Daily Lit

Daily Lit

If you've always meant to read it, but just never got around to it,  if you have that humongous and daunting volume staring at you, challenging you to undertake it, or if you have an iPhone or iPad and ten spare minutes on the subway (load up before you go down) you might want to consider Daily Lit.  Sign up for a book and it is delivered to you each day, in portions that you can read in 5-10 minutes.

You can get The Ambassadors, The Golden Bowl, Portrait of a Lady, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Dubliners, Ulysses, Middlemarch, or any number of other classic works.  If you really, really, really want to read it, but you don't want to make a spectacle of yourself hauling around Middlemarch, you might want to think about Daily Lit.


  1. Steven,

    I generally carry around a book with me when I leave the house. What I have found is that for me some books don't work well being read in short segments, so I stick to short stories, poetry, or short essays.

    I couldn't make sense of the books you listed in short ten minute segments. My brain doesn't work that way--for a long complex work I need at least an hour or two of uninterrupted reading. I'm sure many would disagree with me, but that's what I've learned about what works best for me.

  2. Dear Fred,

    I can understand that. For me, it is more based on how the author divides the materials. It is hard to read chunked, very long chapters. On the other hand, I think about daily serialization, or even monthly.

    I found that this approach worked well for me for Middlemarch, but would not be likely to work well on something like _Ulysses_.

    But I think in general, I don't tend to read in soundbites either. I just resort to this when I really, really want to read something that I know I won't sit down to read cover to cover any time soon.




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