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  1. 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 11:21 AM
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  2. 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 08:53 AM
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  3. 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 11:47 PM
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    03-17-2014, 08:19 PM Go to last post
  4. 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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  5. 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 07:28 AM
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  6. 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
  7. 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
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  8. 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 03:10 PM
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  9. I want a history book about the Korean War.

    Any suggestions?

    Started by Parliament‎, 12-26-2013 12:08 AM
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  10. 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 03:06 PM
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    12-26-2013, 02:25 PM Go to last post
  11. 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. 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
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    12-17-2013, 02:29 AM Go to last post
  13. 31 Suspicious Suicides--free Kindle download today

    My buddy and his friend wrote this e-book about conspiracy theories and people who may not have actually killed themselves. While I haven't read it...

    Started by Prepuce of Doom‎, 12-07-2013 02:15 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    12-09-2013, 02:38 PM Go to last post
  14. Alice Munro

    Nobel Prize http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/11/books/alice-munro-wins-nobel-prize-in-literature.html?_r=0 She revolutionized the architecture of...

    Started by tantric superman‎, 10-12-2013 02:09 AM
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    12-03-2013, 12:44 PM Go to last post
  15. Summer reading for 15 year old daughter

    My daughter has been so $#@!ing lazy since school let out. She has been going to Vacation Bible School but that is almost over and I need to get her...

    Started by zepol87‎, 07-09-2013 11:30 PM
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  16. 2013 Texas Book Festival Schedule out...

    http://www.texasbookfestival.org/festival-schedule/ Check out the author list, full schedule, family friendly activities, etc. Feel free to click...

    Started by TheCruiser‎, 10-09-2013 04:41 PM
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    10-28-2013, 11:57 PM Go to last post
  17. The Brothers Dulles

    Heard this author interview on NPR yesterday. http://www.npr.org/2013/10/16/234752747/meet-the-brothers-who-shaped-u-s-policy-inside-and-out I...

    Started by TwiceHorn‎, 10-17-2013 09:17 AM
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    10-20-2013, 07:20 AM Go to last post
  18. Stephen King: Dr. Sleep (Sequel to the Shining)

    I had not heard that this was going to be released. There's a pretty good review for it here: ...

    Started by Rick Simon - S&S PI, Inc‎, 09-18-2013 12:52 PM
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    10-14-2013, 02:22 PM Go to last post
  19. Dark Tower Series

    SIAP and if posting spoilers please tag them. So I just finished the first one "Gunslinger" and I'm intrigued but not crazy about it...but I've...

    Started by TKthunder‎, 04-02-2013 10:04 PM
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    10-11-2013, 09:07 PM Go to last post
  20. Pair of Texas A&M Grads Publishing Dinosaur Erotica

    http://nymag.com/thecut/2013/10/qa-the-women-who-write-dinosaur-erotica.html

    Started by Cascader‎, 10-05-2013 05:28 AM
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    10-10-2013, 09:19 PM Go to last post
  21. 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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    10-02-2013, 01:51 PM Go to last post
  22. 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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  23. 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
  24. 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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  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. John Grisham Ford County

    This is a decent book. Recommend it.

    Started by judge roybeanbag‎, 08-29-2013 09:38 PM
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    09-01-2013, 11:09 AM Go to last post
  28. 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
  29. 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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  30. Elmore Leonard RIP

    Bummer. Great writer.

    Started by brooklynEx‎, 08-20-2013 10:42 AM
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    08-24-2013, 09:50 PM Go to last post
  31. 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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  32. 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
  33. 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
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  34. 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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  35. (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
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  36. 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
  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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
  42. 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
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    05-29-2013, 03:52 AM Go to last post
  43. 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
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    05-24-2013, 01:29 PM Go to last post
  44. 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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  45. Student Loans vs. House Down Payment

    Wrong Forum

    Started by Phillip‎, 05-14-2013 12:09 PM
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    05-17-2013, 10:40 AM Go to last post
  46. 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
  47. 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
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    04-23-2013, 07:06 PM Go to last post
  48. 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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  49. 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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    04-21-2013, 02:26 PM Go to last post
  50. 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

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