Did you ever start reading Moby Dick and then think, “crap, that’s a lot of details about whales”? Did you then think, “I wish a British celebrity would read this to me”?
If so, the Moby Dick Big Read may be for you!
The website releases a chapter a day, podcast-style, with the option to interact with others “reading” the book via Facebook or Twitter.
Active participation being the big thing these days, what does this project say for the future of reading? Is it possible we will see a shift away from reading as a solitary activity, if not all the way back to oral tradition?
This is a small project, with just over 2,000 Facebook likes, but the potential to grow is definitely there.