Finally got around to Clockwork Orange. It was fine I guess. I feel like I'd have enjoyed it more if I were younger and the language was a bit gimmicky after the novelty wore off.
That's me. People seem to like my pleb-tier reviews. Maybe someone can be my friend?
>Goal of 250 books this year.
How do you guys do this?
Are you very young or a NEET or do some people just have exceptionally fast reading skills.
I'm honestly curious, reading about one book in three days is no joke if you're working a job.
Friend, unless you're reading Hegel for the fashion why not go Hume -> Kant -> Hegel ?
If you don't have time then maybe Kant -> Hegel?
And if you have time then:
Plato -> Aristotle -> Desecartes -> Hume -> Kant -> Hegel ?
I tried to jump into Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil as my first philosophical text, even with a beginner's guide it was a thorough mistake.
I don't know if you'll enjoy Hegel when starting him without prior reading.
Is there any way to check page count on goodreads?
If people can honestly read that much I should probably try some of that speedreading stuff.
I can only assume people don't keep reading at those rates unless they're sure everything is still in their comprehension.
You're only showing us your own insecurities by assuming others are flaunting.
It's more about actually discussing literature while giving other people the convenience of knowing your past preferences and opinions.
>tfw procrastinating on Proust by reading other books
sebastian, if you were to read one of your five star books today for the first time, do you think that it would still get five stars, or would it get the standard 'three stars, good book' rating like everything you read nowadays?
do you you think you're still capable of being wowed by something enough to consider it five stars amazing?
>We are humble and civilized there only because we have profiles.
just like in tinychat
everyone there is so nice
>tfw you will never met them in real life
>just like in tinychat
>everyone there is so nice
i hate like 90% of the tinychat people, the asian kids are cool but the white people are all insufferable normies (or at least wannabe normies)
>sebastian, if you were to read one of your five star books today for the first time, do you think that it would still get five stars, or would it get the standard 'three stars, good book' rating like everything you read nowadays?
>do you you think you're still capable of being wowed by something enough to consider it five stars amazing?
I have no problem downrating books after a while if I thought I overrated them, so the ratings are still valid
If I can keep up my neeting I might break the 1000 books mark
Hey man, I might be going down that path.
I have financial security, it's just the showing my face in public to relatively well-to-do relatives and elite friends part that's got me in the knots.
You NEETs read so many books it's spectacular, would you suggest your lifestyle to others?
I just don't have enough time to truly understand Wittgenstein if I keep being a wagecuck.
Both posts are me.
You can head over to reddit's ask philosophy for guide regarding where to start a jounrey to Hegel too (they're good for very specific recommendations, given it filters out anyone who didn't actually read the books) you didn't seem to have read much other philosophy (sorry if I'm wrong) so I was quite surprised to see you introducing yourself to Hegel.
I don't have much experience with him but that just doesn't seem like a good idea.
Also, in 2015 you read 53044 pages in 4 times 365 that is 1460 hours. That's about 36 pages an hour. That's around half a page a minute. One page should be around 300-400 words so that's around 200 or 150 words per minute.
200-150 wpm is a very realistic reading speed for anyone, my point being, I suppose reading so many books is very doable if you're committed enough.
Just wanted to post this here if anyone is interested, you don't need to be a phenomenal reader to read 200 books a year it seems, just a consistent one.
My question has been answered, thank you.
who /eurocentric/ here? i'm going to read more persian literature this year. everything i've read so far has been mint.
So is ανασυρόμενος modern Greek for "trap"? Is it because it alludes to the act of "retreating" one's penis between the thighs?
Is it a pun that you've come up with our is it common slang?
Excuse my autism. My mother tongue is neither English not Greek.
I don't know the modern Greek connotation. I only know that it was an ancient Greek name for revealing the genitals of what you could probably call a 'trap' deity like Hermaphroditus or male-bodied forms of Aphrodite.
And I made the pun myself of Anasyromenos ("revealing the female to be a male") being Anna Syromenos.
You can tell I made it because it isn't very good. :( It was very casually made.
Will I get more friends if I use a picture of a pretty girl as an avatar?
really been enjoying seeing people's updates on my feed recently!
You try reading it cover to cover in English and tell me it's not boring as shit to read. It's incredibly useful, and everyone who wants to understand the world should definitely read it, but complementary texts, tafsir and recitation are so much better than the English text. It has no rhyme, no lyricism, a lot of repetition. It's not a fun read.
I thought you might be Greek. I have a few Greek friends and they are wont to make puns like that based on Latin alphabet fake or playful transliterations of Greek words.
Your pun is pretty good. It's on par with the kind of stuff that my native friends keep coming up with. I don't speak Greek well enough to decipher most of them so I keep asking for explanations, the sort of which you've kindly provided.
Bully free zone
I stopped watching anime ~6 years ago, but I consider myself a connoisseur of the weeb media, specialized in 70's and 80's space opera anime.
Nope, my do has been used time and time again by strangers on the internet on weird biracial fetish forums. I uploaded it on Facebook originally where I took it down after this happened.
Yes. Not my favourite Gundam series though...
I have. I took me a time though, since I watched the first movie before the series and I found it to be quite bad.
Everyone's bitching 24/7 about how Evangelion plagiarized Ideon. I wouldn't go that far, but it's interesting that both had many elements in common.
I like the way Tomino easily dispose any character even if it seems relevant to the story or not.
Why is goodreads predominantly female & yet my list is predominantly bedicked hm?
S'all good. Those girls only read romance serials & titty pulp.