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Post yours guys
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This is bait
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is this bait
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>>7555501
No it is not, are you shocked that I read?
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>>7555619
just stop. this is just poor bait. put some actual effort in next time.
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>>7555644
How is it bait?

You want me to read the meme trilogy all year, every year? Is that the only book you are suppose to be seeing, with different translations listed?
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>>7555698
>he's going all out
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>>7555708
>posts a thread about actual books and not memes
>its bait guys, no one actually read here
>how dare he want to discuss books
>defeated this vile poster
>back to nil, pol and christ threads
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>>7555739
>/lit/ - Literature
Childrens books are not literature.
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>>7555743
All the fucking books you Americlaps have to read in school is for children, you mong face cunt.
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>>7556153

at you are trying to make this genuine

now if you put that effort into making quality posts instead...
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>>7556200
Most of the books you guys praise left, right, and center are school required books... I don't know what i am "trying".
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i like this thread
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I need to finish Sandman off 2bh
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>>7556314
>rating all those classics so low

literally what the fuck is wrong with you?
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>>7556333
>rating classics highly because of your inability for critical thought
helloreddit.jpg

i rate on a binary scale: like (2) vs dislike/indifferent (1); as you can tell from average rating, it tends to 1
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>>7556333

to be fair Goodreads has a fucked up system where 2 stars means "it was OK" and 3 stars means "i liked it"

instead of 3 stars = it was OK, 2 stars = didn't like it, and 1 star = hated it
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>>7556314

How was the Francine Prose book? I actually own it I just haven't read it yet.
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>>7556380

but that just lowers the average rating

5 - great
4 - good
3 - okay
2 - not very good
1 - shit
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>sharing your reading habits with goodreads
>making a digestible record of your reading habits
>opening up your asshole that much for the botnet

it's like you guys want to have personality profiles attached to yourselves.
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>>7556411
>it's like you guys want to have personality profiles attached to yourselves.


The whole human society ca be reduced to this thesis to be honest.
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>>7556411
Why does the idea of being profiled based on what you read bother you? I'm genuinely curious.
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>>7556411
Implying anyone cares. Let's be honest here, nobody on /lit/ is important anyway. "OMG DATAMINING!" Just be thankful that at least a bot finds your interests useful even if it's just for marketing data.
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>>7556438
Because he's afraid of the gubs or some other agency monitoring him and rounding him up eventually.
The problem is, the only power the 'gubs' or any other 'shadow' agency has is fear.
The true power of a society is its population, a few individuals are powerless to the immensity of humanity.
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>You Americlaps read children's books!"
>literally posts about a list about space boys fighting aliens
>books that are meant to be read like videogames, probably written by videogame writers
>"Well.. am I supposed to read the meme trilogy?"
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>>7556402
why do you want me to review a book you already bought? it's not that good, it only has one passable chapter.

>>7556407
average ratings are way too high 2bh. it's my civic duty to lower them
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>>7556457
>why do you want me to review a book you already bought

Was just looking for a general opinion not a full on review, and it was given to me as a gift I didn't buy it :^)
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>>7556411
>living in this much fear
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>>7556452
>on the literature board
>can't into English
>is proud to be a Klapistani
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Dont bully please.
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>>7556620
>those classics tainted by scifi trash
You don't deserve to call yourself literate
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>>7556445
way to go reddit.
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>>7556620
Is the SMT book any good?
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>>7556443
It's the general idea of being profiled/monitored/whatever based on all my communication, media consumption, and location that bothers me rather than just the reading. Why does that bother me? I don't really know. It's an instinctual kind of revulsion to the feeling of someone watching me through the blinds or over my shoulder.

And I suppose like the other anon said, the possibility of the black helicopters coming to scoop me up for thought crimes but I'm not that selfimportant or interesting really. I just don't want all my life to be able to be casually browsed/spied/on/profiled/etc by whatever organizations have the capability to do that.
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>>7556445
is this another b8 post? If not can you seriously explain how you unironically found the martian enjoyable?
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>>7556705
>>7556780
>Wahhhhhh! /lit/'s only for people who like obscure post-modern tomes
>Why are people reading and liking things that I don't like?!?!?
Wew lads.
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>>7556801
answer my question.
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>>7556801
The migrant crisis post is spot on.
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>>7556801

I'd love to see someone explain why they get so angry when people like things that they don't.
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>>7556811
>is this another b8 post?
No.

>If not can you seriously explain how you unironically found the martian enjoyable?
I'm a space nerd, what can I say? I like books that take place in space, especially those that are hard sci-fi or at least contain some semblance of plausibility. Granted, the dust storm at the beginning is unrealistic simply because Mars has an atmospheric pressure of something like .005 Bar but it was still enjoyable. I also liked the fact that it was written in the form of a memoir unlike most other sci-fi reads.
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>>7556833
People like you and the person you replied to lower to level of discourse on this board. You are literally turning this board into /r/books.
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Do people actually read the garbage OP posted ?
What the fuck?
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>>7556839
Serious question, how did you find /lit/?
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>>7556620
Was it just me or did Andromeda Strain not have an ending? What did you think of Shadow of the Torturer, I've heard it called the best contemporary fantasy novel there is. What was your favorite book you read?
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>>7556896
fuck forgot pic
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>>7556867
To be concise:
When I was 16, I watched a vlogger named Philip DeFranco. One of his videos ended up being about the whole Boxxy fiasco.
I wondered who she was talking about and stumbled upon 4chan's /b/ board but didn't think anything of it.
Later that year, I came down with a semi-serious illness which destroyed my normiehood.
Since I was nearly bedridden, I ended up being on my computer for most of the day and decided to revisit 4chan.
Got into 4chan and for a year, only went to /b/.
At around 17, I started branching out to other boards, mainly /int/, /new/(proto-/pol/), and /hr/.
After that, I started visiting /fit/ and /lit/ around 18.
I was getting better but still not great. Ended up having to leave high school and get a GED.
>tfw falling from 4th in your class to dropping out in a year because of illness
So I started lifting and reading more. Hilariously enough, it wasn't until I found /lit/ and left high school that I started reading more than an average of ~5 books per year. Now I'm averaging about 20. Not great but much better than before. Working on 60 books this year.

Now, I'm 23 btw. The illness was finally subdued permanently at the age of 20. So I guess I'm back to half-normie but who cares. Still love this board.
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>>7555483
>>7556445
>>7556620
>>7556902
>/lit/ 2016
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>>7556938
Show your 2015 reading list.
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>>7556942
I'm not a goodreads using pleb.
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>>7556947
You're a no-reads pleb :^)
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>>7556957
read ~90% of that folder
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>>7556938
I find it astonishing that after all the years I've been here this image is still so useful
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>>7556973
>James Joyce
oh now I get it, you're a tryhard
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>>7556923
I plan for 40, might surpass it.
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>>7556987
why would reading joyce make anyone a try hard?

I wish reddit would leave
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>>7556983
solid meme, mind if I save it and share it with my friends on reddit?
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>>7556973
Proud of you.
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>>7556987
>i'm an intellectually stunted manchild who still reads books for children and other intellectual poison
>anyone who doesn't stoop to my level must be a try hard faker!
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>>7556973
>all that memeing
Jesus, this cunt bought it wholesale
>greeks
>dfw
>pinecone
MY SIDES
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>>7557019
i started the "start with the greeks" meme
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>itt: reddit
Fuck guys how do we stop the migration
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no bully
I didn't read much. This year will be better.
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>>7556445
wow.
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>>7557046
>redshit
I remember when that name was bannable

I was here since 08 and lit was the one who suggested most of the authors that I read today.

Fug off. *sips red vintage*
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>>7556411
Post of the day, well done anon
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>>7555483
>>7556620
>Congratulations! You're really good at reading, and probably a lot of other things too!

Holy Leto, my sides
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>>7555483
my contribution
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>>7557313
hurry up and move into your Philip K Dick phase
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>>7555483
Did you read all those to your wife's son?
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>>7556923
Can I ask what kind if illness, just out of curiosity?
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>>7557762
>wife's son
You saying I was kukked?

Don't have kids, don't plan on getting any.

>implying they're children books
All the rape, gay and incest I read in those can never be for kids.(also necrophilia)
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How do you get all those pretty stats?
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>>7556997
Fag
If englightenment can only be gleamed from others recognizing sources that are good enough then it's not elightenment, it's self-validation.
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>>7555483
you wasted your time reading all that garbage, i feel sorry for you
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>>7556973
>bukowski
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>>7558416
Goodreads -> My Books -> "See your year in books" banner at the top of the page
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>Using Goodreads

I don't even understand why
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>>7558554
My autism likes lists.
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that perfect 2.5 median
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>using goodreads
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>>7558563
>170,000 pages in one year
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I'm too retarded to screencap it all so here is a link
https://www.goodreads.com/user/year_in_books/2015/29831737
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>>7558580
>all that time wasted on 40k trash
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>>7558586
I had fun with it. Glad I read it. Nice to break up stuff like 2666 with.
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>>7555483
>>7556445

fuck off of /lit/ you disgusting plebs
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I re-read maybe, 15 books this year so my goodreads is severely lacking in new epeen stats
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>>7556839

>Savitri Devi

DUDE HITLER WAS AN AVATAR OF VISHNU SENT TO STOP THE JEWISH-CAUSED KALI YUGA LMAO
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>>7558618

what if it's actually true you fucking retard
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>>7555743

>Childrens Books are not literature


ahahahahahaha
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Books read in 2015:
Notes from the Underground
Slow Man
Heart of Darkness and other stories
Hunger
How I Became a Nun
Some Alice Munro short stories but I never found the edition on Goodreads
The Family of Pascual Duarte
Some weeb LNs

My epeen is supersmall, just like irl.
I should watch less anime.
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>>7556411
Who gives a shit? It's just books. I'd be more worried about Google than a fucking book database.
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>>7558563
>how to read a book in 10 minutes
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>>7558716

When I am in the mood I read around 70-130 pages an hour, no problem, I read all day every day for a year and this speed comes automatically
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>>7558693
>Some weeb LNs

Which ones?
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>>7558732
Overlord
Densetsu no Yuusha no Densetsu second season never
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>>7558739
In Japanese?
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>>7558715
>>7558726
I was interested so I did the math.
That's a minute or half a minute per page on average, which is not uncommon if you like to read.
So let's do that math for the amount of pages that anon has in it's goodreads image.
169,647 pages at a fast reading speed of 0.5 min each page that is, rounded up, 60 straight days of reading time.
60 days of reading time distributed in 365 days a year comes to about
4 hours (rounded up) of reading per day.
So if that's your only hobby, and you read that fast all the time, then it's doable since we usually have 6 hours per day free (8 to sleep, 2 commute both ways, 8 work... on paper, not reality).
His average book, not counting the deviation and shit, is 280-ish pages long.
I personally don't know anyone doing more than 50 per year, which is about a book per week.

>>7558742
I wish, I just read the translations.
I should start taking japanese seriously since we're constantly being fucked by DMCAs being thrown left and right.
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>>7558804
>we're constantly being fucked by DMCAs being thrown left and right.

Not to mention many of those translations are machine translations or second-level translations from Chinese or both.
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>>7558816
Yeah that too, thankfully the overlord ones weren't that bad.
They all just read very stiff and the prose is obviously super basic, but I'm not sure how much it is due to the abilities of the TLs or the abilities of the writers themselves since, well, it's LNs we're talking about, YA in nip form.
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>>7555483
Completely Embarrassing 2015 desu. I will try a lot harder this year.
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>>7558938
This is so fucking fedora
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>>7558938
Ah c'mon it's no that bad. Most of the fedora books I gave a bad rating anyway.
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>>7558644

Of course its not true you moron. Hindusim is an interesting religion with a lot of relevant teachings and impressive philosophical texts but Savitri Devi's Hinduism x Nazi mashup is meaningless drivel that fools buy into only because they don't know that much about Hinduism or eastern philosophy in the first place but they have an interest in Nazi germany and so the writings of Devi make the Nazis seem to have an exotic and esoteric side when really its just nonsense.

If you like her writings then you should study the primary texts of Hinduism but her works are really just a sort of fan-fiction without any basis in either Hinduism or reality. If you are going to choose to believe that the Hindu gods are concious beings that intentionally intervene in the universe including through sending avatars then you should believe so out of genuine religious conviction and not because it make Hitler and the Nazis seem to be more esoteric and interesting, doing otherwise just makes a mockery of both Hinduism and yourself.
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Here's mine, roughly from most to least enjoyed

Paradise Lost
Love in the Time of Cholera
Moby-Dick
Ficciones
Never Let Me Go
White Teeth
Heart of Darkness
The Sun Also Rises
The City & the City
The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch
The Buried Giant
Seize the Day
The Utopia of Rules
The Unconsoled
Libra
The Other Wind
2312
Pattern Recognition
Masters of Atlantis
The Dead Mountaineer's Inn
The Man in the High Castle
Them: Adventures with Extremists
Vineland
The Boat
Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West
General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money
Perdido Street Station
City of Illusions
Planet of Exile
Here Comes Everybody
Rocannon's World
The Martian Chronicles
Ubik
Tales from Earthsea
Tehanu
Capital in the 21st Century
Embassytown
Fatal Risk
Disgrace
Saga: a Novel of Medieval Iceland
The Corrections
Carpenter's Gothic
War & Peace
The Bonfire of the Vanities
American Psycho
Yes Please
The Martian
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>>7558563
Fucking Sebastian.
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