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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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By the way, a reminder that I'm going to read "The Soft Machine" soon when it gets here. I ordered it though a thing called an "inter-library loan". It's gonna be a good read.

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>>42096457
Library.
Half-Price Books.
Goodwill.
If non-fiction, maybe a community college.
A lot of coffee shops have a take-a-book-leave-a-book cubby space.
A neighborhood Little Free Library.

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>>42096599
Them dubs! <3

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>>42096599
>Library.
>Half-Price Books.
>Goodwill.
>If non-fiction, maybe a community college.

All of these are options for me, Thank You.

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Getting back into 2666.

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I hadn't read books for a while now, so I recently got myself an used Kindle to change that

I bought myself The Man Who Spoke Snakish (I've read it, but not the English version. I wonder if the translation is any good) and the new Xkcd book (How to)

I'm also checking out Fallout: Equestria for the first time

>>42009437
>>42062569
I've been looking into the best ways to get books and articles on my Kindle
Turns out you can get a "Send to Kindle" e-mail address, which you can send PDFs and MOBIs to
If you want to send an epub, use Calibre to convert it
If you want to send a PDF, but want it to behave like an ebook, set the title of the e-mail to "Convert"
For articles, there's an official "Send to Kindle" Chrome/Firefox extension that works surprisingly well (make sure to right click->This can read site data->When you click on the extension)
I also keep my travel documents on my Kindle, just in case my phone runs out or something, it's nice to have as a backup

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>>42097497
Calibre (with the de-DRM plugin) is pretty much the best ebook management tool there is. If your reader device doesn't support or interface with it, it's a crap device.
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>>42097499
You're probably right. Does it support wireless sync though?
I keep my Kindle in another room next to my bed, it'd be annoying to bring it here every time I want to put something on it

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>>42097501
Full syncing, I'm not sure since I never bother with automated mass transfers of any sort.

Importing through a local network is simple.
https://www.epubor.com/calibre-tutorial-transfer-e-books-to-kindle-through-local-wireless-transmission.html

Or you can send them through email.
https://dearauthor.com/ebooks/getting-ebooks-from-calibre-to-your-device-using-send-to-device-and-the-connectshare-functions/

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>>42097497
Thank you for this info. I literally forgot about my Kindle lol.

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Surprised this thread is still up.

I just finished the sixth book in the Earths Children series, or better known as The Clan Of The Cavebears.

I can tell the author struggled with the last two books, and while I'm really looking forward to some conclusion on a couple of plot points, I think I would have felt better if she just wrapped it up rather than becoming repetitive and rushed. BUT, it's her story, and she is still a very good story teller.

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I also really need to go through my books and toss some out because I ran out of space.

Again...

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>>42097678
Dont toss them out, donate them!
to me

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I don't think UPS would appreciate me using ten of their trucks

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>audiobook switches narrator five hours in

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>>42097816
Where are you finding these audiobooks, anyways?

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My motivation to read has gone out the window lately, probably due to the seasons changing. But I've found the motivation to dive into the Danmachi Light Novels and am now about three quarters of the way through volume four. They're light fare so it's not too difficult to remain focused on them for reasonable stretches.

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>>42099779
>My motivation to read has gone out the window lately

IKTF, that's why I have been reading short audiobooks that are generally under two hours long, so I can finish them in one sitting and sometimes do other stuff while listening.
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>>42099780
>sometimes do other stuff while listening.

See if I try that I end up tuning it out entirely. Only time I can effectually concentrate on an audiobook is when I'm driving.

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>>42099801
>when I'm driving.
Wouldn't that qualify as doing other stuff anyways though? Idk if I could focus on an audiobook and drive tbh.
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>>42099809
Huh. Really?

Is that how most people are?

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>>42099864
What do you mean?

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>>42099809

Not for me, unless I am getting up to some shenanigans driving requires little or no conscious thought on my part. Like I can hop into a car, adjust all the things, drive it around for a while, stop, get out and have no idea what make, model or color of vehicle it was that I was just in. Which can be a problem if I am not done driving it yet.

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>>42099887
I'm just curious if that's a thing for most people or not. I don't drive with a lot of people so I'm not sure how much attention they usually give to driving.

It's not a dig at you or anything. I was just honestly curious.

I'm like Snowbell in the fact that as soon as I get in the car if I know where I'm already going I basically zone out until I arrive and have like no memory of the trip.

There have been a few times where I had to go somewhere that was in the same direction as as my work and I "snapped out of it" down the street from my work and was like, "Wait. Shit. This isn't where I'm supposed to be."
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Chewy!MUSIC.FbVYCountry code: ponies-twilight.png, country type: ponyflag, valid: 1  42100799

I'm gonna put more effort into reading, now. Tired of feeling like I haven't been reading enough this year, so I'm gonna do 10 pages a day minimum, or alternatively/additionally around a half-hour of an audiobook minimum. This should help things going forward.

>>42099941
Well, I don't even have my license yet, so I'm still what you might call a "new driver", and when I drive, it basically requires 100 percent of my attention, I can't even have music on. But this might change as I get used to it.

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>>42100799
Oh! Okay. Yeah, I was like that when I started as well. I get it.

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Call of Cthulhu HP Lovecraft - Audio Book - With Words / Closed Captions

This is the first Lovecraft book I ever read and it had me on the edge of my seat.
This is a short book (linked audiobook is only an hour and a half total) and the narrator is FANTASTIC, even applying slight reverb to his voice to enhance the spookiness.
Time to find out more about cosmic horror.

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>>42101146
I recommend Haiyore! Nyaruko-san

If I were a Deep One

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>>42101146
Most of Lovecraft's stories have aged surprisingly well, if you ignore the subtle (and occasionally less than subtle) racism in some of them.
You might also like The King in Yellow by Robert W Chambers. He was a big influence on Lovecraft, along with Edgar Allen Poe.

Along the shore the cloud waves break,
The twin suns sink behind the lake,
The shadows lengthen
In Carcosa

Strange is the night where black stars rise,
And strange moons circle through the skies,
But stranger still is
Lost Carcosa

Songs that the Hyades shall sing,
Where flap the tatters of the King,
Must die unheard in
Dim Carcosa.

Song of my soul, my voice is dead,
Die though, unsung, as tears unshed
Shall dry and die in
Lost Carcosa
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>>42101172
downloading now
I remember this being referenced in True Detective

Chewy!MUSIC.FbVYCountry code: ponies-twilight.png, country type: ponyflag, valid: 1  42101225

Read 'The Mask Of The Red Death' by Edgar Allen Poe this morning.

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>>42101225
Did you like it? It's one of my favorite Poe stories.

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>>42101297
Well, I thought it was a bit underwhelming compared to The Raven or The Tell-Tale Heart, honestly. But it was still cool.

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I just finished the 6th (and last) Scott Pilgrim volume. That was a hell of a ride, but a very enjoyable one. I figured I'd enjoy the series because I enjoy silly slapstick humor (as long as it isn't cheap) and I love retro video games, but I'm still surprised at just how much I liked it.

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Fuck it! I put this on /lit/ and Nanonchan, I might as well dump it here.

Hello /oat/, I am a poorfag who rarely comes across any great deal of disposable income, but I’m expecting to get a good ~£200-£250 from the bank (in money they owe me) in a week or so. Naturally I plan to save about half of it and spend the other half on books.

So, given ~£100-£125 what would /oat/ have me buy? Non-fiction, fiction, politics, philosophy, history, poetry, biographies, ancient, classical, modern, adventure, drama, fantasy, choose anything you’re interested in from any genre. I’ll name a few of the books I’m thinking of buying, so feel free to base your suggestions on that trend, or go in a radically different direction if you think I’d do better with a varied book diet.

The Darkening Age: The Christian Destruction of the Classical World
By Catherine Nixey

The Hermetic Tradition: Symbols And Teachings of The Royal Art
By Julius Evola

The Mystery of The Holy Grail: Initiation And Magic In Quest For The Spirt
By Julius Evola

Revolt Against The Modern World
By Julius Evola

Our Culture, What's Left of It
By Theodore Dalrymple

I Am A Cat
By Sōseki Natsume

The Travels of Marco Polo
By Marco Polo

Xi Jinping: The Governance of China (volume I and II)
By Xi Jinping

War And Peace
By Leo Tolstoy
(There’s really beautiful hardcover box set with three individual hardcovers of this book for only £5 at a local book shop near me.)


No Chance: A Post-Modern Odyssey
By Argent Templar (One of, if not my favourites YouTubers. https://youtube.com/user/LibertyandJustice771

I think 10 is a good place to start of, but by no means will I buy all, or probably even half of these books in one go. I’ll probably end up buying ~4 of these ~4 of /oat/‘s suggestions, and the rest will be spent in local book and charity shops. But I’ll no doubt keep a lot of your suggestions for later on when I have the time and money.

Anyway, thanks for the suggestions Anon’s! I hope one of my 10 books interested you.

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>>42107274
Well that's a good way to rot your brain.

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>>42107398
Come on, some of those aren't too bad.

What would you have me read?

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>>42107274
>The Darkening Age: The Christian Destruction of the Classical World
>Revolt Against The Modern World
>Our Culture, What's Left of It

holy shit, go away

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>>42107402

The Witcher novels?

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>>42107410
Finally, someone who understands the point of a book thread. I'm sure I could find one or two of these in a charity shop.

I don't know why but that just reminded me of the Metro series.

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>>42107413

They were just the first things that came to mind.

I've played Metro: Last Light but haven't actually read the books.

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>>42107415
I've played two of the games because they were both free at some point on Xbox gold, but I don't know much about the actual books.

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>>42107419

Sounds like it's time to give them a read, then.

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>>42107422
Ha, look at what I just found in my colleges library.

Mint horse
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Listened to this recording of Patti Smith reading her book The Coral Sea, live, set to Kevin Shields' (from My Bloody Valentine) improvisational guitar playing. Pretty cool.

https://open.spotify.com/album/0BTbgjERGPFlELxXy9BaSe?si=Hf1EfsI6QuqWg-3lgOmqmA


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