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I have never read books in my life. Where do I start?
All those curriculum books I read in school are long forgotten so they don't count.


>figure out what your interests are
>find books about your interests
>read them


Take a top 10 list of best literature, pick one, dedicate an hour or two a week, think about the book after you finish, hypothesize on the next plot points and critically think, when done look to discuss it with other people


find a genre you think you'll like, find popular books in said gentre, read them


Don't do what these reddit faggots said

Go to the classics section of your local book store and start reading in alphabetical order.


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OP Here.
I've decided to start my /lit/ journey with Blood Meridian.
Hope it's kino.

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Which is the better strayan novel: Robbery Under Arms or For the Term of His Natural Life?


I'm not shitposting but I don't think I've ever read an Australian Novel or heard of one for that matter


Australians are too stupid to read you dumb faggot, everyone knows that.


The works of Guy Boothby come to mind.


Then how was Tarrant able to read Candace Owens' blog for inspiration?

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Hey guys I don't know how to read and am almost completely illiterate. How should I fix this? Where's a good place to start?
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Try this. Many find it useful. Except me because I had already learned this shit by age 7


What's the title? I can't read it. I can't read, remember.


Here click this link it says it


>expired broken vocaroo link

very helpful my nigger


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Anyone here read these? They're novels and not actually manga. I heard it's pretty good high fantasy. Also what's the best way to get a book collection going? Do you guys ever find good cheap shit at thrift stores or something?


I've never read the manga or anything related to the series so I cannot help you there.

I initially started my collection because 2 of my friends had started university pursuing degrees in English and Western Compositional Literature respectively. We were fresh out of highschool and I was the only one living on my own so I wanted them to give me books they found well written and I also started going to a secondhand bookstore on my own and with them. I was also going to university but I had no idea what to take so I but I was more into chemistry because Breaking Bad has started to gain ground and I was a pseud. I was also browsing 4chon there was no /pol/ on 4chan anymore and the Western Comp friend recommended me a bunch of Semitic authors to coax me into thinking Jews were cool. So I read a lot of Phillip Roth who I still think is a decent author and Vonnegut who I guess isn't Jewish. I also was into Gunter Grass. Anyways I started collecting those books and classics as well, all purchased at secondhand bookstores. But random residents in my city have recently started building these little take one, give one mailbox types in front of their houses and I usually just steal things I know are good and add them to my collection while I walk my dog. I'll take some photos but there are a lot of cool books out there.

As for my bookshelf, the friend who took the basic English degree built my a bookshelf out of an old science room cupboard and my rule was a book wasn't allowed to be displayed unless I had read it fully. The cupboard broke and all my books are in a container in the shed. Maybe I'll take a picture of them someday


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I also have a goodreads account (yuck!) but I follow a couple people that left positive reviews on white nationalist literature and they have reviewed other cool books that is pick up if I saw them secondhand


The PS1 game based on it was ass on a stick.

I can't read though so I haven't read the books, but the game sucked.

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Is this a good version of the Ramayana to read if I only care about the story and not Hinduism or Indian philosophy?
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You fucking hermaphrodites. The reason I asked that is because that particular translation of the Ramayana is based on the Tamil version of the story instead of the original Sanskrit version and the way it frames certain characters and concepts is a little bit different. I only made this thread because I was wondering if that translation still faithfully tells the basic Ramayana story even if the particulars of certain ideas aren't the same as in the original Sanskrit version. It doesn't matter anyway because I was able to find another translation that is based on the Sanskrit and I plan to compare and contrast it with the Tamil version. But that's going to have to wait because I have to finish the Mahabharata first which is going to take quite awhile.


The hindunuffin philosophy is actually quite based. It's a shame that modern day Indians are 90% former Shudras who constantly prove the reason there was a caste system in the first place.


well you should have explained that then dude


Read any version of Ramayana that's dumped down for kids. There are lots of them in India ranging from animated stories to comics to books. Many of them entirely skip the really darker controversial parts of the story though.


Are you talking about Rajagopalachari's translation? It's faithful to the sanskrit work, he's a sanskrit scholar himself. Don't jump to assumptions because he's Tamil.

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Tvch's il/lit/erate club is now accepting nominations for themes for book club. There will also be a vote for the duration of each theme. I am thinking 3 weeks is enough time to get it done but it's up for debate.
Some rules are:
1.If you provide a nomination you must provide a file so we can read it or an audiobook so we can listen
2. You gotta explain why it fits the theme
3. You cannot nominate a book that's been chosen already
4. End of the week the books will go through a randomizer
5. It is highly encouraged you post your thoughts after it has been read to generate discussion

I thought of some themes but if you have more post them ITT.
1. Greeks
2. Business or finance book
3. Collection of Short Stories
4. A book off a this posted graph (will provide)
5. Tradgedy
6. Favourite novel from childhood
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You could just pad it with basic genre labels like horror, comedy, western, but I don't know if that's what you want.


I can't read :(


Ok one final question, I'll need 12 nominations for the longer version
1. Tragedy
2. Beats
3. Authors First
4. Authors last
5. Nat. Philo
6. Comm. Philo
7. Pseudopigraphic I don't know what this means
8. Postmodern
9. Autobio
10. Book from Graph
11. Theory Fiction
12. Terrible vanity projects

I tried to select the ones that would require the most pages for reading but I'll swap out as needed


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pseudepigrapha is werk attributed 2 sum1 who didnt actually write said works (not in ghost written sense, as in no involvement @ awl) oar 2 sources that r purported 2 b historical but r actually wholesale spun clawth

dat liszt looks p. gud 2 fren, eef short story corollarys awlsoe a thang maybe we marble ean complimentary options 4 each category that differ a bit (i.e. 4 pseudepigrapha mayb have short story recs from obscure n strange tie-ean franchise material, 2 maintain intent ov theme w/o steppean awn eets toes)

whenever ur set to publish the thread proper eye'll stiqqy eet 2 btw, front page gittin a litty sticky-heavy but eye'll prolly unsticky state ov /lit/union thrad ean week oar so so nbd %^) thanks again 4 puttean ean legwork awn this


I'm trying to fucking excel this but holy shit the dates keep auto formatting differently and it's fucking retarded

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Use this thread to discuss anything related to J.R.R. Tolkien's legendarium.
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No nigger.


After halting at the first few chapters of The Two Towers some years ago I decided to finish it recently in part because of the webring radio stream.

Still good, the movies didn't feel like much back then but as soon as I touched Fellowship (after Hobbit) it clicked that it was all about Middle Earth, a nice memory.



Samoans didn't exist back then


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Eternal reminder that halfelven do NOT belong in Valinor.

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Are there any publishers who will print any public domain book you request on demand?


I just called and asked over here in Yellowknife and they said they would but it's going to cost 50 dollars and no cover unless you provide one


There are fucking publishers in yellowknife?


There's as many publishers as there are sober Indians

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What manga have you been reading, /lit/?
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Some ecchis are Tenjho Tenge (my favourite as a teen but it has a BM/AF relationship but he's kind of cool. They show bush

Maken-Ki but it gets cucky as it goes on

Blade Play is pretty top tier

Gantz shows bush

Infection gets good after a few volumes but it has zombie and bugs

Okusan has the rare nipple but it's wholesome and very enjoyable but heavy women

Triage X and Highschool of the Dead have a wonderful artist

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Is Blade Play the one where the MC rapes a female knight at the beginning because he mistakenly thinks her comments about a magic wand are actually about his cock?


My biggest gripe with these arcs is that it's not even about Guts anymore. The magic plot berserker armor turns on and Mary Sue Shierke piggybacks on Guts' mind and the whole fight scene ends up being almost more about Schierke's feelings than Guts' actions. And of course the berserker armor has to damage the fuck out of Guts so he can be incapacitated til the next big boss fight so that in the period between big boss fights he's reduced to a minor side character. It seems like ever since Schierke and the berserker armor showed up, the edgy, violent story I signed up for has deteriorated into a comedy about a generic DnD party. It's like what the field trip did to Watamote.


He rapes her because she wants him to hit her which translates into fuck but she doesn't want that in the end but really does


Its too bad because I know Guts is going to get fixed and have a clean bill of health before the final showdown. And Schierke is gonna be the one to do it to him, and it will remove all tension.
Golden Age is the best arc if you don't know what you are getting into, I remember reading the first chapter as an early teen and thinking I downloaded the wrong chapter and starting when Golden Age starts and having things slowly turn monstrous was very cool

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First twenty minutes only. Anyone else get a strong male feminist vibe from him here? Could have used more dup.


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>that hairline
Fool needs Finasteride.


Zach, Animepro, Nobody… All in a matter of weeks… Something is stirring in the sea.


Muttmerican genetics are ghastly.


The ancient city of Dup rises from the sea, beckoning to its kinfolk in their dreams.

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