Monday, October 19, 2009

Operative Factors: DailyLit.com

I found the most charming little site the other day. DailyLit will email you installments of books or deliver them to your RSS reader so that you get a little each day. When you subscribe to a book, it tells you how many installments and the cost, but it looks like most of the 600 classics are free. You can choose the frequency of the installment delivery - daily, weekdays, or Mon, Wed, Fri and the exact time of day you would like it delivered (though the time is in EDT, so make sure you adjust for your zone).

DailyLit can be used without creating an account by simply verifying your email address when you subscribe to a book.

Additionally, this could be a great way to try out a book before you buy it. While I was writing this post, I stumbled across Defining Twilight which is entirely free and has 28 installments of words that appear in both Twilight by Stephenie Meyer and the SAT. It looks like a great little workbook, but this is just an exerpt. So, if you were one who might need an SAT/GED/ACT/SSAT workbook, you could try this out via email (or the 5 instant samples on the site).

I already subscribed to Pride & Prejudice and it looks like at 10:50AM every day, I will receive one of 146 installments of the great Jane Austen.

It doesn't seem like there is a big selection of modern fiction, but this does seem like it could be a great way to brush up on your classics! They claim each selection should take no more than 5 minutes a day.

So, tell me. What do you think? Does this sound like something that you could use? Does this sound practical? feasible? amazing? demented? silly? stupid? wonderful? Tell me whatcha think my bookish pals.

ALSO! Don't forget about Dewey's Read-A-Thon this weekend. If you're not signed up yet, it's not too late! AND, if you haven't voted yet, be sure to help me pick my books for the 'thon!

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