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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.
3 blacklabcoat Many years ago I went to my local library looking for books I was interested in. One of them was "Fight Club", because I had seen the film and loved it. Turns out they didn't have "Fight Club", but they had another book by the same author, Chuck Palahniuk. It was called "Survivor". Initially I wasn't going to pick it up, and moved on to search for others. But since I was there, *what the heck, let me see what this is about*. The synopsis didn't give much away, and it didn't amaze me. As I was absentmindedly leafing through the pages, I realized the page numbers were backwards. *Hm. Oh well, might as well take it*. I read that book almost in one sitting, and haven't stopped reading Palahniuk ever since. He's my favorite author. It's not a huge life changing event, but I "grew up" with his books and they're a really big part of my life.
2 surrealmuralist I received a box of books from an abandoned vehicle at a body shop I was working at, and Siddhartha was one of the books in the box. Changed my life, as far as perspective when getting down and about about things. I re-read the book every so often, and it seems to refresh my mind and outlook towards things. I came into possession of it at a time in my life when I really needed it.
2 emmeline_melc My father who is a scuba diver found an old Bible in the sea. Wrapped in foil, plastic, preserved as well as possible, it's still readable. He is yet to read it though but maybe soon we'll read it together, I need to make time for this but I keep forgetting.
3 0 blacklabcoat Many years ago I went to my local library looking for books I was interested in. One of them was "Fight Club", because I had seen the film and loved it. Turns out they didn't have "Fight Club", but they had another book by the same author, Chuck Palahniuk. It was called "Survivor". Initially I wasn't going to pick it up, and moved on to search for others. But since I was there, *what the heck, let me see what this is about*. The synopsis didn't give much away, and it didn't amaze me. As I was absentmindedly leafing through the pages, I realized the page numbers were backwards. *Hm. Oh well, might as well take it*. I read that book almost in one sitting, and haven't stopped reading Palahniuk ever since. He's my favorite author. It's not a huge life changing event, but I "grew up" with his books and they're a really big part of my life.
2 0 surrealmuralist I received a box of books from an abandoned vehicle at a body shop I was working at, and Siddhartha was one of the books in the box. Changed my life, as far as perspective when getting down and about about things. I re-read the book every so often, and it seems to refresh my mind and outlook towards things. I came into possession of it at a time in my life when I really needed it.
2 0 emmeline_melc My father who is a scuba diver found an old Bible in the sea. Wrapped in foil, plastic, preserved as well as possible, it's still readable. He is yet to read it though but maybe soon we'll read it together, I need to make time for this but I keep forgetting.