Recently I wrote about some Youtube channels I find to be excellent, and today I thought I’d talk about some website that are worth a look at. As usual, my tastes vary widely, so I hope there will be something for everyone.

http://www.openculture.com/

I’ve been a fan of this website for many years. It covers a wide variety of topics, including literature, film, philosophy, art, education, and the list goes on. It provides access to free films, books, and courses. The writing is excellent, and the articles will often include linked videos with further information. I’m very fond of this as the wide range of topics will always provide something of interest, and articles with new areas of interest and information. Learning is always ongoing, and this website will help with that.

 

https://www.brainpickings.org/

Looking for book reviews? Looking for reviews on art, science, philosophy, creativity, and children’s books? Look no further. To me the attraction of this website is not just the subject matter. I have bought a few books that have been listed here, but not many. I read this website because the owner/writer on this site (Maria Popova) is a wonderful writer in her own right. Even if I don’t intend to buy the books she talks about, I love reading her take on them. If I could write a review half as well as this person I’d be a happy blogger. I highly recommend this website to all book lovers.

 

http://www.tasteofcinema.com/

I love cinema! (I may have mentioned this before). This website talks about film, and it has a lot of emphasis on world cinema and classic cinema. If you’re looking for something a little more than the latest blockbusters, this is a great place to go. I have found many films on this site that I would not otherwise have watched, and I have expanded my viewing to areas I would not necessarily have thought of. It’s a way of expanding your film-viewing horizons. It has review on individual movies, as well as lists on types of movies, actors, and directors. Check it out if you love cinema.

 

https://www.gutenberg.org/

Project Gutenberg is a treasure trove of public domain e-books. The home page of this website states that there are over 57,000 books to choose from, so it’s a great place to go for older books where copyright has expired. While the majority of the books are in English, there is a selection of books in German, French, and others. You can read the book online, or download it is in epub or kindle format. For example, if you search for Charles Dickens, you will find most if not all of his books available in this way. Now, many readers do prefer a physical book, and I can really understand that. But let’s face it, books take up space if you buy them, and libraries may not be easy to get to or have what you are looking for. I think this is an excellent resource for book lovers, to be used in conjunction with other options.

 

 

https://www.zmescience.com/

I’m not a scientist, and I have nothing more than basic high school education in these areas. That’s why I like this website. It’s interesting, and it provides information in a way that laypeople can understand. It covers geology, astronomy, physics, chemistry, and so on. It talks about new information and new discoveries as they come out, and it provides general educational articles about various topics. If you are looking for a way to educate yourself a little about the world of science, it’s a good website to visit.

 

 

I hope you have found something in this article to pique your interest. Happy web-surfing!

 

 

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