Penny’s Tips Volume 146


Hi everyone! I am hanging out in my cat tree in the kitchen. It was on the enclosed porch and mom was going to put it upstairs where the ferals hang out during the day, but I stymied her. I want this tree in the kitchen, too bad if it is in her way. Her stove and refrigerator are in my way, but I don’t complain.

My tip today is about books. I know a couple of websites my mom uses to read books for free. She gets most books from the library, but some books are just not available in any of the libraries we can loan from. There was a book mom couldn’t get at the library, but found for free, Dreaming Bears: A G’wichin Indian Storyteller , A Southern Doctor, A Wild Corner of Alaska by Michael J Holloway.

One place is Project Guttenberg- click here

and Read Any Book has a lot of new ones like Prince Harry’s Spare. Mom doesn’t want to read that, it is just an example. Click here.


We are joining Comedy Plus’ Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.


  1. Penny, you might want to rethink complaining about your Mom’s stove and fridge…cause you probably benefit from them too.

  2. Great tips, Penny, always good to know where to find books free to read! There’s a great sci-fi story, A Game of Rat and Dragon, by Cordwainer Smith, on Project Gutenberg. Of course you need a cat tree in the kitchen! XO

  3. I get my books from the library, too. For two reasons, one, because it saves money, and two, because then I’m not tempted to keep the book for the rest of life (my shelves are already so full, my bookcases are sagging). I hardly ever read the same book twice, so it makes sense. I didn’t know about ReadAnyBook … but beware of Project Guttenburg … I find myself downloading more books than I could ever read! It’s really hard to control myself.

  4. I wish I had more time to read – seems with taking Ted outside for long stretches of time kind of breaks up my days in a funny way so I’m always either cleaning, cooking, or outside with him! I need to reorganize my time (with his permission of course) so I can read more.

    Hugs, Pam

  5. Thanks for the tips about the books.I wouldn’t read Harry’s book if you paid me!

  6. Penny, this is a terrific tip that I appreciate here. There are often books I remember from my youth that I would like to reread and they are out of print, or newer books that just don’t seem to make it to our small County.

  7. Penny, there is NO Kitty like YOU! You have my complete total admiration! What an iron willed girl!

  8. You made me laugh out loud with the stove and fridge comment. Good one. I’m glad you got your way, Penny.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Scritches to all the kitties and a hug to mom. XO ♥

  9. Thanks for the tip. I get all my books from the library too, but your link sounds like a great place to get the ones they don’t carry. I had to stop buying books-which was becoming a real addiction. Now I can read and return. So much better-especially in my tiny little house. 😉 Happy Tuesday.

  10. Good tips Penny! I had forgotten all about Project Guttenberg, thanks for the reminder and the tip on Read Any Book … I owe you one sweetie.

  11. Mee-yow Penny yore THE Queen of THE Kitchen!! Well dun mee frend!
    An THANX fore THE book tip…..
    BellaSita has red “Dreemin Bearss” an shee loved THE book….
    Wee not sure what to make of Prince Harry. Hee iss so diffyrent from what hee used to bee. Wee can understand why hee walked away from Royalle Life butt wee think hee shuud not have written such a book. Sum thingss shuud reemain private rite Aunty Ellen??
    See you next Tuesday Penny!
    ***nose rubss*** BellaDharma an ((hugss)) BellaSita Mum

    1. Thank you. How cool your mum read that book. I haven’t yet, but will soon. I know your mum is part Indian so I can see why she was interested. I( am interested in Alaska. XO

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