you can have one book for christmas, what will it be?
Not sure if posting in right place but what's a good/the best e-book reader, particularly if I just want to load in a whole metric fuckton of epubs?
I was thinking of getting the kobo aura hd.
Opinions? Anything I should keep in mind?
I have the same question OP, I think I'm just going to get a kindle cause they're like €70, I could hunt a cheaper one down online but by the time I convert my money and pay delivery charges etc ect.
I have a Trekstor Pyrus 2.
It's the best thing I've ever had.
>low price (i paid it about 80 euros)
>e-ink screen with no illumination if you read in solar light
>led illumination if you're reading in the dark
>reads PDFs and manages to change the size of the text and the layout
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I have a paperwhite and really like it. It's fucked up that you have to pay extra to not have ads but I'm a fucking baller.
So I just finished the stranger and I'm not sure I'm really grasping it right. For instance, his utter indifference of life and everyone is pretty normal in my opinion, I've been feeling that way for years so what's the big deal? Am I missing something? To me it's just seems like a story about a man who ended up with some bad luck. Can someone enlighten me on it?
Camus is a gateway drug. Don't fall for that crosseyed commie Sartre. Albert "Bustin Em Under The Algerian Sun" Camus is really good though. I personally enjoy The Plague and The Trial more. If you like Camus I suggest checking out Kafka next.
>the author addresses the reader directly within the story
What are some strange /lit/erary habits you guys have? I pace for an hour or two immediately after finishing a book, lost in thought.
I pace while reading. I create strange loop scavenger hunts in library books. I throw out dust jackets. I use a knife to follow along. I read good books 5x in a row and take copious notes, then listen to the audiobook and eventually copy the whole thing by hand.
What does /lit/ think of these readings of Joyce's Finnegans Wake? Certainly one of the more, erm, interesting renditions I've found.
I wonder if this reader will get the whole thing up or crap out like all the others so far on YT
How bad are/what are the typos and errors present in the penguin classics deluxe edition of Gravity's Rainbow?
THERES ONE FUCKING SENTENCE CUT SHORT
STOP THIS MEME
IT'S A SENTENCE THAT DOESN'T EVEN MAKE SENSE ANYWYAS ITS A BUNCH OF DREAMSCAPE JABBERWOCKY
>Your task, in these dreams, is often to pens
>Your task, in these dreams, is often to cross—under the trees, through the shadows—before something happens
Do you guys like Star Wars books?
Do you have any favorites?
How do you feel about all of the old books becoming non-canon?
Let's talk Star Wars outside of the movie hype.
What books are you getting your relatives for Christmas?
Won't say which relatives. Also including books for friends:
1. Duma Key - Stephen King
2. The Secret Teachings of All Ages - Manly P. Hall
3. A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms - George R.R. Martin
4. Final Fantasy XI 10th Anniversary Memorial Book
5. Infinite Jest
6. Infinite Jest (for someone else)
7. Lost In The Funhouse - John Barth
Just finished this beautiful baby, can we have a discussion about it without descending into doubles?
What was your favorite chapter? I was surprised how much the "Girls" series made me wince, Ellis is a fantastically disgusting writer. He's a fantastic writer in general, IMO. One of my favorite motifs was how the detailed and literal accounts of torture, rape and murder were contrasted with the detailed descriptions of people's outfits and gadgets.
Anything else by Ellis that's worth checking out?
OP is either b8 or a child.
>mfw can we have a discussion about it without descending into doubles
hey /lit/ my sister keeps bugging me to read this book. what am in for?
It's literally about brother sister incest. Why is she...?
Can we agree that this is the only YA series worth reading?
Shit was like Infinite Jest for kids.
ayyyy >>7485657 Yeah of all the literature I read throughout my youth this was the series that encouraged me to expand my horizons. Count Olaf quoting Philip Larkin just before
just before his deathserved as the gateway. I can't say with total certainty that the most literate among us would love it as much.
So I want to give my friend's kids books for Christmas, /lit/. Last year I gave them pic related. I sort of look back to my childhood and the books I liked reading when I was their ages (7 and 9, now). But I thought I'd ask around for recommendations.
Personally, I was into the classic cannon. The Time Machine, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Around the World in 80 Days, Treasure Island, shit like that. People kept giving me crummy "age appropriate" pulp fiction, though, and I always hated it.
Have you considered Kevin Crossley-Holland's Arthur trilogy? I figure if you think they're old enough for whores, alcohol, and existentialism, then they're probably old enough for bastard sons, sieges, and patricide.
Might be able to grab them on ThriftBooks for ten bucks plus shipping.
What is it you like about the style of a writer you love to read?
I like how McCarthy uses detailed description of character's seemingly mundane actions to set up the scene and tone. Then what sparse dialogue he has carries more weight even than Hemingway's iceberg. My favourite piece of his writing is the blacksmith scene in Child of God, it exemplifies it perfectly. You can see a great writer emerge in a handful of pages.
Best stream of consciousness /lit/? I'll start with the obvious.