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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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7535I read just about everything. Generally it's authors, though, rather than geJohnM-Wednesday
7534Good to hear it, JohnM. Do you prefer mainly thrillers?ManyMoose-Wednesday
7533Just picked up a copy of this Wilbur Smith book at the library today, just sittiJohnM-Wednesday
7532OH.............yes...........he needs to find Ingrid.Neeka-Wednesday
7531I'm about halfway through Wilbur Smith's "Desert God." It'ManyMoose-Wednesday
7530Way too much information. I love being surprised by plots.JohnM-Wednesday
7529The Burning Room, a Riveting New Thriller by Michael Connelly Posted byLindyBill-Wednesday
7528Yeah...............Hayes has a way with words, and that was one of the best writNeeka-Tuesday
7527I'm reading it right now too, from a recommendation on this thread. I can&#Siber-Tuesday
7526I get the Kindle version of THE BURNING ROOM next Monday. Bet I finish it by TuLindyBill1Tuesday
7525The Anglo-Saxon War-Culture and The Lord of the Rings: Legacy and Reappraisal ByTom Clarke-Monday
7524I read a readers comment somewhere That The Last 75 Pages Are Amazing. Pardon thNeeka-Monday
7523I can't wait for a sequel.Carolyn-Monday
7522Can't remember who recommended "I am Pilgrim", but I'm 1/2 wayNeeka-Monday
7521Time to give your present Kindle to a Grandkid? AmazonLindyBill1October 20
7520Read my review of Ken Follett's "Whiteout on Goodreads." goodreadsManyMoose-October 20
7519I used to tell that to my crews who were thinning trees to make the stand grow bManyMoose-October 18
7518Writing advice from Mark Twain, "As to the Adjective: when in doubt, strikStan-October 18
7517I already know all I need to know about Ebola (and AIDS), despite what the goverManyMoose-October 16
7516Reacher is like the old gold rush Vigilantes. They did what they had to do withManyMoose-October 16
7515Regarding the Ebola outbreak. I read this when it first came out in '94. INeeka1October 16
7514My problem with Reacher is that he's not somebody I could admire or emulate.JohnM-October 16
7513I'm trying to recall whether I've ever read that Follett novel. I grew tJohnM-October 16
7512The Reacher novel I just finished is "The Hard Way." Lee Child is theManyMoose1October 15
7511I'm reading Ken Follett's novel "Whiteout." I was going to reaManyMoose-October 15
7510A bit of a book report. 1. The last Parker novel, the one about Jesse Stone, wrJohnM-October 15
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