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  1. 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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  2. 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
  3. 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
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    11-30-2014, 07:38 PM Go to last post
  4. 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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  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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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  9. 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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    11-06-2014, 12:43 PM Go to last post
  10. 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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  11. 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
  12. 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
    • Replies: 1
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    10-17-2014, 11:33 AM Go to last post
  13. 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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  14. 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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    10-09-2014, 01:38 PM Go to last post
  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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
  18. 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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  19. 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
    • Replies: 23
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    09-16-2014, 07:24 PM Go to last post
  20. 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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    09-10-2014, 04:39 PM Go to last post
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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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    08-04-2014, 04:49 PM Go to last post
  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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
    • Replies: 6
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    06-25-2014, 12:23 PM Go to last post
  27. 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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  28. 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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    06-09-2014, 10:14 PM Go to last post
  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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
    • Replies: 1
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    05-05-2014, 08:17 PM Go to last post
  35. 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
    • Replies: 15
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    05-03-2014, 11:56 PM Go to last post
  36. Favorite Stephen King novel

    Two things got me to thinking about starting this thread. i'm watching The Dead Zone with Christopher Walken now. Yesterday, I saw the previews of...

    Started by smwhorn‎, 07-02-2013 09:47 PM
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  37. 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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  38. 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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    04-13-2014, 07:28 PM Go to last post
  39. 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
  40. 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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  41. 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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    03-17-2014, 07:19 PM Go to last post
  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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
  45. Vanity Fair Magazine

    I've been a devout reader for 15 years or so. For my money, it's the best periodical in existence. Thoughts?

    Started by Gil Bang‎, 02-02-2014 12:14 AM
    • Replies: 28
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    02-13-2014, 04:43 PM Go to last post
  46. John Le Carre

    Tinker Tailor possessed me to read the book. Great story but the movie illuminated the book and vice versa. I am now reading The Russia House....

    Started by TwiceHorn‎, 06-23-2013 02:10 PM
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    02-10-2014, 03:57 PM Go to last post
  47. I want a history book about the Korean War.

    Any suggestions?

    Started by Parliament‎, 12-26-2013 12:08 AM
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  48. What are some of the best self-help books you've read?

    I'm currently reading 'Learned Optimism' by Martin E Seligman and it's very good. I'm new to the whole self help book genre. I'll hang up and...

    Started by Bash Riprock‎, 10-25-2013 02:06 PM
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  49. Ship It Holla Ballas!: How a Bunch of 19-Year-Old College Dropouts Used Online Poker

    Has anybody read Ship It Holla Ballas!: How a Bunch of 19-Year-Old College Dropouts Used the Internet to Become Poker's Loudest, Craziest, and...

    Started by WestPointHorn‎, 12-17-2013 02:07 PM
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    12-21-2013, 09:41 AM Go to last post
  50. Memory of Light (the last Wheel of Time book)

    Anyone pick this up? Supposedly, there's no official ebook release till April, but somebody better put one up before then, or I'm heading to the...

    Started by rage-a-holic‎, 01-08-2013 09:33 PM
    • Replies: 41
    • Views: 3,272
    12-17-2013, 02:29 AM Go to last post

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