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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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    11-23-2015, 01:45 AM Go to last post
  5. 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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  6. 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
    • Replies: 10
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    10-28-2015, 11:16 PM Go to last post
  7. Anyone read the girl on the train?

    What did you think?

    Started by tbone‎, 09-14-2015 12:14 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    10-25-2015, 08:49 AM Go to last post
  8. 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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  9. 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
    • Replies: 3
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  10. 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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    08-16-2015, 09:18 PM Go to last post
  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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    07-03-2015, 04:54 PM Go to last post
  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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    06-15-2015, 10:00 AM Go to last post
  17. 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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  18. 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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    05-30-2015, 11:14 PM Go to last post
  19. 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
    • Replies: 1
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  20. 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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    05-11-2015, 11:30 AM Go to last post
  21. 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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  22. 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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    04-28-2015, 07:32 PM Go to last post
  23. 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
    • Replies: 7
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  24. 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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    04-04-2015, 08:52 PM Go to last post
  25. 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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  26. Gutenberg.org Free Ebooks

    Has anyone used them? Thoughts?

    Started by FartingMonk‎, 03-17-2015 06:33 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    03-25-2015, 11:37 PM Go to last post
  27. "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
    • Replies: 23
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  28. Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died

    link

    Started by Massive Horn‎, 04-17-2014 06:38 PM
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    03-22-2015, 12:08 AM Go to last post
  29. 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 02:10 PM
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  30. 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 12:36 PM
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  31. 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 01:29 PM
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  32. 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 11:37 PM
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  33. 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 12:10 PM
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  34. 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 08:38 AM
    • Replies: 40
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  35. 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 10:05 AM
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  36. 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 12:30 PM
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    01-23-2015, 10:22 PM Go to last post
  37. 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 05:51 PM
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    01-10-2015, 11:33 AM Go to last post
  38. Classic lit question - driving me nuts

    I remember learning about a book in high school where a main character (I think female) loves an object so much, that she smashes it so no one else...

    Started by austinyc‎, 12-04-2014 02:10 PM
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  39. Anybody read the new Dan Brown book Inferno

    Haven't had time to pick it up, or even download on my Kindle yet. Just curious if anybody's read and what they thought. A couple of reviews say...

    Started by MO Horn‎, 05-15-2013 05:27 PM
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  40. WW2 books from other perspectives

    Have always been interested in anything WW2, I've read everything by Ambrose and others. Finally getting around to reading Flyboys now, it's been in...

    Started by TheRealMcQuinn‎, 11-06-2014 07:08 PM
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  41. Recommend a book for a dude who is ashamed to admit he quit reading

    When I was a kid I was always reading. Of course I still read Shaggy, and have a few magazine subscriptions, but it has been far, far too long since...

    Started by Derka Derka‎, 06-30-2014 09:14 PM
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  42. PSA - 25% off any single book at Amazon.com - print books only (no kindle)

    not sure where the best place to post this is, but I figured PCL would work. Did a search to see if it was already posted and didn't come up with...

    Started by Jebus‎, 12-12-2014 10:01 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    12-12-2014, 12:27 PM Go to last post
  43. I read Child of God straight thru

    in about 5 hours. Enjoyable story but it didn't move me much.

    Started by judge roybeanbag‎, 11-30-2014 07:57 PM
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    12-07-2014, 08:24 PM Go to last post
  44. PD James dies at age 94

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/books-and-media/novelist-pd-james-dies-at-age-94/article21808768/

    Started by Horn Under a Bad Sign‎, 11-27-2014 06:21 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    11-30-2014, 07:38 PM Go to last post
  45. Help with American Lit.

    I want to reintroduce myself to American classics, and I'm hoping some of you can thoughtfully help me filter. I'm not interested in reading them...

    Started by Ruffian‎, 05-27-2012 03:37 PM
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  46. History - Master Book List

    AskHistorians is an excellent subreddit that provides insight from people who have actually studied the subjects they speak on, and they have...

    Started by fuzzz‎, 11-13-2014 11:15 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    11-24-2014, 06:45 PM Go to last post
  47. New John Steinbeck book discovered at UT

    Should probably have put this in Bada Bing since it is cool UT news but... ...

    Started by judge roybeanbag‎, 11-07-2014 10:24 AM
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    11-21-2014, 02:16 PM Go to last post
  48. Choose-your-own adventure author dies

    If you want Mr. Montgomery to reap his Heavenly reward, turn to Page 62. If you want to see him burn in Hell for all eternity, turn to page 118. ...

    Started by Swam4Texas‎, 11-14-2014 11:04 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    11-17-2014, 10:47 PM Go to last post
  49. Blood Meridian....holy ffff.

    Just read it. Wow. Amazing. Lets talk about it. Sooo....I'm assuming the judge was $#@!ing him in the shed???

    Started by Ramonce Taylor's Weed‎, 06-20-2012 12:15 AM
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  50. Indian Depredations In Texas

    J.W. Wilbarger. Man, this is one of the few Texas books I had not read until now. For those that don't know, his brother was scalped and left for...

    Started by judge roybeanbag‎, 07-20-2014 08:56 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 1,525
    11-06-2014, 12:43 PM Go to last post

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