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New Project Launched: De vulgari eloquentia

Leni’s just launched one of my favorites as a group project! De vulgari eloquentia is Dante’s linguistic treatise. In it, he defends the written use of what was then mostly a spoken language–the “volgare”, as it was then called. 189 more words

De Monarchia now available for free download

Thanks to the hard work of a number of volunteers, especially Leni (book coordinator), Lucretia (lubee930, proof listener), and Ann (icequeen), Dante’s De Monarchia is now available (in English) for you to download and listen to for free! 61 more words

SWYK! (Share What You Know) - Free eBooks

SWYK! (Share What You Know) is a weekly meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. This meme asks you to share 3 tips on one of the topics below, OR 3 tips on a different topic that you know well and feel others would benefit from! 190 more words


Classics Come On Line To Thrill Audio Book Lovers

Audio Books Find a Voice Through LibriVox

For many people, fond memories of childhood include being read to by someone. During the winter months, snuggling in a cozy spot with a book and a reader is a perfect way to pass the time (and to warm up if you sit close enough together!). 370 more words

Hilltown Families

“Classic' - a book which people praise and don't read”

“Classic’ – a book which people praise and don’t read” ~ Mark Twain

I had become a bit of a lazy reader… though a life-long book lover and former devotee to the classics, as the years slid by, it seemed I read the classics less and tended to read a great deal more of everything else, including content online.

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The Wonder-Worker of Padua by Charles Warren Stoddard- Free Catholic Audiobook

This is the inspiring story of Saint Anthony of Padua (1195-1231). The son of a wealthy Portuguese family, he was initially ordained a priest of the Canons Regular of Saint Augustine. 172 more words


Librivox - free public domain audiobooks

There’s nothing quite like having someone read to you. I loved it as a kid; I love it as an adult. The public libraries do a great job of giving us a selection of audiobooks/books on CD to borrow for a few weeks at no cost. 297 more words