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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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8892I read these two books recently: "The Ox-Bow Incident" by Clark. Obviodiegosan-last Friday
8891Glorious indeed! ManyMoose-last Friday
8890Well said! Creation, or the Universe, or whatever you want to call it is truly ManyMoose-last Friday
8889It's amazing how much trees depend on the wind. That was the one thing the BStan2last Thursday
8888MM, all things in the universe are related to one another on the sub-atomic leveCarolyn3last Wednesday
8887I bought that book in the Portland Airport last Christmas, and read it right awaManyMoose3last Wednesday
8886new book out >>Life as a forester became exciting once again. Every day iTom Clarke-last Sunday
8885R.I.P. Ursula K. Le Guin, Author of One of the Greatest Novels About Freedom EveTom Clarke-January 27
8884Grrr! I'm glad you spotted the flaw too.ManyMoose2January 22
8883MAILE MELOY... a frequent contributor to The New Yorker and The New York Times, Stan2January 21
8882I enjoyed that list and recognized most of the names. Frankly, I never heard ManyMoose1January 21
8881The most famous author in every state msn.com slideshowStan1January 16
8880[graphic]Tom Clarke-January 15
8879I find that a lot of the Roman History I enjoy is part of Amazon's book dealLindyBill-January 14
8878I have the same problem with James Lee Burke's alcoholism. Reading about drManyMoose2January 13
8877I do know about the daughter. As for the act of reading Burke, rather than the cJohnM1January 12
8876Burke is a master in several area. His characters are unusual and colorful. His SmoothSail1January 12
8875Thanks for the review of the latest Burke novel. I stopped reading his works somJohnM-January 12
8874Just finished James Lee Burke's latest - Robicheaux. A constant theme of thSmoothSail-January 12
8873Understanding Abrogation: The Koran in Reverse Chronological Order January 9, 2James Seagrove-January 9
8872Chance Blackbeard Discovery Reveals Pirate Reading Habits Tiny paper scraps froTom Clarke1January 6
8871Read Robert Harris' Munich over the holidays. Its the story of the famous &qOld_Sparky-January 3
8870ia.meaww.com Mystery writer Sue Grafton passes away after a prolongLindyBill112/30/2017
8869I loved the first two books in the series and am looking forward to the rest. ISmoothSail-12/29/2017
8868Flashman series l am now reading book five of this Flashman series by Robert BLindyBill-12/29/2017
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