Project Gutenberg: books for leisure

After watching my weekly dose of the BBC’s Click, Kate Russell as usual presented a list of interesting sites for us dumb end-users who only use Google search results to find a website. I found the Gutenberg Project  to be intriguing and resourceful depending on what an individual’s interests are. For the more literary inclined, it contained a wealth of book catalogs on various topics, in different languages and by a lot of authors; with the catalogs searchable by author and/or title. Of course my favorite author, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s collection is included. For those of you who don’t know him, he’s the creator of the legendary Sherlock Holmes.


Remember all those comic detectives with a magnifying glass and smoking a pipe? Yep, … all clones of Sherlock. Hercule Poirot does have a strong case but Sherlock reigns as the greatest detective ever – fiction-wise that is. At least now that I’ve got my hands on Sir Arthur’s digitized collection, after a hard day’s work of changing 1’s to 0’s and 0’s to 1’s , i  do have something other to relax with at night…