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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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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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7335The Horror! The Horror! 1 National Review Online by JohLindyBill-yesterday
7334Some of those old woodcuts and etchings put a fine point on how people saw the wisopatch-Wednesday
7333Thanks Tom. That looks like another good read. Isoisopatch-Wednesday
7332Another one along that line. Always enjoyed Horwitz' writing. A Voyage LongTom Clarke1Wednesday
7331John Comenius and the First Children’s Picture Book In the mid 17th-century JoTom Clarke-Wednesday
7330One of the most interesting and surprising books I've read in recent years. isopatch1Tuesday
7329Thanks. I got a sample.freelyhovering-Sunday
7328Reading an interesting British spy mystery, sort of a low key le Carre. It'sJohnM-Sunday
7327Same sentiment here. But if the writing drags in the first few chapters, I'lJohnM-last Saturday
7326I was really unhappy with his last effort. But after two decades of reading himLindyBill-last Saturday
7325Who's Who In The Middle Ages. From the Collapse of the Roman Empire to the Risopatch2last Friday
7324Michael Connelly Books Production on the first season of Bosch has begun and sLindyBill1last Friday
7323I am reading this book now - just love it! So detailed, entertaining, clever wriCarolyn-August 13
7322Fascinating book. Highly recommended: amazon.comisopatch1August 13
7321Harry Bosch? The show will begin streaming on Amazon Prime in Feb or Mar 2015.LindyBill-August 11
7320Weatherford reveals that the Mongols were not just masters of conquest, but posLindyBill-August 11
7319Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World amazon.com Fighting his way to pBrian Sullivan-August 11
7318Samples of great audiobook narrators [youtube video]Stan-August 7
7317Are E-book subscriptions worth it? WATCH VIDEO. LindyBill-August 7
7316 Aiming to Be the Netflix of Books By MOLLY WOOD [graphic] AndyLindyBill-August 7
7315I'll check that out. Definitely an aging problem but some uses of them, suchJohnM-August 6
7314Dry eyes are another aging problem. I start off each morning cracking the top oLindyBill-August 6
7313As you might guess, I have MSNBC on just to the left of my computer. ;-). But I JohnM-August 6
7312Never read a book anymore any way but on line or on my Kindle. Just too easy forLindyBill1August 6
7311I've been reading them the old fashioned way, via my library. My guess is yoJohnM-August 6
7310Thanks. There are four books so far in the series and the first two are not avaiLindyBill-August 6
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