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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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9066Coming Out This October THE NIGHT FIRE Harry Bosch and LAPD Detective RenLindyBill-July 11
9065I just discovered a book series that follows a young British Officer in the submrobert a belfer1July 11
9064Who guesses the Chinese have something to do with the counterfeit books?DMaA1June 24
9063What Happens After Amazon’s Domination Is Complete? Its Bookstore Offers Clues Glenn Petersen1June 24
9062I signed up for Kindle unlimited two weeks ago for a month because I wanted to rLindyBill-June 20
9061“1984” at Seventy: Why We Still Read Orwell’s Book of Prophecy By Louis MenandGlenn Petersen-June 8
9060Author, Historian Tony Horwitz Dies Bill Eville Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 10:07am Tom Clarke-May 28
9059Missed that news. Thanks for the post. So he didn't quite make his 104th, bStan-May 20
9058thefederalist.com Why Herman Wouk’s ‘War’ Novels Deserve RemembrancLindyBill1May 20
9057Thanks for the info. I had missed them both. I am now 37th on 218 copies at my LLindyBill-May 14
9056Just finished the two recent books by two of my favorite authors, John Sandford JohnM1May 14
9055David Goldman aka Spengler has a spy novel out. It was serialized in the Asia TiTom Clarke-April 17
9054Thanks. As I said, I didn't expect Coben to get back to his page turning skiJohnM2April 8
9053Thanks for the rec on Coben’s new book, Run Away. What a ride! Great story and hSmoothSail1April 8
9052If you are looking for a whiz of a page turner, I highly recommend Harlan Coben&JohnM2April 7
9051en.wikipedia.org Marlborough: His Life and Times Marlborough: His LLindyBill1April 7
9050Yes, I've read it. But thanks for posting it.JohnM-April 2
9049The most highly anticipated book on my "futures" list. You may have aGlenn Petersen2April 1
9048Thank for posting the Caro interview, Glenn. And tell me when the last Johnson vJohnM-April 1
9047Robert A. Caro on the Means and Ends of Power Interview by DAVID MARCHESEGlenn Petersen2April 1
9046editLindyBill-April 1
9045They all have different ways of doing it, but mostly, they simply soften their vSmoothSail2March 30
9044Do they try to mimic the higher pitches of females?Stan-March 29
9043Yes, there are several. Almost all the British narrators do an acceptable job.SmoothSail-March 29
9042Are there any male narrators who do women's voices well?Stan-March 29
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