Posted on Monday, September 18th, 2017 by Will Hagle
Serial Reader sends you a new short chunk of classic literature every day.
As our attention spans grow increasingly short, it becomes harder and harder for the average person to sit down and focus on reading an entire book. Serial Reader is an inventive app that aims to solve that problem while working within the limitations of our new, digitally-hindered attention spans. The app contains a collection of classic literature, all of which has been released into the public domain. You can read Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace, Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn, or even political writings like the Communist Manifesto. Each book in the Serial Reader collection is delivered in daily “issues,” or short sections of the book that typically take around ten minutes to read.
You can read as many books as you want on Serial Reader, and you can also skip ahead if you don’t want to wait an entire day to get the next issue. It’s nice, though, to focus on one book and get in the routine of reading the newest issue at the same time every day. If you start too many books at once, you might not read any of them. Some of the books take a long time to read in this form, such as the aforementioned War and Peace, which would take almost an entire year if you read the new issues every day. Still, Serial Reader is well-designed, easy to use, and fun to read through even on a mobile device. If you’re easily distracted but want to read more, consider downloading the free app.