The Guardian just launched its Reading group revolution page, and readers worldwide can choose which book to begin with starting today. Old or new, in English or in translation — all books are fair game under this innovative reading rubric. We’ve been excited about all the new literary and creative nonfiction websites in the past year that have sprung up in order to show us that the big bad Internet didn’t kill reading after all — it improved it. Here are a few websites worth bookmarking to keep you sharp and informed while you are at work, at school, or as you sit in a café for hours and scowl at the patrons without laptops. (Please stop doing that, by the way.) So read on, dear readers, and tell us what new literary websites have been making your life better these days.
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