These days it feels like whenever people talk about 15 minutes, they’re talking about fame. With the proliferation of reality of TV, it’s no wonder, but there’s no reason you can’t change that narrative.
DailyLit, a site that’s been around since 2006, can help you do just that by giving you a gentle nudge in a different direction.
The nudge comes in the form of a scheduled email. Instead of zoning out on Netflix or wasting hours scrolling Instragram (seriously, where does the time go?), once you sign up for the (free!) service, DailyLit delivers literary classics and great new fiction in short installments. The stack of books next to your bed might be intimidating, but a daily email is more palatable.
Once you find a book you’d like to read, you select when you want the installments to arrive in your inbox. If you know you ride the bus in the am, you could chose to have sections of the book sent at the same time every morning. If you’re thirsty for more, just request the next installment.
By the end of the week, you may not know about the latest links being passed around Facebook, but you will have a healthy chunk of lit under your belt. Get your Moby Dick on while everyone else is Snapchatting. Captain Ahab makes for a much more lasting impression.
Plus you’ll have something to discuss at Thanksgiving dinner other than Buzzfeed’s latest.