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Native American Literature: November 2017
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Weekly Recommendation Thread for the week of November 24, 2017
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Neil Gaiman leads authors demanding action to halt decline of school libraries 'falling provision risks consigning children to: ‘a lifetime of low achievement’
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It's time for the annual Bad Sex in Fiction awards! Here are the extracts from this year's shortlist
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I read Adonis Violence and Islam, it completely changed my view of myself, and now I might have an identity crisis.
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What is The Myth Of Sisyphus advocating?
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Pushing through the first 200 pages of Dune was a great decision
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George Orwell is officially my favorite writer
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Shout out for the legendary Terry Pratchett!
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Novels that Break All the Rules
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The protagonist of The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells is way more likeable and interesting than the protagonist of The War of the Worlds and it vastly improves my enjoyment of the novel.
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Reading fluency and books
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The Dialogue in No Country for Old Men was some of the best I've read this year!
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The Goblet of Fire still terrifies me
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Diderot’s encyclopedia
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What book did you dislike so much that you couldn't bring yourself to finish it?
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The US Embassy in Germany published a richly detailed outline of American literature, from the earliest times up to the 1980s
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Study finds that "SF doesn’t really make you stupid. It’s more that if you’re stupid enough to be biased against SF you will read SF stupidly."
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Another 100 best books list for 2017, this one a bit less mainstream. How many have you read?
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[SPOILERS] Unpopular Turtles All The Way Down opinion (sorry)
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SPOILER: A Streetcar Named Desire discussion about the ending concerning Blanche
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Do you consider manga and light novels as books?
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Never used an e-reader before, is the Kobo Aura ONE worth the price?
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Does ir bother you to find that a book was poorly translated?
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Get a kid to read
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I bought a used book with a heartfelt note written on the inside cover
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Which book would you give to a 15 y/o kid living in a poor rural area, and why that one?
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How a Young Ernest Hemingway Dealt with his First Taste of Fame
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Parents, please let your kids read whatever they like
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2017 Costa Book Awards Shortlist Announced
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Five Sci-Fi/Fantasy Books That Need To Be TV Shows
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Ready Player One feels very similar to the anime Sword Art Online.
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How WWII popularized the paperback
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YA click cliches
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What was your favorite childhood book?
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My 7yo doesn't like reading, has anyone else encountered this, and did your children decide they did like to read eventually?
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A website we would really need
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Has anybody here read "Letters to a german princess", written by Leonard Euler?
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Anybody else excited for the Barnes & Noble collectible hardcovers this Friday?
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The art of Terry Pratchett's Discworld – in pictures
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Join the Battle for Net Neutrality!! We need to stop them from allowing ISPs to charge us extra fees to access ebooks, games or anything else!
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The Kindle is Ten Years Old
3737 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!
200 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.
477 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.
95 spendinbig Sounds like you need a Nintendo Switch.
66 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.
292 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.
22 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!
3740 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!
197 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.
481 0 CritikillNick This is why I play games with text. Reading and video games!
156 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.
94 0 spendinbig Sounds like you need a Nintendo Switch.
66 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.
293 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.
23 0 malrogi101 Get a switch or something portable
10 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!