My favorite way to access the Project Gutenberg ebooks is via Stanza, an iPhone e-reader app that has a direct link to PG. No transferring the files to my iPhone — I can just upload the ebooks directly. Very nice.
Anyway, I was having a little fun with Project Gutenberg the other night, checking out the new additions, and spotted the "Top 100" link in the sidebar. Here's the top 5 for the last 30 days, as of yesterday:
1. The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana by Vatsyayana (34964)
2. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (31274)
3. The Song My Paddle Sings by E. Pauline Johnson (23563)
4. How to Analyze People on Sight by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict (23435)
5. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (22953)
It amuses me to no end that the Kama Sutra takes first place. Move over, Mark Twain!
The fourth book is kind of amusing, too, if you can appreciate the humor of a 90-year-old self-help book — you can view the HTML version on your computer here.