What r sum GOOD books for people w/ baby brains?
>forget the glass slippers, this princess wears running shoes
The layers within this single image...
post a writer
identify the spooks they're haunted by
So I've gotten Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman a while back at the suggestion of someone, and I'm on chapter 4 right now (image related) And its really getting difficult to stay in into it, The book is supposed to be about how thinking processes work an the types they are separated into, but even this early into it there is so much just wild swinging around.
When a book tells you to read two words, then goes onto a paragraph explaining your reaction and thought process and manages to get every single thing wrong, its really hard to believe there's...
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OP, when will people realize behavioral economics is a crock of shit? he brought something new to the table but its straight up psych bullshit, no real econ insight. he should have devoted his efforts on providing a more rigorous treatment of economics as a branch of applied math, imho.
Which Odyssey translation do I read?
What Bible translation do you guys prefer? I like the King James Version, but I just started reading the Orthodox New Testament (they're still working on the OT--this is not the same version as the Orthodox Study Bible, which is a tweaked NKJV, this is a totally new translation), and I gotta say, I really, really like it. The commentary and translation are both top tier.
If you Google, "Eastern Orthodox New Testament pdf", it will be the first link, you can take a look for yourselves.
Which position does /lit/ read in?
>walking around in backyard master race
Some women I find aesthetically pleasing and yet I don't feel any sexual attraction towards them despite being straight. A completely non-erotic appreciation of form.
What characters from literature can I relate to in this regard? Maybe even an example from non-fiction.
I like how it feels to read Kafka. I don't find complex plots or themes engaging (bit slow and not well read), I just enjoy the mood a book sets for me.
Asking for some recommendations of other authors that put a strong emphasis on mood. Ty, ty.
What are the best books set in the ancient world, /lit/?
I use #bookz for my ebook needs, but I am looking for other sites and locations for those times Bookz doesn't have it.
I normally just google the book plus epub or whatever format you need. How's using a tablet to read by the way? Starting to get sick of books, always need to find good lighting, need to find a nice posture to read in etc. Considering getting a 6 inch kindle.
What does /lit/ think of Isaac Asimov?
How do you reconcile the fact of dasein
How much of this do you agree with, /lit/?
>Let's take, for example, an average reader, a cool-headed, mature, educated man leading a more or less healthy life. A man who buys books and literary magazines. So there you have him. This man can read things that are written for when you're calm, but he can also read any other kind of book with a critical eye, dispassionately, without absurd or regrettable complicity. That's how I see it. I hope I'm not offending anyone. Now let's take the desperate reader, who is presumably the audience for the literature of desperation. What do we see? First: the reader is an adolescent or an immature adult, insecure, all nerves. He's the kind of fucking idiot (pardon my language) who committed suicide after reading Werther. Second: he's a limited reader. Why limited? That's easy: because he can only read the literature of desperation, or books for the desperate, which amounts to the same thing, the kind of person or freak who's unable to read all the way through In Search of Lost Time, for example, or The Magic Mountain (a paradigm of calm, serene, complete literature, in my humble opinion), or for that matter, Les Misérables or War and Peace. Am I making myself clear? Good. So I talked to them, told them, warned them, alerted them to the dangers they were facing. It was like talking to a wall. Furthermore: desperate readers are like the California gold mines. Sooner or later they're exhausted! Why? It's obvious! One can't live one's whole life in desperation. In the end the body rebels, the pain becomes unbearable, lucidity gushes out in great cold spurts. The desperate reader (and especially the desperate poetry reader, who is insufferable, believe me) ends up by turning away from books. Inevitably he ends up becoming just plain desperate. Or he's cured!
You can compartmentalise your desperation with your periods of flourishing outside of books. I'm not sure why people project their love of consistency of mood on others. In my mind the comfort reader is in a trap designed to blunt his discerning abilities.
I have never met someone who only reads "literature of desperation." In fact, what does that even mean? Literature that is different from Proust or Tolstoy or Hugo? Shorter, more adhd? Apologies, I don't know the source of this quote.
>go on job interviews (non-/lit/ jobs)
>sometimes get asked about favorite hobby
>ask me what my favorite book is
>don't really have a single favorite book
>generally say Notes from Underground
Is this unwise, since the book is about a huge misanthropic asshole?
First of all - congratulations on your wonderful picrelated choices, nowocioto.
What do the interviewers generally say after such a remark, considering the fact that they probably have not even heard of Notes from the Underground?
No, just make sure that when the interview goes to shake your hand you shouldercheck him into his office door, to demonstrate that you aren't a pussy-ass faggot like the protagonist. Bosses like outgoing employees.
What the shit was Sloane's problem? Did I skip something essential, or why was he so depressed about the actual end of the war? Does this get explained later on (I'm only on page 90).
Sorry for another Stoner thread, I couldn't find the one that was posted a few days ago.