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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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 04:27 PM
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  6. 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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  7. 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 08:14 PM
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  8. 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
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  9. 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
  10. PD James dies at age 94


    Started by Horn Under a Bad Sign‎, 11-27-2014 06:21 PM
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    11-30-2014, 07:38 PM Go to last post
  11. 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 02:37 PM
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  12. 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
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    11-24-2014, 06:45 PM Go to last post
  13. 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
  14. 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
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    11-17-2014, 10:47 PM Go to last post
  15. 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, 06-19-2012 11:15 PM
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  16. 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 07:56 PM
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  17. Zen Buddhism - into text

    I am looking to explore my interest in this are, any suggestions? Nothing too hardcore as I have no philosophy background, something that is helpful...

    Started by radiator‎, 10-28-2014 06:25 PM
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  18. Lester Ballard vs. Judge Holden.

    Can we discuss this? Two of the darker characters in literature, who happen to be written by the same author. Its worth discussion, no?

    Started by E. Dowd‎, 10-28-2014 04:09 PM
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    10-29-2014, 08:21 PM Go to last post
  19. The Brat Pack

    Recommend me a book like Bret Easton Ellis's Less than Zero. Or Bright Lights Big City. Coke, Hotties, Money. Something like that. Let me live my...

    Started by BuckeyesSuck‎, 10-16-2014 10:52 PM
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    10-17-2014, 11:33 AM Go to last post
  20. Childrens' Football Books

    Wondering if anyone can help-- back in grade school in the early 80s, I read several football books that were probably by the same author, about boys...

    Started by utee94‎, 10-15-2014 02:45 PM
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  21. Sorted Authors at 2014 Texas Book Festival

    New tool this year that sort of "categorizes" authors by certain aspects, characteristics, and genres. First time we've rolled this out, and tried...

    Started by TheCruiser‎, 09-29-2014 04:09 PM
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  22. 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature: Patrick Modiano

    Never heard of him, but that seems par for most American's whenever the Nobel Prize in Literature is announced. Anybody read any of his stuff? The...

    Started by Castyourhops‎, 10-09-2014 09:13 AM
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  23. The Bible

    If one were interested in reading the Bible, not for spiritual need or any self-help reasons, but to read it from both a literary and sociological...

    Started by CutTheCrackJack‎, 06-16-2014 10:04 PM
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  24. World War I books

    I'm looking for a compelling read about WW1 focusing mainly on the events leading up to and during the war. It's a subject that I'm not too familiar...

    Started by Horny04‎, 08-02-2014 02:23 PM
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    09-25-2014, 09:42 PM Go to last post
  25. What's our Disney partnership worth if we can't be part off this

    http://www.starwars.com/news/star-wars-meets-college-sports-in-new-apparel-line I want. Edit: I didn't know where to put this.

    Started by RelaxedLonghorn‎, 09-12-2014 08:13 PM
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  26. The Old Man and the Sea

    I've gone my whole life not reading this iconic book. Who has insightful commentary or feedback?

    Started by CutTheCrackJack‎, 09-10-2014 04:22 PM
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  27. Books on Soldiers and War

    In the last year I've read, We Were Soldiers Once, Black Hawk Down, and (reread) Band of Brothers. Whats next?

    Started by Jameslaw‎, 09-05-2014 07:03 PM
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  28. Reading List for 2014

    What is on your reading list for 2014? Most of mine are mostly non-fiction. Ships of Oak, Guns of Iron: The War of 1812 and the Forging of...

    Started by wackawacka‎, 01-04-2014 02:20 PM
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    09-08-2014, 07:03 PM Go to last post
  29. Recommend me a book on

    Japanese history. Any period prior to WWII. Looking for non-fiction that still manages to be an engrossing read.

    Started by branthebuilder‎, 08-20-2014 08:52 PM
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    09-01-2014, 10:10 AM Go to last post
  30. The Sad Decline of Harper Lee, author of "To Kill a Mockingbird"

    I must admit that I've always had a soft spot in my heart for "To Kill a Mockingbird." It was the first novel I ever read that made me realize that...

    Started by Horn Under a Bad Sign‎, 07-26-2014 01:38 PM
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  31. Good true crime books?

    Every now and then I like a good true crime book. There was just some discussion of "Helter Skelter" in the "book I just read" thread, I may pick...

    Started by Celery Man‎, 06-24-2013 09:51 PM
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  32. Best Children's Bible?

    What's a good Bible for a child's first one? I'm looking for pretty straight story tellings (not pussyfooting around Jacob marrying two sisters, for...

    Started by statsman‎, 07-28-2014 11:44 AM
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  33. Dean Koontz

    I'm a big Stephen King fan. I have read a couple of Koontz books as airport fiction long ago and recall enjoying them. I just saw Odd Thomas, found...

    Started by TwiceHorn‎, 06-01-2014 04:34 PM
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  34. The Gods of Guilt

    Anybody else think Connelly lost a little off his fastball?

    Started by Gil Bang‎, 06-15-2014 09:01 PM
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  35. WWII bomber books suggestions.

    Been talking to a couple friends who had family who were in US bombers crews during WWII and that has got me interested in reading some books on it....

    Started by Zcowboy‎, 04-26-2012 05:05 PM
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  36. Professor Snape stood at the front of the room, sort of Jewishly.

    Ayn Randís Harry Potter and The Sorcererís Stone, by Mallory Ortberg http://the-toast.net/2014/05/27/ayn-rands-harry-potter-sorcerers-stone/

    Started by DFWBear‎, 05-31-2014 01:43 PM
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  37. Empire of the Summer Moon

    I recently finished Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American...

    Started by JKates‎, 08-02-2011 12:39 PM
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  38. Maya Angelou Dead

    Link I never found her to be a particularly easy writer to read, but she wrote with power, conviction, and style. RIP.

    Started by BatesHorn‎, 05-28-2014 09:35 AM
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  39. Moby $#@!: American Treasure, or pile of whale dung?

    I finally got around to reading this one. It was... interesting, I guess, but Herman gets pretty freaking long-winded. Probably the best part of...

    Started by miguelito‎, 08-16-2012 10:02 PM
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  40. Pirates, Privateers, Corsairs, Swashbucklers, or Buccaneers, or whatever?

    So I've almost finished Assassin's Creed IV Blackflag, which for any non-nerdz is a pirate video game. It has been out for a while, but I got a late...

    Started by Llano Estacado‎, 04-01-2014 01:33 PM
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  41. American Spartan

    http://www.amazon.com/American-Spartan-Promise-Mission-Betrayal/dp/0062114980 1/3 done, and it's awesome. Written by his...

    Started by Parliament‎, 05-03-2014 11:54 PM
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    05-05-2014, 08:17 PM Go to last post
  42. We Were Soldiers Once (And Young)

    Just finished reading this - and it was awesome! Anyone have any recommendations on something similiar. What I really liked was how it took you...

    Started by Jameslaw‎, 03-07-2013 06:37 PM
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    05-03-2014, 11:56 PM Go to last post
  43. Books You Should Have Loved...But Didn't

    Sometimes books are right up your alley and yet, for whatever reason, you just don't end up liking or even finishing them. The number one book on...

    Started by Cluttered‎, 07-16-2012 06:32 PM
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  44. JJ Abrams book

    co-authored by Texas State creative writing prof. Cool concept. ...

    Started by Biff Tannen‎, 10-28-2013 02:11 PM
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  45. Peter Matthiessen died yesterday

    http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303987004579484251815837442 I've read The Snow Leopard and many naturalist articles; have...

    Started by pmg‎, 04-06-2014 10:21 AM
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    04-06-2014, 03:29 PM Go to last post
  46. Vietnam War Books

    Ok, I did a search and didn't see any recommendations on book about the Vietnam War. What's your favorite? What are "must reads?" One of the...

    Started by DILLIGAF‎, 11-01-2011 07:53 AM
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  47. Blink by Malcolm Gladwell

    Blink is about how humans are capable of making snap judgments which may be more accurate than scholarly research, but also about the times when...

    Started by MusChampion‎, 03-12-2014 10:47 PM
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  48. Books on the Roman Republic

    Does anyone have a recommendation on a book about the Roman Republic? Non-fiction. Preferably covering the events from the First Punic War to as late...

    Started by Messi‎, 02-21-2014 05:58 PM
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  49. The Godfather novel

    I've seen Parts I and II maybe three or four times but there were parts of it I never could follow. I bought the Kindle version of the novel and...

    Started by El Guapo‎, 05-23-2011 06:28 AM
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  50. To counterbalance my bitching in Bada bing...

    I must say thanks for the help so far shag. I love this place. Here's the piece of reading that I gave my 10th graders in my classes (we are reading...

    Started by mike8750‎, 02-10-2014 11:10 PM
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    02-15-2014, 03:55 PM Go to last post

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