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Authors & Books & Comments
An SI Board Since November 2007
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Emcee:  ManyMoose Type:  Moderated
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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9170Completely agree with your assessment of MacDonald's books, at least the TraJohnM-June 12
9169I recently reread John D. McDonald's A Flash of Green, which was published iGlenn Petersen-June 12
9168OK, they don't call me ManyMoose for nothing, but I have NOTHING to do with ManyMoose1June 11
9167Wow, I need to take back this post. I read the new Connelly book a bit further aJohnM-June 10
9166After I typed that piece, the pace picked up a bit. He's now back with RacheJohnM-June 9
9165I read it in one night. Really liked it. I guess the author has spoiled me.LindyBill-June 9
9164I'm having a hard time with the new Michael Connelly book, FairWarning. JustJohnM-June 8
9163Just finished the new Lucas Davenport, "MASKED PREY," by John Sanford.LindyBill-June 7
9162editLindyBill-June 6
9161Gregory Peck and Harper Lee on the set of To Kill a Mockingbird, 1962 [graphic]Stan1June 3
9160Speaking of e-readers I suddenly have issues on two computers with Adobe DigitalSiber-May 27
9159I'll buy the ebook version. That's the only way I read these days. I boLindyBill-May 27
9158Thanks for the headsup, Bill. I'll buy the ebook version. I find that's,JohnM-May 27
9157Fair Warning, Michael Connelly's latest. I was so far down the reserve listLindyBill2May 27
9156You're welcome, Cush. Your reviews are off to a good start from a couple of Stan-May 7
9155Thanks very much, Stan. For anyone who is interested, here is a link to the AmCush-May 7
9154Cush, I went to the Look Inside feature of your book. From what I have read of iStan-May 7
9153Thanks, Tim. I'll let you know.ManyMoose-May 6
9152Thanks, LindyBill. I am going through a tough time right now, so progress is ManyMoose-May 6
9151Let us know when its published.TimF-May 6
9150I've been reading and writing in self-isolation with my wife. Read another gCush1May 4
9149The Martin Beck novels rank high on my list of favorite crime fiction. My only cGlenn Petersen-May 3
9148How to Get Books When Bookstores and Libraries Are Closed Even for people who hGlenn Petersen1April 5
9147Osprey publishing giving away free e-books ospreypublishing.com wargamer.comTimF2April 4
9146Washington Irving wrote a non-fiction book about the fur trade in "Astoria.ManyMoose-April 4
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