Would someone be interested in starting a small online reading group?
Sure>inb4 another nothingburger
>>18176005No thanks, glowie.
>>18176005Not really desu
>>18176017What would you like to read? I am kind of dumb, but willing. I would like to read philosophy or a lit classic.
>>18176005I'm down if it stays small. Goodreads would be a good place for this.
>>18176005only if is on discord
>>18176005On telegram, sure
>>18176005Yeah. If it's by xbox 360 messages, why not?
>>18176145>>18176256>>18176265>>18176285Let's go with discord, since it also allows for voice chats.
>>18176005Sounds cozy as fuck, count me in
No, fuck you
no thanks mate not today
>>18176395Ok. Only thing is that I don't want to do a gay fucking group read. I read what I want, when I want, as fast or as slow as I want.But, I would like a small group within which to discuss what we've all read.
I'm in. What should we be reading first?
Any group with people in it isn't worth joining
>>18176005fucking retard this is the reading group
Such groups die very quickly since no one besides one or two people participate or contribute to discussion.
>>18176005I'm the janny of an active /lit/ gr and discord book club/group. Here's a link if you want to join (https://www.goodreads.com/group/invite/1145736-neo--lit?invite_token=NmMyYWJjMDctZTY2Ny00ZjhlLThlZTUtOTZlZWIzYTllNDM3&utm_medium=email&utm_source=copypastegroup). If not, it doesn't hurt to have more /lit/-related forums.
>>18176139Not OP, but pic rel is my humble proposal
>>18178255>Such groups die very quickly since no one besides one or two people participate or contribute to discussion.This is true. Countless groups like these have been made and they all peter out. Nobody posts at judges-penitent.com, and even the new /lit/ group on Goodreads is like a ghost town and it was just made last month.
>>18178385>it doesn't hurt to have more /lit/-related forumsIt actually does hurt, because it diffuses the readers and discussion, separating the readers and discussion out until you get something like >>18178255>no one besides one or two people participate or contribute to discussion
>>18178427In som ways you're right, but I think theres something to be said for having a small membership of a few dozen active members. I've explicitly kept my group quiet and small for the last few months, which has worked out well so far. Better to have five or six smaller, unique groups than one big tent group imo.
>>18178418Based, I approve all nautical selections
I'm in, but only if there are some other girls too. Wouldn't feel too comfortable in a all-male setting
>>18176005>>>/lit/ already exists.
>>18178385i've been looking for something like this for a good whilepost the discord invite too, i tried some public clubs and they were either dead or trash
>>18178790yeah but no one reads here
>>18176005Sure so long as it's not some fucking discord, IRC or matrix discourages voicechats and other cancer if you make a discord sooner or later it develops into a ton of offshoots with 50 different topics
>>18176005Post IQ, penis size, preferred pronouns, favourite pasta dish and I will consider joining your group.
>>18178853By that logic, you're wasting your time recruiting people from here, so this thread is pointless.
>>18178884>>>Not having any sense of humor
>>18176005>>18176256>>18176395You false-flag glowing FBI tranny sleeper cells won't get me to join your discord.
>>18178902Sorry, didn't know it was sarcasm. Will laugh this time.
>>18178884it was a joke and I'm not op
>>18176018How about a reading group solely devoted to reading the Twin Peaks books?
>>18178418Are those red ellipse things supposed to be eyes? Mouths, anuses? Cloacae?
>>18176005Are non whites allowed?
I'll join a reading group only and only if it's on /lit/. Fuck Goodreads, fuck Discord, why are you overcomplicating it? But, like many times in the past, it won't be alive for more than 10 days because you'll choose some retarded book which will be read by 2 people and 2 people alone.
>>18178798I don't post the discord link in public and ask everyone else to avoid it too. It's in the Goodreads group.
>>18178385Found the leaf
What we need is an aesthetically organised thread /bookclub/ or something like that. Then we can participate generally. I think it'd be best to avoid lit-core
>>18180373>discordWhy do you guys all use this fucking bullshit?
YesBut we have to read good books
>>18180373How do I get to the GR group?The /lit/ group I found is old and inactive
>>18176005>thread is about joining an online group>ctrl + f>"discord">10 resultseverytime
>>18180479Discord has a rightfully bad reputation, but its layout is really conducive to these kinds of things. The main issue is the kinds of people who hop from server to server spreading bullshit, which is why I keep a moderately tight lock on the link.>>18180491I posted a link above.
>>18179881>I'll join a reading group only and only if it's on /lit/But then we can't even talk about the book.
>>18178903Goddamnit we were so close!
>>18180536Have you ever used goodreads as a forum? It's atrocious.
>>18179615All of them are true
>>18180406having any kind of /lit/ general is too difficult, especially if you want to keep the group mostly small and directed. People hate discord but it's literally built for this kind of thing.
>>18181989Are there any good /lit/ discords?
>>18184315I only know of the one that I janny for.
>>18180373I like discord. what was the last book your group hit?
>>18184626Is it less deranged than this place?
>>18184739We're currently reading The Third Policeman by Flann O'Brien (biweekly), The Burnout Society by Byung-Chul Han (philosophy), and Les Chants de Maldoror by Comte de Lautréamont (bonus). Here's a chronological list of most of what we've read recently. What we do is:>Biweekly Group ReadEveryone votes on one of four member-suggested books via strawpoll. The vote typically lasts from Saturday until Monday morning. Any genre is acceptable except philosophy.>Monthly(ish) Philosophy ReadSame as above except monthly and specifically for philosophy books.>Bonus BooksThese are usually selected at my discretion. More often than not I'll make meme-y (see: Brick Bible) or really short suggestions into bonus books, which don't really have a schedule. We do these so that we can still read <100-page books without dedicating two whole weeks to them, though sometimes the Biweekly Group Reads are somewhat short.The primary aim of all this is to provide a more permanent forum for people who're reading the same book to have discussions. /lit/ works okay for this, but threads are impermanent and it's difficult (by design) to know whom you're talking to at any given time and what shared literature interests you have. As we've been active for a few months now, a good number of people have gotten to know each other well so neo-/lit/ has become both a place to shitpost and a place to discuss /lit/. Bear in mind that this is all on the discord server; the goodreads group is little more than a place to keep track of books and get new suggestions. I didn't intend to make a discord when I started the group, but people really don't like the forum layout of Goodreads. It's pretty shit. Thank you for reading my neo-/lit/ manifesto.>>18185036It's pretty un-deranged for the most part. Anything too unsavoury is quarantined to 2 NSFW channels. Still there's no porn or gore or anything like that, so it's not bad.
I would. let's just do a new discord group, rather than latching onto the underbelly of something preexisting
OP WHAT IS HAPPENINGHAVE YOU MADE THE GROUP? I'M MOVING COUNTRIES AND A TOTAL LONER.. I NEED A REGULAR SOMETHING TO ANCHOR ME OR I'LL DIE OR SOMETHING FUCK
>>18185103Why are you gae?
>>18186687>>18186694OP here. Start a discord and I'll join you guys.
>>18178230That's not wht a reading group is.
We already have a /lit/ discord serverhttps://discord.gg/f6xArsRA
>>18187492i am banned
>>18187492Btw, this is a pro Zionist, pro Jewish server. Anti-Semites not welcome!
>>18187492This is the single worst thing I have ever seen. I doubt anyone in that server is capable of reading anything beyond a 4chan shitpost
>>18186687>>18186694>>18187111I set one up now: https://discord.gg/SKbazBYS
>>18187863don't join, he is a fag
>>18187863one of you homos say something please
>>18187791We're also trans btw not sure if that matters