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Thursday Morning Candy: DailyLit

Hundreds & Thousands

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Welcome to Thursday Morning Candy, where we highlight some of our favorite online journals and writer resources. This week’s treat from our blogroll: DailyLit, which sends you literature in bite-sized installments via RSS or email—for free! Says the site’s FAQ:

Why read books by email?
Because if you are like us, you spend hours each day reading email but don’t find the time to read books. DailyLit brings books right into your inbox in convenient small messages that take less than 5 minutes to read.

You can choose from nearly a thousand titles, and DailyLit breaks the book or story into easily digestible morsels and sends them wherever you read email: computer, phone, you name it. Selections include contemporary fiction like the short story “Hell-Heaven” from Jhumpa Lahiri’s collection Unaccustomed Earth, (10 installments), children’s books like Anne of Green Gables (120 installments), and even classics you’ve always meant to read but never got around to, like Wuthering Heights (145 installments) and Ulysses (a whopping 322 installments). Just pick a book, click to subscribe, and start reading.

The site also runs a “Big Read,” in which many people read the same book at the same time, to get readers talking to each other. Cheers to DailyLit for helping readers connect, and for making reading—and literature—easier to fit into our hectic lives.

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