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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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7603Will do. Thanks for telling me you found it slow going for a while. I'm therJohnM-Tuesday
7602When you finish "Desert God," I'd like to exchange ideas on who thManyMoose-Tuesday
7601Good to know. I've enjoyed Smith's other stuff.JohnM-Tuesday
7600It gets better really fast, JohnM. I thought it started out clunky, but by the ManyMoose-Tuesday
7599Updike. In 1997, during the very early days of Amazon.com, Updike consented to Stan-Tuesday
7598May well go back and take another turn at Updike. I find that off-putting. NeveLindyBill-Tuesday
7597Ford is a Pulitzer Prize winner en.wikipedia.org. As well as other awards. His FJohnM-Tuesday
7596New author to me. I just downloaded the first two of his novels from the LibraryLindyBill-Tuesday
7595Just started reading Wilbur Smith's latest, Desert God. The first 50 or so pJohnM-Tuesday
7594Just finished Richard Ford's latest, Let Me Be Frank with You, a new installJohnM-Tuesday
7593Let us know if you still feel that way after you finish it. If you like Clancy, ManyMoose-Sunday
7592 Dead or Alive (Jack Ryan Jr Series Book 2) [Kindle Edition] LindyBill-Sunday
7591Another Spenser coming from Atkins : Publication Date: May 19, 2015P.I.Sdgla-last Friday
7590Just finished Robert Parker's SPLIT IMAGE, the latest posthumous "JessLindyBill-last Friday
7589Washington Post Releases Free App for Kindle, in First Collaboration With AmazonLindyBill-last Friday
7588If I'm not mistaken, the USS Northampton figures prominently in "War anManyMoose1last Friday
7587It's been a long time since I read Remembrance, but never read Winds. I don&Stan-last Thursday
7586Hope he makes it. "Winds of War" is one of my favorite books. The CLindyBill1last Thursday
7585If he makes the next six months, Herman Wouk will be 100 years old! - May 27, 19Stan1last Thursday
7584Just about finished the new T. Jefferson Parker, Full Measure. Not recommended. JohnM-November 17
7583Just finished the new Catherine Coulter, The Lost Key. It's more in the LudlJohnM-November 16
7582My personal fascination to The Burning Room kind of ran out of gas after awhile.freelyhovering-November 16
7581The Burning Room Q & A [graphic] 5 Questions For Michael Connelly AboLindyBill-November 16
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
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