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Reading stuff Anonymage 02/23/2021 (Tue) 13:34:38 No.1287
Do any of you guys manage to read more than webpages? I had a plane trip recently and managed to read most (guess 2/3rds counts) of a book on the way but didn't even bother finishing it after getting home. I think that's the only thing I have read in a long time. Guess my attention span
I'm reading old gaming magazines from the early 2000s, but pdfs are so fucking soulless compared to holding the magazine in your hand and flipping through pages, i hate it so much. I wish i bought more of them back in those days.
>>1288 I never thought of doing something like that but it sounds neat. I remember getting computer magazines back then but they probably all got thrown out at some point. Reading through them now would be a nice trip back to the past and not something you would be stressed about finishing.
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>>1287 The last book I read was The Chrysantheum and the Sword. I haven't finished yet because I've misplaced it and can't find it for the life of me, but it was a very interesting analysis of the Japanese.
>>1293 I had to read that for an anthropological comparative for college like 15 years ago. At the time I liked it then I learned it was considerated to be really dated but I still see the merits, it was one of the first serious studies of japanese mindset, a country they were at war with in a context of generalized racism, and had to do it without field work, for obvious reasons. Overall it was a really good job. Another war study, while not anthropological, like "The mind of Adolf Hitler" was full of made up bullshit like ascribing him coprophagic tendencies.
I read books 2 to 3 hours a day. Yesterday I finished the first Dune. The non-fiction I am currently reading is a bit boring so I am stretching it way out whereas Dune I managed to complete in exactly 2 weeks.
The last book I read was "Wolves, Jackals, and Foxes" by Kris Hollington. Since I don't know too much about world history, I found the book interesting. Personally, I enjoyed reading about the many failed attempts to assassinate Fidel Castro and the life of Uday Saddam Hussein. However, I have a feeling that someone who is really into history would find this book a little too "entry-level". Anyway, I guess it's a good introduction to many fascinating topics.
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>>1288 >pdfs are so fucking soulless Totally agree. Whenever I'll play through a game with a pdf strategy guide I always find it's nothing like a physical copy. There's very little in life more pleasurable than studying a real game booklet and using it to complete a game. Some of my fondest childhood memories are methodically playing through ocarina of time and pokemon with a trusty strategy guide.
Recently I have read the Epic of Gilgamesh, the Iliad and the Odyssey. I am trying to read some more classics. I have to say it is quite a comfort to read ancient literature, it's sort of a fantasy world but not really that much different. At the least, people have always been much the same. In the Epic of Gilgamesh they even blame Enkidu's problems on a succubus
I've been wanting to pick up the habit of reading books again lately. I recently downloaded The Roman Empire by Isaac Asimov, but I haven't taken time to read it yet. I'd like to read some books about the history of my country too. >>2246 I haven't read the Epic of Gilgamesh but I know the story. I find the way in which it addresses the subject of mortality/immortality curious, especially for the time period.
I most recently read Mind is a Myth by U.G. Krishnamurti. I've gone from reading ideological literature to spiritual literature. I've realized that ideology does not hold the solution to whatever unknown I seek. It's fun to read ideological books as a mind game, but they are nothing more than that. The best ideological books are the ones that attack the ideological way of thinking.
I just finished Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick. It took me over a week to finish. I bought a box of science fiction books in about 2014 and this is the first one I read.
>>2336 I started on another and I guess it's full of mildew because I get allergy symptoms when I open it. Damn. The rest of the box is probably the same.
>>2337 That sounds quite annoying. Only once have I had to deal with a book with those problems, and what I did was to clean it very carefully and try to ventilate it before reading it.
>>2338 It's my own fault for leaving them to rot for years instead of reading them. So I feel kind of guilt if anything. I tried leaving them out but they made my whole room stink. It seems that people are using ozone to disinfect them but I don't have an ozone generator.
>>1287 Just finished "The Plague" by Camus, it was ass, I may have skipped a lot. Working on "Priory of the Orange Tree", but I keep putting it down and not picking it back up. Not enough time to read :(
>>2359 >Priory of the Orange Tree I just did some research on that book, and it looks like it is over 800 pages long. I'm ashamed to admit it, but I can't remember the last time I read something that long. How do you like it so far?

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