For all you Readers out there
I have a confession to make...I'm a Reader. With a capital "R." And I always have been. For as long as I can remember, I'm the one who picks up that magazine on the back of the toilet, no matter what it is, to browse, even if I only have to pee. If I can't find a magazine, I've been known to read the backs of shampoo bottles to pass the time. As a child, I would read the labels of groceries when I went shopping with my mom, because at least it was something. I am seriously addicted to the written word. I can't help it.
That said, I've discovered a new service and I just have to share. It's at DailyLit , and is for any other Readers out there. Basically, it allows you to read a book in installments via e-mail. It works like this:
1. Choose a title. Since they don't want to violate copywrite, DailyLit largely (if not exclusively) deals in classic works, which is actually perfect for what they do. While I may actually want to read Barchester Towers, Trollope is just not an author who holds my interest for...well...much longer than three or four pages. Since their installments are shorter than that, I will be able to read it in sections I can handle.
2. Tell DailyLit when you want to receive installments. Everyday? Weekends? Three times a week? And at what time?
3. Give them your eimail address.
Really, it's as simple as all that. They will begin to send you your book, and you can read a novel in e-mail-sized chunks without purchasing it, or running to the library, or waiting until you get in touch with the friend who can lend it to you. As an added bonus, it's highly compatible with work because it looks like any other e-mail, and takes about as long to read!