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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!

Why do old books smell the way they do? Answer here: (Hat tip to Tom Clarke)

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Click here to submit a few paragraphs of your writing to this website, and it will tell you which famous author you write like.
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A site that formats online text so it's easier to read CLICK (Hat Tip to LindyBIll)

Mysteries by location :(Hat Tip to Mac Con Ulaidh)

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


Fifty Writing Tools... Manymoose found this through Stumbleupon, a Firefox extension.

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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7591Another Spenser coming from Atkins : Publication Date: May 19, 2015P.I.Sdgla-5 hours ago
7590Just finished Robert Parker's SPLIT IMAGE, the latest posthumous "JessLindyBill-9 AM
7589Washington Post Releases Free App for Kindle, in First Collaboration With AmazonLindyBill-4 AM
7588If I'm not mistaken, the USS Northampton figures prominently in "War anManyMoose11 AM
7587It's been a long time since I read Remembrance, but never read Winds. I don&Stan-yesterday
7586Hope he makes it. "Winds of War" is one of my favorite books. The CLindyBill1yesterday
7585If he makes the next six months, Herman Wouk will be 100 years old! - May 27, 19Stan1yesterday
7584Just about finished the new T. Jefferson Parker, Full Measure. Not recommended. JohnM-Monday
7583Just finished the new Catherine Coulter, The Lost Key. It's more in the LudlJohnM-Sunday
7582My personal fascination to The Burning Room kind of ran out of gas after awhile.freelyhovering-Sunday
7581The Burning Room Q & A [graphic] 5 Questions For Michael Connelly AboLindyBill-Sunday
7580 [graphic] Books and other items at an Amazon warehousLindyBill-November 13
7579This is unbelievable. $37.40 for the book, $0.00 for the ebook. Is this a trend?Tom Clarke-November 13
7578Think I'll pass Date: Saturday, November 15 Time: 2 pm Location: West CemetTom Clarke-November 12
7577A Lost John Steinbeck Short Story Was Rediscovered, Published The short story deTom Clarke-November 12
7576Fun read. Connelly naming the coroner "Art Doyle" then nicknaming himStan-November 12
7575“The Crooked Man” by Michael Connelly: Exclusive Excerpt Michael Connelly [gLindyBill-November 12
7574I'd like to thank whoever recommended " The Martian ". Just finishOld_Sparky-November 11
7573I still have a ways to go and don't really know where I am because they labeSmoothSail-November 11
7572I just finished PILGRIM and I thought of you as I did. usually we see movies wheLindyBill-November 11
7571I'm almost finished with Sandford's latest, Deadline. Very good read. I LindyBill-November 10
7570Thanks! Rather than buy it, I'm going to the library tomorrow, and I noticedNeeka-November 9
7569Interesting. I gather the Burning Room means much more to you then. I'm almoJohnM-November 9
7568I have a particular fascination with Connelly's "The Burning Room"freelyhovering-November 9
7567Loved "Lucifer's hammer." The LA surfer riding the Tsunami in was LindyBill-November 9
7566I bought "Lucifer's Hammer" for the Kindle the other day..........Neeka-November 9
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