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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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9544I meant to write that Michael Shaara won the Pulitzer for his novel "The KiNeeka-yesterday
9543What an interesting story about the trilogy. Like a Civil War soldier who pickStan1Wednesday
9542We're going on a New England, Revolutionary War/Civil War tour in Oct., and Neeka1Wednesday
9541[tweet]Glenn Petersen-September 4
9540AI 2041: Book Review Summary Well, I’ve read and reviewed six of ten of the futFrank Sully-August 30
9539AI 2041 Book Review Continued - “The Holy Driver” Kai-Fu Lee and Chen Quifan’s Frank Sully-August 30
9538Two novels are being published by Cormac McCarthy tis fall. The Passenger on OctGlenn Petersen-August 21
9537AI 2041: Fifth Story and the Metaverse The fifth story in AI 2041 is “My HauntiFrank Sully-August 16
9536I was watching an interview with John Cleese. He was asked if he ever took any pDMaA1August 4
9535Add Michael Connelly and James Lee Burke to that list.SmoothSail-August 3
9534<i>I post this not for the political content</i> Some of my favoritmiraje2August 3
9533I post this not for the political content but for the idea that Steven King'DMaA-August 3
9532Will the Biggest Publisher in the United States Get Even Bigger? New York TimesGlenn Petersen2July 31
9531Online Book: Bob Devaney’s Blog on Chaos for Middle School and High School StudeFrank Sully1July 27
9530Book Review “AI 2041”: Part 3 The fourth story in Kai-Fu Lee’s “AI 2041” predicFrank Sully-July 27
9529Glenn, That sounds like a good idea. I just ordered the remaining books in the Frank Sully-July 20
9528I read the first volume of Liu Cixin's "The Three-Body Problem" trGlenn Petersen-July 20
9527Book Review Continued: AI 2041 The futuristic predictions in the Sci Fi novel aFrank Sully-July 20
9526h/t Glenn Petersen I strongly recommend Liu Cixin's "The Three-Body PrFrank Sully-July 20
9525ManyMoose, Thanks for recommending my “Pea & Sun” review. I mention there a Frank Sully-July 20
9524Book Review: "The Code Breaker" I invested a modest sum into the ARK Frank Sully-July 19
9523Author: J. D. Salinger Perhaps best known for high school required reading “CatFrank Sully-July 19
9522Book Series Review: Asimov’s Foundation Series I caught the Sci Fi bug early inFrank Sully-July 19
9521Book Review: Dr. J. Doudna's "A Crack In Creation" After readingFrank Sully-July 19
9520Book Review William J. LeVeque Elementary Theory of Numbers (Dover Books on MaFrank Sully-July 19
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