Book holding thread.
What is your preferred hand configuration.
Paper back master race
Like yours, but I'm a leftie and hence hold the book with my left hand. Right hand is in contact with the book too, though, as my index finger will be on the bottom right ready to turn to next page while my right hand thumb is resting on the bottom of the page and my fuck-finger is supporting the book so it's not only my left hand
You need the other hand to hold your cigarette.
Shout out to altoids for making the most patrician cig box
Who here laying in bed with the thiner side against the flat surface of the bed and holding up the thicker side so you can read comfortably utilising minimal muscle strength while laying down?
Should I buy a Kindle? What kind of Kindle do y'all have? I like reading in the dark and I was thinking of just buying a reg Kindle with the case that has a light
Also, library master race. Hardbacks .
Do you guys ever sweat when holding the book with your two thumbs on either page, causing the paper to sort of bend where your thumb is?
It's really annoying, how can I fix it?
>inb4 you're fat
I'm not fat, and I don't even have fat fingers. It is summer here though, but it still happens inside my own home with the air con on.
itt lit/ can read but holds a book like a spaz
When I use my e-reader I always end up switching from book to book and not finishing a lot of them. When I buy a physical book I feel more obligated to finish reading it before buying a new one. I think e-readers are superior but they're just not for me.
Why do everyone itt holds the book with one hand? It's much more uncomfortable, takes a lot more strength and you need your other hand to turn the page anyway
I get my qt cousin or my gf to read for me in their voice or at least cuddle with me and have them turn the pages
And with more book-y books.
I move the boomark along the lines as I go through the page. Also note the nondescript book cover, extremely common in Japan.
Whatever retard. Enjoy your trivial plots and literally the dry fantasies of beta chinks.
>I haven't heard of google in my whole life
I can honestly say that, in my years of living in Japan, no one has ever treated me poorly or acted strangely towards me because I'm a Sailor Moon fan. There's a Sailor Moon figure on my desk at work, in the summer I might wear a Sailor Moon t-shirt under my suit blazers. I'll turn thirty this year. I've dressed up as Sailor Moon and Princess Serenity (And Chun-Li and Rilakkuma) for Halloween at work for the students. No one had anything negative to say.
The last event that I went to dressed up as Sailor Moon, strangers were handing me there babies like I was the Dalai Lama.
No one has ever fled to the other side of the train at to avoid me and my Sailor Moon keychain, wallet, socks, hoodie. I was wearing my Moon Stick necklace when I met Princess Takamado. Her security team didn't tackle me.
As of course the SM goods market was stagnant and dead before the revival!! There was nothing in the stores to buy until two years ago.
Of course, every area or layer of society is different, so I can only speak of my own area and own experiences, but I've never felt compelled to keep my hobbies a secret, and it's easy to find local woman (and some men too) my age who love Sailor Moon.
>i dont get action in my life
>i know! I will add some excitement by adding this cute girl who main protagonist is too shy to approach but is attainable
>let's add some swords on this shit
>let's add a generic black and white villain that the hero defeats
Tired, overplayed, boring plot arches and progression.
THe last interesting anime I know of was Death Note, and that is some mainstream shit afaik.
This specific book I'm reading - Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! - is a parody of such dry fantasies.
More specifically, it's a parody of the 異世界転生 (reincarnation in a parallel world) trend found in light novels in recent years. Some pathetic guy gets killed trying to save a cute girl and ends up reincarnated as a hero in a fantasy world. Dry fantasy in a very literal sense. It became popular on the "Shousetsuka ni Narou! (Let's become a novelist!) website, where amateurs can write. Popular works from it get official releases and anime adaptations.
Hilarious for you to include Evangelion, when it's actually bound to the same trash you mention. It was made as a reaction to the trash that existed before it and exists becaise of it.
Being clueless about anime is expected on /lit/, no hard feelings.
You seem like the kind of person that expects every piece of work to break down neatly into a central 'point', I'm sure you're proud of yourself for knowing about anno's hate for otakus (read:himself) but newsflash 90% of the content has nothing to do with it. Reminds me of this guy I knew who found out about the ulysses/body parts thing and would only ever talk about that one thing, as if these auteurs aren't just messing around and trying shit out/flexing most of the time. The fact is no team of people is going to sink years of their life into something that's purely a goof, and the critique of calling it (or anything else) 'not deep' says more about the viewer desu, the only people I've met in real life who say that are people who watch nolan films, no eva isn't deep, it's a very flat and wide pastiche of a lot of shit and moreover if you ignore the writing entirely (as you should be able to with any good piece of visual art) that's where the show excels anyway, the show and especially the film are bergman tier in terms of layout and shot composition, it has a surprisingly fleshed out visual language that really comes into view on repeated viewings but fuck it man it's been 15 years I'm not breaking any new ground here.
m e m e m e o u t
I'll start this in 20 minutes. How should I hold it if I don't want to fuck up the spine?
Not unlike how you would hold a shotgun, left hand handling the trigger and the right hand propping it up.
The book almost always rests on my right hand while i manipulate it with the left.
Anyone else barely open the book up(just a smidgen to be able to see the writing) to read so the cover doesn't get bent and fucked up?
I read with gloves on too so it doesn't get dirty. After each read I store my books in an airtight plastic containers.
Because it ruins the book. Look at how far back it's being bent. And this can ruin the spine too.
Maybe it's different for other people, but I like to take care of even my cheap paperbacks. Even the piece of shit book Catcher in the Rye is in perfect condition after almost ten years of owning it and re-reading over and over again to try to like it.
I know you're kidding but I think it's funny how delicately some people handle their books like it's some prized possession. It'd be understandable if it was a collectible first edition and it was worth some money but most people won't even open it if they know it's valuable.
Having no desire to maintain the book's physical condition other than to maintain readability is better than taking "exponential" care for it.
This is like worrying about what bookmark scent you use for your bookmarks. I value the practical value of the object, no the elementary, trivialities of it.
If I can read it, a torn up book and a new one are the same to me.
Good, good. Much prefer your outlook over the other person. Personally, I enjoy the wear-and-tear as long as readability isn't compromised. It shows a degree of intimacy, but that's opinion.
Screw you senpai, there's nothing wrong with my outlook. I like to keep my books in good condition to make them last longer if I want to read them in the future.
Not taking care of a book can also damage the text on the pages, which means that I can't even read the book.
You very much underestimate the brute strength of books when reading them like a person and not like a conservative hermit. Maybe stop by a well-aged library and see some examples first-hand. Have to go full autismo to ruin the text on the page from rough reading.
Spine-breaking master race here.
Whenever I look at someone's bookshelf and see all their books have perfectly intact spines, I know they're a poser. Why? Because if you really get into a book and carry it around everywhere you go, you're going to fuck up the spine. Just the act of reading it all the way through cracks the spine, so why not just go for the gold? The last thing I want to be distracted by when I'm really getting into a story is how uncomfortable my hands are because I'm trying to hold the book like a delicate violet trying to keep the spine intact.
It's not the physical book that matters, it's the ideas and the stories inside that count. And you can't get that in an efficient manner unless you go full hog. Just like the owl-faced man in Gatsby - if the spines of your books don't look like your granny's shriveled cunt by the time you're done, everyone knows you're a dilettante.
Yeah, what a capitalist, buying a device once and then pirating all the books they ever want to read for free, instead of buying out of print books for ridiculous amounts like the physical book master race.
>Just the act of reading it all the way through cracks the spine, so why not just go for the gold? It's not the physical book that matters, it's the ideas and the stories inside that count.
I hope you enjoy your ideas and stories scattered all over the fucking ground when you try to reread them.
>Whenever I look at someone's bookshelf and see all their books have perfectly intact spines, I know they're a poser.
Or they just take proper care of their goddamn property, you fucking barbarian. I'm sorry you're a retard that can't hold a book comfortably without fucking destroying it and you need some lofty, fruitcake justification for that, but I'd rather you not go your whole life convincing yourself that your big, monstrous neanderthal hands and shelf of mistreated books makes you better than us civilized folk.
>90% of the content has nothing to do with it
So 90% of it is the same trash as the rest of anime and you only chose it as approved anime because you follow the herd.
Fucking clueless retard in other words. But as I already said, I don't hold it against you too much. Now go back to jerking off to whatever crap you clueless /lit/ faggots jerk off to.
that made me want to buy a reader
it must be so comfy reading on your side without moving each page
Horns is truly the patrician way.
The idea that dedicated readers across the world independently develop this method again and again, never passing it down to other readers, it makes me smile.
Sadly it does strain the hand when the book is larger than 500ish pages, or tall.
or this one
Am I really the only /top of the page/ in this this thread?
I also have an iPad I read PDFs on but I got that for free and it works fine for that and browsing 4chan away from home before anybody asks why I have one and starts a shit.
What? All I know is that in the introductory section of the Wikipedia article for .epub format, it mentions that the K Fire can read it. I don't actually own one. I'm a Nook girl, through and through.
I like to read on my kobo when im out cause its less cumbersome and inconspicuous
I prefer paperback though
>>7535126 master race
Passages I like, and brief reflections or insights mostly. It's just something I find enjoyable and rewarding, especially after a few months... looking through your notes can be fun. It also helps when you want to have a half decent discussion on /lit/, or provide certain insights during a conversation.
I'm smoking amber leaf right now
It's shit, this is still my favorite