ITT /lit/ is a flawed board.
Well read, educated individuals are outnumbered by the younger generation who are eager to learn and explore literature but are faced with the reality of this incredibly fast paced culture/meme society those of us in the first world inhabit. Besides the fact that reading literature is an incredibly personal experience, the actual dissecting of themes, characters, motifs and plot takes a large amount of patience and study. Over and over again I read the same anons who complain that they can't find motivation to open a page from their pile of books or once they start they can't focus for more than 5 minutes.
What ends up happening is that /lit/ becomes a place we visit after putting down our books during a sporadic reading session only to get frustrated at the lack of original posts and ideas but still gratified enough due to the stimulation of person-to-person interaction and memes.
I actually read my books, anon, and I believe a lot of people here do too. But I don't have friends so I come here to pretend I have some kind of human interaction from time to time then I return to my reading session. We're sad people, I guess. But there's nothing we can do about it.
I read 2 hours every day before I go to sleep. You're right about internet being a distraction, tho. I usually hide my phone so I don't get tempted by the fast and cheap dopamine supply we all get from the web.
Talk for yourself, man. I do enjoy reading. I use this board to find interesting stuff to read, and it has helped me sometimes. Also, I come here to talk about some of the books I read when I have nobody to talk about them irl.
I've already read four books this year, but I mainly lurk. I guess that makes you correct. Good job OP!
I'm part of that younger generation. I take my time when I read, atm I just wanna find out where to start so I can work my way into the harder stuff that it seems everyone on here adores, but every time I try I get made fun of and people pretend I'm from reddit
Don't take people in here too seriously. /lit/ can give you some direction when it comes to reading but sometimes you need to find the answers by yourself. Beware the memes, have fun with them, but don't let them become part of your life.
Yup, just stop coming here and soon you'll forget about all those silly memes. Books will prelude to books and those books will lead to reflections which will guide you to more books! Remember get a library card, no need to feed when you are hungry.
oh, really, shit... the flowcharts
they really snuck up on me
i guess they blended in well because their interests aren't so far off
i wish /pol/ could just talk about manifesto for a european renaissance or whatever
i would actually really like it -- it would add some new material -- but they don't fucking read
Im acually a football player at an American university and my friends make fun of me for reading all the time.
So I came here to talk to like minded individuals who love to read. And to learn about books and authors in general.
Exactly this. I don't consider /lit/ a discussion board strictly for literature; I consider it a hangout spot for people who like literature.
The people who actually invest their free time in reading are great resources for planning and researching the reading you intend to do in the future. It's instructional without being work, providing a reprieve from what is often difficult reading, while still being useful, and about books.
I come here hoping to learn from you guys, to make my own modest contribution based on the things I read, and to chat with the only other people I've ever met who can empathize with the use of reading as an attempt to make up for social awkwardness and alienation in real life.
I've never met you guys and never will, but have more fun shitposting with you than hanging out with most people I know in the real world.
I found a way to fix this
I got a job thats next to a subway station that's far away. So I take the train an hour to work each day. In that hour I have nothing else to do but read, so I am able to force myself to. So far I've gotten through some books.
>"/pol/ discusses books" now
Every media board has been reduced to "/pol/ discusses blank" now. Just look at /tv/.
The "/pol/" mindset is the worst thing to ever happen to 4chan and it's legitimately killing the site.
Taking solace in my replies and using 4chan to escape reality? You belong to me, cretin.
I actually did quit when moot did, I was genuinely bored with the place, /lit/ being more and more just philosophy shitposting and memes, and it was a great reason to stop. But then in June I went on /v/ for the e3 shitposting and I wanted to keep getting my fix but /v/ is obviously terrible, so I've just been here and none of the other boards i used to browsee casually. I got a lot of reading done when I dropped 4chan completely so I settled into no more than 40 mins or so of browsing total.
My advice to someone who is having difficulty reading regularly is commit yourself to at least ten pages every time you open the book. No matter what each time you open that book you are going to read at least ten pages.
I lurk /lit/ every now and then to see the kinds of authors and books that get talked about a lot. I find that many people here have good taste and I have read a lot of good books and discovered lots of new writers by coming here.
I don't actually come here to discuss anything. It always amazes me how there can be so many threads bashing The Stranger only for it to be obvious that OP and a large number of the people in every thread completely misunderstand the book. Don't even get me started on the philosophy. I live with someone who has a masters in philosophy and he becomes audible angry when I read from the philosophy threads to him. The memes can sometimes be funny as well.