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Discussion of Books, Literature, Book Reviews, and more!

  1. Massive Theater Converted Into Magnificent Bookstore

    Massive Theater Converted Into Magnificent Bookstore - My Modern Metropolis ( This is not only gorgeous but a marvelous way to save and convert old movie palaces. So many of these vintage structures have...

    Started by tabby, 04-29-2012 09:30 AM
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  2. The Martian

    by Andy Weir I started it over again as soon as I finished it last night .. for bits I may have missed the first time. I only watched a little of castaway, but for any of you who saw that or read it, this is the mars version - only better. Every once in a while, you get that book that...

    Started by flopstock, 05-05-2015 12:51 PM
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    02-20-2020 09:21 AM Go to last post
  3. Word Cloud Titles Quiz

    You've got 9 minutes to name 25 classic book titles by their word clouds ~~ go for it!

    Started by tabby, 12-28-2016 06:23 PM
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  4. What are you reading at the moment?

    I'm just finishing my second Dean Koontz, "Strangers". Good, but not quite as good as the first, "From The Corner of His Eye" which I thought was excellent. I'm also dipping in and out of "Mainifesting God" by Thomas Keating....very good for my soul.

    Started by theia, 03-25-2012 10:45 AM
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  5. Books we have not, so far

    I put a title into Amazon, following up Snowfire's mention of Holborn Bars. The architect had two brothers and a wife. One founded Price Waterhouse, one founded a still-active City solicitor practice, and his wife Elizabeth Waterhouse published (alongside much poetry) a utopian novel set a hundred...

    Started by spot, 06-07-2015 05:42 AM
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  6. Go Set a Watchman - Harper Lee

    The world's about to get a slap across the face, apparently. Several hundred million children must have been set To Kill a Mockingbird as a school text, and suddenly their walls are about to crumble. Go Set a Watchman ( has just gone high on...

    Started by spot, 07-12-2015 07:43 AM
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  7. American Sniper

    So I got this book through an audible site so that I can listen to it while doing the treadmill. figured I'd read it before seeing the movie/ Have any of you read this? Are any of you reading it? Any thoughts you like to share/discuss? I'm an Airforce mom and my inclination is generally...

    Started by flopstock, 01-23-2015 09:05 AM
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  8. Biggest news since BEFORE Harry Potter!!!

    I won't be able to sleep waiting for this... I read this book as a child and then saw the movie. Tremendous impact on my outlook of folks and events from that point forward! BBC News - Harper Lee to publish Mockingbird 'sequel' (

    Started by flopstock, 02-03-2015 09:05 AM
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  9. Placing Literature: Where Your Book Meets the Map

    A relatively new site that pins novel locations on Google Maps! If you have an interest in novels which take place in a particular location, just type the location in, look at the list of locations or go directly to the Map tab which lets you hone in just like any other usage of Google maps. I...

    Started by tabby, 02-10-2014 09:05 AM
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  10. Book Rejections

    As Dorothy Parker once said of a book: ““This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force.” I’ve picked up a few that have made me feel the same way! Beginning a new book is a venture that's usually accompanied with a sense of high expectations. It’s...

    Started by tabby, 02-07-2014 06:45 AM
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  11. James Swanson Books

    "Bloody Crimes: The Chase for Jefferson Davis and the Death Pageant for Lincoln's Corpse" ~~~~~> Bloody Crimes: The Chase for Jefferson Davis and the Death Pageant for Lincoln's Corpse: James L. Swanson: 0971487762470: Books...

    Started by tabby, 11-18-2013 10:15 AM
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  12. Have You Read More Than Six of These Books?

    The BBC believes most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books listed. I am ashamed to say I have only read 32 of the 100! 1 Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen 2 The Lord of the Rings JRR Tolkien 3 Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte 4 Harry Potter series JK Rowling 5 To Kill a...

    Started by jones jones, 01-02-2012 04:58 AM
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  13. "Life and Death in the Miller House" Pt. I (A)

    Here's the second story I wrote. It won third place in the December 2007 amazon Writing Contest ( the only award I've ever gotten) I think it's one of my better ones. It'sin three parts to make it post, read Pt. I A, then Part I B, and finally part II Life and Death in the Miller House...

    Started by Saint_, 08-25-2013 01:08 PM
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  14. "Life and Death in the Miller House" Pt. I (B)

    The next few days went by in a whirlwind; a hazy, hallucinatory wind in which I strove to stand upright. I sat alone inside my mind and felt a roaring in my ears. People came and went through my house without my notice. I was lost inside my thoughts, running images of all our short time together...

    Started by Saint_, 08-25-2013 01:07 PM
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  15. "Life and Death in the Miller House" Pt. II

    I took a deep breath. I had to fix it, and it wasn’t just the idea of rebooting an expensive machine, (a process that would undoubtedly be expensive too)…no, it was something else. I had a sudden feeling of responsibility, as if I’d been arrested and forgotten to arrange for a kitten to be fed. I...

    Started by Saint_, 08-25-2013 01:06 PM
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  16. Dying to be me...Anita Moorjani

    An inspirational and interesting read

    Started by theia, 08-24-2013 03:06 PM
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  17. Elmore Leonard - Crime novelist, extraordinaire Dies at 87

    One of my favorite 20th Century writers died. Elmore Leonard wrote some of the most entertaining "Pulp Fiction" of the late 20th Century. His first book was turned into a movie. 3:10 to Yuma. Many of his books were made into movies, including Hombre, Get Shorty, Pulp Fiction, Rum Punch...

    Started by LarsMac, 08-21-2013 06:47 AM
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  18. Need some new authors!

    Who are your favorite authors? Have any great books to recommend? Any good historical fiction or nonfiction books you can recommend?

    Started by Sheryl, 12-09-2008 09:45 AM
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  19. "Bone Tired" by Jonathan St. Ives (Pt. II)

    (Part 2 - Continued...) He never got to fly down the Black Velvet Tunnel nebula, or see N-space from outside of a ship. If he had lived, I know he would have loved the Fountains of Irridia deep in the core of the Galaxy where there is no night and a thousand colorful suns fill the sky all day...

    Started by Saint_, 06-03-2013 01:49 PM
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  20. "Bone Tired" By Jonathan St. Ives (Pt. I)

    Here's a fun little story I wrote about aging and body change...since we were talking about hair today! “Bone Tired” By Jon St. Ives “Today is my 210th birthday!” I remember my grandfather saying that very well. I was only fourteen at the time and the entire family, four hundred...

    Started by Saint_, 06-03-2013 01:52 PM
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