15 Places to Find Free Adult Coloring Pages

Coloring has made a comeback! Crayons and colored pencils are no longer just for kids. More and more people are finding a relaxing past time in this childhood hobby. But where can you find coloring pages and patterns, beyond the children’s section in stores? We put together this list of 15 pages for you, each offering FREE to print patterns. While some of the websites host ten to twenty designs, many of the sites link to other collections with even MORE coloring pages. If you don’t find what you want in the first few links, try out the last link. (psst- there are over 100 links to choose from!) So load your printer, clear your table, and get ready to enjoy these free adult coloring pages!

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The Best Quotes About Reading

Are books and reading your passion? You aren’t alone! Below are some of our favorite quotes about reading.

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Do you have a favorite quote about reading that you didn’t see above? Tell us in the comments!

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For a Taste of Your Town’s Culture, Read Local

By Taylor Coil

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When I visit a new place, I try to do three things. Eat local food. Buy a piece of art from a local artist. And read a local author.

The first two are pretty common amongst those afflicted with wanderlust, as I am. The third is an idea I got from Anthony Bourdain in an interview he gave to Esquire. In that interview, he says,

I like to read fiction set in the location I’m going to. Fiction is in many ways more useful than a guidebook, because it gives you those little details, a sense of the way a place smells, an emotional sense of the place. So, I’ll bring Graham Greene’s The Quiet American if I’m going to Vietnam. It’s good to feel romantic about a destination before you arrive.

(source: Esquire)

It’s brilliant. In travel, beauty is in the nuance. There’s significance in the specific regional vernacular. There’s something to learn from the wafting scents of garbage in Cap Hatien, an opportunity for philosophical reflection in the abrupt weather changes high in the Canadian Rockies. Both things that may be offhandedly mentioned in a guidebook – but focused upon in fiction. Beauty in nuance. Nuance that yes, you can discover when you get there, but can appreciate more if you read a piece of art written by someone who has experienced the pulse of a place.

So – I say we take it a step further. Why limit intentional appreciation of significant nuance to travel? Why not use the same tactic to fall (more deeply) in love with your home?

This year, Freebooksy is supporting the Read Local Book Festival in our beautiful home of Durham, North Carolina. My adoration for Durham knows no bounds, and is rivaled, perhaps, only by my fascination with the written word. Combine literature with all things Bull City, and you’ve successfully hooked the Freebooksy team.

Want to come to the festival? Here are the details:

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We cannot wait to meet the local authors who capture the ethos of Durham. Our TBR lists are going to grow – by a lot – which sounds lovely.

Fellow 919-ers — please come to the Read Local Book Festival. We’d love to meet you, but more than that – this festival is a brilliant collection of local people who love literature.

What more could you ask for?

Wherever you are in the world, we have a challenge for you: pick up a book from a local author this week. It might teach you something new about the place you love.


About the Author

tdc social media picture 100x100Taylor is our Marketing Manager. She loves reading dystopians, depressing books, and any tome remotely related to food. You probably can’t beat her in Harry Potter trivia, but you can try if you enjoy failure.

 

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Cool thing you should know about: OpenTales

by Taylor Coil

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Confession: sometimes I browse Reddit Books on my lunch break. Sometimes it means I find pictures that speak to my soul to add to my “random awesome pictures” folder on my computer.

And sometimes I find cool stuff like OpenTales. The concept: contribute a paragraph – just a paragraph – and you’re joining forces with other literary-minded people to write a book. It’s sort of like those round robin stories you used to write in middle school where everyone starts with a sentence and passes the paper around and at the end of 4th period everyone had a funny (they were always funny, it was middle school) story written by the entire class, one sentence at a time. Except instead of passing your paper to the boy you for whom you harbored a secret and all-consuming crush (just me?), you bounce off strangers’ ideas.

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Image via OpenTales.net

Check out OpenTales, and maybe add a paragraph or two. It’s such a cool idea.


About the Author

tdc social media picture 100x100Taylor is our Marketing Manager. She loves reading dystopians, depressing books, and any tome remotely related to food. You probably can’t beat her in Harry Potter trivia, but you can try if you enjoy failure.

 

 

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Emma Watson is playing Belle in Beauty and the Beast and we’re really excited about it

by Taylor Coil

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Emma Watson announced Monday that she will be playing the starring role in Disney’s new live action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast. We’re really excited – for many reasons. Several of our team members are quintessential ’90’s kids,’ meaning that two relevant things were integral parts of our childhoods:

  1. 90’s era disney movies (we may randomly play The Lion King soundtrack at Freebooksy HQ on occasion… that’s a normal thing to do in an office, right?)
  2. Harry Potter.

You see where we’re going with this, right? The powerhouse woman behind the spitfire hero that is Hermione Granger is bringing another beloved story from our childhood to life.

So, there are pop culture nostalgic reasons for the excitement. Those are surface level. The real reason we’re excited? Emma Watson in a Disney movie makes us think that Disney is further delving into feminist story lines.

Emma will likely inject a huge dash of female agency into a role that has massive potential. Belle is brilliant, literary, caring, and an adventure seeker – but there’s the potential for her character to be spun as overly submissive to Beast. Emma Watson’s casting makes us think that the ‘brilliant adventure seeker’ part of her character will be explored in earnest. Would the woman who gave one of our favorite speeches in modern history accept a ‘damsel in distress’ role?

You can look at Belle as a woman who sacrifices her agency and resigns herself to a life of domestication, or you can view her in this light:

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We prefer the latter.

What do you think about Emma Watson as Belle? Are you as excited as we are? Tell us in the comments!


About the Author

tdc social media picture 100x100Taylor is our Marketing Manager. She loves reading dystopians, depressing books, and any tome remotely related to food. You probably can’t beat her in Harry Potter trivia, but you can try if you enjoy failure.

 

 

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Happy National Readathon Day!

The first-ever National Readathon Day takes place on January 24th from noon to 4 p.m., local time. Mashable, the National Book Foundation, Penguin Random House, and Goodreads are encouraging people to slow down, disconnect, and pick up a book. It all happens at noon, wherever you are in the world.

We think it’s always a great idea to slow down and pick up a book. If you’d like to join us for the readathon, here are our 5 picks from Penguin Random House for what to read on your Kindle on the 24th. The best part? They’re easy on the wallet – all are priced at $5 or below!


Gillian Flynn’s Dark Places

$2.99 for Kindle

From the author of bestselling novel and box-office hit Gone Girl, this riveting crime thriller will have you guessing until the very end. Get it here. 

 


The Maze Runner

$1.99 for Kindle

Perfect for fans of The Hunger Games and Divergent, this six-time bestseller is an exciting start to this survival saga series. Get it here.

 


The Neighbor

$0.99 for Kindle

This short story by master storyteller Koontz is the perfect if your goal is to start AND finish a book within the 4-hour read-a-thon window. Get it here.

 

 


Unbroken

$4.99 for Kindle

Memoir and biography fans will love this inspiring true story of a man who lived through a series of catastrophes almost too incredible to be believed. Get it here.

 

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8 YA Books to Read Before They’re Movies in 2015

1. The Last Apprentice (Seventh Son) by Joseph Delaney

 

What’s It About: After searching for his replacement for years, Old Gregory (the county Spook) has finally found his last hope in Young Thomas.

Notable Stars: Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore

Release Date: February 6

 

2. The DUFF by Kody Keplinger

 

What’s It About: Despite being an outcast at school, Bianca Piper has a group of beautiful friends to hang with. When the school player, Wesley Rush, informs her she’s actually just the DUFF (Designated Ugly Fat Friend), Bianca puts him straight at the top of her enemy list.

Notable Stars: Bella Thorne, Allison Janie

Release Date: February 20

3. Insurgent by Veronica Roth

 

What’s It About: Fans of the book/movie Divergent have been anxiously anticipating the second installment in the series. Tris continues her fight against Jeanine Mathhews and her horrifying plan to destroy society and kill Divergents.

Notable Stars: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Kate Winslet

Release Date: March 20

4. Paper Towns by John Green

 

What’s It About: The day after girl next door Margo Roth Spiegelman convinces Quentin to begin plotting a revenge-filled journey, she goes missing. Margo has left clues for Q, and he and and his friends embark on a road trip to find her- either dead or alive.

Notable Stars: Cara Delevingne

Release Date: June 19

5. The Scorch Trials by James Dashner

 

What’s It About: In the second book of the Maze Runner series, Thomas and the Gladers begin phase two of their trials. Despite being chased by Cranks and encountering treacherous weather conditions, the boys attempt to complete the mission and earn a cure for the Flare virus.

Notable Stars: Dylan O’Brien

Release Date: September 18

6. Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

What’s It About: This old classic is being revived! Orphan boy Mowgli has been raised by a pack of wolves. He then befriends a lovable bear, Baloo, and a stealthy black panther named Bagheera.

Notable Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Idris Elba, Bill Murray, Lupita Nyong’o, Christopher Walken

Release Date: October 9

7. Mockingjay (Part 2) by Suzanne Collins

What’s It About: The finale of the Hunger Games series is upon us! In this third book of the series, Katniss completes her rebellion against the Capital and her efforts to take down President Snow.

Notable Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth

Release Date: November 20

8. The Ninth Life of Louis Drax by Liz Jensen

What’s It About: 9-year-old Louis Drax falls on his birthday, and suffers nearly fatal injuries. The details of the fall are mysterious, his father has disappeared, and his mother is in shock. Although he survives, Louis is in a deep coma and placed in a famed clinic with Dr. Pascal Dannachet.

Notable Stars: Jamie Dornan

Release Date: Unannounced (2015)

 

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10 Reasons Why Book Nerds Do It Better

1. Book Nerds are happier with a good book than with diamonds or flowers.

 

 

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2. Book Nerds believe in true love.

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3. Book Nerds know how to use their imagination

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4. Book Nerds have voracious appetites.

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5. Book Nerds like Cosplay AND role play.

 

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6. Book Nerds always hope that the sequel will meet their expectations.

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7. Book Nerds know that size doesn’t matter unless you’re talking about your book collection.

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8. Book Nerds go all night.

 

 

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9. Book Nerds are easily excited.

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10. Book Nerds never go to bed alone.

 

 

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4 Must-Have Cookbooks to Welcome Autumn!

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Hurrah! The oppressively hot days of summer have ended here in North Carolina, and the weather has finally started turning cool. The A/C has been turned off and the windows have been thrown open, letting in the chill and the scent of autumn. The leaves haven’t started to turn just yet, but it’s only a matter of time. For me, this glorious weather makes me want to put on cozy sweater and start cooking up a storm in the kitchen. The hot summer months make kitchen work too uncomfortable (I have no summer kitchen in my home, but I clearly need one!), and the cooler temperatures of autumn always bring me back into the kitchen. Combine that with all of the delicious flavors of fall — pumpkin, apples, squash, mushrooms — and you have a recipe for deliciousness!

I recently stumbled upon this amazingly simple and unbelievable delicious recipe, and it’s a must try. It’s the heaven-sent child of apple crumble and pumpkin pie.


Pumpkin Crunch Bars

Ingredients

1 15oz. can pumpkin
1 12oz. can evaporated milk
1 1/2 C. sugar
3 eggs
1 1/2 t. cinnamon
1 Yellow Cake Mix
1 C. melted butter

Directions 

Combine first 5 ingredients and pour into greased 9×13 pan.
Sprinkle cake mix on top of pumpkin mixture and pour melted butter over top.
Bake at 350 for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Top with whipped cream and enjoy!


A good cookbook always gets me in the mood to try new flavors and dishes, and I hope these get you into the kitchen as well!

101 AUTUMN RECIPES

Pumpkin and cinnamon and hearty delicious soups … mmmmm … my mouth is watering already!


THE COOK’S ILLUSTRATED COOKBOOK

2,000 delicious recipes from America’s Test Kitchen. What a collection!


NEW ENGLAND SOUP FACTORY COOKBOOK

Because … soup!


SLOW COOKER RECIPES

There is no better time to bring out the slowcooker than autumn!


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MaryBeth is a dog-mom, teacher, and amateur archer. When she’s not throwing tennis balls for her dogs or sending arrows downrange towards a bullseye, she can be found nestled up with a good biography or historical fiction novel, sipping a cup of a tea. She’s exactly what you expect of an English teacher, except for bows and arrows. 


6 Awesome Audiobook Deals

by Taylor Coil

I have not been reading much lately. Oof, guys. That is a big confession for a Freebooksy employee to make.

One thing that I HAVE been doing: listening to audiobooks. See, I have a newfound hobby of long distance running. When you spend 2+ hours nonstop running, you’re going to get bored. That’s just a fact. Audiobooks have been my saving grace recently. The miles fly by (sort of) as I’m listening, and I can take my mind off the fact that OMG EVERYTHING HURTS.

Since I mostly train alone, I have my phone strapped to my arm with this handy little thing in case I get lost or collapse or something. I plug my headphones into my phone, hit play on my Audible app (highly recommended), and just go.

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This is me and my friend Amanda (I’m in the pink and blue shirts) at the past two races we’ve run together.

Amazon has this magical little program called Whispersync. If you own the Kindle version AND Audible version of a book, they’ll sync up with each other. You can read 50 pages on your Kindle, then open Audible on your phone or computer and it’ll start playing where you stopped reading. MAGIC. I love it.

Another great thing about Whispersync? You get major discounts on audiobooks if you own the Kindle version. Often you can buy the Kindle book AND audiobook for less than $10. That’s a really good deal.

Since I’ve done the grunt work of finding these excellent deals, It’s only natural that I share. Hey, sharing is caring.

Note: these prices could change. I’m sorry. They’re up to date as of May 28, 2014.


Paper Towns by John Green

This one is high on my wish list. I haven’t read it yet, so I can’t tell you if it’s good or not. I am a general fan of the author and basically everything he does. Buying things made by people I admire typically works out well for me.

Kindle: $4.99 // Audiobook: $3.99 // Total Price: $8.98


The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Chances are you own this on Kindle already. The audiobook is great – it’s what I was listening to during my first half marathon! The Hunger Games makes a good re-read (or re-listen), and $3.95 is an amazing price for the audiobook.

Kindle: $4.99 // Audiobook: $3.95 // Total Price: $8.94


When Lightning Strikes by Brenda Novak

Sometimes there’s nothing better than a romance novel that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Brenda Novak is one of the queens of warm fuzzies. Warm fuzzies for $6? Sold.

Kindle: $1.99 // Audiobook: $3.49 // Total Price: $5.48


Maid for the Billionaire by Ruth Cardello

I haven’t read this one, but we featured it on Freebooksy a while back! The Kindle book is free, so you basically get an audiobook for $1.99. Nuts.

Kindle: $0.00 (free!) // Audiobook: $1.99 // Total Price: $1.99


Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

This one is looong. For $9, you get ~ 20 hours of entertainment. Not bad. It’s just a really lovely book! Fantasy, romance, and history all thrown in together.

Kindle: $4.99 // Audiobook: $3.99 // Total Price: $8.98


One for the Money by Janet Evanovich

I’ve written before about my love for the Stephanie Plum (especially Grandma Mazur). I love this series so much. Prepare to laugh like crazy while you’re listening to this one. It’s a mystery as well with plenty of action – but what you’ll remember? The jokes.

Kindle: $7.69 // Audiobook: $2.99 // Total Price: $10.68


I’ve tried to find several genres. If there’s a genre you’d like me to hunt for, tell me in the comments! If there’s interest, I’ll write a part two with your genre requests 🙂

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About the Author

tdc social media picture 100x100Taylor is our Marketing Manager. She loves reading dystopians, depressing books, and any tome remotely related to food. You probably can’t beat her in Harry Potter trivia, but you can try if you enjoy failure.

 

 

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