I'm like 40 pages into this and I don't think a book has ever made me feel this giddy and happy
Contrarian opinion thread
>reading the meme trinity
Pick one and only one
Is there a western work of literature (that isn't the bible) with a roughly equivalent amount of influence on western culture and symbols as Journey to the West has on eastern culture? If I had to guess I'd probably pick a Shakespeare play, but I'm not sure.
Why did someone meme me into reading this book
It read like a boring harem in the first half then a shitty chuuni show for the second
for example, Paul Auster in an episode of Friends
what episode was Paul Auster in? I have seen every Friends 1000+ times and do not recall this.
Anything and everything from this movement.
To kick off discussion this is a great reading of "A Season in Hell":
What does /lit/ think of The Prophet?
How many of you write?
What do you write?
Do you think you're any good?
Do you think you'll get published?
So /lit/, what are you reading? I picked this up yesterday and I'm really enjoying it.
Hey guys /lit/ scrub here
So I read the sticky and bought this book. Now the problem is that Im struggling big time. Ive read for hours and im only on page 25. I keep on zoneing out almost falling asleep. Any advice or good youtube tutorials how to read faster/better/whatever would be great, thanks.
1) Why are you reading it? Only to prep you for the Greeks? If yes, then just read the sections on the families, the heroes, and the Trojan War.
2) Take breaks in your reading; drink some coffee or tea.
Im reading it because I want my brain to get some kind of exercise other than just headbashing itself against the wall whilst im playing D3 all day long. Also I want to get down to the philosophers and then later nietchze thats my goal in terms of authors.
Well, I feel like im running a marathon by just reading two pages in this book every time. I dont think taking breaks is the problem solver here
Do you listen to audiobooks /lit/?
I've tried to, but unless the narrator has a deep baritone voice, I find them absolutely unlistenable; female voices particularly are terrible.
Honestly The Disaster Artist is probably the only book made better in audio form due to Greg's fantastic Tommy impressions as well as narrating his own story.
Female voices are simply inferior to male in all respects. It's because women simply don't understand the ethical, aesthetic, and spiritual import of being a human being.
They're like dogs or children, simply inferior, and barely more conscious than rocks.
Let's face it, they're only wet holes and otherwise worthless
What are the most essential self-help books or just ones that you would recommend to read?
book of the courtier is the only one that you should maybe consider reading/is worthwhile, but that's only if you're invested in understanding some of the social/courtly aspects of culture in the ~16th - 17th centuries
how many of you write short stories?
do you share them or keep them on your pc/journal?
any online recommendation to get some visibility? I want to start writing but I wish someone would actually read it
Don't share online until you're ready to ask for money. "writers" prey off people posting good ideas for free, so start by talking to friends you trust in order to build in the directions you think will help your work. When you have a strong draft have someone with an eye for punctuation read it and offer ideas to edit it. Only show your work to people who want to help you succeed.
don't listen to >>7626035
instead share your stories with me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll publish them online under my name and collect $2.75 in the next year in the royalties I get from selling your work on amazon. Thank you for your time, and keep reading Vern & Sisters publications.
how can i encourage myself to be a bookworm?