For Mother's Day, I was the lucky recipient of the Nook e-reader. Besides the obvious benefit of now owning a tablet, (and having children's apps to entertain my toddler while waiting in public,) I've been scheming to turn this modern device into an 18th century resource.
While this seems straightforward, the primary sources I'm primarily searching for are not easily found in e-reader format. Many hard to find/out of print titles are available through Google Books, which can be downloaded to the Nook, they read as if they're written in Latin. However some titles have been "translated" and can help build a colonial e-library...
Bradford's History of Plimoth Plantation
Diary of Sally Wister's Journal: A True Narrative Being a Quaker Maiden's Account of Her Experience With Officers From the Continental Army, 1777-1778
Diary of Anna Green Winslow, a Boston School Girl of 1771
Johnson's English Dictionary: A Complete and Unabridged Edition of A Dictionary of the English Language by Samuel Johnson
The Lady's Magazine; Or Entertaining Companion For The Fair Sex, Appropriated Solely To Their Use and Amusement
Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded, by Samuel Richardson.
A Manuel of 18th Century Textile Dyeing: A Collection of Original 18th Century Dye Recipes, with Modern Instructions
At Home: A Short History of Private Life
Children in Colonial America
Defining the World: The Extraordinary Story of D. Johnson's Dictionary
Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire
Politics of Fashion In 18th Century America
Privilege and Scandal: The Remarkable Life of Harriet Spencer, Sister of Georgiana
The Age of Homespun: Objects and Stories in the Creation of an American Myth
The Gentleman's Daughter: Women's Lives in Georgian England
This is unfortunately the only Amanda Vickery Nook book that's currently available
Those Damned Rebels: The American Revolution As Seen Through British Eyes
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I discovered the author Lucinda Brandt through Pinterest and have found a bit of a guilty pleasure in her novels.
What's your favorite eBook? Any titles suggestions...or suggestions of titles to avoid?
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