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ABC - Authors, Books, and Chat or Comments about Books We Love; Books We Hate; Books We Write; Books We'd Like To Write; Books We Wish Others Would Write: A discussion about books of all kinds, concentrating on but not limited to our own libraries and including new, mainstream and non-mainstream, in- and out-of-print, rare, antique, signed and unsigned, fiction and non-fiction. Of special interest are published contributors, and those who wish to be.

All discussion of the creative and creation side of books is particularly valuable.
Try the following links for great tips and ideas!

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If there's a book out there, here's where you can find it (Hat Tip to Tom Clarke): Book Finder

Forgotten Books (Hat tip to Stan)

Ten Best Books Sites On Line Hat tip to stockman scott and JohnM.

Sites that pay for writing Tips on Writing Short Stories(Hat Tip to Stan for both.)

Twenty online resources for free eBooks...(Hat tip to Glenn Peterson)

How much royalty do publishers pay authors? Hat Tip to Stan and SmoothSail both!

Link to a post by SmoothSail that all aspiring writers should read.
Link to ANOTHER post by SmoothSail that all aspiring writers should read.
Link to YET ANOTHER post by SmoothSail that all aspiring writers should read.

Link to an Ebook library Courtesy of Travis_Bickle


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Common Errors in English Usage Manymoose found this through Stumbleupon, a Firefox extension.

Writing World Manymoose also found this through Stumbleupon, a Firefox extension.

smashwords.com An eBook publishing site found by ManyMoose.


We appreciate everyone's courtesy.

Typical initial posts will be a description of the book's content or attributes, why we love or dislike it, what's special about it, and recommendations to read or forget it.

Follow-up posts could lead anywhere, but should be focused on the books and authors, the effects of the books on our lives, and so forth.

All polite discussion on books will be allowed.
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8858Hi Bill: Void Moon. Just finished it this week. Started it late summer. I haLogain Ablar-last Saturday
8857‘Darkest Hour’: What to Read if You Loved the Movie The American Spectator by LindyBill1last Friday
8856Fraud, American Style 9 Washington Free Beacon by JoLindyBill-November 25
8855 books and culture The Prime of New York City A much-awaited sequLindyBill-November 23
8854Same topic as Reacher and Bosch--opiates?freelyhovering-November 17
8853My Flashman series got interrupted by David Baldacci's new book, "End GSmoothSail-November 16
8852Now onto another Flashman. The author makes a big point about the difference ofLindyBill-November 13
8851Another great book by Lee Child. And so timely. He must have spent some time iSmoothSail-November 12
8850The Midnight Line. I read it last week. You will enjoy it.LindyBill1November 11
8849The new Jack Reacher just came out: The Midnight Line. I'm just about to staSmoothSail1November 11
8848The second one is even better. Off to India. I am halfway though the 3rd, SpaiLindyBill-November 10
8847Thanks for the recommendation of Robert Brightwell's series on Thomas FlashmSmoothSail-November 10
8846I am a lover of Flashman. If you are too I have very good news. I just finishedLindyBill-November 3
8845Good to hear. Got it on my reserve list. Looking forward. Had long period of notJohnM-November 1
8844I just finished it. Worth waiting for. Bosch at his best.LindyBill1November 1
8843Michael Connelly's new Bosch book came out yesterday - Two Kinds of Truth. SmoothSail-November 1
8842About halfway through John Sandford's latest, Deep Freeze. So far it's vJohnM-October 26
8841 [graphic] [graphic] [graphic] [graphic] Get Audible membership fLindyBill-October 25
8840Media mail isn't reliable. Amazon can't explain what happened but they DMaA-October 11
8839I'm behind on my CJ Box reading. I think several books have come out since ManyMoose-October 9
8838Nothing wrong here, but don't expect the same level of service buying from aCopeland-October 8
8837Just finished the latest C.J. Box novel, "Paradise Valley." He is getLindyBill-October 8
8836So did I screw up? What should I do differently next time?DMaA-October 7
8835Media mail isn't reliable. You also likely bought from a 3rd party that'Copeland-October 7
8834It has onlly ever happened to me on an overseas shipment from China. LindyBill-October 7
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