I used spark notes to get by in high school, I am now studying math at university and I don't want to remain illiterate any longer. Should I just start with the recommended books or are those too advanced
Does anyone know anything about this dude or his work? I know he's a hard SF/fantasy writer and that this shit is really weird and expansive, but I can't find any of his shit in English. I've seen some people mention it in really, REALLY out-of-the-way forums, but there's no way of figuring out how they got ahold of it either.
I managed to find translations of the fucking Demonbane novels but there ain't shit about this guy out there.
Brewing some hemlock now. Thank you based Socrates, this truly is the patrician way to go out
What do you think of Fran Lebowitz?
I watched Scorsese documentary about her, Public Speaking, and she seems an interesting person to listen to. Does this translate well to her books?
>America [is] not a fucking democracy
>[America] is more democratic than ever
I'm guessing you dropped out of high school before your civics teacher could fully explain American government to you.
I headed every Tundra project after taking over the first one halfway through by publishing first. I don't think there's going to be another Tundra following the Tokyo/Kolsti combo.
ITT /lit/ is a flawed board.
Well read, educated individuals are outnumbered by the younger generation who are eager to learn and explore literature but are faced with the reality of this incredibly fast paced culture/meme society those of us in the first world inhabit. Besides the fact that reading literature is an incredibly personal experience, the actual dissecting of themes, characters, motifs and plot takes a large amount of patience and study. Over and over again I read the same anons who complain that they can't find motivation to open a page from their...
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I actually read my books, anon, and I believe a lot of people here do too. But I don't have friends so I come here to pretend I have some kind of human interaction from time to time then I return to my reading session. We're sad people, I guess. But there's nothing we can do about it.
I read 2 hours every day before I go to sleep. You're right about internet being a distraction, tho. I usually hide my phone so I don't get tempted by the fast and cheap dopamine supply we all get from the web.
Talk for yourself, man. I do enjoy reading. I use this board to find interesting stuff to read, and it has helped me sometimes. Also, I come here to talk about some of the books I read when I have nobody to talk about them irl.
What does /lit/ recommend for comfy bedtime reading?
Nothing that takes any effort whatsoever, possibly with pictures.
What does /lit/ think about Montaigne? Anyone read his essays?
How do I get into this? Are there any pre-reqs or must reads before diving in? Im ready to tackle this thing but I wanna make sure I get the absolute most out of it. Also would mind finding a nice hardcover box set for under $50, but I suppose /lit/ can't help me with that.
>Of Mice and Men
>there's no mice
what makes a great writer?
What's so special about this book? I'm reading it now and it's definitely good, but I don't see why Celine is famous or important. Is the problem that I'm reading a translation?
Who are some good essayists on pop culture?
This guy is way too NEET for my liking.
>>>WHAT THE FUCK /LIT/
FUCK THIS I'M NEVER READING ANOTHER BOOK AS LONG AS I LIVE I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS SHIT
what are some great nature books?
i want some adult zoobooks