Just a heads up if you use a newer kindle, are on firmware version 5.6.5 and want to jailbreak. Amazon is pushing their new software which adds some relatively minor new features and probably fixes some possible exploit possibilities. The author of the 5.6.5 jailbreak held it back until now to give Amazon time to fix their holes but will release it in the next couple of days on the mobileread forums. If you want to jailbreak DO NOT turn off airplane mode from now on.
Personally I look forward to finally being able to use Koreader on my pw2 again.
Is writing short stories about paranormal considered clichéd ?
What fonts best fit different moods in books?
For instance, Blood Meridian's (it looks sort of like Georgia but I know it isn't) perfectly mirrors the bleak, biblical, 1800s feel.
How do I choose the greatest font?
Is there a word that describes someone being cryptic but needlessly so or in an obnoxious and bullshit sort of way?
Am I the only one with an increasing anxiety caused by the fact that it is possible that you've already read what could be the best books you'll read in your life time?
critique my oc poem /lit/ :)
that's like crispin glover in back to the future.
he's like, i never show anyone my writing. what if they didn't think it was any good. boy that crispin fucked up his career asking for too much money for part 2.
Inspirational and or funny quotes about life
This is the first books that's really interested me in some time. Has anyone on /lit/ read it? If so would you recommend it? I love Ulillillia
What does /lit/ think about this?
How much respect would you lose for a Nietzsche if it was discovered that he had a side project death metal band with songs called "god is dead" "the superman" etc?
I've recently been toying with the idea of switching from buying physical copies of books to taking the dive and buying an e-reader. The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite, specifically. I'm just looking for some opinions on the matter of e-readers, especially from those who have made the switch. Is it terribly difficult to adjust to reading everything off of a screen or is it not that hard? I don't browse /lit/ often, but I've recently rediscovered my passion for reading and I'd like to get back into it. Again, any input would be greatly appreciated, thanks!
kindles use a sort of magnetic ink system, they aren't like reading on a computer screen at all. They don't produce light either, so in terms of what your eyes are doing they're pretty much the same as reading a book.
I personally don't mind reading on a screen, but if you don't like it due to eyestrain or whatever I can't imagine a Kindle would bother you at all.
I've only had a few days with my paperwhite, and I like it.
It's nothing like reading off a screen. e-ink was developed specifically for that purpose.
the only annoyance with e-ink is that it has a slow refresh rate. so it can take about a second to turn a page. Frustrating if you're in a section with a lot of short dialog.
But the piracy and storage of them more than makes up for their downsides.
I got mine on craigslist for 40 bucks.
Too much caffeine intake today. Decided to make one more of these. Good luck.
Post what books you're currently reading and which ones you will read after.
- Euclid - Elements
- Charles Mackay - Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds
- Homer - Iliad
- The Works of Archimedes translated by T.L. Heath
- Thorstein Veblen - The Theory of the Leisure Class
- Homer - Odyssey
- Johannes Kepler - Mysterium cosmographicum
Opinions? Is it better than IJ?
How do I learn to write better?
Could you recommend maybe a first year textbook (or maybe even highschool) or upper year textbook you were assigned that really helped you out, or perhaps a website or video series?
I'm not so interested in learning how to write good characters or a good story, I'm interested in learning the technical things about grammar, syntax, structure, types sentences, types of words, punctuation and so on. I'm interested in stuff as basic as learning what a predicate and subject are in a sentence, up to the most advanced ideas...
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