pick up and hold a physical book. You might read online printed materials, articles and ebooks. Or you can listen to audiobooks.
You can even visit libraries in virtual worlds. The Virtual Ability community has a library on Cape Serenity that features only works by authors with disabilities. Some are classic books, and others are writings by community members. Here is the SLURL to the Cape Serenity Library: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cape%20Serenity/79/124/23.
Here are some resources for obtaining free texts to read.
For free ebooks:
- Overdrive (accessed through your local public library) https://www.overdrive.com/
- Project Gutenberg (mostly public domain titles) https://www.gutenberg.org
- Read.gov http://www.read.gov/books/
- Open Library (books available on The Internet Archive) https://openlibrary.org/
- Centless Books (a collection of free Kindle books on Amazon) https://centslessbooks.com/
- PDFBooksWorld (PDF versions are highly accessible!) https://www.pdfbooksworld.com/
- Wattpad (independent and often unpublished authors post here) https://www.wattpad.com/
If you are a fan of mangas:
- Shonen Jump (new chapters appear weekly) https://www.viz.com/shonenjump
- ComicWalker (from Japanese manga publisher Kadokawa, this site is legal) https://comic-walker.com/
Here are comics to enjoy:
- Digital Comic Museum https://digitalcomicmuseum.com/
- GoComics (for syndicated comic strips) https://www.gocomics.com/
- ElfQuest http://elfquest.com/
- Marvel Unlimited (a commercial site, but many free “taster” first issues and entire miniseries) https://www.marvel.com/comics/list/623/get_started_with_free_issues
Here are some book lists if you need suggestions of titles you might enjoy or learn from.
- (classic fiction and nonfiction lists) https://www.abebooks.com/books/features/50-classic-books.shtml
- (Young Adult books adults should read) https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/the-read-down/ya-books-that-are-also-great-reads-for-adults
And last, twenty free audiobooks everyone should listen to: https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-free-audiobooks-need-hear/.