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Would You Read A Book Online?

Do you spend hours a day online, but have difficulty finding the time to curl up with a good book? If this is you, Daily Lit has created a tool which sends books right to your inbox in small messages. These messages take less than a few minutes to read and allow you to get your daily book worm dose. What are your thoughts? Would you be willing to give this method of book reading a try?

The creators started DailyLit because they spent hours each day on email but could not find the time to read a book. As self-proclaimed bookworm, and a computer geek, I think this a great idea - especially because I have a large cinema screen. I imagine taking a reading break while enjoying a cup of tea would be the perfect addition to my day.

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UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 10 years
I'm getting my M.S. in Library and Information Science, and while libraries promote all sorts of information technology, nothing can replace a book to hold and read in your lap and turning those pages. And for me personally, I know when I have to use PDF files to read, my eyes get sore scrolling down the e-pages. I don't think reading books online will ever take the place of reading a real live book in your hands.
LaLaLaura LaLaLaura 10 years
I stare at a screen all day at work. The last thing I want to do is subject my eyes to more of that.
la_clique la_clique 10 years
I'm an oldfashioned girl, I love technology but I also really love a handwritten note and a good book. I will never give up real books!
superdeluxebabe superdeluxebabe 10 years
I'd be willing to give this a try, if only because I can hide the fact I'm reading something non-work related if it's "hidden" on my computer screen. It's hard to hide a book under my desk at work.
Ms_Magnificent1 Ms_Magnificent1 10 years
Umm h@ll to the no! I love laying in my bed reading a book...
Tech Tech 10 years
I do agree about the new book scent. That's an escape in itself.
Mademoiselle Mademoiselle 10 years
I love books in all forms - paper, audio, online ;) I have signed up for this - takes 2 minutes. I love books and like geeksugar I want to be able to do this when I am waiting in line or taking a quick break - beats remembering to carry a book.
Tiinnaaaa Tiinnaaaa 10 years
na.. books are waaay nicer to read curled up in bed or on the sofa.. not staring at a computer screen.
lovekailua lovekailua 10 years
i don't think i would like this. i love books too the actual physical book...i dont even go to the library because i like to buy my own books. ok, i would go to the library more but i get gift cards to borders, amazon and BN for lots of the holidays :)
breesays breesays 10 years
I like this idea. I do love to underline and dog-ear my pages, but for classics and heftier reading that I don't qualify as a page-turner, this is perfect.
inertia inertia 10 years
I'm not interested in this kind of system, even though I've almost completely switched to reading books on the computer. I've been living in Japan for a few years and it's SO expensive to buy imported books, and they cause so much clutter in my tiny apartment, that I now read everything from Project Gutenberg and other free libraries. However, I don't want to read a book in chunks imposed by someone else. I'd rather get the whole book so I can read as I like.
aistea311 aistea311 10 years
I read online only for my lit classes when I know I dont want to buy the books. There isnt anything better than the scent of a new book, or turning pages as a story gets more interesting. People reading online are not getting the whole feel of a novel.
dreamsinrainbow dreamsinrainbow 10 years
While I think I might use this to get through some of the classics (mostly plays as I'm a theater minor and have rarely read any, yikes!), I don't think I'd ever use it to do my for fun reading, or school reading. When I'm reading for me I like to curl up with the book, I love the feel of it and the smell of it. When I'm reading for school I'm usually taking notes or writing in the book. And at this point with the technology we have readily available I don't see me switching over to completely digital anytime soon.
sinplicit sinplicit 10 years
i underline when i read books. can't imagine doing that with my mouse. besides, i regard typography as an important factor that contributes to the pleasure of reading. i don't want to be limited to just three typeface options: verdana, trebuchet ms, and georgia. ----------------- sirene de la fete
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