Friday, 19 September 2014

Ce mai citim?

English version follows below

Din totdeauna mi-a placut sa citesc pentru ca fiecare carte, indiferent daca este una de specialitate, din zona de dezvoltare personala, sau un roman, mi-a deschis in fata ochilor un univers nou si fascinant. Iar de cativa ani, de cand am inceput sa utilizez o tableta iPad atat pentru job, cat si pentru timpul meu liber (iPad-ul a devenit companionul meu permanent pentru ca il utilizez atat pentru luarea notitelor in cadrul sesiunilor de consiliere pentru dezvoltare personala pe care le facilitez, cat si pentru verificarea si trimiterea e-mail-urilor, navigarea pe Internet sau mentinerea contactului cu prietenii din strainatate prin iMessage si FaceTime), am inceput sa citesc carti in format electronic. 

Majoritatea cartilor in format electronic le descarc prin aplicatia iBooks insa mai sunt si altele pe care le descarc, gratuit sau contra cost, de pe diverse site-uri. Asa ca m-am gandit sa va ofer o lista cu site-uri de pe care va puteti descarca, gratuit in special, insa si contra cost, carti de tot felul:
  • www.amazon.co.uk este cel mai mare portal de unde puteti cumpara carti, atat in format fizic, cat si in diverse formate electronice, compatibile cu cititul pe computer, iPad, Kindle, tablete, etc. Din fericire, livreaza si in Romania carti :)
  • www.scribd.com este cel mai mare portal prin care utilizatorii pot partaja carti in format electronic. In marea lor majoritate cartile sunt gratuite insa exista si carti pentru care este nevoie sa platiti.
  • www.openculture.com este un site care gazduieste vreo 600 de carti in format electronic. De asemenea, tot aici gasiti si vreo 700 de filme pe care le puteti vedea online, gratuit. In plus, mai gasiti si peste 1.000 de cursuri online, oferite tot gratuit, cursuri care provin de la Universati de top din intreaga lume.
  • www.questia.com ofera peste 5.000 de carti de tot felul insa, din pacate, nu pot fi descarcate offline, asa ca le puteti citi doar online, pe site.
  • www.gutenberg.org ofera gratuit peste 45.000 de ebook-uri din toate domeniile, in cinci limbi: engleza, germana, franceza, italiana si portugheza.
  • bookboon.com ofera peste 1.000 de carti in format electronic care pot fi descarcate fara vreo inregistrare pe site. Au inclusiv o categorie de carti pentru dezvoltare personala!
Asa ca va doresc spor la citit!


I have always liked to read because each book, whether a specialised one from the area of ​​personal development (my specialty), or a novel, has opened before my eyes a new and fascinating universe. And for a few years now, since I started to use an iPad for both job-related stuff and for my free time (the iPad is my permanent companion because I use it for all sorts of activities, from taking notes during the personal development counseling sessions I facilitate, to checking and sending e-mails, browsing the Internet or maintaining contact with my friends who live abroad via iMessage and FaceTime), I started reading books in electronic format. 

Most electronic books I download via the iBooks app but there are others that I download for free or for a small fee, from various websites. So I thought to offer you a list of websites from where you can download ebooks for free or for a fee, books of all kinds: 
  • www.amazon.co.uk  is the largest portal where you can buy books, both in physical form and in various electronic formats, compatible with reading on your computer, iPad, Kindle, tablets, etc. Fortunately, they also deliver in Romania :) 
  • www.scribd.com is the largest portal through which users share electronic books. The vast majority of books are free, but there are also books for which you need to pay. 
  • www.openculture.com is a website that hosts about 600 books in electronic format. Here you can also find about 700 movies which you can view online for free. In addition, you can also enjoy for free more than 1,000 online courses, all offered by top universities all around the world. 
  • www.questia.com offers over 5,000 books of all kinds but, unfortunately, you cannot download them offline, so you need to read them online. 
  • www.gutenberg.org offers over 45,000 free eBooks from all fields, in five languages​​: English, German, French, Italian and Portuguese. 
  • bookboon.com offers more than 1,000 books in electronic format that can be downloaded without any registration. They also have a category of books for personal development! 

Enjoy!

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