Tell us about your backlog, anon

Tell us about your backlog, anon

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    finished Blood Meridian (McCarthy) and Invisible Cities (Calvino), can't decide which I liked more. I think Invisible Cities.

    Up next
    >great gatsby
    >the trial
    after that dont know, probably herman hesse's stuff since my mom has been hounding me about him

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I just finished reading le procès, absolutely incredible and without a doubt one of the best books I've ever read. shall probably be watching the Orson Welle's adaptation tonight

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >le procès
        You mean Kafka's The Trial?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I just finished reading le procès, absolutely incredible and without a doubt one of the best books I've ever read. shall probably be watching the Orson Welle's adaptation tonight

          nevermind im moronic and didnt see who you were replying to

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    My gf keeps giving me smut to read

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Long but manageable.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    There's no such thing as a backlog. That would imply that the point of reading is to have piles of read books that you can point out to your friends. The point of reading, in actual fact, is to develop as a person, as an intelligent being, to get pleasure from the experience, and to (in some cases) become a better writer oneself. I have perhaps 150 unread books but they don't bother me. I have a store of fiction and non-fiction of various eras and quality that are waiting for me when I finish my current reads.
    The most important thing is that once you own a physical book, the government and corporations can't censor it or rewrite it or otherwise distort what the author had written, so the sooner you get the books the closer they are to what they were intended to be. And they don't expire.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >There's no such thing as a backlog
      >I have perhaps 150 unread books
      Yes, anon, that's a backlog and having one has nothing to do with other people.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Do you also have a backlog of words that you know?
        >I have perhaps 150 words that I know but have never used in regular conversations
        >These words are backlogged and it's a problem that I haven't used them yet.
        A backlog implies that it is something that must be done in a certain limited time frame. That is not the case with books.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          you do have to do it in a certain amount of time though, before you die, whenever that is.
          why would you have a backlog of words? you are not waiting to use certain words waiting until you use the first one in the list. you are a silly goose. honk honk

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      My fond hope is to get some taste of the major traditions: East Asian (mostly just Chinese, but I met a cool anon who did a good job selling me on the Japanese body of work), Arabic/Persian, and Indian. My more immediate backlog, outside the ones I'm actively in the middle of, includes Li Bai, Bai Juyi, Tao Qian and a couple anthologies.

      Do you also have a backlog of words that you know?
      >I have perhaps 150 words that I know but have never used in regular conversations
      >These words are backlogged and it's a problem that I haven't used them yet.
      A backlog implies that it is something that must be done in a certain limited time frame. That is not the case with books.

      It's about looking forward to a particular experience, anon. You are telling on yourself. Although I agree the term "backlog" itself kinda makes it sound like homework.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I have 50+ lying around me at the moment. My real backlog is practically infinite though, there are just so many books and authors that I want to read

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    This year I'm 100% focused on ze Germans.
    >reading The Capital book 1
    >up next, Hegel's Propaedeutic
    >re-read Critique of Pure Reason
    >Hegel's Logic and Phenomenology
    >Heidegger
    All that with some Freud in between.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      cut the israelites and that's a good backlog

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Don’t have one. It is hard to find interesting things to read.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

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    this shitpost was deleted but I am showing it all to expose this anon's shame

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Expands quicker than i can read. It really does feel great to know there are so many great books just waiting in line for their turn.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I plan to read around 2000 books in my lifetime, but I doubt I’ll be able to reach it.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    almost done reading pic rel.
    Next:
    >Woman In the Dunes by Kobo Abe
    >High Rise by J. G. Ballard
    >Ubik by Philip K. Dick
    Looking for more existential lit and New Wave sf

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >almost done reading pic rel (the tartar steppe)
      How is it? I recently finished Blood Meridian and this was one of the books I got recommended to read right after it

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It's a work of existential fiction that has a beautiful sublime atmosphere that seems to persist throughout the entire book. It can be read as an allegory for the monotny of life and trying to find meaning. Despite this though, it's as a highly entertaining read, which is due to the fact that Dino Buzzati is just that good of a writer. The Fort in the story seems to be more than just a dull military outpost; it seems to be cursed by its own enviroment.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Just finished Blood Meridian, I once tried to read this book several years ago and couldn't get into it but now it almost instantly became one of my favorites.

    Currently waiting on an order to arrive (some of the stuff I bought was backordered so my package might take like a week and a half to arrive) so in the meantime I went through a bunch of Wordsworth classic I hoarded for super cheap years ago but many of which I ended up not reading. Among those I picked out The Idiot to read while I wait for my new books.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    backlog? i just start like dozens of books at once
    i am currently reading 13 different books.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >read 10 pages
      >hmmmmmmm did it LE HOOK me yet? ehhhhhhhhhhhhh nah
      >start new book
      >repeat
      that's not reading

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >10 pages
        more like 200 in a sitting with taking notes
        and these are all nonfiction

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Dozens of books, maybe hundreds. I'm into pulp genre slop and pop histories so all of them will be good reads, too.

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Bowers, The Tragic Era
    Cash, Mind of the South
    Einhard, Charlemagne
    Suetonius, Twelve Caesars
    Aldrich, Old Money
    Wilson, Patriotic Gore
    Crevecoeur, Letters from an American Farmer
    Walls, Passage to the Cosmos
    Historia Augusta
    Genovese, World the Slaveholders Built, etc.

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      name your top 10 books
      or top 5 if you're lazy

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Poetic Edda
        Neumann - Origins and History of Consciousness
        Homer - Iliad
        Shakespeare - Complete works
        Ellis - Mammoth book of celtic myths and legends

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    backlog is eternal
    im reading war and peace, finished the first volume, couple chapters into the second volume. I like Pierre being a big fat moron and i enjoyed andrei and niokolai's romps through the battles of Schongrabern and Austerlitz.
    Once i'm through it i am keen to look into analysis of how right/wrong tolystoy gets the historical side of things. incredibly impressive work regardless.

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
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      Anonymous
  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'm cooked, OP

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