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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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Finished Volume 13 of the Danmachi light novel last night. Now I'm onto the spin-off LN Sword Oratoria while I wait for volume 14.
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I also have these in the to be read stack. I've poked through The life and Times of Nathan Bedford Forrest but have been putting off reading it cover to cover because it is a pretty formidable tome. About as thick as the unabridged Count of Monte Christo.
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Just got pic related.

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I just spent the last 2-3 hours formatting a book so I could print it off. It worked and I’m extremely proud of it.

I’ve decided that I’m going to buy myself a printer and book binding kit for Christmas, instead if spending the same amount of money on 15-20 books. The great thing about printing your own is that you can customise them, meaning that you can get the exact font and spacing that you want, as well as of course your own personalised binding, or a copy of your choice from the Internet.

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Well I started reading Little Brother again and finally got around to finishing it. Now on to Notes From The Underground

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Well, finished the Foundation trilogy.

Ten years late.

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I don't recall mentioning it in this thread, but I read the Scott Pilgrim graphic novel series.
Now I'm working on the His Dark Materials trilogy, starting with The Golden Compass.

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>>42113792
You mean The Northern Lights, wazzock.

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>>42113772

Whadayamean "Trilogy?" There's seven Foundation books. Not counting the later books written after his death with Janet Asimov's permission.

The Mule is kind of how I see Twilight's potential nightmare-form. MAKE EVERYCREATURE BE YOUR FRIEND!
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>>42113818
Because Foundation - Second Foundation were the only three books for thirty years, and the term "Foundation Trilogy" is frequently used in reference to the series anyway.

Good thing I own one of the other four books.

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Mac got me the complete works of Edgar Allen Poe for christmas, but I had to leave it at his house because it wouldn't fit in my suitcase lol.

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Currently reading Tolstoy's Confession, back into The Dramatic Universe vol. 1, and The Structure of Scientific Revolution on the pot.

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>Not reading the book of the podcast you started listening to because you didn't want to carry a book around in the first place

Scrubs. You logic scrubs.

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"Christmas Land" Creepypasta | Scary Stories
One of my favorite short stories from reddit.

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>>42114200
Meaning you're reading while high or taking a #2?

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It begins

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>>42114497
I’m trying to aim for 52 books, or 1 a week.

I started this yesterday and managed to get through quite a few chapters. So far it’s been pretty interesting, especially considering that I didn’t expect it to delve into so much history right off the bat. Unfortunately the cover was a bit damaged in the rain, but it’s salvageable.

I’m surprised that you’ve only got 30 planned. Considering how many audio books you listen to I think you could easily hit 40, or more with no trouble.

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I started Nicomachean Ethics. Reading it at the same time as TGSB.

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I finished Northern Lights/The Golden Compass, and now I'm reading The Subtle Knife (of the His Dark Materials trilogy)
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>>42115423
Just so you know I read the first chapter of The King In Yellow and I plan to return to it at some point.

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what did he mean by this

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>>42115450
Did you like it?

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>>42115570
I was kind of distracted but it seemed interesting. I'm probably just gonna start from the beginning again.

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>>42115509
>Aristotle wrote about “horse lovers”
Really gets the noggin’ joggin’.

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Pic related is probably one of the best things I’ve ever read. Dalrymple takes seemingly mundane and tangential topics and explores them with great depth and insight, that could only come from someone with decades of experience both as a prison phycologist, and as someone with doctoring experience from Africa, to some of the more remote Pacific islands. Each chapter is bursting with insight and quotable lines regarding things that affect our everyday life, but are rarely if ever discussed or even thought about. But by far one of, if not the crowning achievements of this book is its ability to portray all of this in a manner that is concise, but as aforementioned, leaves nothing to the imagination. This book has no time whatsoever for filler, ever page feels significant and virtually every paragraph noteworthy.

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>>42117207
Taking pic related as an example. Virtually every page is bursting with insight and questions that really require one to take into great consideration both their own lives and how they may fall victim to the symptoms described, as well as bridging together and making sense of the motivations that underlay contemporary society.

This page (part of a chapter entitled “The Family Meal”) specifically covers the modern dysfunctional state of Britains eating habits, especially as they relate to children. It talks about how increasingly meals have become solitary rather than social, and the rise of parents allowing their children to increasingly eat whatever whenever they like, with no consequence.

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So after a few months of reading barely more than two pages of anything at once for several months I tore through about 70% of Starship Troopers today. Suppose we'll see if I can finish it tomorrow.

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>>42117207
>>42117208
When one looks, one often finds a sense in some of these old institutions which seem to lay around like furniture. This type of insight varies by temperament. I've know many others, whose vision I trust, that are able to dive into a situation without knowing what the important questions are. This is a tremendous domain of creativity, and perhaps one complementary to being able to contemplate that which is persistent.
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>>42117223
Tell us if it’s any good when you’re finished.

>>42117251
Hwat?

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Just picked up "Gravity's Rainbow" by Thomas Pynchon. I hope to finish it by the end of this month.

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>>42117262
amazing book

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>>42117258

Well of course it's good. It's Starship Troopers. One of the most influential Science Fictions books of all time. The book that invented the concept of power armor as we know it today. Everything from Starcraft, Warhammer 40,000, Halo, Fallout etc etc. all owe their existence to ST. Even despite being written in the 1950's ST was so heavy on the "science" portion of science fiction that nothing really strikes as being particularly anachronistic. ST's power armor is equipped with radar, thermal and infrared vision, guided missiles, jump jets, tactical nukes, etc. all the same sorts of things we think of now when we think about PA. The only real anachronism I noticed was a mention of the guided missile's IFF capabilities were kinda dumb and might target a friendly if given a chance. That's it. No mention at all of transistor tubes or computers the size of houses or anything like that.

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>>42117258
Do you have shared meals with your family?

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>>42117297
>1950's
>power armor with radar thermal and infared

Now that's impressive.
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“Max Stirner was a teacher at a Berlin girl’s school.”
Literally line one of his chapter and I don’t like where this is going. Things are going to get real spooky from here on out.

>>42117297
Sounds interesting, I’ll have to check it out, along with Dune which is supposed to be another equally influential science fiction book written around that time.

I just kind of dismissed it because it’s became more known for the memes it produced rather than the actual book itself, and most works like that tend to be garbage.

>>42117304
Usually, although my family fits into most of this books archetypes, including myself, although thankfully I seem to have grown out of a lot of the worst stereotypes betrayed in the book, but no doubt being raised in that kind of environment will have some long lasting impact.
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>>42117333

Most of the drama comes from the movie Starship Troopers which has almost nothing at all to do with the book. Specifically it comes from Director Paul Verhoeven who, without even bothering to read the book just decided that the Terran Federation was clearly a fascist military dictatorship. He also decided power armor is gay and gave everybody motocross armor and AC556's in plastic bullpup chassis instead. Because why not? If you're going to ruin the premise of a story you might as well go all the way and get every last detail wrong.

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>>42117349
Okay, sounds cool. I’ll pick it up when I have the money. It seems pretty cheap.
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>>42117333
What is the substantive difference for you between your communal meals and your kitchen raids?

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A little free library was recently set up on my street, I'm gonna go check it out later today and see if there's anything good

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>>42117709
Personally not much, although I agree with his points from a wider societal perspective.

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>>42117747
You should look!

One of my experiences with communal meals is of how much preparation and how much time goes into a vital process which, in my ordinary life, seems passive. One has to prepare a space, consider the diets of others (their own living process), make sure everyone is accounted for, have the humility to share repast, clean up, make sure the kitchen and pantry are ready for the next meal (people depend on this process)...

All of that for a little biological rent!

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>>42117785
Yeah, as I was saying that’s basically what he covers in the book. The point being that even seemingly unimportant things can have massive societal consequences, especially if these seemingly unimportant things take place at the same time throughout a society.

A lot of his books cover similar things, which is why I find him so interesting. He makes in depth analyses about subjects that don’t even cross the mind of the average person because of how mundane and common place they are, and because he mainly focuses on the British underclass I can personally relate to a lot of what he writes about, having experience it first hand throughout my life.

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I'm just about done with The Subtle Knife, then I'm going to read The Motorcycle Diaries by Che Guevara and then Reminisces on the Cuban Revolutionary War.

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I just got done reading God Emperor of Dune. I really like this series, but I think the first book is still my favorite so far.

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>>42118132
Why the interest in Che Guevara?

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>tfw the plot thickness

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>>42118330
It's not just Guevara. I've been reading a lot of leftist literature lately.

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>>42118381
Is there something about Cuba which impresses or interests you in particular, with regard to the history of leftism?


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