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books books let's talk about books Chewy [Element Of Fortitude]!MUSIC.FbVYCountry code: blank.gif, country type: ponyflag, valid: 41918898[View All]

I'm a little over 300 pages into Moby Dick and it's REALLY good.

There are an enormous amount of references to historical figures/events, biblical stories, and other authors/books that are mostly lost on me because I am not very well-read in that regard.

My plan is that when I finish the book I will buy my own copy and at some point go through rereading but with a highlighter to mark all the things I want to look up or read about.

I love the prose but I think it's funny how almost every sentence is what my high school english teacher would have considered a "run-on" sentence.

What be you reading, /oat/?
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>>42069751
Wrong pic but that's still a suitable one.

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Reading a book on cave paintings. It's breddy gud. Have an unrelated pic and some neanderthal reconstructions that are amazing.
http://www.kenniskennis.com/site/Home/

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I'm reading 'The Opposing Shore' by Julien Gracq.

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I just read through this and... holy shit. It was incredible. I teared up at points like when he was trying to find his glasses or give his wife the tylenol or the index card that just had "IT'S NOT YOUR FAULT" written on it. It's not the kind of IF I usually like but the way it used Twine's features actually enhanced the story enough that I feel its use was justified. Just... if you have maybe an hour to kill and want to feel feels tonight, give it a read.
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>>42071125
Wew, I was just about to bump this thread.

I just finished 'Walking' by Henry David Thoreau. It was recommended to me by a friend after I told him about how I have been continuing to take walks every day. It's a good, brief nonfiction book about nature.

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>be at record store today
>they have a very small book section
>not much that interests me, except for this THICC Tom Clancy book
>decide not to get it for some reason
>fast forward to right now
>regret not getting it so badly
>tfw

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>>42073199

Tom Clancy books are common fare at any sort of second-hand store like Goodwill or the Salvation Army. I have a big stack of TC books and I think I got them all second hand, usually for no more than a dollar or three.

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>>42073215
Are they any good?

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>>42073218
I read Rainbow Six and enjoyed it. I didn't finish it though but it was interesting learning about the story for the rainbow six games.

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I'm thinking of checking out Zygmunt Bauman's Liquid series at some point. It seems to be about how changing social structures have made it harder than ever to maintain anything. People are stuck loosely tying themselves to whatever happens to be around them under the knowledge that whatever it is could disappear at any moment and too much commitment would leave them hurt. There's like ten of them on different topics but I'm mostly interested in Liquid Modernity and Liquid Love.

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Started 'The Waves' by Viginia Woolfe. It's fucking fantastic.

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>>42076697
I see you're a man of cature as well.

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>>42076697
Should i be ashamed that i own a good portion of the high brow books featured in your image?

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>>42076740
It takes a true patrician to appreciate Jim Davis' comedic genius.

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>>42076755
Fuck yeah, I unironically love lasagnacat!
wait...didn't we already have this conversation before about the lasagnacat YouTube videos?

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>>42076760
Yeah, im pretty sure we have haha.

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>>42076790
That's what I thought. But yeah, to quote one of the comments, "The most post-modern thing I've ever seen."
My sides would go to another dimension if a politician somehow managed to work this into a congressional filibuster

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>>42076740
>>42076739
WTF I was literally thinking "who would actually read those"

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>>42076793
And you call yourself /lit/erate.

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>>42076792
I've never felt so incentivised to run for office than i do right now.

>>42076793
hahaha.

They're pretty good.

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To be honest though, >>42076739
"Garfield: His 9 Lives" isn't very good. It experiments with different alternate universe versions of everyone's favorite fat cat but they all pretty much fall flat.
Then again, none of them have Jon...Coincidence? 🤔

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I FINISHED 'THE WAVES'

I think it's the best book I have read so far honestly. 10/10. Incredibly compelling, beautifully written.

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>>42079336
Can you give a synopsis/review?

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>>42079471
It follows six characters (three boys and three girls) from childhood and then through their entire lives, but every chapter skips multiple years, so it kinda goes in phases such as before any school, then during school, then college, and so on.
At first it seems really bizarre and incoherent, and the writing remains abstract and flowery throughout the whole thing, but by the time you get to the end of the book, everything basically comes together and makes sense and you realize that it's actually a pretty simple story, but told in a very complex way and with a lot of different themes.
Really its just a story about what it's like for the different people to grow up and eventually get old and the different loves and losses and general feelings/perspectives about life they end up having, with a sort of twist at the very end.
It's a somewhat sad book but also with a lot of beauty in it.
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>>42079532
I havent read a story in years, maybe the next time im at the library ill look into this.

How long of a read would you say?

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>>42079561
It took me less than three weeks and sometimes I read less than an hour a day. It's not a very long read.

Macaroni !RevGiOKgRoCountry code: ponies-twilight.png, country type: ponyflag, valid: 1  42080364

Anyone have suggestions for a quick but fascinating read? Kind of in the mood for something good, but I have time concerns.

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>>42080364
I'm actually looking for recommendations too, but mine can be longer ones.

I don't know if I want something completely new, or to continue with something I've started, or pick up something I've been eyeing for a while.

I could resume Plato (le start with the greeks meme) but I could also fast-forward to Schopenhauer and/or Nietzsche (or even go somewhere in the middle with Kant because I'm interested in his views on objectivity in art/beauty, although I know his writing is challenging af).

I kinda wanna read Dracula because its my mom's favorite book, too. And I have like a bazillion books saved to a word doc, mostly recs I got from /lit/.

I have no idea where to begin.

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>>42080373
Good choice. It's a shame epistolaries are a dying literary form. Only other one I can think of is The Watchmen, and it's only partially.

Don't forget to play Rondo of Blood, Symphony of the Night (the PSP Dracula X Chronicles versions) and Bloodlines. Portrait of Ruin is a good one, too.

And Ponyvania: Order of Equestria.
Ponyvania: Order of Equestria Intro
https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/188865
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My mom recommended me a book called 'The Museum Of Extraordinary Things' and I started it last night. It's decent so far.

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Didn't want to read actual text today, so I just looked to see what audiobooks are on youtube, and decided to try Jurassic Park.
It's great, and I'm about 2/13 hours into it.
No spoilers pls, I actually haven't seen the movies.

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>>42080971
the dinosaur did it

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>>42081000
reeeeeeeeeeeeeee
nice trips

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>>42080971
>>42081000

Also, and this might astonish you, but the whole dinosaur park idea? Doesn't quite work out like planned.

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>Pet Sematary

Loving it so far, King can do some good cosmic horror when he sets his mind to it.
Inspired me to go visit the pet cemetery in the woods near my grandma's.

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>>42081134
I read that years ago, was a pretty fun book. Stephen King is one of my mom' favorite authors.

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7/13hrs into the Jurassic Park audiobook now. Finally got to the actual action. Narrator is fantastic. When that one guy got acid spit in his eyes, imagining it actually made my eyes water.
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Finished Jurassic Park and got a book of a thousand Japanese haikus from the library.

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I want to get back to reading.
It will help me improve my language skills.

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>>42082578
UNF
Those brownish pages and old school formatting.

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http://english204-dcc.blogspot.com/2011/04/snake-steinbeck-john.html?m=1
>She turned her misty eyes to him. "Will he eat it now?" she asked.
>"Of course he'll eat it. He didn't kill it for a thrill. He killed it because he was hungry."
>The corners of the woman's mouth turned up a trifle again. She looked back at the snake. "I want to see him eat it."
>Now the snake came out of its corner again. There was no striking curve in its neck, but it approached the rat gingerly, ready to jump back in case it attacked. It nudged the body gently with its blunt nose, and drew away. Satisfied that it was dead, the snake touched the body all over with its chin, from head to tail. It seemed to measure the body and to kiss it. Finally it opened its mouth and unhinged its jaws at the corners.
>Mr. Phillips put his will against his head to keep it from turning toward the woman. He thought, "If she's opening her mouth, I'll be sick. I'll be afraid." He suc­ceeded in keeping his eyes away.
>The snake fitted its jaws over the rat's head and then with a slow peristaltic pulsing, began to engulf the rat. The jaws gripped and the whole throat crawled up, and the jaws gripped again.
OwO

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Finished 'The Penguin Book Of Japanese Haikus', moving onto a book about black holes that I got at the library today called 'Einstein's Monsters'.

I also got a book about auto-driving cars that I'm hoping my brother might read because he loves auto-mechanic stuff, but:
>my brother
>reading
Not holding my breath.
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Started 'The Peabody Sisters'. Pretty fucking massive/dense book, but it seems really interesting and well-researched.

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got sidetracked with a book I love from my childhood Artemis Fowl

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Skipping between comics now. The recent Prez series, The Shadow comics, and Spider-Gwen. Hopefully those count.
Have some art from books I already read.

>>42084785

Oh, recently read the first book for the first time!
Passed over it as a kid because a friend reading it managed to make it sound like it was about a kid that just sits in an office and hacks computers. Didn't even mention fairies, which would've gotten me onboard back then.

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>>42084918
What did you think of it?

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>>42084921

Loved it! Artemis was such a little bastard. I want to be him when I grow up.
Are the sequels any good?

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>>42084922
>Are the sequels any good?
I don't remember honestly. It's been like a decade since I've read them.


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