Dronak is not currently reading any books.
I’m male, from the United States. I’ve been a DailyLit member since January 02, 2009. My reading interests include Adventure, Classics, Mystery, and Sci-Fi.
- A Place So Foreign and Eight More finished
- 30 Stories in 30 Days finished
- The First Men in the Moon finished
- Classic Shorts: Eight Stories for Summer finished
- The Curious Case of Benjamin Button finished
- The Art of War finished
- Tao Te Ching finished
- Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions finished
- The Gift of the Magi finished
Grad school: took classes, TAed, passed quals, did research, wrote dissertation, successfully defended it, earned PhD.
Yes, this sounds interesting. I can't think of any particular courses/topics I'd prefer, but anything short and simple enough to be taught in a relatively small number of DailyLit installments could work. I'm not sure if I could "teach" something, but perhaps if this gets started, after seeing what kind of things are done, I might be able to contribute if I have time.
I think I manually started the next one before you made this change, but thanks for making it. It will prevent anyone else from seeing the same problem I did.
I realize I'm kind of late reading this series, but if all of the parts are out and available now, shouldn't the "on-going" label be removed? I just realized that even though I activated the automatic start feature on my to-read list, I haven't received anything from my next book yet. I think it's because this series is still listed as on-going. Could you please look into this and correct things, if necessary? Thanks for your help!
I have a suggestion, and I think this is an appropriate place to post it. I've been reading the Eight Stories for Summer collection, and enjoying it, but I've also found that it's not always obvious to me when a particular story ends. This is normally pretty easy to do with printed books, but it seems harder with the format of these electronic versions of books. I'm not sure exactly how you create your books and installments, but would it be possible to add some extra line like "end of chapter" or "end of story" to the appropriate installment in books? I think this would help readers know where good break points are without having to get the next installment to find out if they reached one. Thanks for considering this suggestion.
MaggieH, I haven't taken any notice of the dash styles, but that could be because I'm used to plain old ASCII text, which can't do real en and em dashes, as you indicated. So it certainly doesn't bother me if en dashes are double hyphens -- I type them that way myself (like just now). IMO, it's not worth changing then for the plain text messages DailyLit sends, but it could be worth doing a replacement for HTML (or such) formatted messages, if it's not too difficult.
While setting up a to-read list here, I thought it would be nice to have a list of what I've finished reading as well. I saw that "Books Read" and "Read" were two of the most popular list names when I went to set up my list of finished books, so others must have had the same idea. I also saw my finished books listed on my profile, but since a number of people have separate "read" lists, I thought it might be useful to have books you finish reading automatically added to such a list. I'm sure there are various ways of implementing something like this, but is a feature like this something that DailyLit would consider adding?
Out of curiosity, does anyone know exactly which eight stories are in this collection? I expected them to be listed in the description, but I only saw three authors named and no stories/titles given. If someone who knows the contents could list them here or edit them into the book's description, I (and probably others) would appreciate it. Thanks in advance.