My sister wants to buy some books. She's 18. Kinda a tumblr/feminist type (really just says shit to be cool in front of her friends I think.) This may be a good chance to introduce her to something that's not Wincest fan fiction. Any suggestions?
What's your single favourite line from a book, /lit/?
I know saying this is really beating a dead horse, but
“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”
This never fails to give me chills, I always feel melancholic after reading it.
Y a veces me sucedía que cuando yo pasaba frente a una de mis ventanas ella estaba esperándome muda y ansiosa (¿por qué esperándome? ¿y por qué muda y ansiosa?); pero a veces sucedía que ella no llegaba a tiempo o se olvidaba de este pobre ser encajonado, y entonces yo, con la cara apretada contra el muro de vidrio, la veía a los lejos sonreír o bailar despreocupadamente o, lo que era peor, no la veía en absoluto y la imaginaba en lugares inaccesibles o torpes. Y entonces sentía que mi destino era infinitamente más solitario que lo que había imaginado.
Suggestions for books to read by Tolkien
>Suggestions for books to read by Tolkien
All of it.
Pic needs an update with my Red Book.
how do i get into the silmarillion? I tried reading it but it's so damn confusing. I've read LOTR and the hobbit but this one feels like an appendix of events rather than a real story.
I have developed a horrible tendency (from who the fuck knows where) to hold grudges, fixate on small issues and generally clutter my mind with useless pedantic shit.
Are there any books that deal with coming to peace with oneself and forgetting the outside world, forgetting the past and the perception of others?
Novels are aesthetic objects - they are studied and enjoyed because they are beautiful. They aren't constructed to 'improve' you or correct your personal shortcomings.
If you already know what your problem is, then stop doing it.
Dear /lit/erary citizens, what are the essential readings for a solid grounding in Philosophy of Law?
I'm in law school but recently I've been looking for something to motivate me to finish. I'm not struggling with it, it's just starting to get a bit boring so I thought exploring the philosophical groundings of law might spice it up a bit.
Thinking Like a Lawyer by Frederick Schauer is a good place to start because it's modern and very easy to read and explains a lot of jurisprudential stuff that they don't explicitly tell you in law school about and asks a lot of the underlying philosophical questions associated with modern American law
Then for deeper knowledge:
The Concept of Law by HLA Hart
Law's Empire by Dworkin
After those, I would recommend using Schauer's book to follow up on specifics via law review...
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>he doesn't write a (minimum) 50,000 word reflection after finishing a novel
Anyone else going to set a monthly/weekly goal? I'm going for 2 books a month. Is the Count of Monte Christo a good book?
Itt we post god-tier economic books.
starting with a goldmine.
Theories of surplus value Marx
Late capitalism Mandel
On the principles of political economy and taxation Ricardo
socialism,capitalism and democracy schumpeter
progress and poverty Henry George
I accidently read three chapters into this. How do I wipe my memory?
Can't find the word to say the analogue thing about process of transfering thought into sound. There's visualisation for image, conceptualisation for the reverse thing, etc., but I never heard anyone saying it about sound, enlighten me please.
If you are writing a series of books, a series of books that has a beginning and has every intention of having a definite end, do you have an obligation to your readers to finish it?
I find it hard to believe many authors would just give up on an ongoing series they have invested lots of time into. Personally, I feel that no author should feel obliged to do anything else than what they want with their work, whether it's not finishing it or writing something sure to upset your readers.
no, but you have an obligation to yourself, assuming that writing is your main source of income, to write likable characters in a setting and story that doesn't eventually elicit the reaction, opinion, or feeling
>I don't care about what happens to these people
before the planned end of your work
What's your favorite /lit meme?
How many books at a time do you read?
I have a stack of books on my desk, so instead of reading one at a time, I really want to try reading maybe two or three at a time.
Basically, one fiction book, one economics book, and one programming book, reading them all, instead of finishing one book after the other.
I'm wondering though if this is effecient? Has anyone else had any problems with this? Only problem I can foresee is that I have only one bookmark.
Right now I'm reading:
Being and Time
The Portable Jung
History of the Peloponnesian War
Mostly it's just that I hate all of them on some level so I kept picking up new books to buffer my reading with, now I just switch between them when I get annoyed with one. The big problem is I don't feel like I'm making progress which is discouraging.
>500-800 word reflection on the Iliad due Tuesday
>haven't even started
>can't stop browsing /lit/
>~500 word synopsis of an article from some SJW website due Monday
>haven't even started
>can't stop shitposting and smoking
also nice filename OP