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  1. Favorite short stories?

    Akutagawa- in the grove Flaubert- St. Julien the hospitaller London- love of life Alarcon-The three cornered hat Kerouac- the vanishing...

    Started by FCHorn‎, 01-22-2011 10:58 PM
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  2. Poems, no less! Poems, everybody!

    Starting off with Edna St. Vincent Millay.....this poem always brought back memories of partying all night in San Francisco and Austin... ...

    Started by FCHorn‎, 02-15-2012 09:04 PM
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  3. Need recommendation: Genghis Khan/Mongolian Empire

    I liked Dan Carson's Hardcore History on the Mongolian Empire. Anyone have any book recs on the topic?

    Started by Theo Huxtable‎, 02-09-2016 03:18 PM
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  4. IF Magazine (1950s - 1970s sci-fi magazine) - free on Internet Archive

    https://archive.org/details/ifmagazine If you have an iPad/Kindle/etc. and want a time-killer, this is far better than any app/game. All the...

    Started by AtomHeartBevo‎, 02-27-2016 08:21 PM
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  5. Harper Lee keeps cranking them out

    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_BOOKS_HARPER_LEE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

    Started by Don Johnson‎, 02-03-2015 09:31 AM
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  6. Point me in the direction to read books on European Anciet History

    What books are about European Ancient History. I love Greek and Roman history. I wanna know more about the stuff that happened before they came...

    Started by theaveragejon‎, 09-11-2015 01:52 PM
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  7. Red Rising

    Anyone read? Have had it recommended to me and wanted to get Shaggy Opinion.

    Started by Dark Helmet‎, 01-28-2014 06:39 PM
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  8. Library behavior

    I've been going to local library each Tuesday working on a writing project. I thought libraries were supposed to be quiet. Day 1: knuckle...

    Started by Scooter‎, 02-16-2016 02:33 PM
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  9. Infinite Jest

    I'm going to read it. The whole thing. For real. Probably take a couple months to do it, but I'm ready. I hear it's hilarious and ridiculously...

    Started by Ramonce Taylor's Weed‎, 12-27-2011 10:35 AM
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  10. TDCJ - book situation

    My brother, currently the guest of the state for a violent felony, requested a few books for Christmas. TDCJ has been considering for approval...

    Started by CleverNickname‎, 01-02-2016 05:38 PM
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  11. Suggest me a Tom Clancy book

    I just finished Without Remorse. This was the first Clancy Book I have read. What should I read next? Go back to the beginning or just pick up...

    Started by Dr Fear‎, 09-28-2009 01:13 PM
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  12. Barbed Wire and Rice

    About 10 years ago, I volunteered for a couple of years on the board of the Dripping Springs library, so they could get their new kids wing/expansion...

    Started by judge roybeanbag‎, 12-25-2015 11:32 PM
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  13. Your favorite written stories

    I would've said favorite fiction or novels, but there are also great nonfiction works that tell amazing stories. I'll start, in no particular...

    Started by wild_turkey‎, 12-15-2015 09:40 AM
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  14. Red Notice

    I read this after a rec on the "What Book Are You Reading Now" thread. It's the story of an investment banker in post-Communist Russia that turns...

    Started by TwiceHorn‎, 12-13-2015 11:47 AM
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  15. Recommend for me a book on the American Revolution

    I am reading one now by Trevalyan, and it is practically unreadable. I want one that gives a good overview and is fairly easy to read.

    Started by thrillhammer‎, 06-10-2014 10:32 AM
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  16. Old books

    Dug into the old folks library this evening. Damn. Original hard copy of Steinbeck. Burlap copy of Walt Whitman. I hate that guy.

    Started by judge roybeanbag‎, 04-26-2015 12:17 AM
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  17. Howard The Duck #1, because GWENPOOL

    I'm not really a comic book fan. I'm more of a Sunday strip fan. More Snoopy than Green Lantern, me. But for a few years I've been reading...

    Started by Rimbo‎, 11-19-2015 03:34 PM
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  18. HP Lovecraft

    I first started reading Lovecraft because a friend in high school suggested him to me, and that was 20 years ago. I read a ton of his short stories...

    Started by Lockport‎, 08-17-2015 09:05 PM
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  19. The Martian - Andy Weir

    I finished it in about three days over Thanksgiving, I was locked in as soon as I picked it up. I'm a liberal arts major so I can't tell you if the...

    Started by Kavinsky‎, 12-12-2014 07:55 AM
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  20. Anyone read the girl on the train?

    What did you think?

    Started by tbone‎, 09-13-2015 11:14 PM
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  21. 2015 Texas Book Festival Schedule

    http://www.texasbookfestival.org/festival-schedule/ Great lineup as always.

    Started by TheCruiser‎, 09-27-2015 04:02 PM
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  22. Ubik - spoilers!

    I just finished PhilipK $#@!'s Ubik this morning and am curious about everyone else's interpretation of this book. I'll leave mine out for now so...

    Started by NotActuallyALonghorn‎, 08-17-2015 01:09 PM
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  23. New JRR Tolkien Story: The Story of Kollervo

    <edit> $#@! I misspelled the title it's Kullervo. Drops this October: http://nerdist.com/new-jrr-tolkien-story-of-kullervo-october/

    Started by MillerEP‎, 08-11-2015 04:23 PM
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  24. New Dr. Seuss book

    pretty awesome if you have young kids. ...

    Started by judge roybeanbag‎, 07-24-2015 06:00 PM
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  25. Best Book(s) on Navy SEALS?

    I have this list from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Top-Five-Books-Navy-SEALs/lm/1147XNG96DTPP What say the Shag? Anyone ever read this one:...

    Started by vox‎, 05-15-2011 03:13 PM
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  26. Want to read a scary ass book about nuke bomb accidents? Non-fiction too.

    "Command and Control" by Eric Schlosser. Your $#@! might assume a permanent pucker after reading how the US government & military's handling...

    Started by Armybrat‎, 03-18-2015 09:40 AM
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  27. I need a good Cervantes quote - preferably in Spanish

    yes, I've googled it but I am not feelin' anything that I have found. Shorter is better as I will have to read it aloud - in Spanish - in front of...

    Started by TTomTerrific‎, 06-22-2015 10:21 PM
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  28. Flannery O'Connor will be on a postage stamp

    http://www.latimes.com/books/jacketcopy/la-et-jc-flannery-oconnor-usps-stamp-20150526-story.html

    Started by Escriva‎, 05-26-2015 05:06 PM
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  29. Courage Beyond the Game (Freddy Steinmark)

    Just downloaded this book. Has anyone read it and have any reviews?

    Started by Angry Gorilla‎, 08-22-2011 04:38 PM
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  30. Anybody ever been to a literary festival before?

    Next weekend, I'll be going to the Walker Percy Weekend in St. Francisville, Louisiana. There will be panel discussions, tours of places from the...

    Started by Escriva‎, 05-29-2015 10:59 AM
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  31. Tor locks down John Scalzi for 10 years, 13 books

    http://www.tor.com/2015/05/24/tor-books-announces-a-decade-of-john-scalzi/ $3.4 million is what's being said. Not bad and should lead to some...

    Started by AtomHeartBevo‎, 05-26-2015 01:15 PM
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  32. Steven Weinberg's "To Explain the World: The Discovery of Modern Science"

    Evidently pretty good. Those of us with a TLS subscription can read it there (haven't received my issue yet). Those without can read it free today...

    Started by Castyourhops‎, 05-12-2015 01:25 PM
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  33. Book for the ladies...

    My wife's book, Closely Guarded Secret, was just released. If you had good results with your ladyfriend(s) reading 50 Shades, I think you will have...

    Started by Fastbreak‎, 05-06-2015 09:52 AM
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  34. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky

    On Crime and Punishment by Boil the Water, Walter aka Cut That Work, Jack Part I I recently had the luxury, and extreme pleasure, of...

    Started by CutTheCrackJack‎, 04-08-2011 11:44 AM
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  35. WTF - Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher??

    Searched and didn't see this posted. Tom Cruise all 5'2" of him has been cast to play Jack Reacher from the Lee Child series of books. Jack...

    Started by BrazilHorn‎, 09-01-2011 09:16 AM
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  36. GŁnter Grass Dead

    What do you think? Great writer deserving of the Nobel or an overweening hypocritical blowhard who lied about his Nazi past? ...

    Started by Castyourhops‎, 04-14-2015 12:45 PM
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  37. Any Dresden Files fans in here?

    I looked for a thread, but the search has burned me before... They finally set the new release date (May 27) for the next book "Skin Game", which...

    Started by RCRanger03‎, 12-20-2013 09:58 AM
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  38. The All-New All-Different Avengers

    not sure if comics go here too? story here wonder who might actually be in the ironman suit

    Started by dxspaz‎, 03-27-2015 10:43 AM
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  39. Gutenberg.org Free Ebooks

    Has anyone used them? Thoughts?

    Started by FartingMonk‎, 03-17-2015 05:33 PM
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  40. "The Abolition of Man" by C.S. Lewis

    chime in if you got somethin' I'm writing an analytical outline and need a fresh perspective.

    Started by TTomTerrific‎, 02-17-2015 07:51 PM
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  41. Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died

    link

    Started by Massive Horn‎, 04-17-2014 05:38 PM
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  42. Recommend me a Zombie book

    Thinking my next book will be World War Z - unless anyone has a better recommendation?

    Started by Jameslaw‎, 10-15-2014 01:10 PM
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  43. The Road - Cormac McCarthy

    I tried to find a thread discussing this book but was unsuccessful. Just wanted some feedback on The Road. I finished this book yesterday and I...

    Started by Sweatpants boner‎, 11-19-2014 11:36 AM
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  44. 50 Shades of Grey

    Anbody's wives reading this. Not sure if it is a good thing or not...

    Started by fluff‎, 04-03-2012 12:29 PM
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  45. WWII's eastern front

    I've read a lot of books more focused on the US perspective/Western front or Pacific, like With The Old Breed, The Last Battle, DDay, Citizen...

    Started by Theo Huxtable‎, 01-26-2015 10:37 PM
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  46. Will Self on William Burroughs

    There was an hour NPR episode last weekend on Wm Burroughs (may have been a repeat). Interesting, but I'm not a fan of him. The best part imo was...

    Started by Castyourhops‎, 02-06-2015 11:10 AM
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  47. Bill Watterson

    Is back...! :bounce: Ever Wished That Calvin and Hobbes Creator Bill Watterson Would Return to the Comics Page? Well, He Just Did. Posted on June...

    Started by Inka‎, 06-08-2014 07:38 AM
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    02-04-2015, 07:50 PM Go to last post
  48. 10 Books to Get You Through This Winter Cold Weather Crap

    Shagsters, it's cold outside. A man should combat this frigid arctic blast by reading macho books in front of a roaring fireplace, wrapped in a...

    Started by Scopolamine‎, 01-08-2015 09:05 AM
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  49. Dennis Lehane

    I have always enjoyed the movies made from his books. Now I want to read one. Any recs?

    Started by TwiceHorn‎, 10-17-2014 11:30 AM
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    01-23-2015, 09:22 PM Go to last post
  50. Texas Longhorns Football books

    I'm with my girlfriend's uncle who played for Texas in the 60s at a Xmas party and he is telling me countless stories of Texas Football's history. At...

    Started by JNip‎, 12-26-2014 04:51 PM
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    01-10-2015, 10:33 AM Go to last post

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