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trying to into reading. is this list good?
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>>5585193
lol. i meant this
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>>5585200
The divine comedy, war and peace...


Ya that's a great start for someone trying to spark an interest in reading;

Can we all say 'pretentious' simultaneously?
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I can't find the "starter kit" image, but you should check out the sticky, OP.
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Some of those books are going to be like running into a brick wall.

If you don't already read regularly, trying to force yourself to read something purely for perceived literary value isn't going to work. Be sure to start with something where what you have heard about the book genuinely intrigues you, whether idea-wise or plot wise. Wait til you're more accustomed to heavy reading before you force yourself to slog through something that you are not quickly sold on.
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>>5585200
I've only read 7 of those
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>>5585200
>infinite jest right at number one

i can imagine someone who doesn't habitually read immediately loathing /lit/ after a few pages
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>>5585200
If you haven't done a lot of reading before you might have a hard time with some of those. If you want good entry-level stuff then out of that list I'd recommend Catcher in the Rye, Lord of the Flies, The Grapes of Wrath, Heart of Darkness and Count of Monte Cristo.
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The first thing you need to do is check in what lever are you for reading comprehension, that's why when I want to know the level of other person I use:

The Little Prince: Being easy and also pretty deep in themes, this is perfect for kids or people with low level. If someone can't read nor enjoy this, the person can't into reading. In this level are most YA and children books.

One hundred years of solitude: It's a great novel with a lot of characters and rich description, also kinda hard for new readers, it's perfect for the next level. You can also put here almost any novel that doesn't require background of the life of the author or political themes.

Don Quixote: I don't put it here because it's complicated but it's extension. You can put in this level any classic book with 1000+ pages, only true patricians in this level.

It's worth noting that I am a Spanish speaker so you can adapt these three levels in the books of any language of your own. Also I know the little prince is french but I don't know any other book better for that level
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>>5585200
yes. it's a bit /edgywhiteboy/, but yes.

define "start" reading though. like, I'm assuming you've at least graduated/started high school, learned the technical basics of literary fiction reading (sitting through slower development, recognizing themes) here. maybe read a few pleb bestsellers in your spare time. the idea that you have to spend a lot of time on those to get into these is being overstated here however: readers have started with the classics throughout most of history and you may have a clearer impression of the books on this list without something irrelevant to overtly "contrast" them with.

that said
>Silmarillion is on the list but not LOTR
NERRRRRDDDDSSSSSSSS
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>>5585298
>it's a bit /edgywhiteboy/
>Feminarkist
Fuck off back to Tumblr
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>>5585298
>>>/out/
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>>5585200
Ok, I've always wondered this, but what the FUCK is up with that cutesy gayboy little intro?
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>>5585200
I've always thought this was a really solid list.

Prepare yourself for
>HURRR DURRR NOT OBSCURE ENOUGH 1/10 /LIT/ IS SO PLEB
though
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>>5585430
Most of us don't agree with the order, of course, but it's a solid list.
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The list is literally all over the damn place. There are some on there you may find interesting and other (war and peace, the iliad, wuthering heights) I mean, wuthering heights? That's like recommending Jane Austen to someone that is used to twilight.

Anyway, hopefully you are literate enough to know the difference in genre and writing styles fairly early on.
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>>5585200
>>5585283
I've read 41/100 but there's no way somebody on right now doesn't have me beat

somebody smack me down and tell me which of the 59 left to read
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>>5585772
lord of the flies
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>>5585200
rolling
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>>5585866
come on if people have read 5 books on that list they've probably read Lord of the Flies already
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>>5585200
Rolling
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>>5585879
ahahahahaha cya in three weeks
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>>5585200
Read Katawa Shoujo
It got me into reading
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>>5585200
Don't start with fiction you dumbass. Start with the greeks.
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>>5586165

I have the TV Guide to thank for changing my life
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>>5586260
>I have the TV Guide
wot?
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>>5585200
nice dubs, bub

rolling
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>>5585200
>hemmmingway
topkek
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>>5586747

why dont you explain instead of just shitposting
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>>5585200
rolling
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>>5586755
>explain
'hemingway' has one 'm', but people tend to misspell it as 'hemmingway" (with two 'm's). The guy who made that chart spelled 'hemingway' as 'hemmmingway' (that's 3 'm's) under The Sun Also Rises. either the chart is being ironic or the person who made it is too retarded to spell correctly. that's why it's funny.
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>>5586761

ah i didnt notice, i thought you were disputing his place on the chart
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>>5585200
I'm currently at a 30% of French. How long until I can read El Extranjero in French? Including tip please.
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>>5586764
no, he's a fantastic writer
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>>5585252
I never understood this logic. Yes it's difficult to sit down and take in content but that can be said about watching films as well. It all depends on your focus. As long as you're not reading an almanac or some shit then you should be fine with most of these books /lit/ recommends.
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Get yourself a library card (it's for free) and go to town. You'll be able to find every book /lit/ recommends, and even if that library doesn't hold a copy, they can get you one from a different library system.
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>>5585200
I'm disappointed that none of Terry Pratchett's works made it on the list. I mean, Hitchhiker's Guide is there, and I think Discworld is as relevant to fantasy as HGttG is to scifi.
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>>5585200
rolling
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>>5586766

Aujourdhui, Maman est morte ou peut-etre hier. Je ne sais pas.

If you understand that then just start, its really easy. Just have a dictionary and read a chapter of it in French and then a chapter in English.
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>>5585200
ROLL IT
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>>5586165
How?
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>>5586773
You can probably get through them, but could you appreciate Ulysses for example if you haven't read The Odyssey?

Thinking about it now though, Ulysses seems to be the exception, not the rule.
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>>5586771
...
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>>5586887
rollin'
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>>5586874
Which one of Pratchett's would you have added?
Sourcery?
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>>5585298
I don't get it, is "white boy" supposed to be taken as an insult or something? I've seen shit like that on tumblr as well, like some how "white male" is being used as an insult or have a derogatory connotation to it. It's not going to catch on...
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>>5592176

I would have added Night Watch or Small Gods.
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>>5585200
rolling
hopefully i'll get a book i already own
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>>5592358
well i don't read korean, dropped until i learn how to read it
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>>5585200
rol
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>>5586894

Not him but I wonder if you think The Plague as easy for a French newb to read as The Stranger?
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>>5585200

Roll
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>>5585200
Rolling
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>>5592401

lol rerolling because I'm 900 pages on of IJ already
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>>5592405

wtf? I read lolita right before IJ

Rerolling
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>>5585200
roll
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>>5585200
Rolling.
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>>5585200
rolling
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Reroll

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>>5585200
Roll
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Rollin Rollin
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>>5592293
the (mild) insult was "edgy". "white boy" was added for specificity. people are hilariously butthurt about this.

>>5592387
oo! rolling.
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>>5592387
roule
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>>5592387
Role
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>>5592683
re-roule
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>>5592712
i rolled what i'm reading right now
well i guess i just continue
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>>5592387
they see me rolling, they hatin
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>>5592387
rullar
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>>5585200
Gonna roll, though I already have shit to read
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>>558519
rollin
just started reading i got this
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>>5585200
/20//1/\/
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>>5585430
>beginner's list
>not obscure enough

man
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>>5586874
To be perfectly fair I have no idea how the fuck Hitchhiker's Guide got in
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>>5585200
>>5585200
No Gulliver's Travels? That's my favorite book and the greatest social satire I've read yet. Highly recommend.
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>>5585200
read 44 of these, get of my level or something
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>>5585200

ryllin
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>>5592860
I've read 30, better than I thought it was going to be.
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>>5592860
I've read 24.
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>>5585200
weird list
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>>5592941

Fedora so have

*Tips I*
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>>5585200
roll
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>>5585200
roll
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>>5592669
>people are hilariously butthurt about this.
Nah, like I got that part (the whole "edgy" thing). I just didn't quite understand the significance of him being white is all. The butthurt about your comment, I was referring to the whole tumblr hivemind kind of deal (though then like 98% of the pictures they post of "hot guys" are all white). It's more like a confusion thing than upset, really.
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>>5585879
>INFP
>Communism
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>>5585200
good time for a roll
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>>5592387
Rollin'
Let's see if I get something nice.
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>>5585200
Roll
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>>5585298
Not OP, but what if I haven't learned the technical basics? Being from a third world country, literature classes don't involve any reading at all. I do have read many of the books of the list by myself, but I'm gradually realizing I didn't get anything worthy from them, as a result of my bad interpretation skills.
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>>5585200
rollin
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>>5585200
roll
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>>5593401
Oh boy, have fun.
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>>5585200
hit the road jack!
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>>5585200
what the hell, I need something to read
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I started literature on my own when I read Catch-22 at age 15. That's a good place to start
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>>5585200
roll
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>>5592387
roll
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>>5585200
henry rollin
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>>5585200
dubs for days
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>>5594456
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>>5585772
i'd steppenwolf
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>>5592387
roll
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rolling. some of these are assigned reading. Shitting myself if i get milton, camus, dostoevsky, or dante.
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rolling.

Shitting myself if i get dante, milton or camus because i'll have to read those anyways for lit
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>>5585193
rollen
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>>5585200
Rolling.
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I only read about 22 of these, so I could do better.

Also, rolling.
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>>5594521
I've read it. Reroll.
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>roll
>roll
>roll
>roll
Anyone remember that short story collection with the pastebin link that we used to roll on every day?
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My name is Roll, RickRoll
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>>5594538
his name was roll, rickroll
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>>5585200

Dave (G)ro(h)llin'
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rolli
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>>5585200
i guess i should probably roll
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>>5585193
Rollita. The fire of my loins
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>>5585193
Roll
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>>5585200
trolley
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>>5585200

all these people rolling.

>plebs not having read the entire list
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>>5585200
rolling
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>>5585200
roll
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>>5585200
roil
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>>5595174
of course I get Cormac fucking McCarthy

fuck this chart and fuck you /lit/, for making it
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>>5595179
what's the matter? 2deep4u?
suttree is a good book. better than blood meridian in my opinion
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>>5585200
rollin'
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>>5595187
>87
of all the fucking books

reroll
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>>5585200
rolls
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>>5585193
Thanks for the bitchin DS recommendations, OP.
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>>5585200
Rolling
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>>5585200
roll
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>>5585200
röll
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>>5585200
roll
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>>5585200
rolling
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henry rollins

give me something edgy and embarrassing
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>>5585200
roll
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>>5585200
roll
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>>5585200
Roll
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>>5595651

>American Psycho
lel is that edgy enough for you?
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>>5596021
yeah, perfect, only i read it less than a month ago. consider this me rerolling :^)
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>>5585200
Roll
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>>5585200
rollan
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You're probably too dumb to get into it because you're a manchild. Anyway, I'm gonna rollan.
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>>5585200
ROLLING
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>>5585200
Rollin
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>>5585200
Roll
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>>5585200
Rolling for after I finish the books I'm currently reading.
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>>5585200
Roll nigg
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>>5592387

Rolling...
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>>5596305

Already read. Rerolling.
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>>5596309

Urgh, already read that as well. Second reroll.
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>>5596312
somebody hit jackpot
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>>5596318

I guess I'll be seeing you guys in a few months...
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>>5596324
It's legitimately fun. Post threads about what you like and what you're having trouble understanding, the actual discussions of Ulysses I've had on here have been some of the better threads on the board.
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>>5596333

Thanks, that's encouraging. I never really got to like any of his other works (2deep4me), but I'll give this one a legitimate shot.
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r o l l
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>>5585297
>Little Prince
Fucking pleb
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>>5585200
Rollin' Rollin' Rollin'
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>>5585200
rollering
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>>5585200
roll
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>>5585200
boll
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>>5594471

Steppenwolf deserves a higher spot. That books is.. Not sure what adjective to use, but it's pretty fucking good.
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>>5585200
rrrol
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>>5597016
ρερολ
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>>5597024
revolo
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>>5585200
they see me rollin they hatin'
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>>5585200
roll
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>>5585200
*rolls dice*
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>>5585200
rollin'
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>>5597142
rerollin because i've read silmarillon recently
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>>5597144
fuck one more time
rollin
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>>5592860
mate, 87 and counting...
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>>5585200
roll88
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>>5585200
roll
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>>5585200
rolling
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>>5585200
rollz
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>>5585200
rollll
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>>5585200
roll
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>>5585200
rolling for next book!
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>>5585200
ROLL
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>>5585214
>war and peace
>difficult or pretentious
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>>5592387
Dice tumbling onto the table
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>>5585200
Rollin'
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>>5585200
roll for next /lit/core purchase, if I get something I've already read next post rolls for me
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>>5585200
fuck it why not.
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I'm gay
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>>5585200
roll
I wasn't doing anything anyway
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>>5598183
How do you know
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>>5585200
rollerino
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>>5585200
Rolling
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>>5585200
Wish me dubs.
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>>5585200
And here we GO.
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>>5598544

Check my self-quoting dubs.
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>>5598547

Wrooong.

Check these trips. Self-quoting trips.

>>5598555
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>>5598553
Nice try. This is how it's done.

>>5598555
DAMN
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