I downloaded several books to my laptop when I studied abroad in France last semester. Being able to have classic books in English when I was feeling a little homesick was a very good thing, and the books didn't take up any extra space in my suitcase.
The biggest problem that I have with Project Gutenberg is that with the large number of books browsing for interesting reads can be time comsuming so here's a short list of some interesting books that I read last semester.
- Dracula by Bram Stroker - On a weekend trip to Dubling (birthplace of Bram Stroker), i somehow found myself on a Dracula Haunted Castle Tour. Obviously, I had to read the book after.
- The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde - Mr. Wilde is another writer from Dublin. I had never read anything by him before, but after seeing his statue lounging in a park in Dublin, I felt that I needed to do a little reading.
- The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James - This one had been on my reading list for a while, so I decided to go ahead and read it when I had a little downtime during the semester.
- Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra - Again this is another one that was on my list because I'd heard so many references to it. I haven't finished it yet, but I imagine that I will when the semester starts back.