Microsoft Reader – Welcome, Readers!: Microsoft is promoting its Reader software by letting people download free eBooks for three months. I installed Reader — which does some interesting DRM mojo before it starts up (you need to “activate” it with a Passport account) — and I downloaded and can read Bill Bryson’s “A Short History of Nearly Everything” for free.
They’re going to offer three new books every week. Besides Bryson’s book, this week they have “Candy and Me” by Hillary Liftin and “Last to Die” by James Grippando. I’ll try to post here whenever the books switch, but if I forget, send me a reminder.