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I've been reading Moby Dick for half a year now and am only halfway through.

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    How many hours do you spend reading each day?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      .5-1

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        You should try reading something closer to your reading level

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous
      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        bullshit

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I only read like 100 pages of gravitiys rainbow before I gave up.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I can't understand why you'd continue to read something if you don't enjoy it. If it was for academic purposes I'd understand; otherwise you're just wasting your time and I have no idea why you'd willingly do that.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I read a few chapters of a book and never finish them.
    I can't remember the last time I even finished a book cover to cover.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I keep buying books and never finish the ones in my backlog. I got 75% of the way through Brothers K and C&P a few years ago and don't remember hardly anything about them. 6 months after reading a book I could not tell you anything about it.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    KEK
    what book is on the reading list for 2025

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >what book is on the reading list for 2025

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I won't pick up a new book until I finish Faust part 2 but I can only read 5 pages of it at a time before getting incredibly bored

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    If I'm not well read should I just start with the IQfy 100 and go from there? I got absolutely filtered by Absalom, Absalom.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Start with the entry level stuff. The Republic, Meditations, The lIiad, The Turner Diaries, etc.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I haven't even finished my two favorite books (Don Quixote and The Idiot) and I can't seem to read anything longer than an effortpost now.

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    These days I pretty much have to look up the definition of every single word I use which isn't one of the top thousand most commonly used ones. Some people might consider themselves dumb for this, but I consider it more of an OCD symptom and memory issue thing. Definitely more of the latter. I've always kind of been like this though and I won't deny anymore that there is a chance I'm stupid but it's really more of an idiosyncrasy (I didn't have to look up the definition of that, trust me on that).

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I just looked up the definition to be completely sure. See, I told you it's OCD.

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    i haven't actually sat down and read a book in over a year. i only ever listen to audiobooks now.

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Three of the books I ticked off my Goodreads challenge this year I started in 2023.

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I keep having nightmares pertaining to death after reading the Death of Ivan Ilyich

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The first few chapters are almost unbearable and I can see quitting or taking a year to read through them to get to the main story. Same with Tale of Two Cities.
    So don't worry about it.

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I've been reading Shakespeare for a year and barely a third of the way done.

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I consistently exclusively only manage to read the great classic writers' short stuff:
    * Dubliners, not Ulysses or Finnegan's Wake
    * The House of the Dead, not crime and Punishment or The Brothers Karamazov
    * The Luzhin Defense not e-girlta or Ada
    * L'indifférent not In Search of Lost Time
    * Bartleby not Moby Dick
    * Slow Learner not Gravity's Rainbow
    * Interviews with Hideous Men not Infinite Jest
    I still consider myself well read and act as if I had read all the classics.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Better than me pal.

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I got through it in just over a month reading 20 pages a day, try doing that

  18. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Something that motivated me to learn another language is because I wanted to buy books from that country and to have a shelf dedicated to books in that language

  19. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I've been reading it for two weeks and I'm at chapter 65

  20. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I only read non-fiction, but I listen to hundreds of hours of fiction in audiobooks when I'm working.

  21. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I tried reading The Divine Comedy twice and stopped after Inferno both times.

  22. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    i almost never finish any novels i start. i simply dont care for the story or the plot. the only things which concern me are the insight and the style (the reason i read exclusively philosophy and poetry)
    the only novel ive finished this year has been e-girlta, and only because of the writing style

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      sounds awful

  23. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I don't read the books anon. I just watch YouTube videos and shorts, read the Wikipedia page to get a sense of the topic and pretend to know shit.

  24. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It took me two months to read Demons.

  25. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I really didn’t care for All the Pretty Horses… Suttree is better.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Suttree is better.

      Somebody has been frickin my watermelons.

  26. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I only read ya, sci-fi, fantasy, and romance
    I used Spark Notes to get through all the classics I had to read for school. Same for philosophy in college. I got As in both my philosophy classes and never once touched the actual material
    I liked the LOTR films but hated the books. I got 100 pages into Fellowship before giving up out of boredom.

  27. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I have no interest in sharing my writing with anyone outside of a few artprostitute poets I find irl or on social media, only so I can absorb their compliments and maybe try to woo her and make love with her. This has worked multiple times and I have another in my clutches right now.
    My goal is to build my way up to Lady Dakota Warren. Which wouldn't be as impossible as you think.

  28. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Good reading pace for Moby Dick

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      True. If I'd read it slower the first time, I wouldn't keep finding completely new things on the 4th read through.

      The speed reading meme on IQfy is fricking pathetic, NPC anons trying to ingest text like a LLM instead of reading at a natural pace for the material (24 hours of reading per in-story day)

  29. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I couldn't finish the Stranger. I read this board on the daily though

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      It's really sorry though

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        am I esl or are you esl?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Sorry, on my phone. Autocomplete chose "sorry" instead of "short" .

  30. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It took me about 6 years to read through Brothers Karamazov

  31. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I find anything written before WWI unreadable.
    >being the eldest by a minute of seven small cousins born in the depths of a harsh winter in the parish of Middling it fell to the lot of my father, in the absence of his own father, to perform the role of pater familias to not only his own family but the spare offspring of any stray orphans left to the mercy of the parish by such itinerant mothers as were passing through of which there were no small amounts in those hard years in the early to middle part of this the glorious reign of our sovereign Victoria to whom I dedicate this account of the my early life and the adventures which befell me when I had come of age and set out to seek my fortune independently of the paternal hearth
    No.

  32. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I have only read 5 of the lit top 100, e-girlta is my favourite so far. I have not read any of the Greeks but I will start with that soon.

  33. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm a poser who can't read but collects books. I suffer from seeing rivers in between the text

  34. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I read women writers

  35. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I tried reading lattimore's Iliad and I gave up in book 5

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