Do you have purpose?
What's the last book you lent to a friend?
Did they like it?
Have you gotten it back yet?
>Mona Lisa Overdrive
>They never read it.
>6 years later, nope.
Does anyone on /lit/ like Gramsci?
I'm embarking on a project to read huge selections of the Prison Notebooks, guided by secondary materials, and I'm wondering if there are any especially magisterial/authoritative readers or critical treatments.
I'm also very interested in other "culture critique" figures. Frankfurt School is up next.
>Liking the guy who unleashed Critical Theory upon Western Civilization
i like his war of position war of manoeuvre ideas the best and think they are the most relevant to latecapitalism. (b/c it is so hard to take on the economic base these days)
what secondary sources are you going to read OP?
Tell me about the things you are you writing, /lit/
Does /lit/ have any recommendations for younger readers?
I want to get my little sister a birthday present, and I'm not sure which series' are the best at the moment
The stuff I read when growing up I don't think would be very interesting to her, that was mostly fantasy like Robert Jordan and Stephen King
I know she liked the Percy Jackson books, and that she has read the Maxiumum Ride series, as well as Room.
Anyone have any recommendations? What have your younger siblings been reading lately and what do they like?
I'd like to know what the average SAT score of /lit/ is. The scores, of course, will be self-reported and thus unreliable but it's the best we can do.
I got a 2020 on the (now old) SAT, I have yet to take the new one. How did you all do?
I am looking for a word that would be used when a soldier is hurt and cannot fight anymore
something similar to "hors de combat"
does anyone have any suggestions/thoughts?
>I am a liar
how do you respond /lit/?
Post your backlog, tell others what they should read or should avoid, and just generally be extremely autistic and have a great time. Here's mine:
Lem - Solaris
Morrison - Beloved
Villoro - The Guilty
McCarthy - Cannonball
Smith - Just Kids
Stephenson - Snow Crash
Lowry - Under the Volcano
Clarke - Rendezvous with Rama
I've also got some Lowry in my backlog, might read that in between Foundation and Foundation and Empire. Snow Crash is probably the weakest book you've got on your backlog.
Under the Volcano-Lowry
Foundation and Empire-Asimov
Paris Peasant-Louis Aragon
Temple of the Golden Pavilion-Yukio Mishima(Re-read)
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men-David Foster Wallace
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can you really tell someone's persona by the their hand writing?
Might I suggest it belongs in the same vocational brackets as clairvoyants and television presenters? A non-essential profession that exists purely on society's misguided notion that it fulfils a questionable purpose.
To answer OP's question: sorta. If they are a dominant individual, they're more likely to write bigger with harder marks on the page. If they write very small, you can imagine they are not very dominant. People that write very sloppy tend to have messy rooms, at least that's what I have noticed.
Why was he so patrician?
>finish Finn Wake
>think of the thread on here about how Joyce said the ideal reader would go right back to the beginning and read it again
>notice the last line and the first line of the book are one sentence
you guys probably already knew this but I think its neat
Finn Wake general?
>How is finnegans wake
confusing. Im not going to sit here with the pretension of understanding it, in fact I didnt expect to I only started reading out of boredom and continued because of the.. lyricism I guess.
its just really poetic and beautifully written, I really love the prose
>want to buy Mason&Dixon in spanish
>see the cover
How do I increase retention after reading a book?
I just made a book backlog and have begun reading slow and steadily. A few days ago I was really into a book that I read half of it in one sitting, however I noticed that my retention suffered & could barely remember anything I read.
Does retention increase over time the more you read??
Have you noticed yourself being more focused and have an easier time expressing yourself the more you've read?
Why does Ayn Rand get shit on like this? I get that her philosophy isn't popular but at least reading her stuff forces you to think about why you might disagree. She might not be top tier but putting her lower than Stephanie Meyer is a fucking joke.
You're not alone OP, whenever I read more than 150 pages in one sitting I notice my retention is low. It could be that I read too fast, or perhaps too much but I'd also like to hear others' suggestions.
Hey /fit guy here. I don't like read books or anything, I mostly just lift weights and workout in-between volunteer work and looking for jobs.
I want to improve cause I don't want people to think I'm stupid. What books can I read so that people won't think I'm dumb?
>What books can I read so that people won't think I'm dumb?
As long as you care what others think about you (and as long as you go about adjusting your life to suit their desired image), you will always be a moron.
If you are actually interested in learning something, I would recommend: (1) How to Build a Universe That Doesn't Fall Apart Two Days Later by Philip K. Dick and (2) Education & The Significance of Life by Jiddu Krishnamurti. Both are shot and easy...
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