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  1. 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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  2. 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 01:07 PM
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    12-21-2013, 08:41 AM Go to last post
  3. 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 08:33 PM
    • Replies: 41
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    12-17-2013, 01:29 AM Go to last post
  4. 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 01:15 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    12-09-2013, 01:38 PM Go to last post
  5. 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 01:09 AM
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    12-03-2013, 11:44 AM Go to last post
  6. 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 10:30 PM
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    11-07-2013, 07:58 PM Go to last post
  7. 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 03:41 PM
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    10-28-2013, 10:57 PM Go to last post
  8. 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 08:17 AM
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    10-20-2013, 06:20 AM Go to last post
  9. 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 11:52 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    10-14-2013, 01:22 PM Go to last post
  10. 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 09:04 PM
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    10-11-2013, 08:07 PM Go to last post
  11. 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 04:28 AM
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    10-10-2013, 08:19 PM Go to last post
  12. 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 09:20 AM
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    10-02-2013, 12:51 PM Go to last post
  13. 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 11:35 AM
    • Replies: 0
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  14. 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 09:46 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    09-13-2013, 12:21 PM Go to last post
  15. 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 05:27 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    09-08-2013, 09:05 PM Go to last post
  16. 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 10:57 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    09-03-2013, 02:06 PM Go to last post
  17. Good grammar/usage book?

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

    Started by AGGY‎, 09-29-2009 04:18 AM
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    09-02-2013, 06:37 PM Go to last post
  18. John Grisham Ford County

    This is a decent book. Recommend it.

    Started by judge roybeanbag‎, 08-29-2013 08:38 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    09-01-2013, 10:09 AM Go to last post
  19. 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 01:18 PM
    • Replies: 33
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    08-27-2013, 03:39 PM Go to last post
  20. 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 02:46 PM
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    08-26-2013, 02:28 PM Go to last post
  21. Elmore Leonard RIP

    Bummer. Great writer.

    Started by brooklynEx‎, 08-20-2013 09:42 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    08-24-2013, 08:50 PM Go to last post
  22. 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 12:36 AM
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  23. 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 10:03 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    08-05-2013, 11:34 AM Go to last post
  24. 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 09:45 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    08-02-2013, 07:13 PM Go to last post
  25. 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 06:10 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    07-19-2013, 02:11 PM Go to last post
  26. 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 03:20 PM
    • Replies: 17
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    07-14-2013, 04:24 PM Go to last post
  27. (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 02:06 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    07-13-2013, 07:51 PM Go to last post
  28. Recommendations for books on Henry VIII...

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

    Started by FCHorn‎, 06-19-2013 10:30 PM
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    06-26-2013, 06:21 PM Go to last post
  29. 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 10:06 AM
    • Replies: 11
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    06-20-2013, 08:23 AM Go to last post
  30. 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 08:21 PM
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  31. Books n $#@!...

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

    Started by EarlyBird‎, 06-16-2013 06:02 PM
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  32. 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 09:56 PM
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  33. 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 11:48 AM
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    05-29-2013, 11:17 PM Go to last post
  34. 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 10:42 PM
    • Replies: 12
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    05-29-2013, 02:52 AM Go to last post
  35. 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 09:11 AM
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    05-24-2013, 12:29 PM Go to last post
  36. 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 03:36 PM
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    05-20-2013, 08:25 PM Go to last post
  37. Student Loans vs. House Down Payment

    Wrong Forum

    Started by Phillip‎, 05-14-2013 11:09 AM
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    05-17-2013, 09:40 AM Go to last post
  38. 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 01:04 AM
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    05-02-2013, 10:48 AM Go to last post
  39. GORN! Gorrrrrnn! GORN!

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

    Started by MrPhlegm‎, 12-20-2012 08:24 PM
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    04-23-2013, 06:06 PM Go to last post
  40. 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 10:03 PM
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  41. 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 09:27 AM
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    04-21-2013, 01:26 PM Go to last post
  42. 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 04:47 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    04-16-2013, 12:54 AM Go to last post
  43. 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 08:25 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    03-24-2013, 09:51 AM Go to last post
  44. 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 09:45 AM
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  45. Superman and Wonder Woman

    DC finally did it. ...

    Started by PenelopeWitherspoon‎, 08-28-2012 10:12 AM
    • Replies: 13
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    03-04-2013, 07:06 PM Go to last post
  46. 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 09:42 PM
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    03-04-2013, 06:57 PM Go to last post
  47. 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 11:45 AM
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    02-15-2013, 09:03 PM Go to last post
  48. 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 09:57 AM
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  49. 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 11:13 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    02-06-2013, 09:16 AM Go to last post
  50. 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 09:08 PM
    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 1,746
    01-31-2013, 09:41 PM Go to last post

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