A blogger is posting entries from The Diary of Samuel Pepys online:
This site is a presentation of the diaries of Samuel Pepys, the renowned 17th century diarist who lived in London, England (read more about him). A new entry written by Pepys will be published each day over the course of several years; 1 January 1660 was published on 1 January 2003.
Today, July 24, 2006, he’s posted the entry for Friday 24 July 1663.
One great thing is that it’s very, very hyperlinked with annotations that fill in all sorts of background information. This is the sort of thing the internet is perfect for, you could link whole books worth of information to a specific point in the text. You can’t do that in a book because it would quickly become too big to carry around.
There’s also a discussion group, which I haven’t check out yet.
I’ve never read Pepys’ diary, but it’s kinda on that list in the back of my mind of things I should read at some point. This looks like a great opportunity. I’m going to spend some time in the next few days poking around and having fun. I might then add the page to my rss feeds and read an entry a day.