Read a Book Through Email or RSS
Get caught up on your reading! Daily Lit
lets you read a book online, one chapter at a time. Here's how it works:Search the site.
Go to Daily Lit
, and find a book that you've been meaning to read -- but somehow, you haven't quite found the time. For example, I am bashful to admit that I have yet to read Frankenstein
. So I was delighted to find that this classic title is indeed in the Daily Lit database. And further, because Frankenstein
is in the public domain, subscribing to this book is free. (Many books not in the public domain are available at DailyLit for a small fee.)Subscribe to a book.
When you subscribe to the book of your choice, you can elect when and how you want to receive your chapters. For example, you can elect to receive one chapter a day via email. For me, I chose to read Frankenstein
via RSS feed -- one chapter a day. I'm on day four and loving it!A novel presentation of a classic.
I find it interesting to read a classic novel in a new way: shoulders forward, in a business setting, minutes at a time. Had I read this book 25 years ago (as I should have!), I would have paged through it hours at a time, shoulders back, in an overstuffed chair. And I would have likely finished it in a few days. I still love/prefer reading books this way.
But how will the shoulders-forward, minutes-at-a-time approach affect my enjoyment and comprehension of this timeless novel? What would Mary Shelley make of this approach? ;)
And what do today's teacher's think of this kind of presentation? Thumbs up or down?
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