Sunday, November 17, 2013

To Read Is To Fly

Here are some great resources for readers or book lovers like me to read online:


The Public Domain Review: http://publicdomainreview.org/

"The Public Domain Review is a not-for-profit project dedicated to showcasing the most interesting and unusual out-of-copyright works available online.

All works eventually fall out of copyright – from classic works of art, music and literature, to abandoned drafts, tentative plans, and overlooked fragments. In doing so they enter the public domain, a vast commons of material that everyone is free to enjoy, share and build upon without restriction.

We believe the public domain is an invaluable and indispensable good, which – like our natural environment and our physical heritage – deserves to be explicitly recognised, protected and appreciated.

The Public Domain Review aims to help its readers to explore this rich terrain – like a small exhibition gallery at the entrance of an immense network of archives and storage rooms that lie beyond."




Some of my favorite articles are:

+ A dangerous man in the Pantheon: http://publicdomainreview.org/2013/10/02/a-dangerous-man-in-the-pantheon/

+ The forgotten tales of the brothers Grimm: http://publicdomainreview.org/2012/12/20/the-forgotten-tales-of-the-brothers-grimm/

+ The Mysteries of Nature and Art: http://publicdomainreview.org/2011/11/28/the-mysteries-of-nature-and-art/



Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org

"Project Gutenberg is the first and largest single collection of free electronic books, or eBooks. Michael Hart, founder of Project Gutenberg, invented eBooks in 1971 and continues to inspire the creation of eBooks and related technologies today."


Internet Archive: https://archive.org/details/texts

"The Internet Archive is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that was founded to build an Internet library. Its purposes include offering permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital format.

Founded in 1996 and located in San Francisco, the Archive has been receiving data donations from Alexa Internet and others. In late 1999, the organization started to grow to include more well-rounded collections. Now the Internet Archive includes: texts, audio, moving images, and software as well as archived web pages in our collections, and provides specialized services for adaptive reading and information access for the blind and other persons with disabilities. "


Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: http://plato.stanford.edu/

Philosophy articles, authors, etc...




You can find there valuable texts, books, articles ... in many fields. By reading everyday, you can improve your job, your study. They broadens your knowledge and even your soul. And most important, You can find the answer(s) for the question of your life through reading.

Confucius once said:

"No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance."


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