What are you reading?

Ybytyruna

Member
Eu tenho seu Os Lucíadas, de que só li uma parte. Não sabia que ele também escreveu sonetos.
Sim, eſcreveu muitos ſonetos, entre os quaes há um muito famoſo, cujo primeiro verſo diz "amor é um fogo que arde ſem ſe ver", digníſſimo de ſer lido.

Tu és de algum país luſófono?
 

Terry S.

Quaestor
Staff member
Let me know what you think of it, please!
 

Adrian

Civis Illustris
The author is not intrusive or apodictic, he explains is brief why he became an atheist. He gives evidence that atheism predates the French Revolution. The book is written in "plain and understandable" language. I think the author is trying to show how to come to terms with one's own doubts and live on, or at least trying to live a decent life without the assistance of God.
 

Adrian

Civis Illustris
Currently browsing through Indirect Statements of Leigh's Latin Prose Composition from GCSE to A Level.

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Adrian

Civis Illustris
Browsing through James Finn Garner's Politically Correct Bedtime Stories.

Red Riding Hood entered the cottage and said, “Grandma, I have brought you some fat-free, sodium-free snacks to salute you in your role of a wise and nurturing matriarch.”
From the bed, the wolf said softly, “Come closer, child, so that I might see you.”
Red Riding Hood said, “Oh, I forgot you are as optically challenged as a bat. Grandma, what big eyes you have!”
“They have seen much, and forgiven much, my dear.”
“Grandma, what a big nose you have – only relatively, of course, and certainly attractive in its own way.”
“It has smelled much, and forgiven much, my dear.”
 

R. Seltza

Magnus Oculus
I recently started reading this book:

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It's a very interesting book about the ethics & hypothetical practice of using certain medications to maintain or diminish love.
Evidently, when we're in love, it has an identifiable effect on certain parts of our brain, so it's technically possible for a specially created drug to establish, reestablish, or diminish that feeling of love & connection. This book argues that there are valid uses for such drugs to help & facilitate the bond of worthwhile relationships & the severance of toxic relationships.

It's written by professional ethicists & scholars from Yale & Oxford, which piqued my interest even more.
 

Pacifica

grammaticissima
Staff member
Noooo.
 

Pacifica

grammaticissima
Staff member

Etaoin Shrdlu

μεσσηγυδορποχέστης
I can see how a drug could be used to diminish feelings of love. But how can one reliably increase them? If one took something because the romance had died, why might the substance not kindle feelings for someone else entirely? Even more likely if it were administered surreptitiously.
 

R. Seltza

Magnus Oculus
I can see how a drug could be used to diminish feelings of love. But how can one reliably increase them? If one took something because the romance had died, why might the substance not kindle feelings for someone else entirely? Even more likely if it were administered surreptitiously.
I'd probably have to finish reading the book to answer these questions.
 

Pacifica

grammaticissima
Staff member
Finally someone on allpoetry who knows how to write poems.
There are several. I've shared stuff by this guy before (he's the one you wanted to donate to for that silly poem about the pussy, the cock and the ass, remember?). He's one of my favorites.
 

Matthaeus

Vemortuicida strenuus
Day by Day Armageddon, Origin to Exile by J. L. Bourne
zombie apocalypse stories
 

Adrian

Civis Illustris
Browsing through Miraglia's Epitome Historiae Sacrae

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Michael Zwingli

Active Member
Though I should be studying more Latin grammar :oops:, I have been on a fiction jag. I just finished Gore Vidal's novel "Julian" (I recommend as a pleasant and insightful read, even though it gives the Latin language a bit of a bashing from the fourth century Hellenists), and am about to embark on a novel of rather massive proportions (at over 1400 pages of oversized paperback I, who tried and failed to finish Tolstoy's "War and Peace", view this as a challenge), entitled "A Suitable Boy" by Vikram Seth. By the reading thereof, I am hoping to gain some insights into modern Hindustani culture, which culture and its history are abiding interests of mine.
 
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R. Seltza

Magnus Oculus
A while ago, I read this book:

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This book was written by the husband of the pornstar Dani Daniels to explain what it's actually like to be married to a pornstar. This book addresses things like how receiving random dick pics can be horrifying, how they (& readers as well can) make relationships work, dealing with creepy people & scammers, the reality of their own sex lives (which is actually pretty joyful), the realities of porn sex vs. real sex, & even discussing fetishes.

This was a very fun & insightful book to read. The title "Wait For The Corn" came from a special anal prep routine that pornstars do where they don't eat anything for a while & then they eventually eat corn since the outside of the kernel doesn't digest. While they're douching their assholes clean to prepare for a shoot, they do it until they see the corn come out to know that they're good to go.
 
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