Surviving Quarantine: Plugging Project Gutenberg
So we are all stuck at home for the foreseeable future, with all that entails. It’s not fun, of course, but it’s necessary.
What to do?
Well, it’s a great opportunity for catching up on those books that have been sitting on your shelf, unread for years. We all have them – I certainly do.
However, in the event that you are stuck without fresh reading material for a prolonged period of time, without access to libraries, I can strongly recommend Project Gutenberg. I’m a heavy user myself, and I suspect that most of you out there already know about it, but on the off-chance you don’t… it’s an online selection of Public Domain texts. Think older books, for which the copyright has long since expired, or which pre-date copyright altogether. It’s a great (and completely free) way of catching up on literary classics via the internet.
So go ahead and check it out. There are worse ways to spend 2020 than checking out old books from the comfort of your sofa. Meanwhile, stay safe, and don’t panic. 🙂