Jun 5, 2008

Quirky Website - DailyLit.com

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The Quirky Website of the Week is a semi-regular feature on this site. Feel free to recommend other quirky websites in the Comments section.

Those of you who find it hard to spend time reading books might want to check out the website DailyLit.com, which currently offers over 750 classic and contemporary books available entirely for free or on a Pay-Per-Read basis.

The folks at DailyLit send books in installments via e-mail or RSS feed on a frequency that you determine. No matter what device you use to read your email or RSS feeds - be it a laptop, Blackberry, or iPhone - you can access a wealth of great literature. I signed up to get Ivan Turgenev's 1877 novel Virgin Soil delivered to me by email installments.

Now, if I can just get my filters to let in the good email and weed out the Viagra ads and Cyrillic spam, I'll be all set.

2 comments:

Jake said...

This is sort of related to your post, because it's about a book. It's a quote I thought you might get a kick out of.

"Hardly a pure science, history is closer to animal husbandry than it is to mathematics in that it involves selective breeding. The principal difference between the husbandryman and the historian is that the former breeds sheep or cows or such and the latter breeds (assumed) facts. The husbandryman uses his skills to enrich the future, the historian uses his to enrich the past. Both are usually up to their ankles in bullshit."
-Tom Robbins, Another Roadside Attraction

Molly said...

I signed up to get Ivan Turgenev's 1877 novel Virgin Soil delivered to me by email installments.

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There you go again with more of that light summer beach reading! LOL
Interesting site, thanks for the info.