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  1. Recommend some spy novels?

    I've heard John LeCarre is good, but don't have any specific book rec's for him. Any other books/authors you like? I liked Ken Follett - eye of...

    Started by Rollo Tomassi‎, 05-09-2013 04:01 PM
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  2. The Civil War - Shelby Foote

    Received a copy of this for Christmas last year. It took me 8 months to complete it, but it was excellent. It reads like he was actually present at...

    Started by ERhine‎, 08-25-2011 10:23 PM
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  3. Ready Player One

    It was written by an Austinite. It's all about video games and the 80's, set in troubled world,ticking along via an internet reality world. I was...

    Started by Brock Rockswell‎, 01-25-2013 02:35 PM
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  4. Intellectual Property Law and Policy for Dummies

    So, IP law and policy (why do we have it? what good does it do?) seems to come up with some frequency on the board. I stumbled across this book,...

    Started by TwiceHorn‎, 06-08-2016 10:10 PM
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  5. Stephen King's Revival

    Just finished this on the plane. No spoilers. Liked it. Definitely recommend it. No real way to describe it without spoiling. A recurrent...

    Started by smwhorn‎, 01-20-2015 05:28 PM
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  6. Do you re-read books?

    I absolutely do. I've read To Kill a Mockingbird more times than I can count, and I've read many, many others multiple times. To me it's a comfort...

    Started by austingirl‎, 07-27-2013 10:46 PM
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  7. Worst book covers and book titles

    As someone who has self-published a book, I've been spending a lot of time in the self-publishing 'community' lately and yes, its every bit as a...

    Started by FredtheMonkey‎, 04-27-2016 04:17 PM
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  8. Hiroshima, 70 years ago today

    What's the best book you've read about the end of the war against Japan? I recommend this: Link It's presents a lot of facts and statistics...

    Started by Disco Missile‎, 08-06-2015 10:06 AM
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  9. RIP Umberto Eco

    Going to be overshadowed by Harper Lee, but Eco was one of my favorite authors. Dude could wierd it up with the best of them while still being the...

    Started by misterloki‎, 02-19-2016 09:27 PM
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  10. How Fast Can You Read AND Comprehend?

    I wish that I could read faster and retain comprehension. But can you really read a great book (say, $#@!ens or Austen) fast and get the same...

    Started by Dr. Samuel Johnson‎, 10-01-2012 11:34 AM
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  11. What book did you have to read in school that you absolutely hated?

    I always disliked forced reading of books in school. We would dissect these things, looking for meaning. It just completely ruined the stories for...

    Started by bedeviledegg‎, 04-28-2015 07:25 PM
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  12. 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 11:58 PM
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  13. 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 10:04 PM
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  14. 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 04:18 PM
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  15. 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 09:21 PM
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  16. 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 10:31 AM
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  17. 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 02:52 PM
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  18. Red Rising

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

    Started by Dark Helmet‎, 01-28-2014 07:39 PM
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  19. 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 03:33 PM
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  20. 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 06:38 PM
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  21. 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 02:13 PM
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  22. 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, 12-26-2015 12:32 AM
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  23. 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 10:40 AM
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  24. 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 12:47 PM
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  25. 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 11:32 AM
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  26. 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 01:17 AM
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  27. 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 04:34 PM
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  28. 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 10:05 PM
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  29. 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 08:55 AM
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  30. Anyone read the girl on the train?

    What did you think?

    Started by tbone‎, 09-14-2015 12:14 AM
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  31. 2015 Texas Book Festival Schedule

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

    Started by TheCruiser‎, 09-27-2015 05:02 PM
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  32. 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 02:09 PM
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  33. 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 05:23 PM
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  34. New Dr. Seuss book

    pretty awesome if you have young kids. ...

    Started by judge roybeanbag‎, 07-24-2015 07:00 PM
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  35. 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 04:13 PM
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  36. 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 10:40 AM
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  37. 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 11:21 PM
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  38. 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 06:06 PM
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  39. 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 05:38 PM
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  40. 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 11:59 AM
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  41. 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 02:15 PM
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  42. 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 02:25 PM
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  43. 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 10:52 AM
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  44. 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 12:44 PM
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  45. 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 10:16 AM
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  46. 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 01:45 PM
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  47. 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 10:58 AM
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  48. 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 11:43 AM
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  49. Gutenberg.org Free Ebooks

    Has anyone used them? Thoughts?

    Started by FartingMonk‎, 03-17-2015 06:33 PM
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  50. "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 08:51 PM
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