I ordered a bookcover for protection -- purple, of course.
My first download was a free book, "Letters of a Woman Homesteader." It is a collection of letters written by Elinor Pruitt Stewart who, as a widow, travelled with her 2-year old daughter to Wyoming from Denver in 1909 to claim a 160 acre homestead, made possible by the recently passed Homestead Act. Mrs. Stewart was a true feminist in every sense of the word.
It's fascinating reading about her adventures, courage, and general living conditions of the times in the West.
She exhibits an indomitable positive spirit in the face of hardships and danger. She doesn't complain or whine but goes about daily chores and living with a wonderful sense of purpose. She shows you Wyoming through her eyes.
I'm amazed at how unselfish and caring these Americans were on the frontier. Nothing was much of an imposition be it harsh weather or the number of miles to be traveled. She writes about several widows in the area who seem to have the same attitude and joy.
The light comes in handy and can be rotated.
The pockets in the cover are perfect for the quick reference guide and business cards.
Many or most of the classics are available in the Kindle format and are free! Can't beat that. One of my favorite movies is Pride and Prejudice, the 1995 TV mini-series, starring Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle. I've never read the book. Pride and Prejudice is one of the free downloads at Amazon. That is next on my list.
Until next time, God bless.