burgr - Books in your Terminal
I spend most of my time writing code in a full screen terminal. I like to read books on my breaks and I'm a big fan of Project Gutenberg, which has over 70,000 books freely available (note, these are legal copyright free books).
burgr, a program to browse and search a catalog of available
books, download and manage my personal library and read these books - from
within the comfort of the terminal.
I can work away programming, take a break and switch instantly to another
tmux pane where I have
burgr waiting to continue reading where I
left off :-)
I wrote this for my own use, so perhaps the UI is a little idiosyncratic, but I like it! (See I am The Only User).
Books are downloaded from mirrors of the Project Gutenberg site, not the site itself, so meeting their terms.
The catalog can be downloaded and updated as new books are released by
burgr with the
update command argument.
Here are some screen shots which will give you a flavour of
Library screen (all the books you have downloaded)
Reading a book
Searching the catalog for sci fi books :-)
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