How can we tell when books have been censored/edited (e.g. Roald Dahl, R.L. Stine ATM)? Maybe maintain a database like coin collector nerds?
BUY PAPER BOOKS
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Project Gutenberg comes to mind but not viable for stuff under copyright. Fork it, invite-only?
Pass a law that says editing the work breaks copyright for older editions?
LMAO, the devs can just rewrite the code, they can erase or edit anything.
enter the BLOCKCHOONER ?
theres some crypto i recall reading about. it was one focused on like a digital library. im sure theres a project out there that has encoded some of the classics. all depends if the chain runs though
On a slightly different topic, there's this
>Ebay sells all Dahl books for $70 or so in top condition.
Might be worth a bit in future.
It's just israeli propaganda after all.
Actually, it's R.L. Stein.
it's always been stine and everyone knows it, theres no mandela effect for him. and rl stine is pretty fuckin based. his books spoke to kids and were cheap
whatever you say, dashawn.
please, it's aiden, or jayden, or laiden or something
if it walks like a nagger, and talks like a nagger...
be nice to our gloved fren
A few days ago I asked myself if there are any israelites I actually respect, and I thought of him.
This is a very dangerous line of thinking
Not keeping up with modern sensibilities is a backwards antisocial way to think, and quite frankly, scary. I worry you will become a danger to society the more you reject it. You should please only read approved updated literature, for our safety and your own.
It's why i'm currently re-writing the talmud, to fit in with the LGBTQ ideology, instead of the ancient bigoted israeli traditions.
I am sorry if my use of free speech was triggering, anonsisters
Real books are great. A little expensive and they take a lot of space and you have to care for them. Fire and water are the enemies, but they are very nice to collect. Cheap paperbacks can be $7.99 sometimes and are still very fun to read. Used book stores are also great but check current prices as they often over charge you for books. Don't smoke around your books. It makes them stink and harms the paper. Don't drink around your books. And keep books in tubs or at least on second or third shelf in case there is a water leak.
>Don't drink around your books
Some of the best reading happens this way, sad!
Well at least use a container that seals and a straw, spill proof containers do exist
Roald Dahl's books were always shit. Smells like some reverse psychology kikery to me, changing a few words to make people want to go and preserve them, when they were always dog shit books never worth preserving.
my friend basically thinks this
matilda was neat when the teacher got btfo
The film portrayed the German spirit badly, did not like.
saw a french film from the 60s not too long ago
striking how far to shit everything has gone
Look up project gutenberg and project gutenberg Australia for stuff still under copyright, Christian classics etheral library, for greek stuff project pegasus, archive dot org, etc we can compile full list of online libraries
good shit ty
read this on gutenberg once
Here's another good site tons of categories, Here's gardening https://www.forgottenbooks.com/en/Home_and_Household/Gardening
Another one https://www.globalgreyebooks.com/category/ebooks/all-ebooks-page-1.html
Do not buy books. Recycle bin dive for them. There's more than likely a used book store near you that has thousands sitting waiting to be trashed. If only you knew. Do check for bugs though because you never know. I can go from a box to a full library overnight, everything meaningful, deep reference.
seems like the logical next step from used stores + goodwill
I used a pentium 3 off the street for awhile but books don't have specs so even better
You look at the first page detailing bibliographic details. Publisher, which version, when printed, where printed.
suddenly feel really stupid
it stands to reason that the same organizations that have the power to censor classics would submit to a formal process of publishing
at least, in the paper domain
You can learn a lot about the past from old books.
there's an elegance about older writing that new books lack