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  1. 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
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  2. 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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  3. 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
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    02-06-2013, 10:16 AM Go to last post
  4. 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
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    01-31-2013, 10:41 PM Go to last post
  5. Wheat Belly

    Anyone read this and want to give spoilers?

    Started by mini-baller‎, 01-28-2013 10:17 PM
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    01-29-2013, 09:35 PM Go to last post
  6. 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 06:05 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    01-19-2013, 01:35 AM Go to last post
  7. 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 01:31 PM
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  8. 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
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  9. 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 05:44 PM
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    01-17-2013, 11:29 PM Go to last post
  10. 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
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  11. 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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  12. 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
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  13. Hitler labeled 'a cowardly pig' by fellow soldiers

    Hitlers Last War by Thomas Weber ...

    Started by mini-baller‎, 12-09-2012 09:09 PM
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  14. 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, 03-30-2009 11:56 PM
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    12-03-2012, 04:39 PM Go to last post
  15. Why I Left Goldman Sachs by G Smith

    The same guy that wrote the NyT op-Ed http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/14/opinion/why-i-am-leaving-goldman-sachs.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0 The book...

    Started by mini-baller‎, 10-29-2012 08:40 AM
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  16. Recommend my 13 a book

    He's 13 yrs old. Needs to do some elective reading. Would like something 300 pages or less. What say you?

    Started by UTEX90‎, 10-08-2012 08:03 PM
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    11-15-2012, 12:48 PM Go to last post
  17. Books on Austin, Texas

    Was wondering if anyone had read any good books on the history or culture of Austin. Yall know of any good ones?

    Started by WCPE‎, 08-26-2012 05:58 PM
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    11-02-2012, 12:40 PM Go to last post
  18. Construction Engineering Technologies

    I really didn't know what board to post this in, so I decided I'd post it here and hope for the best. Anyone know anything about this major? It's...

    Started by TTU13‎, 10-30-2012 11:42 AM
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  19. Texas Book Festival Schedule (Cubes) Out...

    http://www.texasbookfestival.org/Calendar.php Full schedule is out for Saturday, Sunday, and late-night Lit Crawl on the East Side. Hope you can...

    Started by TheCruiser‎, 10-02-2012 01:41 PM
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    10-28-2012, 10:45 AM Go to last post
  20. Irene iddesleigh

    by Mr.Wizard's mom... CHAPTER I. SYMPATHISE with me, indeed! Ah, no! Cast your sympathy on the chill waves of troubled waters; fling it on the...

    Started by MrPhlegm‎, 10-24-2012 01:32 PM
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  21. Dan Jenkins. Who's a fan?

    I'm rereading Dead Solid Perfect for about the 4th time. Reread Semi Tough a while back too. Some of the funniest $#@! ever put in print if you ask...

    Started by Felix‎, 04-06-2012 08:25 AM
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    10-22-2012, 03:42 PM Go to last post
  22. Hillary Mantel Wins Second Booker Prize

    ... for Bring Up the Bodies, the next book after Wolf Hall. Ol' Hillary looks like she's been putting on the feed bag. Which is why I probably...

    Started by Dr. Samuel Johnson‎, 10-17-2012 02:33 PM
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  23. Eric Hobsbawm Dies

    Hobsbawm (don't you just love that name?), the very capable historian who was known more for his (misguided) Communist leanings died recently. ...

    Started by Dr. Samuel Johnson‎, 10-03-2012 07:54 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    10-09-2012, 06:19 PM Go to last post
  24. PSA: Humble Bundle for Books

    This is a pretty decent deal for about 12 bucks for a bunch of science fiction: http://www.humblebundle.com/

    Started by Hefeweizen‎, 10-09-2012 04:34 PM
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    10-08-2012, 08:33 PM Go to last post
  25. Books on world history?

    any recommendations? i came across this one on amazon, but the reviews appear mixed: ...

    Started by disappearer‎, 09-16-2012 06:50 PM
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    09-30-2012, 09:28 PM Go to last post
  26. 2012 Texas Book Festival Author List...

    http://www.texasbookfestival.org/Authors.php If you'd like to volunteer or support the event, please let me know. If you're extremely well...

    Started by TheCruiser‎, 09-12-2012 04:15 PM
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    09-24-2012, 10:40 PM Go to last post
  27. We, The Drowned

    Highly, highly recommend.

    Started by Foosters Galore‎, 08-22-2012 06:45 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    09-12-2012, 09:23 PM Go to last post
  28. Sci-Fi/9-11 Literature...

    I can't even count how many stories I read when I was younger about "what if the Nazis won the war", "what if the Japanese won the war." Twilight...

    Started by TheCruiser‎, 09-10-2012 11:57 PM
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    09-11-2012, 06:22 PM Go to last post
  29. Brief Interviews With Hideous Men

    by David Foster Wallace anyone read it and want to discuss? reading it now.

    Started by Future Man‎, 08-30-2012 06:26 PM
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    09-07-2012, 10:49 AM Go to last post
  30. Good cowboy old western books

    TR Fehrenbach, J Frank Dobie, etc Im putting together a gift pack and need maximum can't live without cowboy books. So far I've only got Blood...

    Started by mini-baller‎, 05-20-2012 05:25 PM
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  31. John le Carré

    I'm thinking about putting Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy next on my to-read list. Has anyone read it? Is it worthwhile? From what I've read on wiki,...

    Started by scottonian‎, 01-05-2012 12:36 PM
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    08-24-2012, 10:52 AM Go to last post
  32. Shaggy Book Club

    Is there one?

    Started by TheDynasty‎, 08-19-2012 04:04 PM
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    08-20-2012, 10:47 PM Go to last post
  33. Best books in public domain

    There are lots of great books out there in public domain that can be had free on the webs. Let's hear your favorites and maybe come up with a best...

    Started by NotActuallyALonghorn‎, 07-12-2012 11:01 PM
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  34. Suggestions for a new series of fantasy novels to read

    I just finished the last book in A Song of Ice and Fire and I've already read the Lord of the Rings books (including the Hobbitt). I'm looking for...

    Started by The Smoke Monster‎, 07-18-2012 10:31 AM
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    08-15-2012, 09:51 PM Go to last post
  35. RIP John Keegan

    Amazing military historian. His history of the First World War was eye opening for me on a war that is almost ignored in the US ...

    Started by TexonLongIsland‎, 08-03-2012 08:39 AM
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    08-04-2012, 07:05 PM Go to last post
  36. Books on post war Poland or post Soviet occupied Poland

    On the extreme off chance that anyone has read about modern Poland or even been there please post recommendations.

    Started by mini-baller‎, 07-23-2012 11:39 AM
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    08-03-2012, 10:08 AM Go to last post
  37. R.I.P. Gore Vidal

    First Hitchens and now Vidal, the end of an era is nigh. Anyways, a comprehensive write-up about his life if you are unfamiliair: ...

    Started by CutTheCrackJack‎, 08-01-2012 09:05 AM
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    08-02-2012, 04:16 PM Go to last post
  38. Caro - The Passage of Power

    For fans of Robert Caro's biography of LBJ, the fourth installment, The Passage of Power, is out. There is also now going to be a fifth volume to...

    Started by Dry Elbows‎, 05-14-2012 10:26 AM
    • Replies: 15
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    08-01-2012, 07:16 PM Go to last post
  39. "Swing Your Sword"--the Mike Leach Chronicles

    At the risk of duplicating the thread on the football board, which seeks focused on the Adam Jones incident, who here is going to buy Mike Leach's...

    Started by Ghost of LL‎, 07-13-2011 09:45 AM
    • Replies: 21
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    07-27-2012, 08:16 PM Go to last post
  40. Swing Your Sword

    I didn't see a thread for it (aside from the "Mike Leach just won the internet" thread), and while the hardcover version has been out for a while,...

    Started by Tall Dark and Texan‎, 07-27-2012 06:47 PM
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    07-27-2012, 08:15 PM Go to last post
  41. Poll Poll: Favorite Cormac McCarthy book?

    ????

    Started by Bash Riprock‎, 01-23-2011 06:08 PM
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    07-24-2012, 03:08 PM Go to last post
  42. Does Stephen King suck as a writer?

    Reading first Stephen King novel 11/22/63. He's terrible. He may write good plots but his dialogue is $#@!ty. I am stopping and reading a damn...

    Started by tantric superman‎, 06-15-2012 10:22 PM
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  43. Afgan/Iraq war books

    SIAP... read Lone Survivor which got me started down this path. Have read American Sniper, Lions of Kandahar and Outlaw Platoon. now reading...

    Started by erikestradaschesthair‎, 06-26-2012 03:03 PM
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    07-18-2012, 05:52 AM Go to last post
  44. 100 must reads for men

    http://artofmanliness.com/2008/05/14/100-must-read-books-the-essential-mans-library/ I ran out of ideas as to what I should read next. Used the...

    Started by jose_medina_de_jesus‎, 01-17-2012 01:46 PM
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  45. Civil War books

    To go sorta parallel with the WWII thread. I started with Douglas Southall Freeman's Lee's Lieutenants and bio of Robert E. Lee. Obviously,...

    Started by Idahorn‎, 07-04-2011 02:29 PM
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    07-08-2012, 05:04 PM Go to last post
  46. can you help me with/this humble brag.

    A good friend of mine just showed up at my office, with a gift. after 11 years of my wife buying me the same size 11pair of chuck taylors year...

    Started by jose_medina_de_jesus‎, 07-03-2012 02:59 PM
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    07-06-2012, 09:36 AM Go to last post
  47. Genghis Khan historical fiction

    I have read the Iggulden books, and they are awesome. Does anyone have any rec's for stuff that is similar in nature?

    Started by J.R.‎, 06-22-2012 11:13 AM
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    06-29-2012, 10:55 PM Go to last post
  48. Ray Bradbury dead

    http://www.usatoday.com/life/books/story/2012-06-06/ray-bradbury-dies/55417888/1

    Started by Michael Knight‎, 06-06-2012 09:47 AM
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    06-24-2012, 06:27 PM Go to last post
  49. Books: Digital vs. Print

    So, I'm thinking about taking the leap and committing to digital book purchases as much as possible. I'm (a) about to start living a highly mobile...

    Started by TJ‎, 06-13-2012 03:28 PM
    • Replies: 22
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    06-20-2012, 10:45 PM Go to last post

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