As students we spend an awful lot of our time reading, but we don’t always get a lot of time to read for pleasure. Here are a few sites of a literary nature, which are also a little fun too.
Books2Eat – http://www.books2eat.com/
“The International Edible Book Festival is a yearly event that takes place on April 1 throughout the world. This event unites bibliophiles, book artists and food lovers to celebrate the ingestion of culture and its fulfilling nourishment. Participants create edible books that are exhibited, documented then consumed.”
Building With Books – http://theory.csail.mit.edu/classes/bookbuild/
Who says books are only for reading? This project highlights some unusual uses books were put to by a group of students at MIT.
Jabberwocky – http://www.cd.chalmers.se/~jessica/Jabberwock/
A site dedicated to translations of Lewis Carroll’s beloved poem in such diverse languages as Welsh, Esperanto, Yiddish, and even Latin.
Aesopica – http://www.mythfolklore.net/aesopica/
A wonderful resource where you can find translations of Aesop’s fables in Spanish, French, Latin, and more.
Dream Encyclopedia – http://www.dreamhawk.com/d-ency.htm
Though the contents of dreams, and their interpretations, are highly subjective, this site provides a wealth of information on our subconscious meanderings.
First Lines – http://people.cornell.edu/pages/jad22/
Can you name the book if given only its first line? See how well you fare.
The Thousand Nights and a Night – http://www.wollamshram.ca/1001/
The stories of Sheherazade, and more, transcribed for your reading pleasure.
Read Print – http://www.readprint.com/
A free online library offering thousands of free books for students, teachers, and the classic enthusiast.
4000 Years of Miniature Books – http://www.indiana.edu/%7Eliblilly/miniatures/
“Miniature books, most of which are less than three inches tall and some of which are smaller than a penny, have delighted readers for centuries. Popular because they were easily carried or concealed, these historic books range from tiny “Thumb Bibles” to illustrated nursery rhymes.”
Customised Classics – http://www.customizedclassics.com/
Everyone wants to be in pictures, or write the great novel. Why not be in the novel? This site lets you do just that – in novels like “Alice in Wonderland,” “Moby Dick,” and even “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.”