Haven't seen one in like a weekRIP if so, loved a nice stack thread(post stacks)
here's my stack
>>17968013What’s the red one on top?
>>17968002>are stack threads deadUnfortunately, no
>>17968002No, there's already one here >>17966397 (nice stack though)
Are stacks supposed to be books you recent read, are going to read, or just bought? I’m confused and have never been given a straight answer.
>>17968179In my case, my stack consists of the books I am reading as of now. It always consists of a main, heavy reading, a light reading and poetry. And it is a "stack" because I stack them up beside my bed (so I don't have to get up and walk to my bookshelf). My current stack consists of Complete Plato (main reading), Céline's Voyage au bout de la nuit (light reading) and complete Sappho (poetry).
>>17968226I always mess this up
>>17968002Why does anyone still read the KJ Bible when it’s widely known there are so many fuck ups in the translation?
>>17968422Because they're reading it as a historical work rather than a work of fiction.
>>17968422cuz it sounds cooler and it's all made up anyway
>>17968002Come back when those are all dented, pseudy pseudpants.
Assortment of books I've recently bought except McLuhan's which I simply haven't gotten around to reading yet
>>17969133I've since taking that picture read the catechisms and gotten halfway through Buchanan's book and Dostoevsky's work
>>17968002Do you understand these books or are you a pseud?
>>17968002Have you read Kierkegaard? Is it good?
>>17968179For me it's books I've recently bought.It's a nice way of sparking a conversation about a book, given that you're given an assortment of books in an image and may inquire about a certain one that may catch your eye.
>>17969070read half the stack, just take good care of my books>>17969150i hope so? feel free to quiz me>>17969159haven't read him yet, will probably post in one of the many kierkegaard threads when i do
>>17970170Ok, are you a christian?
>>17969133Meget baseret, stærk stak ven
>>17970170How did you find devils?
>>17968422Bcs the actual prose is so much nicer than the millionth 'easy to understand' translation
>>17969133vet inte om du är dansk eller norsk, men fy fan vad bra att du har Pat Buchanan asså. och huntington.
>>17968002I live for stack threadsI don’t have a stack tho
>>17970427they had it on amazon
>>17970302No. Should I only read books that agree with my world view?>>17970427Great, but spent too much time on the least interesting characters. Don't much care for the obligatory Dosto "high society people get offended and worry about marriage" stuff, and it takes up the largest part of all his novels I've read so far. Kirilov and Stavrogin were incredibly compelling, and the revolutionaries were all great too. Tbh the only thing keeping Dostoevsky from being one of the greatest is his lack of an editorI read a lot of Turgenev when I was younger, so I can appreciate several chapters dedicated to dunking on him. If you can't, some parts will probably drag onKinda seems to be a theme with what I've read of Dosto so far that the ending is in some parts really inspired, and in some parts really rushed. Won't say anything in case you haven't read it thoWould definitely reccomend, it's high points are some of my favourite in all literature. Shame they feel so buried amongst everything else
>>17968013Do you guys just read the PDFs? or is there some epic epub reader im missing out on?
>>17971034You can reflow the PDFs as epubs, not sure what you're asking
>>17971084that more or less answers what I was asking.thanks.I always assumed you libgen users were just a bunch of degenerates reading pdfs from your web browsers.little did I know I'm retarded and you guys actually just convert the pdfs to be read on an e-reader
Just got my stack of meme books today.
>>17971665nature poster.... i kneel
>>17968002>I only read books that I think people will respect me for; the stackInsane cringe.
>>17968002the only one right now
What I've read since November. I kinda fell off and on reading, but so far I've read two and a half books this week - "The Woman in the Dunes," "Norwood" by Charles Portis, and half of "Fast One" by Paul Cain.
>>17969058Based and Pancakepilled
>>17972093Fake 1st editions? Still look cool though
>>17972715NTA but they're called facsimiles
>>17972715Yeah. I’ve debated if I want to start collecting them. I might get a Faulkner or Fitzgerald one next. Some are very expensive and hard to find. I just love the way they look
>>17969133Why is that Life of Christ so thick? It's normally a 60 page booklet and there's no anthology with that title
>>17968002Noble StrategyHoly Biblea math book on algebraic logicleaves of grassupanishads (signet)Utopia by Thomas MoreThe Prophet by Kahlil Gibran
>/bhg/ book haul general
>>17973219Never mind there's two books with that title
>>17970339>>17970427>>17970463Takk skandibros. Er selvfølgelig norsk, da
>>17971008Ok, so you are a pseud. How are you meant to understand spiritual aspects of a book if you yourself repress your own soul and spirit to the point of rejecting Christ? This is a serious question and it is not a question of feelings, but the lack of discernment and your lack of honesty with yourself will keep you from comprehending a lot of classics aswell as other parts of life.
>>17972335Are you an army man? What did you learn from your war books?
*arranges an eclectic selection of my books, the ownership of which best reflection my intelligence*just gotta sit back and wait for the (You)s
>>17968242How's that Hodgson book? Worth a read?
>>17972323>spinoza>tom clancyfucking based
>>17971119Here's why I personally favour reading ebooks:>no book spine problems>can take my library to the shop, bus stop, park, mall, etc>easier navigation, again due to not having to hold the spine down and a digital table of contents allowing me to jump from any section in the book>can take annotations and modify them however I want>easier bookmarking>ability to search for any word or phrase in the book, or even better, multiple books at one time>ability to save all of my annotations, bookmarks, books, papers in the cloud or my PC by pressing a single button>ability to change font color, size, and style (so if I wish, I could download an epub of Hume's Essays and read it in the original font, or I could get Goethe's Tasso and read it in Fraktur)>can take screenshots of multiple pages and share them with my friends>can instantly translate any foreign phrase into my language (no Latin or Greek though)>have access to the entire OED and can look up even the most obscure words in an instant>have access to other foreign dictionaries in French, German, Russian, Italian, Spanish, Polish, etc>have the option to speed read certain books by pressing a button which will presents the entire text in a series of discrete words one at a time whose speed can be changed to whatever>can request entire books to be read by state of the art Voice technology, again, in multiple languages (example:https://vocaroo.com/1nBi4Bz2x8sR)>able to read books not only from the 19th century, but also medieval manuscripts and modern florilegia>books are free
>>17973901I respect that you're so secure in your own beliefs, but surely someone who doesn't hold the exact same views as you can understand a book. My heart is not shut to Christ, and I read the Bible with hopes of finding Him, but>>17973901 I didn't. Also if a lack of Christianity means you can't understand Christian texts, does one have to believe in the Olympians to read the Greeks? Can only Hindus find value in the Bhagavad Gita? It's a good thing you've found something you can believe in strongly, but please have some respect for others trying to find what to believe in, and don't be afraid to question you're own beliefs and read works from other cultures. I promise it won't make you a pseud
>>17975292I clicked the number again by accident lmao ignore that
>>17974001Yeah it’s fantastic, there’s 2 more in the series too
>>17975247based, i echo all these sentiments. however>can take screenshots of multiple pages and share them with my friendshow does one do this on an e-reader?
>>17968002I'm still going through the stack I posted 4 years ago
>>17975611Post it again anone
>>17975292You're wrong, because you can analyze all those works from a christian paradigm, which will not hinder at all your comprehension of for example the Greeks. On the contrary, this means that you will be approaching these works on solid philosophical and intellectual grounds which can help you understand the valuable knowledge and the truth in those texts and discarding the sinful / irrelevant concepts in those books. Meaning that even intellectually you will be much better off approaching all works from a christian viewpoint, which is obvious, of course, since we have not have a functioning intellegentsia since the enlightenment (but really showing its dysfunction since the 20th century) and also most literature has gone down the shitter since the enlightenment (but, again, really showing its dysfunction since arguably the late 20th century).All this is why I say you're a pseud if you approach these works, and all works you've mentioned, on pretty much anything other than a christian foundation. We've had enough "rational", "atheist" and "intellectual" analysis of literature and life and it all sucks.I also understand that you lack faith, it's a very common issue and I empathize with it, but if really all your effort to gain faith amounts to reading the Bible (no doubt with a secular outlook) then you're not trying hard enough. Humble yourself before Christ, pray and go to church, maybe talk to a priest. That's making a real effort, not this gay larp of "oh, I'm going to read the Bible and if I don't believe then well oh well whatever God mustn't be real then *tips fedora*"Again, I might be uncharitable here, but that's the vibe you're giving off man
Is he based?
>>17975865No way is that cat real. How did it do that, read all those books?
>>17968235Average History channel watcher
>>17975865based and feline-pilled
>>17975247Ok you guys have sold me.Give me the rundown please Which device do you use?Do you get everything from libgen?Do i have to do some jailbreaking or some shit?Give me the rundown.
>>17977104forget all your questions and just buy books instead
>>17977104>Which device do you use?Kobo Clara HD>Do you get everything from libgen?No, mainly from b-ok.cc and >>>/t/987565>Do i have to do some jailbreaking or some shit?Just using Calibre works, but it's better to install Koreader to have folders and other features.>Give me the rundown.Buy Clara HD, download books until it arrives, buy book like cover if you want (I got a fake leather one that enables auto sleep when closed), install Koreader, drag and drop 1000s of books inside, fuck around with settings if you want, take it everywhere and read.
>>17977400The exact rundown i needed. Thanks friend.
>>17975865you should put something above your books like a towel and paper so if your cat takes a piss or shits itself it wont ruin your books(his competition)
>>17978036cats dont shit and piss where they chill ya dingus
>>17977104>Which device do you use?Kindle paperwhite>Do you get everything from libgen?yes>Do i have to do some jailbreaking or some shit?no. You might need to convert to a different format, which Calibre (FOSS) can do for you.
>>17968013giga-based, capitalism subverting cyberthief
Yo 40$ at half price books. How’d I do?
1/10th of my WW2 collection
>>17975603I know Librera has this feature
>>17971396Why would you read Borges in spanish but 100 years of solitude in english?
>>17977104>Which device do you useSome Estonian tablet I bought a couple years ago.>Do you get everything from LibgenNo, besides that, I use guthenberg.org, archive.org, google books, gallica.bnf.fr, prdl.org and many more.>Do I have to do some jailbreakingI didn't have to for my device, although it might be different for Kindle
>>17979030The Borges is translated, the title is just left untouched most of the time
There's no point in posting stacks here unless you read in English.
>>17970463Huntington er baseretDrink onions
>>17979110>Crime and Punishment>No Country for Old Men>Beyond Good and Evil>The Plague>Infinite JestThat's actually a very solid stack, anon.
>>17978644actually noice anon
>>17973919War never changes, and may be God.
>>17979110>Julian JaynesSpotted the schizo
>>17977104https://z-lib.org/Is great for fiction books.
>>17971119bruh thats the best method, epubs are cringe
>>1797864440$ Are you kidding me? for a couple creased to shit mass market paperbacks.
>>17979110Nice Hesse book and the best Book Camus ever wrote. Very good stack anon
>>17979975That’s like 3$ a book including tax. Is that really that bad? New books cost 10-35 bucks.
>>17979127>>17980090Thanks fellas, how is Myth of Sisyphus? I’m probably going to print at work sometime cause of the length.>>17979847we are all schizos on this blessed day
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>>17980094That Huck Finn should literally cost 25 cents. So should the other ones in the top five except the Dick. For the bottom book $3 would be a great deal tho because its from a niche publisher and in good condition.
>>17980135Great stack and books. ODM being in ancap colors is funny.
>>17980138Go yell at clouds bro
>>17980138Where do you find books for 25 cents?
>>17980214Ok bro I will and you keep paying for beat up mass market paperbacks that most places can't even give away.
>>17980262The Salvation army has probably a dozen copies of Huck Finn like that which are all 25 cents. You could find most of the books in that stack at second hand stores.
>>17980132I have yet to read it, but even if you don't like it, when you finish reading it you would have wasted like 3 hours of your time at max.Also >Printing books at your work with equipment your boss pays forBased as fuck
>>17973930420 is me, Norwegian is someone else - I'm Danish
>>17980156Yeah I noticed that. I haven't read it yet but I'm looking forward to it. Culture of Narcissism was awesome except for the pretty suspect (and surprisingly easy to spot) Freudian psychology that seemed extraneous to most of it. Bernay's Propaganda is good if not naive, but Ellul's is perhaps too structured as to be a detriment, especially considering the advance in technology. I need to check out Ellul's Technological Society. Haven't cracked Debord but I'll probably do it after Marcuse.
>>17980293With covid I haven’t really changed multiple places. This was really the first time I’ve gone out for fun. In the future I’ll look at other second hand stores for sure.
>>17980725I have not changed my life at all as a result of the "deadly" covid.
>>17980740Well, good on you.
>>17968002I fucking hope so.
stopped at value village on the way to work and picked up these bad boys for $12gonna read count first I think. how is great expectations?
Meh. I have physical stack too but they're not really significant.
>>17981172Jealous. I got count at a half price but it was a Barnes and noble copy, it was a fucking abridged version. No where on the fucking cover did it say. It was in the last line of the introduction. Bullshit.
>>17981259damn that sucks. I was going to buy it a long time ago at a different value village but while I was standing in line looking at it i read the small text saying it was abridged so i saved myself just in time and put it back. I was gonna buy Anna Karenina today too but once again while I was waiting in line I noticed there was a water stain and all the pages with the stain were molding so I went and put it back
>>17972430Can you tell me more about the quality of their books? Was actually interested in them. Are they smyth-sewn?Post more pics if you can
>>17981671Fuck you, fuck you so goddamn much. I'm tired of degenerates like you and all your ilk that have ruined this board. You can't discuss or post anything on here without one of you fucking retards making everything to be a meme or a joke or shitpost or just an outlet to say the n-word.You are literally human garbage and I will call you, and everyone else like you, out, and stop you from ruining this goddamn board.
>>17979721consciousness is older than war
Here are my yellow books
>>17975852not that anon but kill yourself faggot pseud
Rate my latest haul, /lit/
>>17983347You really really like movies.
Italo-french fag edition. Rate my stack
left are my current reads. On the right are some books I picked up at my uni's flea market for 10€>>17979110looks like someone is catching up on the blindpill>>17980135based beyond belief
>>17978036thats not how cats work you retard
>>17981226Do you feel like you understand naked lunch?
>>17972093big boy books
>>17980725you're a fuckin faggot lmao covid is fake
>>17984453Convince my 80 year old sickly grandma of that and her 3 friends that have died of it.
>>17983982>looks like someone is catching up on the blindpillGuilty as charged, not quite ready to tackle the higher level stuff (Adorno, Deleuze & Guattari) but I’m doing my best.
>>17982920a e s t h e t i c
>>17982149Depends on your definition of war
>>17983982How are you liking The Sound and the Fury? Probably my favorite work of fiction
>>17984148I now understand Land's success. He's read entirely by ESLs
>>17985082Loving it so far. I just started reading Jason's part. This is my first Faulkner book and I actually started reading it like a year ago, but Benjy's part had me so confused that I dropped it. Picked it up again a week ago and rereading it is even more fun. It finally makes sense. Definitely one of my favorites already, though I don't really read a lot of fiction.