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My initial thought is yes of course I would, but time will tell. I am a little skeptical of myself.

Dailylit began in May of 2007 from an idea generated from the NY Times special supplements of serialized classics. Dailylit takes the same approach only through email or rss.

I've been reading online this way for the past two years with another service. Yes, many days I do not read it as the amount of text that is emailed is longer than I have time to read. But it is designed to be read in its entirety in one year. I didn't make it.

Will I be able to finish the book I chose, "The Secret Adversary" by Agatha Christiel? They state 5 minutes to read each email, but . . .

I love the concept, but realize the success of reading a book on email is based on the length sent each time, the number of days each week that I receive it and how busy I am. I haven't posted in a long time, but my hard drive failed and is still in the shop and I am on vacation borrowing my other family members' laptops when they are not on them. At least with Dailylit, I can read the book from my Blackberry.

As part of the profile options, I chose daily rather than during the week only or Mon., Wed., Fri. to get in the habit, but I may find this is too often to deal with and switch to Mon., Wed., Fri. I also chose to receive the book via my personal email rather than work email or rss.

I do like the option of getting another email right away if I have time that day, but I can also see these emails piling up faster than I can read them. Perhaps I better go switch my profile right now to Mon., Wed., Fri.

There is a blog for comments. About 100,000 users have subscribed as of the Publishers Weekly article of 12/12/07. I like that you can post to forums about the book that you are reading. I'll be interested to see if I hear back from anyone reading my choice. Might be a good way to do a book club!

Check it out - it may just be your cup of tea!

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I don't know --I guess this is where "digital immigrant" is the best term to describe my lack of enthusiasm around the idea of reading a book through email. I have to admit I have a hard time reading online - and go through more than my share of printer ink because I tend to print out the articles and things I find interesting to read in some cozy, comfortable place rather than from my computer screen. I think that when someone invents a portable "reading device" that is easy on the eyes and I can curl up with on my favorite sofa, I will explore this kind of possiblity with more gusto. Has anyone tried out the new reader that Amazon marketed during the holidays?


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