Saturday, 7 January 2012

Daily Lit

I've been enjoying the use of a website I thought I'd tell you about, in case you don't already know about it:

You can choose from a fairly large range of books (The Bible / Little Women / The Count of Monte Cristo / Shoes, Handbags & Tiaras) and the website will send you bite-sized selections of them on a daily basis.  The catch for some of them seem to be that you may not get the whole book, the point being that they want you to buy books, but if I only saw a portion of that last book, I still enjoyed what I saw.  And if the first 1/3 to 1/2 is really gripping, a good number of these books are available online or at the library and one could finish the story in that way if necessary.  I've not had any problems with interrupted reading to date.  Then again, I've mainly chosen non-fiction and I've been well pleased with this website.

What book have you alway meant to read, but haven't yet made time for?


Anonymous said...

Also try uploading your own books for serialised reading on

Frugal Scholar said...

Ulysses, and many others

Fiona said...

What a great idea. I would happily order a book from the library if I found a section that caught my fancy. A good way to find new authors too. I am always meaning to read the classics I have on my bookshelves at home. I am currently partway through The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford. My mother is very proud, she's been nagging me to read it for YEARS. And it's so good, not dry at all which is how old books often seem to me. Really funny and witty and naughty. My mum calls people 'duck' as a term of endearment and now I know where she got it from.

Anonymous said...

I've wanted to read Remembrance of Things Past, but haven't gotten to it yet. Someday!