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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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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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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
8833Sounds like a used bookseller listing on Amazon. You're not really buying itTom Clarke1October 7
8832I bought a book on Amazon on Sep 22. Opted for the cheapest delivery. Been traDMaA-October 7
8831Wrong thread. Sorry, everyone. LindyBill-October 2
8830Did you mean to post this on the book thread?SmoothSail-October 2
8829Trump's big week 5 Don Surber by Don Surber LindyBill-October 2
8828Amazon commissions three new sci-fi shows: Lazarus, Snow Crash, and Ringworld aTom Clarke1September 30
8827 Townperson: What do we do? How can we save ourselves? Trump: You ask how do yoJames Seagrove-September 21
8826I wonder if the movie will be as good as the book [youtube video]Tom Clarke-September 21
8825Baron Trump's marvellous underground journey [graphic]James Seagrove-September 21
8824It's the same guy, James Naughton, who's read the other Coleman books. SmoothSail-September 20
8823because I still have a couple of credits on Audible. I would use them dependingJohnM-September 20
8822Oh Goody. Just finished with one of Burke's early Robicheaux books and was lSmoothSail-September 20
8821A very strong recommendation for Reed Farrel Coleman's new contribution to tJohnM-September 20
8820George R.R. Martin on Jerry Pournelle, RIP Steve Sailer • September 19, 2017 FrLindyBill-September 19
8819Ross Macdonald, True Detective The '50s noir novelist investigated sources Tom Clarke-September 17
8818The Last Stand The Final Completed Novel by Mickey Spillane With an IntroductionTom Clarke-September 17
8817That's what I thought. At Costco yesterday I saw a book written by a politiManyMoose-September 16
8816Jerry Pournelle (1933-2017): “Freedom is not free. Free men are not equal. EqualTom Clarke-September 16
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