An Excerpt A Day . . .
Very cool idea! When you sign up with the free web service DelanceyPlace.com, you receive “a brief daily email with an excerpt or quote we view as interesting or noteworthy, offered with commentary to provide context. There is no theme, except that most excerpts will come from a non-fiction work, primarily historical in focus, and will occasionally be controversial. Finally, we hope that the selections will resonate beyond the subject of the book from which they were excerpted.”
It’s like a book club in which you only have to read a couple of pages—and then the whole book, of course, if you get hooked.
How did it start? The website explains: “Delancey Place is the name of a street in downtown Philadelphia that is home to our founder, Richard Vague. Mr. Vague is a voracious reader and would occasionaly email meaningful excerpts to his friends and family. The email list grew and is now received by 54,000 subscribers around the world.” Read more, and sign up, here.