>mfw I haven't read a novel in almost a year.
Dogs can't read...DOGS CAN'T READ
>mfw I've read 23 books in the last 2 months
>mfw I've finally been scratching Discworld out of my backlog for the last six months or so
I can't believe I waited so long to read this.
I bet you're swimming in pussy, fucking nerd.
Curry pls go
That's for yellow rangers, and even then it's not even true.
mfw I've read 3 books in the last 5 years. I shit you not.
>mfw I've finally been scratching Discworld out of my backlog for the last six months or so
You're doing good, Anon.
>mfw re-reading the Watch novels
Angua is mai waifu.
does Toaru majutsu no index count as a novel?
if not then I haven't read one since the last harry potter.
reading is for nerds and not distinguished anime lovers like me.
Has anyone finished this show? I dropped by the second episode, shit was getting to stupid for my taste.
Esme is mine. She's damned fine.
Oh, how I want another Lancre book.
I read ~12 novels in the first 2-3 months of my compulsory six-month military service four years ago. Haven't read any since.
Sage for blog.
You're a man of refined tastes, Anon.
Nanny would be lewd as fuck though.
yeah, I did.
I lvoe reading the classics so I grew very fond of the characters.
also tsundere sadist boob-frustrated waifu. What's not to love?
but it's a shitty anime, some laughs here and there but the dog makes up for itWatched it while exercising, it's not a deep series.
No body can possibly take that much lewdnes.
I only read before sleeping and now every time I open a book I feel like taking a nap.
Esme is so Tsun-tsun.
Your mouth says No, but your eyes say Fuck Me With a Broomstick.
S-s-stop that Nanny, my body can't take anymore.
Shouldn't you be in school playing Pokemans TCG with your faggot friends, kiddo?
I spent 30 euros on books recently and they are still in the bag, untouched.
I'm still waiting for Skin Games. Fucking Jim Butcher failed with me.
>start reading wheel of time
>it's average at best
>get about 4 books in
>try to read something else
>have this nagging feeling to just finish WoT
>power through it
>really start powering through
>finish the series in under 2 months
totally done with fantasy for a while now, I regret nothing. also fuck elayne chapters
I'm so hyped for that. I liked Cold Days.
Also, Jim Butcher anime when? Codex Alera or Dresden Files would both work really well as an anime.
Elayne chapters were fine until it was all pregnant all the time.
Needed more Mat chapters in the last few books though.
>it's average at best
Really? Fuck. I thought about picking the series up for a long business trip abroad. Last multiple-books series I've read was The Black Company and I liked that.
Polite sage for blogshit.
Read Utsuro no Hako to Zero no Maria. That fucking MC development.
Another TV adaptation probably won't come again because the last was shit and also, they are adapting all of his novels to comics now.
Anime made me stop reading books.
I go to my cabin with shitty cell phone reception a few times a year. I usually marathon scifi books and recently come to enjoy Alastair Reynold's Revelation space series. It's the only way I can keep focused to read a book.
Same here. I began watching anime nonstop about 4 months ago and because of it, I haven't read any of the books I was reading.
If you guys like "caped" superheroes and villains via sci-fi in a modern setting exploring themes of tragedy, badassery, black and gray morality, and plot armor so thin it may as well be paper, check out-
Worm: a web serial.
Fuckloads of content to read, and it was amazingly enjoyable. I found it to be something akin to what Watchmen should have been.
>mfw reading novels gives me a headache
>what Watchmen should have been
Are you implying that Watchmen is bad?
So, this is Sage: The thread?
I loved Soon, I will be Invincible so I'll be checking this out.
Your description is kinda bad, though.
I like to think of this as /a/ recommending books that may appeal to weaboos.
Saged for not anime.
That's just all the slovenly Japanese media being pushed out to cure you of your NEETness
Isn't that one of those idiot traits just like in my animes?
It's good don't get me wrong, but it rarely blows you away and the amount of padding and filler throughout really takes away from it all.
the plotline considering rand's hardening from nothing to stone to steel and the climax that results is even better than the eventual final showdown in the last book imo. that was absolutely fantastic.
also while sanderson isn't a bad writer, I didn't like his style compared ot jordans, especially when writing about mat.
holy fucking pleb
>Waifin on Carrot's bitch
You are bad people, Anon. The worst.
No, i'm implying Watchmen would have been even better if it was a novel, so I could get more content and more indepth exploration of the characters, the universe, etc.
Stick to your awkwardly fan-translated light novels
>so I could get more content and more indepth exploration of the characters, the universe, etc.
Yeah, in exchange for the expressive art and the sybolism they loved to get through.
Sure, buddy. The only LNs I've read anyway are Fate Zero and Kara no Kyoukai.
When was the last time you visited an optician, Anon? Be honest, you have nothing to gain by lying on the internet.
>implying Carrot can even grasp the concept of sex
>implying he wouldn't happily let me have Angua because he's such a good person
>tfw just finished Good Luck, Yukikaze a few days ago
>Unbroken Arrow ain't translated
>Have this empty feeling in my heart whenever I commute around
>loved to get through.
Wanted to get through, I meant. My hands got ahead of my brain.
>implying you wouldn't commit suicide from the guilt of it
>Watchmen would have been even better if it was a novel
It was literally too deep for you, then. Watchmen can't really be done in any other medium.
Anyway, to stay a little more on-topic, you guys should read some Haruki Murakami, especially if you like Asano Inio. I'd recommend starting from Kafka On the Shore or The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle.
Watchman was awesome. Dr. Manhattan delivers the best motivational speeches.
>implying I would
Okay I probably would, but at least I'd die after brutally holding hands with Angua.
>Alpha as fuck Carrot
>butted heads with a wolf who might have had something with Angua
>implying he would just hand her to you
Also, he's not stupid. He knows sex(or at least learned about it in his time in Ankh-Morpork), he's just uncomfortable with the concept what with being raised as a dwarf and all.
>he's not stupid
>engages Wolfgang in hand-to-hand combat
Come on man. I like Carrot but sometimes he's dense as a brickwall.
Though it's implied that he's smarter than he seems to be, I'll give you that.
Fiction recently/currently read over winter break:
His dark materials (first book), not liking it
The Magicians (Lev Grossman), wtf am I reading 2lewd4me
Sherlock Holmes (originals), this isn't a western god damn, otherwise love it
Ender Game book 2 (Speaker for the Dead) and started 3, first one was godly, second was merely good
I see you browse the same circles I browse. Worm is on my backlog right now. Watchmen was godly, though. Dat art.
>It was literally too deep for you, then.
Nah. I understood and appreciated it just fine, and enjoyed it for what it was.
I just personally enjoy fiction better if I can get to know the inner workings and mechanics of its universe and characters over a much longer period, and with more insight than a graphic novel is capable of conveying.
I'm the kind of person who, if I'm reading about a world where there is "magic" or "superpowers", some of my greatest enjoyment often comes from reading about the physics of how they work, and how the characters experiment to understand and test the limits of these seemingly otherworldly forces, and discover how they fit in with reality as they know it.
That's one facet, anyway. That kind of thing is a hell of a lot easier to convey through pure writing, especially when the content is so vastly expanded over the course of, for example, the 1,750,000 or so words in Worm.
He's not dense. It's just that while everyone else thinks in circles, he thinks in lines.
And the world works out for him.
Besides, it wasn't engaging Wolfgang in hand-to-hand that was his mistake, it was using the Marquis of Fantailler (did I remember that correctly?)'s guidelines.
Confirmed for missing the point
The world works out for him because he has some weird Carrotian magic going on that makes everyone want to be a good person when being around him, simply because he earnestly believes that everyone around him is a good person.
Well yeah, that too.
Still I doubt any human, even one of Carrots strength, could take a werewolf in hand-to-hand combat.
Superhuman strength and all that.
You just can't do expressions and symbolism's in a novel in the way Alan Moore intended. You just can't. And those symbolism's where probably half the point of Watchmen.
I'm not stupid,I can read non-fiction quite easily.
Fiction just makes my head tired.
I think I have some form of autism.
I already wear glasses.
I didn't say that you were an idiot, just that you had one of the traits of an idiot.
It would be cute if you were a genki 2d girl
>mfw reading ~7 books a month
>there are people on /a/ right now who read instead of finishing off their backlogs
Unfortunately I'm a 3d boy
Hey, I'm chipping at my backlog. It's just that my backlog is in six mediums(or would that be media?).
well media is singular so mediae would be the plural
>attempt to power through backlog
>end up adding a half-dozen more series to the backlog after only clearing one
Actually, media is the plural~~
I thought media was already plural.
Like I said, I enjoyed Watchmen for what it was. I just personally enjoy a setting like that best in writing, so it can be explored more deeply.
This isn't about what Watchmen was about. It's about what aspects of storytelling I like, and how they're best conveyed through a more technically descriptive medium.
>stop watching series with one to three episodes left
This is quite horrible. I just don't find the time and when I'm set on clearing it out I often fall asleep.
>media is singular
>Media (singular medium)
>1 month to finish first novel
>read the remaining 5 novels in a week
>This isn't about what Watchmen was about. It's about what aspects of storytelling I like, and how they're best conveyed through a more technically descriptive medium.
In that case, you should have said "I would have liked Watchmen better if it was a novel" instead of "Watchmen would have been better if it was a novel".
You shouldn't force yourself to watch anime just because /a/ wants you too.
Actually, I think he probably should have said "I liked some concepts from Watchmen and I would enjoy reading a book about those" because Watchmen would not be Watchmen if it were not a comic
Yeah, that works much better.
I'm not doing it for /a/. It's my intention to finish it but full time job, making food and exercise eats up all free time (this is not free time I'm actually supposed to work). I have like 1-2 hours free time each day and usually fall asleep as soon I turn on the projector to finish some series. I usually ends up following 1 or 2 series a season.
The last novel I read was Deathly Hallows back when it was released.
welp my bad should think before posting
>all these plebs not enjoying the best of every medium
I read manga, light novels visual novels, novels, watch films and anime and play vidya.
Reading a bunch of Arthur C Clarke stuff now.
I do >>100289843. Substitute comics for light novels though.
My e-book broke a few months ago and then fukouda upon fukouda led to me being unable to get a new one. Have been only reading some VNs and rereading my physical copies of "Zaregoto" and "Book Girl" as I can't seem to make myself care about western literature nowadays. This is damn bad for me, as I read at a pace of about 100 books per year and have been filling the loss by going to /tg/ and trying to clear my backlog, but it isn't enough.
Going to get myself a Kindle by April. Any recommendations on which one to get?
e-ink, always go for e-ink. Not only are they the best, but they're also the cheapest.
Any other kindle is just a shitty tablet, and you'd be better served by getting a tablet.
And tablets suck.
Yeah, it's kind of daunting considering it would take me a week or so to get through just one of them is nice. Books/manga take up about 75% of the cost regardless though (I'm a fast reader and detest e-readers).
I'll be getting a laptop soon so I'll be able to watch anime without sitting at my desk, which is a relief and should help cut down on my backlog.
Why not just read a real book?
Paperwhite is the best Kindle, no doubts.
I read Catch 22, 1984, and Fahrenheit 451 over Christmas break, /lit/ would be proud. But now that I'm back home with my animu it's gonna be another year until I read a novel.
>he thinks you can pirate physical books