Would You Read a Book in Chunks?

28 June 2012 | 0 Comments

Between work and family, my life is pretty hectic.  I honestly love it, and I’m not complaining.  But it takes me forever to read books and magazines, since pleasure reading falls right to the bottom of the to-do list.

I was intrigued by this website – DailyLit – that was mentioned in Smashing Magazine’s email newsletter.  You sign up on their website, pick a book, and they’ll email it to you in short instalments every day (or however you set up your frequency settings).  The theory behind DailyLit is that you can probably find five minutes (or less) each day to read a small part of a book, and then eventually, you’ll finish the masterpiece you said you’d never have time to read.

Because the service is free (and they’re featuring books under Creative Commons licenses), it’s mostly classical literature, but there are a few newer titles there too.  I might give it a try.  What do you think?  Would you read a book in chunks?

[image of José Vasconcelos Library in Mexico City from IsAboutWords]

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