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Sunday, January 22, 2006
So many books, so little time
I'm a bibliophile who's always on the look-out for my next new book to devour. I've come across this fantastic site called Dear Reader. You pick a genre and each day you're emailed a 5 minute sample from a book that fits said category. The idea is, by the end of the week, you've read enough to decide if this is a "must-read". I highly suggest it to any busy book lover. From the January 2006 issue of O Magazine....
A Book-Tasting Club

Five years ago, Floridian Suzanne Beecher wanted to do something for the busiest people she new: working mothers at the small software company she ran with her husband. "They had dreams and no time to pursue them," she says. "I thought that books could provide some answers." So she typed up the opening chapters of Tuesday's with Morrie and emailed them to her staff. "Suddenly, these people who thought they had no time to read were turning off their TVs at night and discussing the book with their husbands," says Beecher. Today dearreader.com has more than 300,000 members nationwide. How it works: You enter your email address at the Web site and sign up for a "club"--such as mystery, classics, business. Then, each morning for a week you receive a sample of the latest book selection, which takes no more than five minutes to read. By Friday you'll have finished the first few chapters of, say, Steinbeck's The Moon Is Down, enough to know if you want to read the rest. The links at the end of the email will take you to a bookstore or your local library. Beecher and her staff cull selections from a network of more than 100 publishers, readers, and authors. "It's like getting that plastic spoon at an ice cream store," she says, "and tasting flavors that you might not have dared try before." —Jessica Brilliant Keener

"And all I can do is read a book to stay awakeIt rips my life away but its a great escape..."

posted by Lisa at 1/22/2006 06:00:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤


  • At 1/22/2006 07:21:00 PM, Blogger Fiber

    What a great site! I'm constantly on the lookout for great new books.
    Thanks for the tip, and for swinging by 24Knits.


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