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annotating your books is amazing once you stop giving a fuck about making it fancy/ "academic"
one of the most fun times i had was annotating mary shelley's frankenstein, and that's because on multiple occasions i underlined gay parts and just wrote "sus" and "bestie idk how to tell you this..."
but i also pointed out possible metaphors and parallels, and this helped me learn something very important:
your intellect/intelligence flows more freely once you stop feeling like you have something to prove.
and even if you just add funny annotations, it still means that you read the book, thought about the story and the writing and understood things like the use of irony, humour etc.
(if you prefer not to annotate your books, that's alright too, of course.)
also: the books you read/ annotate do not have to be "classics".
i never understood pretentious people's obsession with "the classics"; they act as though no new or differently written book has anything to teach us, they pretend that there is no depth just because they don't deem it as valuable. but let me ask you this:
if we only read and analyse the Classics, how will we ever discover new classics? we will be stuck reading the same books, or at least the same styles of books, over and over, and that is the very opposite of learning, the very opposite of the actual point of reading (and, let's be honest, it will also be way less entertaining).
in order to grow as readers, and as writers, we cannot afford to focus only on old classics, because many of those old classics were also judged and seen as pointless "entertainment for the masses", or even as harmful at the time they were written, because they were so different from what was usually written at that time (a great example of this is Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray).
i would also like to say here that once i stopped pressuring myself to read what other people considered valuable, not only did i discover other writing styles, i also did find classics that i very much enjoyed. but still, if you do not want to read those, there is nothing wring with that and you are not less intelligent, or somehow a "worse reader" because of that.
and, yes there are books that are badly written, and objectively pointless, but in my experience people naturally avoid those books, no matter if they are old or new or anything, and reading these books does not make you stupid.
so, basically, my point is:
read whatever you want, and read however you want.
classics, no classics, only classics, annotations, not annotations, audiobooks, e-books, paper books, it is your life, your bookshelf (or audible profile, i guess?), and other people's opinions, especially disrespectful ones, do not matter.
that doesn't mean that being criticised rudely will not hurt, of course it will. but you will learn to look past that, because people will always have something to say, something to complain about. find friends and fellow readers who are kind and respectful of your reading choices (finding people who like reading the same things as you is even better, if you can, but interacting with people whose opinions differ from yours can be a great learning experience, as long as these people are kind and respectful; and trust me, you will find these kinds of people in your life)
so go on, read, learn, and do not listen to arseholes /gen
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englishproblems · a year ago
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bellesbooks · 2 months ago
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used book or new? read with coffee or tea? collect books or pass them on? read outside or inside? classics or new releases? e-book or audiobook? historical fiction or dystopian? the smell of a book or the feel of worn pages? short chapters or long? Earth or invented world? read alone or book club? poetry or short stories? movie or tv show adaptation? read on a sunny day or rainy day?
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Sansukh Podcast!!
I am (with the lovely, wonderful @determamfidd‘s permission) recording a youtube series where I read Sansukh and offer some commentary!
(the commentary is why I am calling it a podcast as opposed to a podfic)
Each video I will read one chapter, so they will be at least 30 mins long most likely hehe! I have also converted them to just sound for those who want to listen as though it’s an audiobook and that will be uploaded to my soundcloud.
Both my youtube and soundcloud are under the name dont_callme_rach!
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https://soundcloud.com/user-299427501/sansukh-chapter-1-mp3
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idek-issues · 6 months ago
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I’ve been meaning to start building a V.O. portfolio for ages now, so what better way to start than by creating an audiobook recording of one of my favourite books as of late?
@thebibliosphere I hope this is ok? I’ll be posting it as I go, probably chapter by chapter, at intervals that will probably be decided by the whims of ADHD.
Also, this is very much a first attempt at an audiobook so please, give me feedback!
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aesthethos · 5 months ago
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Illustrations by Florence Harrison (1877-1955) for "Goblin Market, and other Poems" by Christina Rossetti (1910). - GOBLIN MARKET FREE EBOOK
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the---hermit · a month ago
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Just got back from my morning walk.I finally managed to do this again. While I was walking I listened to the audiobook of the short story Rest Stop by Stephen King. I wasn't expecting such a story honestly, but I ended up liking the idea.
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reetslol · 2 months ago
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i have not recovered from tsoa yet. it's been weeks. i'm running out of food. the crops are dry. the skies are grey. the waters? poisoned. the plague is coming
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silavut · 3 months ago
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HOLY SHIT, YOU GUYS!!! SOMEONE DID A FULL READING OF BLUE SKY BY @wafflebloggies!!!! This is Chapter 1. You can find the rest on their channel here:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxBu1HmQT3VDGiZkXs1KBAQ/videos
A FULL FUCKING READING OF BLUE SKY!!! ALL 15 CHAPTERS!!!
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superheroesincolor · 8 months ago
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Get into the Audible Free 30 days Trial and get two free audiobooks
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1d-isaster · a year ago
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Here it is! The full length audio of Harry Styles’s audiobook; Dream With Me. There is a downloadable MP3 as well if you check my page.
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thefloatingstone · 3 months ago
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Oh speaking of towel day-
I bring you a gift;
"Life, The Universe, and Everything" the audio book, read by author Douglas Adams himself.
The audiobook available on Audible and most legal audiobook places will be the version where Stephen Fry is the narrator.
I am sure Fry is very good. I wouldn't know, I've never listened to those.
Because I grew up with the author, who used to work in radio, reading his own work. And I cannot think of a single situation where you would want anything less than that when it already exists.
I am linking Life the Universe and Everything because it's my favourite in the trilogy.
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chicken-foot · a month ago
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gwenllian: you pronounce ‘ll’ like a hiss, just with more tongue
trc audiobook narrator: *dies*
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femaleheroes · a year ago
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nev-jupsiii · a month ago
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Extremely loving this brand of pics - 'james mcavoy recording sandman and looking feral and sexy'
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dale-the-human · 5 months ago
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trailer | part 1 | part 2 | part 3 | part 4 | part 5 | part 6 (coming soon)
If you enjoy Songfell and would like to see more, please share and consider leaving the author a tip on her Ko-Fi  @ikustioa @songfell-ut
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musicalsandfluff · 20 days ago
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You heard them! Go support Dylan on Patreon for audiobook content made with love ❤️ Tiers are 5 dollars or 15 dollars!
http://patreon.com/dylansaunders 🥰
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