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The /r/books book club pick for September/October is Earthcore by Scott Sigler!
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Banned Books Week: September 2017
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Portable 17th-Century Book-Shaped Micro-Library Holds 50 Tiny Books - "Back in the 1600s, long before science fiction authors dreamed up digital e-readers, this Jacobean traveling library was making the rounds, housing dozens of small books in a larger book-shaped case."
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Getting frustrated with authors as of late... It seems like no-one writes stories with an end anymore.
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Sherlock Holmes taught Kareem Abdul-Jabbar how to win NBA games
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The It factor: exploring Stephen King’s Maine... With the film of Stephen King’s It breaking box-office records, a tour of the brooding locations in and around his home town that inspired the ‘King of Fright’
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Volunteers rescue thousands of books from Mosul library destroyed by Islamic State
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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? - Philip K. Dick
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A Secret History of the Pissing Figure in Art: A new book traces a steady stream of urine through the centuries
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Which sci-fi book is has the grandest scope you can think of?
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Books about magic
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I miss Frank Muller - Dark Tower Narrator
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Lillian Ross, a Pioneer of Literary Journalism, Has Died at Ninety-Nine
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Snow Crash - Neal Stephenson Review (no spoilers)
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Top 10 books about consciousness
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Does this dialogue technique have a name?
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Happy Birthday Stephen King
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Town of Escondido Privatizes City Library
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Favorite Endings?? [Spoilers]
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Studies on reading and writing you'd like to share?
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What books do you remember being read to as a child by a teacher/librarian?
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Career of Evil and Cuckoos Calling.
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The War Lord of the Air; Michael Moorcock
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Can we please stop the nonsense and give Philip Roth a Nobel Prize for Literature before he dies? An Open Letter to the Swedish Academy
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How long does it take for you to finish a book?
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How do readers find new and otherwise unknown books that spark their interest?
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I’m Peter V. Brett, internationally bestselling author of the Demon Cycle series—Come ask me anything!
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What is the best order to read the Chronicles of Narnia series?
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Three Body Problem got me to thinking about the weather in Game of Thrones
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Help with A Sand County Almanac.
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I've recently discovered the excitement of re-reading books!
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What do you think of Philip Kerr, the crime novelist?
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What book do you think of almost every day since reading it?
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Children and onlookers bemo-an the fate of Jakarta’s three-wheeled library
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Read my first book, cover to cover, in 10 years. "Tau Zero" by Poul Anderson.
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Explore 8 of The World’s Only Remaining Gay Bookstores
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Interesting connection I found between Silence of the Lambs and Infinite Jest.
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What were your favorite books when you were in high school?
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Just read the Razor's Edge
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Your local library's eBooks now appear in Google search
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Books age 1,000 years stored in a small African village
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Today is the 380th birthday of Samuel Johnson: author, literary critic, lexicographer, and meme.
13 sverdo Oh shit, he's making a fourth one? I read the original trilogy as a kid and it was probably the first book that I really enjoyed! How are they for an adult reader? I basically forgot everything, so I might as well re-read them!
6 taueret o holy crap, I did not know this. I love those books so hard that my youngest is named Lyra :-)
2 Bior37 This is one of the few series that made me cry and I picture scenes from it to this day. I hope it'll be as good as the first 3.
2 WriterMcwriteface Eh, I'm lukewarm at this time. I read the series after I was in my thirties so a lot of the coming-of-age themes were not particularly resonant with me - I had the same issue when I read Ender's Game for the first time, as I was already an adult with a firmly rooted sense of identity. To be fair, I really liked it - there's a lot to enjoy about the world and the stories being told. I even named my development server Pantalaimon. I don't feel the series middled very well. It started off very strongly in *Compass,* but I felt it got a little wobbly on the trotters in *Knife.* I spent most of *Spyglass* feeling like Pullman was beating me on the nose with a rolled up newspaper screaming "THIS. IS. SUBTLE. METAPHOR!!!!!!" but after a fairly literal deus ex machina it stitched up the pieces fairly well. The ending was about the loveliest gut-punch I've ever had the pleasure to read. I'm open to the idea of another good yarn coming from him, but I'm afraid he's going to make like Neal Stephenson.
2 FireLucid I think I will read the original trilogy, then the new one once its all out. I'm not a fan of the wait between books where the details get a little hazy. If GRRM ever gets the final book out, I'll read the whole thing in one go. I've read the current ones, but it's been so long and the show has muddied the waters further.
1 SephChasseur I had no idea! I am currently reading the Subtle Knife again and now I'm even more hyped for a new one
1 nillethere I am super excited as well! I've been rereading the original trilogy in preparation, as it's been about 10 years since I last read the series - about to start The Amber Spyglass.
1 SuddenGenreShift I'll be happy if they're good, but I'm a little skeptical. The series was already tied up very well, what's left to say?
1 asromatifoso Just read the trilogy a few months ago (I know-very late to the party). Loved the first, liked the second one quite a bit, and thought the third was meh, so diminishing returns. I will definitely read the next but not crazy happy as you put it.
11 0 sverdo Oh shit, he's making a fourth one? I read the original trilogy as a kid and it was probably the first book that I really enjoyed! How are they for an adult reader? I basically forgot everything, so I might as well re-read them!
5 0 taueret o holy crap, I did not know this. I love those books so hard that my youngest is named Lyra :-)
2 0 Bior37 This is one of the few series that made me cry and I picture scenes from it to this day. I hope it'll be as good as the first 3.
3 0 WriterMcwriteface Eh, I'm lukewarm at this time. I read the series after I was in my thirties so a lot of the coming-of-age themes were not particularly resonant with me - I had the same issue when I read Ender's Game for the first time, as I was already an adult with a firmly rooted sense of identity. To be fair, I really liked it - there's a lot to enjoy about the world and the stories being told. I even named my development server Pantalaimon. I don't feel the series middled very well. It started off very strongly in *Compass,* but I felt it got a little wobbly on the trotters in *Knife.* I spent most of *Spyglass* feeling like Pullman was beating me on the nose with a rolled up newspaper screaming "THIS. IS. SUBTLE. METAPHOR!!!!!!" but after a fairly literal deus ex machina it stitched up the pieces fairly well. The ending was about the loveliest gut-punch I've ever had the pleasure to read. I'm open to the idea of another good yarn coming from him, but I'm afraid he's going to make like Neal Stephenson.
2 0 FireLucid I think I will read the original trilogy, then the new one once its all out. I'm not a fan of the wait between books where the details get a little hazy. If GRRM ever gets the final book out, I'll read the whole thing in one go. I've read the current ones, but it's been so long and the show has muddied the waters further.
1 0 SephChasseur I had no idea! I am currently reading the Subtle Knife again and now I'm even more hyped for a new one
1 0 nillethere I am super excited as well! I've been rereading the original trilogy in preparation, as it's been about 10 years since I last read the series - about to start The Amber Spyglass.
1 0 SuddenGenreShift I'll be happy if they're good, but I'm a little skeptical. The series was already tied up very well, what's left to say?
1 0 asromatifoso Just read the trilogy a few months ago (I know-very late to the party). Loved the first, liked the second one quite a bit, and thought the third was meh, so diminishing returns. I will definitely read the next but not crazy happy as you put it.