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Online Book Clubs
Online Book Clubs offers free book samples by e-mail. Choose the type of books you like — mystery, business, romance, teen, etc. — and sign up. Each week, a new book starts, and short excerpts arrive in your daily e-mail. If you like the book, check it out. It’s a great way to discover new books!