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Best Books of 2017 - Results
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What Books Are You Reading This Week? January 15, 2018
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Margaret Atwood denies being a "Bad Feminist" for defending due process
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Hilarious short quote about how Maurice Sendak (author/illustrator of Where the Wild Things Are) received what he calls the highest form of compliment by a child fan who wrote him.
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My dream job is to own and operate an independent book store/cafe. How unrealistic is this?
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A UK academic translated Ancient Egyptian stories into English for the first time and they've been published as a story collection by Penguin
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"Fragments of book recovered from wreck of Blackbeard's ship"
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Fahrenheit 451 is an amazing book! (Spoilers?)
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In honor of Dr. King, here's an archive of primary documents related to his life. Share, grow, empower.
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Place to buy missing dust jackets?
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(Blue) Monday inspiration: Hunter S. Thompson on finding your purpose
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What books have you purchased lately?
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Who decides what is classed as “literary fiction” and how?
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The Shape of Water Novel Does Much, Much More Than Adapt the Movie
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What is the lowest average score on Goodreads for a book you gave 5 stars?
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The Ocean at the end of the lane - Neil Gaiman
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What is the most random sentence/phrase you'll always remember from a book?
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Just read Slaughterhouse-Five for the first time yesterday
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The Picture of Dorian Gray and its striking similarities to. . . The Prequels
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The Great Gatsby hated himself
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What is the highest rated book on Goodreads which was universally liked/loved [4 stars or higher] but which you hated [2 stars or lower]?
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I just finished reading The Grapes of Wrath, I have some things to say.
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Funny article about working at Powell's in Portland
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I have 150 books to sell. anyone have any experience with selling to HPB?
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Was anyone else a bit disappointed with what happened to the Anita Blake-vampire hunter series?
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How do you keep track of publication dates for books in series' that you're reading?
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Reading Borges with a dictionary
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[Discussion] Have you read "My Work Is Not Yet Done"? What do you think of it?
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How to battle a sleepy head while reading.
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Best Writers That Are That Good You Don’t Even Need To Care About Their Storylines?
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Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami, what is it really about?
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Albert Camus - The Plague
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I read many books in English, but none in my native language
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Martin Luther King
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What is the lowest rated book on Goodreads that you have read and what did you rate it?
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Best examples of genre fiction
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Sync Kindle e-Reader and Moon+ Reader Pro app?
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Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver (Small spoiler, maybe)
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[Review] Creativity, Inc., by Ed Catmull
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I just finished chapter 2 of James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and I'm crying now.
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Feeling after completing a book
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Need help finding an old edition of Peter Pan for my friend.
21 mooninjune I wouldn't say anything is required before reading the book, you can just jump right in. But anyway, the poem mentioned was probably Kubla Kahn or Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Coleridge. You don't need to know them by heart, I'd just skim the wikipedia pages. Also not necessary, but it wouldn't hurt to listen to some classical music.
6 Gromky Nothing to read, but if you don't understand something hit google and look it up. Amazing books, but they're based upon some references most people may not know.
7 towerdog42 I was - and still am - a fan of Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy, and wanted to know more about Douglas Adams. Before I read Dirk, I read The Salmon of Doubt. The stories in that book that Adams tells about himself really give you an inside look into the Dirk Gently book, and into Adams as a whole. The things in Dirk Gently that I didn't understand I simply looked up as I read the book. But honestly, I don't think I missed too much.
3 SaveTheDamnBees I stumbled on an audiobook version read by Adams himself, and I can’t recommend it highly enough. Years later I still read the books in his voice
1 drfaltos the book references The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner by Coleridge, specifically, the line "a thousand slimy things lived on and so did I". Read up on that and the book will make more sense.
1 pithyretort Per [rule 3.3](https://www.reddit.com/r/Books/wiki/rules), please post book recommendation requests including recommendations on how to prepare for a specific book in /r/SuggestMeABook or in our Weekly Recommendation Thread.
21 0 mooninjune I wouldn't say anything is required before reading the book, you can just jump right in. But anyway, the poem mentioned was probably Kubla Kahn or Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Coleridge. You don't need to know them by heart, I'd just skim the wikipedia pages. Also not necessary, but it wouldn't hurt to listen to some classical music.
7 0 Gromky Nothing to read, but if you don't understand something hit google and look it up. Amazing books, but they're based upon some references most people may not know.
6 0 towerdog42 I was - and still am - a fan of Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy, and wanted to know more about Douglas Adams. Before I read Dirk, I read The Salmon of Doubt. The stories in that book that Adams tells about himself really give you an inside look into the Dirk Gently book, and into Adams as a whole. The things in Dirk Gently that I didn't understand I simply looked up as I read the book. But honestly, I don't think I missed too much.
3 0 SaveTheDamnBees I stumbled on an audiobook version read by Adams himself, and I can’t recommend it highly enough. Years later I still read the books in his voice
1 0 drfaltos the book references The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner by Coleridge, specifically, the line "a thousand slimy things lived on and so did I". Read up on that and the book will make more sense.
1 0 pithyretort Per [rule 3.3](https://www.reddit.com/r/Books/wiki/rules), please post book recommendation requests including recommendations on how to prepare for a specific book in /r/SuggestMeABook or in our Weekly Recommendation Thread.