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  1. RIP Tom Clancy

    He died in a hospital in Baltimore last night. Before he fell off the deep end and started pumping out $#@!ty books so he could buy an NFL team,...

    Started by DFWBear‎, 10-02-2013 10:20 AM
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  2. Houston Rap: Photographs by Peter Beste

    There is a new photo book coming out about the Houston rap scene for those interested: ...

    Started by Rick Simon - S&S PI, Inc‎, 09-18-2013 12:35 PM
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  3. If you have kids who like R.L. Stine.. (Texas Book Festival)

    http://www.austinchronicle.com/blogs/books/2013-09-10/texas-book-festival-announces-full-lineup/ http://www.texasbookfestival.org/ October...

    Started by AtomHeartBevo‎, 09-12-2013 10:46 AM
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    09-13-2013, 01:21 PM Go to last post
  4. Short stories - your favorites

    For some reason, the other night I got to thinking about this short story I had to read in middle school. I have no idea WTF our teacher was thinking...

    Started by austingirl‎, 09-08-2013 06:27 PM
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  5. Leon Uris

    I am reading his first novel Exodus right now. Historical fiction related to the founding of Israel. Very enjoyable. I have a bunch of his other...

    Started by TwiceHorn‎, 09-02-2013 11:57 AM
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    09-03-2013, 03:06 PM Go to last post
  6. Good grammar/usage book?

    I could definite use juan to hone my grammer skill. TIA!

    Started by AGGY‎, 09-29-2009 05:18 AM
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    09-02-2013, 07:37 PM Go to last post
  7. John Grisham Ford County

    This is a decent book. Recommend it.

    Started by judge roybeanbag‎, 08-29-2013 09:38 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    09-01-2013, 11:09 AM Go to last post
  8. Recommend me some biographies

    I finished reading "Young Stalin" not too long ago. Really enjoyed it. I was thinking about buying "the" seminal works on some big 19th and 20th...

    Started by Foosters Galore‎, 02-03-2013 02:18 PM
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    08-27-2013, 04:39 PM Go to last post
  9. All of Southern Writing Can Be Summed Up As....

    This may be old news to most of you, but I ran across it a little bit ago. First time I heard it. All of southern writing can be summed up in the...

    Started by Dr. Samuel Johnson‎, 02-28-2013 03:46 PM
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    08-26-2013, 03:28 PM Go to last post
  10. Elmore Leonard RIP

    Bummer. Great writer.

    Started by brooklynEx‎, 08-20-2013 10:42 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    08-24-2013, 09:50 PM Go to last post
  11. Jake Chambers = Todd Thomas

    My crazy brain hopes this is the truth. Any King/Koontz fans are welcome to join on the speculation. Koontz seems very King in writing. ...

    Started by BurntEyes‎, 08-06-2013 01:36 AM
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  12. RIP John Graves

    Farewell to the author who really helped shape my love of Texas' natural beauty. "Goodbye To A River" should be required reading in this state....

    Started by Sasquatch69‎, 07-31-2013 11:03 AM
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    08-05-2013, 12:34 PM Go to last post
  13. Ian Banks has Cancer

    Some of you will know him as Ian Banks, author of solid, challenging, dark fiction such as the Wasp Factory. Others of you will know him as Ian M....

    Started by brooklynEx‎, 04-03-2013 10:45 PM
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    08-02-2013, 08:13 PM Go to last post
  14. Some Decent "Pay What You Want" Bundles Out, Lot of Sci-Fi

    Almost forgot about getting the email to these: All books listed below are DRM-free and available in multiple eBook formats. StoryBundle -...

    Started by AtomHeartBevo‎, 07-11-2013 07:10 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    07-19-2013, 03:11 PM Go to last post
  15. Vince Flynn Passes

    Got a text from MiL that he died. Surprised no thread yet. http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/06/19/best-selling-author-vince-flynn-dies-at-age-47/...

    Started by OCSpur‎, 06-19-2013 04:20 PM
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    07-14-2013, 05:24 PM Go to last post
  16. (Feather) Indian Books

    My interest in Texas history has caused me to become interested in learning more about the various Indian tribes that roamed about Texas and the...

    Started by Dry Elbows‎, 04-03-2013 03:06 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    07-13-2013, 08:51 PM Go to last post
  17. Recommendations for books on Henry VIII...

    Just finished the Showtime series and wanted to delve a little more...

    Started by FCHorn‎, 06-19-2013 11:30 PM
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    06-26-2013, 07:21 PM Go to last post
  18. The Art of Racing in the Rain

    Heard it was good & thinking about getting it. Any of y'all read it?

    Started by wood‎, 06-04-2013 11:06 AM
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    06-20-2013, 09:23 AM Go to last post
  19. atlas shrugged

    (did a search before posting, and all i really found were discussions about the movie, or ayn rand herself -- and none of them were posted in the...

    Started by BigOrange‎, 03-10-2012 09:21 PM
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  20. Books n $#@!...

    some (good) $#@!, for summer time http://www.christyanity.com/pdf/OCStiggs

    Started by EarlyBird‎, 06-16-2013 07:02 PM
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  21. Books that changed your life

    I am in a very good place in my life. On paper, that would seem weird since I am going through a divorce but I have found my calling. I am here to...

    Started by Iconoclast Texan‎, 07-30-2012 10:56 PM
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  22. Obscure Books You Own

    This morning I was reading a book given to me by a friend, fighting against the usual cacophony that permeates my house, when I looked over at my...

    Started by Aleph Null‎, 05-04-2013 12:48 PM
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    05-30-2013, 12:17 AM Go to last post
  23. Need rec: Lenin, Stalin, Trotsky, Marxism, Com'ism, Soc'ism and all that stuff

    I'd like to learn more about 1800s, 1900s Russian history. Social, political and philosophical, I suppose, so probably not limited to Russia per se,...

    Started by Theo Huxtable‎, 05-09-2013 11:42 PM
    • Replies: 12
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    05-29-2013, 03:52 AM Go to last post
  24. Amazon Prime Kindle owners - recommend free books

    hopefully the title made sense. Prime members can 'borrow' one book a month for free on their Kindle device, but the list is limited. anyone have...

    Started by UTinBigD‎, 11-21-2012 10:11 AM
    • Replies: 20
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    05-24-2013, 01:29 PM Go to last post
  25. What's Your Favorite Nationality in a Writer?

    Mine is Russian and English, Charles $#@!ens and Tolstoy/Grossman, for example. I do not get into the Germans (although I'd like to) or the South...

    Started by Dr. Samuel Johnson‎, 03-01-2013 04:36 PM
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    05-20-2013, 09:25 PM Go to last post
  26. Student Loans vs. House Down Payment

    Wrong Forum

    Started by Phillip‎, 05-14-2013 12:09 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    05-17-2013, 10:40 AM Go to last post
  27. Effective Thinking and High Concept Math for non Mathematicians by UT prof Starbird

    I want to put a plug in for two books by UT math professor Michael Starbird and his (no homo nttawwt) partner Ed Burger. Coincidences, Chaos, and...

    Started by Celery Man‎, 02-02-2013 02:04 AM
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    05-02-2013, 11:48 AM Go to last post
  28. GORN! Gorrrrrnn! GORN!

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/star-trek-alien-spotlight/id311174403?mt=8

    Started by MrPhlegm‎, 12-20-2012 09:24 PM
    • Replies: 16
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    04-23-2013, 07:06 PM Go to last post
  29. The Most Influential Works Ever Written

    I recently read through the list contained in Martin Seymour-Smith's "The 100 Most Influential Books Ever Written." All in all, I thought the...

    Started by Aleph Null‎, 03-20-2013 11:03 PM
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  30. Value of Dave Campbell's Texas Football magazine collection

    I have a complete set, excepting the first four issues, that I am thinking of selling. I have no idea how to get a value for them. Any ideas?

    Started by popdude‎, 02-18-2013 10:27 AM
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  31. Robert Ludlumís works other than the Bourne stuff

    I'm wrapping up The Bourne Identity and before starting the Supremacy and Ultimatum and I wanted to try some of his earlier books. Anyone enjoy them?...

    Started by Bash Riprock‎, 04-11-2013 05:47 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    04-16-2013, 01:54 AM Go to last post
  32. Locksley Hall

    I was talking to a guy today a few years younger than I (he's 29) and I was startled to find that they don't teach this poem anymore. It's crazy,...

    Started by bozo_casanova‎, 03-06-2013 09:25 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    03-24-2013, 10:51 AM Go to last post
  33. Definitive Texas History Books?

    I apologize because I know this has been discussed exhaustively in the past, but search only brings up the Texas Books thread which was about fiction...

    Started by lowery21‎, 02-20-2013 06:33 PM
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  34. Book Out on the Movie "The Searchers"

    Written by Glenn Frankel. Frankel, a Pulitzer-winning foreign correspondent and editor who's found safe harbor directing the University of Texas...

    Started by Dr. Samuel Johnson‎, 03-06-2013 10:45 AM
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  35. Superman and Wonder Woman

    DC finally did it. ...

    Started by PenelopeWitherspoon‎, 08-28-2012 11:12 AM
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    03-04-2013, 08:06 PM Go to last post
  36. Suggestions for Free Audiobooks

    I've been listening to some audiobooks while at work to help pass the time through this app... ...

    Started by TKthunder‎, 02-24-2013 10:42 PM
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    03-04-2013, 07:57 PM Go to last post
  37. House of Leaves - Danielewski

    anybody read this? i think it was mentioned once on here, i'm not a big horror fan, or one that needs bits upon bits upon bits in the books i'm...

    Started by bizzle‎, 01-30-2013 12:45 PM
    • Replies: 11
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    02-15-2013, 10:03 PM Go to last post
  38. The Lord of the Rings

    Anybody enjoy these stories, or are they just to nerdy for the Shag? I've read The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion. The...

    Started by Klit Taurus‎, 07-11-2012 10:57 AM
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  39. Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies: Thomas Cromwell Henry VIII historical fiction

    I read these while on my vacation and both are excellent (two part series about Thomas Cromwell). If you like the Tudor Dynasty and historical...

    Started by suttree‎, 02-04-2013 12:13 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    02-06-2013, 10:16 AM Go to last post
  40. The Emperor of All Maladies

    I'm about 1/4 of the way into this book, and wow. It's incredibly well-written and engaging for such a big, complex topic - the history of cancer.

    Started by austingirl‎, 12-27-2012 10:08 PM
    • Replies: 25
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    01-31-2013, 10:41 PM Go to last post
  41. Wheat Belly

    Anyone read this and want to give spoilers?

    Started by mini-baller‎, 01-28-2013 10:17 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    01-29-2013, 09:35 PM Go to last post
  42. MY GOD LOOK AT THIS $#@!! iT'S A $#@!ING GOLD MINE OF TWISTED CRAY!!

    IT'S FULL OF STARS! and other good $#@!. ENJOY!

    Started by MrPhlegm‎, 08-23-2012 07:05 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    01-19-2013, 01:35 AM Go to last post
  43. A Dance with Dragons

    13 days! :bounce::bounce2::bounce::bounce2: I cant wait! i have never been this excited about a book before. I feel like football season is...

    Started by Xian‎, 06-29-2011 02:31 PM
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  44. Project Gutenberg - SIAP

    Tons of free e-books/kindle books here, mostly classics but a lot of interesting stuff. http://www.gutenberg.org/ For those of you with...

    Started by judge roybeanbag‎, 11-28-2012 10:22 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    01-17-2013, 11:30 PM Go to last post
  45. Good book if interested in God

    http://books.google.com/books/about/Watcher_on_the_Hills.html?id=ljRKPAAACAAJ

    Started by Dolemite‎, 11-02-2012 06:44 PM
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    01-17-2013, 11:29 PM Go to last post
  46. Favorite Plays

    Article 330 by Georges Courteline...so $#@!ing funny... Premise is a man in court battling the power of the State....he is in court for bending...

    Started by FCHorn‎, 01-08-2013 10:35 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    01-08-2013, 10:50 PM Go to last post
  47. Arrest Proof yourself By Dale Carson and Wes Denham

    http://www.amazon.com/Arrest-Proof-Yourself-Ex-Cop-Reveals-Arrested/dp/1556526377 Gave this to someone for Christmas and he said he really liked...

    Started by mini-baller‎, 01-05-2013 03:34 PM
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    01-05-2013, 03:34 PM Go to last post
  48. The Yellow Birds?

    Anyone read this? If so, what did you think? Written by author (Kevin Powers) with MFA from Texas and was recent finalist for National Book...

    Started by hobbs‎, 11-16-2012 09:59 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    01-04-2013, 07:04 PM Go to last post
  49. Hitler labeled 'a cowardly pig' by fellow soldiers

    Hitlers Last War by Thomas Weber ...

    Started by mini-baller‎, 12-09-2012 09:09 PM
    • Replies: 33
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    12-12-2012, 03:13 PM Go to last post
  50. New Wheel of Time (Yeah I'm a nerd) book release Nov. 3rd

    For anyone that doesn't know the backstory, Wheel of Time is a huge series (this would be book 12) that makes LOTR look like Harry Potter. And then...

    Started by PoorHorn‎, 03-31-2009 12:56 AM
    • Replies: 43
    • Views: 2,309
    12-03-2012, 04:39 PM Go to last post

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