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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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8947The US Open channel has a live feed on nowLindyBill-last Thursday
8946A listing of his works to rent. Looks like there's a couple of hundred of thStan-June 10
8945[youtube video]LindyBill3June 10
8944 Portrait of the Voice in My Head The audiobook industry is booming, thanks in Glenn Petersen3June 10
8943There is no Frigate like a Book There is no Frigate like a Book To take us LanStan2May 27
8942Wolfe’s Witness 6 American Greatness by Mark Bauerlin LindyBill2May 20
8941Bonfire is my favorite novel, I like his non-fiction. He was working on a book wTom Clarke-May 17
8940One of my favorite passages from Bonfire of the Vanities: "Daddy...what doAlan Smithee-May 16
8939>>Those of us in our 80's were born in the '30's and will sooSiber1May 15
8938The Lexicon of Tom Wolfe Remembering the writer’s contributions to the English Tom Clarke1May 15
8937Heard this on the radio - Someone asked him to describe his trademark attire. HDMaA1May 15
8936Yes it is...not too many authors' release of a book is a highly anticipated Tom Clarke-May 15
8935 Tom Wolfe gone? That's a blow. I forget that at age 83 my generation is bLindyBill-May 15
8934Tom Wolfe, Author of ‘Bonfire of the Vanities’ and Best-selling Creator of New JTom Clarke1May 15
8933I got the Jodoroworsky's Dune documentary and will likely watch it next weekSun Tzu1May 14
8932I forgot to say, genetics are also an important part of the storyline. The mainSun Tzu-May 14
8931Yes, of course the documentary is about the making of the movie and not action oSun Tzu-May 14
8930The documentary is not action oriented at all. It consists of story line drawinfreelyhovering-May 14
8929Thanks. I didn't know about it. My personal opinion is that the more a book Sun Tzu-May 14
8928If you haven't seen Jodoroworsky's version of Dune, you must. jodorowskfreelyhovering1May 14
8927That is not what the book is about. Many of the concepts that Frank Herbert initSun Tzu1May 13
8926I never read Dune, but will take your word for it. Hubby said the book was &quNeeka-May 13
8925You're welcome Carolyn. ;)Neeka-May 13
8924I think Frank Herbert did the same thing many years before with Dune. >>Sun Tzu-May 13
8923Thank you, Neeka. I just ordered it.Carolyn-May 13
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