Thursday, 28 March 2013

Daily Lit

Despite doing very little with my free time I hardly ever get the opportunity to read these days, I usually manage about 25 minutes a day when I'm going either to or from work on the bus, over xmas I bought the Millennium Trilogy for my Kindle as it was only £2.49 (or thereabouts). Anyway, I've just got round to starting on them and I won't lie, I have been bored rigid for most of what I've read, to the point where I felt as if I was just reading words that bore no relation to anything whatsoever, it's started to get more interesting now so I'm glad I carried on with it but if I wasn't such a stubborn mare I would have given up, for sure. 

Just when I was starting to think I'd lost the ability to read I saw on Twitter that an author had mentioned a website called Daily Lit so I had a little nose at it. It is bloody brilliant, you sign up for free and they email you sections of books daily or whenever you want them, it was exactly what I needed to prove to myself that I can still read and also a way for me to read things I might not ordinarily have read. Now when I log into my emails in the morning I am greeted by an instalment of 'The Portrait of Dorian Gray' and in the afternoon I get an instalment of an Agatha Christie novel called 'Secret Adversary'. My faith in my brain has been restored. The best thing is they encourage sharing so every email comes with a suggestion to forward it on to a friend. 

What are you reading at the moment? Do you ever give up on a book because you just can't bear to persevere? 

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  1. Yes! I've given up on books before because I just couldn't get into them. I'm currently reading Hilary Mantel's 'Bring up the Bodies' although I haven't picked it up for a while (naughty Grace!)

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    1. Oh god that one sounds like such heavy going, but you've made me feel much better! I've only read one of hers before, I really enjoyed it but it took me an age to get through it x

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