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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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9098“It is consistent with all of the facts and philosophical principles described iGlenn Petersen-4 hours ago
9097I am surprised the Chinese communists allowed this book to be published. The maDMaA-5 hours ago
9096How Chinese Sci-Fi Conquered America The translator Ken Liu has done more than Glenn Petersen-5 hours ago
9095I am on the second chapter of Lee Smith's book, "The Plot against the PLindyBill1Tuesday
9094editLindyBill-Tuesday
9093Sports: The Real Holiday Tradition November 27, 2019 Benjamin Baruch Woody As Glenn Petersen3last Saturday
9092Coming Out In May From Michael Connelly FAIR WARNING The hero of The Poet and LindyBill-November 26
9091 My Norman ancestors joined an army of Norman, Breton, Flemish, and French solNeeka-November 25
9090Re: Hosker I am reading his "Norman Genesis" series right now and haLindyBill2November 24
9089Thanks for the Hosket recommendation. Will look it up. My serious reading has beJohnM-November 20
9088Connelly writes at such a great level that even a drop off is still above the reLindyBill-November 20
9087Just finished reading Michael Connelly's most recent. I confess to some disaJohnM-November 20
9086I read The Sympathizer earlier this year. Not the easiest read, but worth the efGlenn Petersen-November 15
9085I have just started reading "The Night Fire," the latest Harry BoschLindyBill1October 27
9084Why manuscripts get rejected after the first page, youtube.com [youtube video]Stan3October 10
9083Quantifying My Cognitive Decline by James Wallace Harris, Thursday, September 5Glenn Petersen5September 6
9082Found this on YT today and thought you'd like to see it. [youtube video] TNeeka2August 23
9081This one will be a movie. Agree.JohnM-August 23
9080The author makes the assumption he's only known in academic circles. Most weTom Clarke-August 23
9079Glad you brought up O'Hara. I just got HOPE OF HEAVEN for two bucks and BUTTLindyBill-August 23
9078The Novelist Whose Conservatism Robbed Him of Fame <i>John O'Hara was Tom Clarke1August 23
9077A Dangerous Man, is a terrific read I just finished it. First time he has made LindyBill-August 23
9076I nevcr get tired of Bosch. the next one is due out in Oct. I am hooked on the ALindyBill-August 22
9075As with Crais' work, I've grown tired of Childs. I'll start reading JohnM-August 22
9074 therealbookspy.com Michael Connelly’s Next Harry Bosch Novel AnnouLindyBill-August 22
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