I recently discovered a fantastic website called Brainpickings.org. Allow me to quote from the About page:
Brain Pickings is the brain child of Maria Popova, an interestingness hunter-gatherer and curious mind at large, who also writes for Wired UK and The Atlantic, among others, and is an MIT Futures of Entertainment Fellow.As a fellow curious mind at large (without portfolio), I salute and highly recommend Brain Pickings. Although it covers a lot of books, it goes beyond simple book reviews - the book articles are more like heavily illustrated and quoted exploration guides. It also covers other things - pretty much whatever Maria finds interesting, I guess. Happily this includes a lot of science in addition to literature, people, creativity, and much more.