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nicholaslash
nicholaslash

I need to read more. I enjoy literature and non-gimmicky self improvement stuff. Anything that can evoke an aha moment. Recommendations? đź“š

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cn
cn

@nicholaslash any particular kind of literature?

soutpiel
soutpiel

@nicholaslash I enthusiastically recommend WG Sebald. His last novel, Austerlitz, is his most 'conventional' and might be a good starting point.

nicholaslash
nicholaslash

@cn Anything that opens the mind to ideas. Not light reading, for enrichment . Can be really any school of thought, not just existentialism. The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Camus, etc. Even though it doesn't fit that category, I enjoy F. Scott Fitzgerald's use of language.

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cn
cn

@nicholaslash Project Gutenberg ought to have something to suit your tastes; I think I read to learn, be entertained, and to fall asleep…

nicholaslash
nicholaslash

@soutpiel Thanks! I'll check it out. I'm trying to get back into reading after focusing mainly on programming books last year.

ashley
ashley

@nicholaslash After many years reading just technical books, I started going to the library and choosing a random selection of fiction books. To my surprise, I've found plenty that I really enjoyed, just by skimming for interesting-looking spines initially... unusual fonts, colour choices.