*Day 8 of 31 days of Traveling & Living Overseas with Kids
**All stories are true.
We’re a family who reads and reading good books is very important to us.
Though reading actual books is most desired,
for this year, we’ve found for our travels and lifestyle
to use ebooks as a major source for reading consumption.
Living overseas in a non-English speaking country combined with our frequent travels
has made it quite difficult to affordably read new to us and good books
without becoming pack rats or spending millions.
Through some research I have found a few resources
that have helped immensely in providing us options.
- Check to see if your library in the States
has a membership to Overdrive.
2. Check out archive.org
We’ve found some great classic audiobooks for free here!
It’s like netflix for ebooks & audiobooks.
You get a trial run and if you use my link above,
you get 2 months free and I get 1 month free (woo-hoo).
The only bummer is new regulations impose only 1 audiobook per month
except there are some classic audiobooks that are free
like Dr. Seuss and such.
Still I am slowly knocking out books on my never-ending book list
and it’s making me happy.
This idea is best through friends and family.
From what I’ve read you can lend a kindle book
to someone else once and then you aren’t able to again.
It’s not optimal but it’s free and allows me to read some
books I want without having to purchase them.
5. A friend mentioned to me her State-side mother sends her library books.
It typically takes about 10 days to receive it here and the books can be borrowed for a month
along with a renewal option for an additional month.
She finds this is best for her young boys.
I haven’t tried it and won’t this time around, but it is worth mentioning.
Any other resources I can learn?