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Weekly Recommendation Thread for the week of February 23, 2018
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Volume 1 of The Legend of The Condor Heroes, "the LOTR of Chinese literature", now available
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On the joy of finishing books....
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Libraries are tossing millions of books to make way for study spaces and coffee shops
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guilty pleasure reads
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Leo Tolstoy Makes a List of the 50+ Books That Influenced Him Most (1891)
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Let’s play a game again!!!
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Just saw Annihilation in theaters. Book to movie adaptations can be either hit or miss. This was both
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What Is a great book that would make a bad movie, and/or a bad book that would make a great movie?
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Great series, bad books
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The Red Pyramid Review
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Don't read a book for the sake of reading it, read something you actually enjoy!
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15 Major Award-Winning Novels You've Probably Never Heard Of
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Does anyone know where I can purchase the entire collection of James boswell’s diaries?
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BBC Radio 4 - Bookclub: Douglas Adams discusses The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
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What's the opening paragraph in chapter one in the book you are currently reading?
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Review of White Sand: Volume 2 (by Brandon Sanderson)
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Reviving my love for literature
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Essays from Zadie Smith's "Feel Free" and Review
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Hi. Im addicted to PBS and its a problem
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Catch 22, I can't seem to catch it
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Something I really don't understand about the Dursleys in Harry Potter.
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Finally Reading Harry Potter as a High School Senior...
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What do you do when you have a book you are enjoying but don't feel you can read in public?
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The Talisman by Stephen King (Thoughts?)
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5 Huge 'Annihilation' Changes from the Jeff VanderMeer Book
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Just Finished Children of Men
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Went to B&N for the first time in ages, was very disappointed
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To people who underline/highlight library books
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What's Stephen King's obsession with turtles?
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'The Future Is Happening Right Now': An Interview With Jeff VanderMeer
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Which character did you like the most - Marie-Laure or Werner from 'All the light we cannot see' ?
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Game of Thrones: what am I missing by not reading the books?
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Why conclusions important and what are some good and bad examples of a conclusion to a story?
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[Spoilers-ish] In the middle of The Catcher in the Rye, quick -quite stupid- question.
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Questions about The Demon Lover by Elizabeth Bowen
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After Annihilation: 10 strange sci-fi books that should be on screen
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Do you set an upper limit as to how much you read in a day?
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[Discuss] Jagannath by Karin Tidbeck. Weird af.
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Wheel of Times, Lord of the rings parallels
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Amazon confirm they will be adapting Iain M Banks' Culture series for TV
3743 electrolyte77 Honestly, the most fun thing to do is both. Stories in books can have an advantage because you get to use your own imagination, but equally games' stories can have the advantage of being more expansive than a book's and being more stimulating because of the interaction aspect. They're different mediums, not counteracting forces, all good in their own ways!
201 zumera I find my gaming habits have been deeply influenced by my reading habits--that is, I am a fan of fantasy/sci-fi, rich narratives, complex characters. The games I love (Dragon Age, Mass Effect, Dishonored) are a lot like the books I love (Farseer Trilogy, Harry Potter, LOTR) in that they are layered, epic stories told through the eyes of memorable characters. If you can give me a great story, I don't care what medium you've chosen to tell it--novel, video game, tv show, movie--I'm game.
485 CritikillNick This is why I play games with text. Reading and video games!
157 VintageBurtMacklin As a new parent, I want this to be true for me, but I feel like I've lost my mental endurance to sit down and read. Playing a video game is easier when I'm exhausted at the end of the day, but I'm having serious cognitive dissonance because I recognize many of the pros you point out. Thoughts on getting back into reading? Maybe I need the right book. Kingkiller Chronicle has been my favorite to date.
97 spendinbig Sounds like you need a Nintendo Switch.
63 ManRahaim So, not to upend your recently renewed love for the written word but I am in the same situation as you and the Nintendo Switch revolutionized the way I fit gaming into my day. It perfectly allows me to fit small bits of gaming into my day just like I am able to read a few pages of a book or solve a few numbers of a sudoku puzzle. Anyway, keep up on the reading but if you want to fit in some gaming as well I cannot recommend the Switch enough.
297 Dawidko1200 > Lastly, novels provide more satisfying and rich narrative than a lot of games do. One day maybe I'll game again, but I'm glad to rediscover reading. Depends on the game, and the novel.
25 malrogi101 Get a switch or something portable
11 CrunchyCaeser I only play strategy games now anyway. Things like Hearts of Iron 4, EU4 and Crusader Kings. The thing that video games possess for me that books just don't, is the ability to influence events and see how that influences the narrative further on. Perhaps you guys should look at different genres or indie titles? Some of them don't require you to sit for hours, even though a book makes me sit for longer than any game!
3742 0 electrolyte77 Honestly, the most fun thing to do is both. Stories in books can have an advantage because you get to use your own imagination, but equally games' stories can have the advantage of being more expansive than a book's and being more stimulating because of the interaction aspect. They're different mediums, not counteracting forces, all good in their own ways!
201 0 zumera I find my gaming habits have been deeply influenced by my reading habits--that is, I am a fan of fantasy/sci-fi, rich narratives, complex characters. The games I love (Dragon Age, Mass Effect, Dishonored) are a lot like the books I love (Farseer Trilogy, Harry Potter, LOTR) in that they are layered, epic stories told through the eyes of memorable characters. If you can give me a great story, I don't care what medium you've chosen to tell it--novel, video game, tv show, movie--I'm game.
482 0 CritikillNick This is why I play games with text. Reading and video games!
158 0 VintageBurtMacklin As a new parent, I want this to be true for me, but I feel like I've lost my mental endurance to sit down and read. Playing a video game is easier when I'm exhausted at the end of the day, but I'm having serious cognitive dissonance because I recognize many of the pros you point out. Thoughts on getting back into reading? Maybe I need the right book. Kingkiller Chronicle has been my favorite to date.
95 0 spendinbig Sounds like you need a Nintendo Switch.
63 0 ManRahaim So, not to upend your recently renewed love for the written word but I am in the same situation as you and the Nintendo Switch revolutionized the way I fit gaming into my day. It perfectly allows me to fit small bits of gaming into my day just like I am able to read a few pages of a book or solve a few numbers of a sudoku puzzle. Anyway, keep up on the reading but if you want to fit in some gaming as well I cannot recommend the Switch enough.
298 0 Dawidko1200 > Lastly, novels provide more satisfying and rich narrative than a lot of games do. One day maybe I'll game again, but I'm glad to rediscover reading. Depends on the game, and the novel.
24 0 malrogi101 Get a switch or something portable
11 0 CrunchyCaeser I only play strategy games now anyway. Things like Hearts of Iron 4, EU4 and Crusader Kings. The thing that video games possess for me that books just don't, is the ability to influence events and see how that influences the narrative further on. Perhaps you guys should look at different genres or indie titles? Some of them don't require you to sit for hours, even though a book makes me sit for longer than any game!