Suggested Reading


October, 2017

Each month 10 stories are selected for your reading pleasure.

General

A Christmas Carol tells the story of how a harsh and mean old man finds the true meaning of Christmas. Some pictures. (Read | Listen | Watch)
Wuthering Heights is a classic of English literature -- a story about love, jealousy, and revenge. No picture. (Read | Listen | Watch)
Letters from a Self-Made Merchant to His Son is a series of letters from a self-made merchant to his son about life and success. Many pictures. (Read | Listen | Watch)
Mansfield Park is a romance story between a poor girl and her cousin of a rich family. No picture. (Read | Listen | Watch)
The Importance of Being Earnest is a satirical play on the stupidity of the society in the Victorian period where people could not tell what were important and what were not. No picture. (Read | Listen | Watch)

Children

The Sleeping Beauty Picture Book contains many beautiful drawings for children to enjoy. (Read)
Simple Simon is a series of silhouettes about a small boy called Simon. Many pictures. (Read)
Children's Hour with Red Riding Hood and Other Stories is a collection of five children stories with many beautiful pictures. (Read)
The Monkey's Frolic is a humorous picture story about a monkey and his playmate cat curing a patient by accident. Many pictures. (Read)
The Aesop for Children contains many well known fables such as The Hare And The Tortoise. Over a hundred of beautiful pictures. (Read | Listen | Watch)

Welcome


In 2010, I came across Project Gutenberg where you can find thousands of interesting stories to read free of charge. So, I decided to help by selecting some of the stories and formatting them for easy reading on mobile phones and tablets: one set of images for phones and one set for tablets. I also tried as much as possible to search and include audio and video elements, so that you can watch, listen to, or read a story.

The first story I published was Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll on February 8, 2011. On May 2, 2012, I moved the story to a permanent place on Goldenstories.mobi. Since then, I have added hundreds of stories on the website.

In 2017, because the advance in internet technologies finally enables images to automatically resize to fit different screen sizes, I consolidated the files to just one set, and also moved the stories to Silbird.com. I like this domain name because it suggests flying high as freely as you want, which parallels the idea of reading as much as you want for free.

The title image is courtesy of https://pixabay.com/en/painting-woman-reading-person-876082/

Thank you for your visit.


K. C. Lee
Story Collector
July 10, 2017
Email: kc at Silbird.com