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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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8976"Private Eyes a Moose McGilicutty mystery" by Rene Fomby This is abourobert a belfer-3 hours ago
8975Just reserved Connelly's new one, DARK SACRED NIGHT, due out in Oct. The KiLindyBill1September 7
8974editLindyBill-August 30
8973Got my Ulsterman book in the mail the other day. It's a quality paperback wiTom Clarke-August 27
8972I spent many a pleasant hour reading Michener, thefederalist.com LindyBill2August 25
8971Google has made every issue of Spy Magazine free online. books.google.comTom Clarke-August 23
8970I have never read Coonts. Too many authors to keep up with....the recent death oTom Clarke-August 22
8969Interesting. I missed deleting it and I am glad I did. I pay 10 bucks a month toLindyBill-August 22
8968Just ordered this book. [graphic] amazon.com Saw it in this post Message 31755Tom Clarke-August 22
8967The Wit and Wisdom of John D. MacDonald On Life, Death, Literature, Seedy Men, Glenn Petersen-August 1
8966I have recently been reading a series of books by Michael Robotham. If you haveCush-July 28
8965Chasing Darkness: An Elvis Cole Novel Jul 1, 2008 Crais has been uneven with tLindyBill-July 7
8964Laura +Ungood. Laura Ingalls Wilder's name stripped from children's booDMaA-June 25
8963It makes sense - that which we describe as " a human" is a complex orgThehammer-June 23
8962Some languages, including German, allow constructing words by combining other woSun Tzu-June 23
8961Thank you. Since we are on the topic, I saw a TED talk on emotions. The scienSun Tzu-June 23
8960I definitely learn some new words when I hand around with some of my UK friends.Thehammer1June 23
8959Tartle actually is found in the English language. Same as kirby grip. Might notSiber-June 23
8958In fact here's a picture of me in high school. [graphic]DMaA1June 23
8957Where you the kid who walked around HS with the "Kick me" sign taped tThehammer-June 23
8956I fall for the mencolek every dam time. Some day someone's gonna get deckedDMaA-June 23
8955Very guttural language. I took a semester and didn't like it and than the prThehammer-June 23
8954re: warlike Right that Germans aren't these days; but, their language is. TStan-June 23
8953Not so much lately thoughThehammer-June 23
8952one word on the list that described a face in need of a fist... No surprise thaStan-June 23
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