>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
>rating classics highly because of your inability for critical thought
i rate on a binary scale: like (2) vs dislike/indifferent (1); as you can tell from average rating, it tends to 1
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
>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.
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.
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.
>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?"
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.
>is this another b8 post?
>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.
Do people actually read the garbage OP posted ?
What the fuck?
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?
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.
I find it astonishing that after all the years I've been here this image is still so useful
>all that memeing
Jesus, this cunt bought it wholesale
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)
DUDE HITLER WAS AN AVATAR OF VISHNU SENT TO STOP THE JEWISH-CAUSED KALI YUGA LMAO
Books read in 2015:
Notes from the Underground
Heart of Darkness and other stories
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.
Densetsu no Yuusha no Densetsu
second season never
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.
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.
>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.
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.
Completely Embarrassing 2015 desu. I will try a lot harder this year.
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.
Here's mine, roughly from most to least enjoyed
Love in the Time of Cholera
Never Let Me Go
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 Other Wind
Masters of Atlantis
The Dead Mountaineer's Inn
The Man in the High Castle
Them: Adventures with Extremists
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
The Martian Chronicles
Tales from Earthsea
Capital in the 21st Century
Saga: a Novel of Medieval Iceland
War & Peace
The Bonfire of the Vanities