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    i tend to just read the classics over and over again for several reasons.

    First, the classics are so dense that reading them once gives you like 10% of what is in there.

    Second, the classics basically are the origin of all modern tropes in cinema and modern literature. There is nothing new in today's culture except for a few things in new forms of art whereby they present the essence of old tropes in new forms.
    To illustrate this example, one chapter in don Quixote is the equivalent of an entire decade of seasons for the Simpsons or any modern work of literature for that matter either.

    The equation is Lord of the Rings = 10,000,000^100(Harry Potter)

    One stanza in The Odyssey, one play of Shakespeare, and one chapter in Huckleberry Finn is worth 1,000,000 pieces of modern literature. By the way...I'm not a huge fan of Shakespeare but I will read him.

    That being said occasionally I will read some of this junk-food literature...I prefer to read whatever the universe mystically drops in my lap when it comes to this cheap form of mental stimulation. I tend to follow the signs.

    For example, I'm reading Darkheart at the moment because before I saw the book, that day, I heard the word on the radio in an unrelated context and referencing something I didn't quite catch.

    But that is the way of the zen master. Chose your ways wisely.
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    Up to date with Saga so I'm finally going to properly start reading Sartre's Being and Nothingness, the last time I tried I wasn't aware I needed to be near a dictionary to get through it Definitely going to take a while to get through, but I'm determined! (for now.)

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    Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

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    After Dark by Haruki Murakami

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    Practicing the Presence of People: How we learn to love by Mike Mason
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    St. Stephen took rocks and St. Sebastian took arrows. You only have to take some jerks on an internet forum. Nut up.

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    Finished Hunger by Knut Hamsun, which was awesome. I'd recommend it.

    Also read We the Animals by Justin Torres. It's not my style. Good thing it's short.

    Currently rereading The Picture of Dorian Gray. I hated this book in high school, but maybe that was the wrong time for me to read it. It's fine so far.

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    Island by Aldous Huxley. It's supposed to be a spiritual successor/answer to Brave New World.


    Also, gotta say that I love y'all are putting the book titles in italics.
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    Te = 16[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]
    Ne = 16[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]
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    Tiger got to hunt, bird got to fly;
    Man got to sit and wonder why, why, why;
    Tiger got to sleep, bird got to land;
    Man got to tell himself he understand

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    Just finished Vineland by Thomas Pynchon. It definitely had its moments, but was a mess.

    Now:
    Letters to a Young Poet - Rainer Maria Rilke
    The History of Western Philosophy - Bertrand Russel

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