Rate my June reading list, /lit/
(I bought Coma by Frédéric Dard in France because I'm studying French, probably is shit but it was one of the cheapest books)
I finally found the perfect way to read PDFs on Kindles. I'm happy.
1. They both were striking people (the word striking used as an adjective).
2. They both were striking people (the word striking used as a verb).
Now, tell me please the difference. Isn't it the reason for English's being considered a primitive piece of untutored crap which only normies speak?
I'm a Russian, by the way, and speak a very precise and eloquent language. The very fact of primitiveness of the English language outrages me exceedingly.
What are your fave / the best YA novels? Any genre is cool.
On the beach
Wind in the willows
Indian in the cupboard
Island of the blue dolphins
Bridge to Terebithia
Where the red fern grows
The red badge of courage
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing is the only YA book that truly struck me as great that comes to mind right now.
I really enjoyed the Monsterblood Tattoos books, but I remember almost nothing about them
you ever feel like the world is actually a very rich and interesting place with tons of fascinating things to think and laugh about and so it's alright that the whole thing sort of feels like some weird confusing cruel joke when you think about it?
uplifting philosophy for this feel?
You haven't lived -- and aren't even close to deep enough (inb4 the mouth-breatheing, #ohsopretentious regurgitators spit out problems) to understanding it -- until you've broken down in manical laughter about The All That Is Going On And Has Been Going On And Will Always Go On.
When you read, do you highlight passages worth noting?
kindle, so yes.
It even gathers all of them into a single text file, so that you get to track the progression towards the latest beautiful ideas and thought-provoking passages you've wanted to remind yourself of, from back when you only ever highlighted nasty words and dick jokes.
What did you think of animal farm, anon?
Yeah shit was sad. I liked that Squealer was aware though that everything was perhaps worse even though he reaped the benefits.
And at least Mollie found love on a farm that wasn't the basis for political commentary.
The last paragraph about the pigs being indistinguishable to the other animals was pretty disturbing tbhf.
SURELY there must be some more like this?
do you have to be an avid reader to be a good writer?
i am a musician but i don't listen to music. i've been wanting to start writing but i have no interest in reading either.
i'd rather spend my time creating rather than consuming -- but is that a viable option for literature?
doesn't it though? any time i feel like listening to music, i always end up feeling more like making it. and i'm fairly decent too -- nothing to write home about but i have a genuine skill.
Any other books about literal cuckoldry?
How do you keep up with all these characters? I am on page 150, I feel like I missed alot of the book as I think I am not retaining everything. Is this normal? Also, I forget who is who and cannot pronounce there names. Its a great book but does anyone have tips for retaining more of it?
also, i think russians were known for having several names for the same person, in context with who's talking to them and the familiarity or relationship they have with that character, so that might be a problem there. i'm sure there are a few character maps online too.
With the rise of E-Books, why are novels still printed today?
Doesn't printing/publishing cost a lot of money?
Are programmers the new artists?
cloud swells with moisture,
moisture formulates to drops,
drops then begin to fall,
fall from heaven,
The tin room rattles in response,
echoes of hydrogen--
Nature’s forest become greener,
cement wetness wafts amongst the street,
can you smell?
It’s raining in Washington is what I suppose.
Is there a way to buy like 1500 books at an auction similar to wine auctions? I bought a house with built in bookshelves and I need to fill them before I invite people over
that guy who nailed all those books to his wall in the bookshelf thread bought 4000 books from booksbythefoot.com
also just search on ebay for "books job lot" or something
or if you have a freecycle/freegle/similar group near you check that