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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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8819Ross Macdonald, True Detective The '50s noir novelist investigated sources Tom Clarke-Sunday
8818The Last Stand The Final Completed Novel by Mickey Spillane With an IntroductionTom Clarke-Sunday
8817That's what I thought. At Costco yesterday I saw a book written by a politiManyMoose-last Saturday
8816Jerry Pournelle (1933-2017): “Freedom is not free. Free men are not equal. EqualTom Clarke-last Saturday
8815I'm not a huge fan of Lincoln Child but I can't get enough of Preston &aSiber-last Thursday
8814Further on "The Forgotten Room", I took a look at the reviews for thCush-last Thursday
8813"The Forgotten Room" by Lincoln Child. Pathetic. It was a waste of tCush-last Wednesday
8812takimag.com In Memoriam: Jerry Pournelle - Taki's Magazine LindyBill3last Wednesday
8811The Mote in God's Eye. I hadn't read it. It's the first of a serieLindyBill-September 9
8810Never got around to Footfall, read The Mote in God's Eye. Heinlein said The Tom Clarke-September 9
8809I just bought the Kindle version of "A Mote in God's Eye"and "LindyBill-September 9
8808One of the earliest bloggers too, though we didn't call them bloggers then. Tom Clarke-September 8
8807Lucifer's Hammer is one of my all time favorite books. He will be missed. LindyBill-September 8
8806Science Fiction author Jerry Pournelle has died Instapundit relayed informationTom Clarke-September 8
8805Harlan Coben for one. Yes, I saw that - Don't Let Go. I'll order it as sSmoothSail-September 6
8804I'm still finishing the Robinson Innocent Graves. A bit complicated bit. ButJohnM-September 6
8803Started Lescroart's Fatal last night. I'd forgotten how good Lescroart iSmoothSail-September 6
8802Thanks! I was able to borrow "Fatal" and reserve the other one. LindyBill-September 5
8801I'll say! Right out of Bosch. LindyBill-September 5
8800Delighted to hear there's a new Lescroart book. Another of my favorites. AnSmoothSail-September 5
8799 Bill: Any Bosch fan can relate to this tragic story. msn.com TimLogain Ablar-September 5
8798Thanks for the J. A. Jance note. Been quite a time since I've read one. LookJohnM-September 5
8797J.A. Jance has a new J.P. Beaumont book out today - Proof of Life. I went to mySmoothSail-September 5
8796Bank's daughter appeared quite a way into the series (as I recall). What I SmoothSail-September 4
8795On Banks' daughter and the problems, I don't recall for certain. VaguelyJohnM-September 3
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