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Magic Catalogue of Project Gutenberg

Hello all, well I have now read about 50 books of the 1,001 Books to Read Before You Die list and with the addition of these to all my other books I have run out of storage room. I have even had to send a few boxes of books out to the in-laws!

Anyway, to help me along the way and to save of money and space, my lovely wife bought me a Kindle for Christmas. Now I know a lot of people hate the idea of Kindle’s and prefer good old paperbacks, and I used to think the same, but the Kindle is surprisingly enjoyable to read on.

As it isn’t backlit, like a computer screen or tablet, it is very easy on the eyes and with the size of the pages and text I find myself getting through books a lot quicker! It is also easy to carry about, pretty sturdy and only needs charging once a month.

Now, the best thing about the Kindle I have found so far is the Magic Catalogue of Project Gutenberg. For those who don’t know, the Magic Catalogue is a huge list of public domain books (novels with intellectual property rights that have expired) that have been turned into Kindle books and are available completely for free!

As you can imagine, with the 1,001 Books list mainly made up of classics, I have been able to find most of them for free on the Magic Catalogue of Project Gutenberg, which is going to make this challenge a lot less expensive!

Anyway, for all you Kindle users interested in getting a load of free books you can find the Magic Catalogue here: Magic Catalogue of Project Gutenberg

P.S. as you can see from the image above you can now get my publishing company’s first novel, Pure Bred Chihuahua by Marco Zaffino, on the Kindle. Download it here: Pure Bred Chihuahua


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A Quick Note: Movember

Hello all,

Just a quick note to let you all know that I am taking part in Movember this year, in order to help raise money for the Prostate and Testicular Cancer Charities. I normally have a full beard, but for charity, I have just shaved it off and now over the course of November will be growing a moustache.

For a bit of fun I thought I would document the initial shaving phase which you can see below:

As you can see I look ridiculously young clean shaven and a bit like a member of the Village People with a tache. Anyway, it’s all for a good cause and if you would like to sponsor me this Movember and help raise money for a great cause then you can do so here.

Thanks all, and happy Movember!

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Pure Bred Chihuahua – Marco Zaffino

As you may or may not know, the purpose of this blog is to read and review every book from the 1001 Books to Read Before You Die list, but today I am just going to take a quick break from that to mention Pure Bred Chihuahua by Marco Zaffino.

This is a book I have worked on with Marco for over a year, as the editor, and now I have published the book as the debut novel from my new publishing company, Pitseleh Publishing.

I know this isn’t one of the books from the 1001 list and don’t worry I’m not going to review a book I have personally worked on, as I of course would be bias towards it, (even though I do genuinely think it is a fantastic book), but I just wanted to give it a mention on here anyway.

So for those interested, here is a quick synopsis of Pure Bred Chihuahua:

“Pure Bred Chihuahua is the tale of a modern day visionary, Vernon Young.

Trapped in a world of drugs, despair and destruction Vernon is taken under the wing of one Carmine D’Uccello, a diplomat in more than one sense of the word. With the aid of Carmine and his brilliant yet incestuously curious cousin Marigold, Vernon travels down a road filled with pain, anger and enlightenment, in an effort to find out more about the universe and his place in it.

On his travels he crosses both mental and physical worlds and unlocks universal and personal secrets that will blow the mind and baffle the senses. With both help and hindrance coming to Vernon from far out worlds and dreams can he make sense of himself, life and his ultimate purpose?

Be prepared for an unforgettable and surreal tale that will make you question everything and everyone around you.”

Yes I am aware it sounds strange but why not take a chance and give it a go! I swear you won’t be disappointed, and you will be helping out a small, independent publishing company (me)!

So, if you would like to buy a copy of Pure Bred Chihuahua you can find it here on Amazon or get it direct from Pitseleh Publishing through our web shop.

Right, back to the 1001 list now!

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