Message from the CEO
We’re all crazily busy this time of year so I’ll get right to it: this month we’re featuring Who is Mark Twain? — a never-before published collection of essays by Mark Twain; our new Big Read of Thoreau’s Walden; a series of poems by late, great poets; and books by such bestselling authors as Nicholas Sparks, Eudora Welty, and Seth Godin.
We’ve also got a new creative challenge for you — to write a six word autobiography. That’s right — only 6 words!
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Founder and CEO
DailyLit’s Big Read
In celebration of Earth Day, DailyLit’s next Big Read is Thoreau’s Walden. We got our inspiration from Etsy, which we’re working with in support of its virtual book club. Oh, and did I mention Walden is FREE?
Poems by Late, Great Poets — Exclusive to DailyLit
To celebrate National Poetry Month, we’re offering for FREE Masters of Verse, a lovely selection of poems (one a day) by late, great poets that was compiled by Poets & Writers, the non-profit organization that supports creative writers.
Bestselling, Prize-Winning Books
- Bestselling author Nicholas Sparks comes to DailyLit with The Lucky One. You can check it out by reading the first 5 INSTALLMENTS FOR FREE.
- By popular demand, we’re releasing another Seth Godin book: Unleashing the Ideavirus gives tips and strategies for building a viral and successful business. COMPLETELY FREE.
- We’re pleased to add Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Eudora Welty’s One Writer’s Beginnings, a book USA Today called “a rare gift for us all.” Everyone can TRY FOR FREE.
Who is Mark Twain?
A first for DailyLit: courtesy of HarperStudio, we’re offering (for FREE) Who is Mark Twain?, a never before published collection of 24 essays written by, who else, Mark Twain! Here’s one of my favorite Twain quotes:
“My books are water; those of the great geniuses is wine. Everybody drinks water.”
And here’s a fun exchange with the editor of Who is Mark Twain?:
Question: The blogger Ben Sutherland said Mark Twain’s spirit “lives as a garden gnome in Stephen Colbert’s pants.” What do you make of that?
Answer: Doesn’t Sutherland have that backwards? Colbert is clearly the offspring of Mark Twain, not the other way around.
To find out what Mark Twain would have said about Barack Obama, read more here.
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New Reader Challenge: The 6 Word Autobiography
Write a 6 word autobiography — that’s right, in exactly 6 words (no more, no less), tell us the story of your life. This is another inspirational idea from author Daniel Pink, who highlighted the importance of exercising your creative muscle for personal and professional success. And no fair making up words-that-don’t-exist-
normally-as-hyphenated-words so as not to exceed the limit! Post your autobiography here so we can all enjoy.
50 word Challenge Favorites
And don’t forget to submit your 6 word autobiography for the new reader challenge.