Saturday, 29 January 2011

twenty nine: books on the go

Read classic books by email. One page at a time.

Came across the onesmallpage app on Sebastian Marshall's blog today. The creator advertised it as a way of reading more if you find it hard to find time to read (although he worded more eloquently than that!)

I subscribed to Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, and have just received and read the first ten pages. Seems like a great idea to me, especially as the email is readable on my phone's screen.

Yet to see whether five pages a day works as an amount, but I see no reasons why it wouldn't.

The selection of books available is impressive also.


  1. Just wanted to say thanks for the writeup - I really appreciate it! Dan Shipper (onesmallpage)

  2. No problem! Glad to spread the word. Read 15 pages of the book so far and the amount of text / interval between emails is working well.

    Are all the books in the public domain / outside copyright?

  3. All of the books are taken from Project Gutenberg ( and they are all in the public domain.

  4. Christmas Carol is fucking ace.