Well, finally I completed the reading, on Google Books, on my phone, the biography of Queen Victoria by Julia Baird. I actually thought I'd finished it when the listing ended with 20 chapters, but once those were read, another ten chapters were added to the web page. At that time, I was still getting used to the site.
Still, I like using Google Books for their ability to highlight passages, compose notes, gain defintions, remember bookmarks, and to change the background color to give one's eyes less strain.
Now I can officially announce I have completed the reading of all books selected this year by members of the bookclub with whom I am a member. I've learned a lot about the buying and retrieval of books over the years. For instance, there is always your local public library where you can download an ebook, check out or purchase a hard copy, or listen to the audiobook.
In addition, there are a few websites that have proven to be extremely helpful in finding very affordable copies. These include Abebooks, Alibris, Amazon, B&N, and the best of all, Better World Books, where a buyer does not pay for shipping and the book can be dropped into depositories around town for others to read.
Now, I think I will begin reading another tome, Oskar Schindler, The Untold Account of His Life, Wartime Activities, and the True Story Behind the List by David M. Crow, written with the aid of previously unrleased papers and letters of Schindler's. It is said to contain "fresh revelations about Shindler's darker side" which "cast his moral transformation and herosim into starker relief." (New York Times) The Times is especially liberal, so I'll take what I read with a grain of salt.