Goodreads Thread with a twist, post your age and how long you browse 4 chan.
Okay. I'm >>7680771
I do it to keep lists that are useful, like what I plan on reading, but also which books I own/don't own.
That's the main reason, the secondary reason is because I find new books to read mostly through seeing what everyone else on my "feed" is marking as to-read or read. I've found more good b
ooks through seeing what people on my Goodreads are reading than through /lit/ for sure.
I use it to read reviews of books and myself write reviews to see how my views change over time.
Don't like internet friends and any other use is pre' stupid unless it acts as motivation to read more.
I can't look stuff up on the archive so it's useful to see what /lit/ folks think of a book without creating a useless thread about it. the only problem is so few people write reviews that usually you have to rely on the highly subjective star system.
holy shit preston haha
For several reasons
>showing off (at least a little bit)
>cataloging all the books you've read, which can be really practical sometimes - I don't have to struggle to remember if I've read a book, I can add stuff on my to-read list, see what people think about different editions of a book
>OCD pleasing statistics
If you collect some goodreads friends you get alot of good recommendations. Especially if you have people who read 50-100 books a year, meme books rarely come up. Also, I track my reading like i track workouts.
33, since 2009
It gives me a petty sense of satisfaction right in the vanity when I see how much I read.
I haven't shown it to any of my friends, and I do not have nor intend to make goodread friends. It's solely private masturbation.
Yo preston I'm your momma and I read your comments and I'm not proud of you that's now how we raised you dammit
Why do you have to disappoint us, again?
Apologize to that banana boy colin right now or we're gonna be mad as hell and you sis laquisha will not speak to you again for a while.
>open goodreads account
>see friend requests
Trivial as it is, it makes an extremely shitty week a bit better.
i have one because i like to keep a track of what i read
i also post it for validation on /lit/ very occasionally when i'm especially drunk and then i get all these friend requests which i decline but apparently they still follow me?
I am. Just read Joseph Roth's Radetzkymarsch, fucking loved it.
>news of Franz Ferdinand's death reaches barracks while local landowner is throwing a party for officers
>drunken officers' meeting to discuss the news
>everyone trying to be respectful and serious
>Hungarians start talking among themselves in Hungarian about how they're glad he's dead and he fucking deserved it
>Slovene can understand them but doesn't want to say anything because he's afraid of being attacked because it was "his" people who killed the archduke
>Leutnant von Trotta stands up to lay into them for not speaking German but is too drunk to do anything but shout "shame!" over and over
There are two kinds of users
>People who want to keep track of their shit and don't add anyone
>Normalfags who use it to attention whore and brag about how much they read
Most are the second one.
The pic related of the literary world, people who came here straight from facebook/reddit.
started my journey with Proust . . .
I want you to have the avatar of the qt police girl back.
>had to start one because of being an info assistant at a library.
How's that? You use Goodreads as a cataloguing reference or something? Is that common practice with today's librarians?
Patrons will ask you about any kind of reading resources, so having first-hand experience with Goodreads, Novelist, Overdrive, e-readers, etc. is required if you want to look like know what you're talking about. Also, these sites give pretty good recommendations for read-alikes; so when someone says they like a book and want more in a genre we haven't personally explored, it's a good way to explore similar recommendations.
Goodreads is probably not the first place I'd look for recommendations, we do have internal resources for that. I have had people ask about Goodreads in general, what it's for and how to start an account. I have used my own account to demonstrate what can be done on it.
I'm not sure my job is irrelevant. In some aspects I am a professional Googler, but I am able to request info from databases and other far-off libraries patrons wouldn't easily be able to access. They also seem to like one-on-one tech support that teaches them about their devices rather than trying to make a profit. I hope I don't have to go on about how useful libraries are to the general public; they're definitely not dying, but they are expanding in non-traditional aspects.
I'll be your friend
I'm 20 and I've been browsing since I was 12.
The sad thing is no matter what road my life takes this will be a significant part of my childhood looking back. It's gone on too long now to simply be set aside. Shucks. The 4chan generation.
Why authors don't rate books? and when they do, why do they always give five stars? Is it all to be in good relations with everyone?
I remember there was a thread in goodreads about a guy bitching about an author who didn't give five stars to everyone, and apparently that's a non-written rule in the goodreads community.
28 / 7 years
just made the account and i'm not about to add all that i've read. i've got should-have-read-already things in my want to read list because most of what i've read has been from 19th and early 20th century and i feel like i need to start from the top.
Well, I am, but I am Polish with degree in Czech Studies. I know Polish, Czech, Russian, currently learning Slovene. Slavic literature is mostly untranslatable to non-Slavic languages, I am so sorry.
First, I Had an opportunity to take intensive course in Slovene for free and good scholarship in Ljubljana next year. Second, I strongly dislike nationalistic bullshit. Third, I am interested in German influence on Slavic languages. But in the future, who knows?
Bosnia isn't really a nation or identity, unless you count Muslims form there.
Also it's quite sad Andrić is the only author people know of when they think 'yugoslav' since there are many more authors who are much better.
Anyway Andrić himself was a Croat who couldn't break through in the literary scene of Yugoslavia as it was dominated by the ideas of essentially Serbian nationalism and equating Serbian and Croatian cultures (and as far as literary traditions go there's been almost no contact whatsoever) and he just decided to write in 'serbo croatian' and became famous through it. He wrote for around a decade with no success before that.
>Bosnia isn't really a nation or identity, unless you count Muslims form there.
How can you say that? Do you not know history? There has been a "bosnia" since the middle ages, a ban of bosnia and then a kingdom. There are ethnic bosnians, they are mostly muslims now, but they are still bosnian. Croats and serbs always try to erase bosnia and say there isnt one.
>How can you say that?
I used to live there son.
>Do you not know history?
>There has been a "bosnia" since the middle ages, a ban of bosnia and then a kingdom.
Indeed, but it was never a kingdom with ethnic tendencies such as England, France or Croatia.
It was also a short lived kingdom and the land doesn't have a legal or constitutional tradition.
> There are ethnic bosnians, they are mostly muslims now, but they are still bosnian.
They never existed. As a identification of a regional identity such as Croats from Dalmatia or Bosnia, yes. A national, ethnic identity? No. Muslims population is either convert Croats or Muslims from other areas of Turkey. And even they never identified as a nation or a specific ethnicity until relatively recently.
>Croats and serbs always try to erase bosnia and say there isnt one.
It was always there, just not as a specific national identity with a legal and constitutional legacy or a unified culture. It never possessed a specific name for the language until Muslims decided they needed one 30 years ago along with their newfound nationality.
Joined Goodreads the other day on the thought that it may recommend me some books. Haven't bothered adding favourite books or anything as of yet.
Age - 20;
Been posting on 4Chan a year and a half when I moved to University and finally got internet which we didn't have at home.
Well technically I'm not living in 2016 without internet, but I did until mid 2014. I don't know. If I wanted to look something up I'd write it down and look it up the next day at school. I had a phone with internet but I didn't really use it.
Seeing how we're all following each other anyway, should we start a /lit/ group on Goodreads, or would that be too lumpenprole?
>I have "friends", now what do I do?
There's like 50 lit groups lad
Oi boys check out this gyals ass
When a teenager I spent times between three houses depending on what I was doing at the time and one being in the middle of nowhere it'd have cost a fortune to pay for a decent connection, which really wasn't worth it.
At the time I used to get annoyed that I felt left out of discussion at school about youtubers and celebrity culture (not that I ever even got interested in it) but I had a laptop so I'd go and sit in my mother car for about an hour every so often and torrent some films or shows via the neighbours wifi so I didnt lose out in those terms.
I'm 25 and I don't know the exact year but I can remember when 4chan asked you if you wanted frames or not.
Also, friends on Goodreads please. ._. Nobody ever wants to talk.
fuck off I'm 34. I...I'm not pathetic. I promise!
>You're not going to be laughing when you find yourself 35 and still here every day.
I know I'll be weeping like a faggot when this place is gone.
>tfw I started browsing at 18
>I didn't even start on that shite /b/ but went straight to /lit/ and /pol/.
>I am the same age as m00t
>I started browsing when I was 15
>it's been a long road
>started skipping school to shitpost on 4chan
>spent pretty much my whole adult life on 4chan
>gave it all in and became full NEET 6 years ago
>there is nothing that completes me like 4chan does
>4chan is all that I know
with a little /reddit/ mixed in.
oh wow, I remember staying up for the GET party shitfests. if you won the raffle your post became a meme.
before normie pepes, slowpoke and psyduck were the format. now gets are gone, we never move on. the loss of gets killed 4chan. pepe was the beginning of the death of this community.
10 MILLION FUCKING WOW AMAZING.
man I miss those days.
35, been browsing 4chan on and off since 2006. My good read for today is a short interview with Baudrillard about his work being appropriated in the move The Matrix.