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  1. Train Dreams - Denis Johnson

    Wonderful, tragic little novella about the simple life of a simple man. Set up as a mood piece, it's powerful in that it has both incredible scope...

    Started by tantric superman‎, 09-22-2011 10:40 AM
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  2. Growing Up Colt: A Father, a Son, a Life in Football

    http://www.amazon.com/Growing-Up-Colt-Father-Football/dp/1616266597 If this has been posted, I didn't see it, but I will gladly succumb to death...

    Started by MusChampion‎, 07-08-2011 02:55 AM
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  3. Great New Neighborhood Bookstore-South Austin...

    South Congress Books has softly opened and has a grand opening this Saturday. Mostly rare and used books, and a welcomed addition to the area. I...

    Started by TheCruiser‎, 07-07-2011 02:13 PM
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    09-19-2011, 09:28 AM Go to last post
  4. Books That Change the Way you Look at the World

    Obviously, for most of us, our interaction with the Bible takes precedence over any other book, if only for the prevalence of Christian ideology that...

    Started by LCHorn‎, 08-22-2011 06:22 PM
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    09-15-2011, 07:54 AM Go to last post
  5. PSA: Leach signing in Austin 9/15

    at Book People 7 PM

    Started by Gil Bang‎, 09-14-2011 11:28 AM
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  6. Bourdain gets new line of books

    http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/12/bourdain-to-get-his-own-line-of-books/# no idea what this is gonna be like.

    Started by gsoda3‎, 09-12-2011 01:32 PM
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    09-13-2011, 11:36 AM Go to last post
  7. astroturf request

    hi pcl'ers, may i ask your help with something? I am close friends with Will Bagley, the author of the tome reviewed in this piece in the current...

    Started by Hagbard Celine‎, 09-09-2011 03:31 PM
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    09-12-2011, 10:44 PM Go to last post
  8. Best book about financial crisis??

    The big short? Too big to fail? Looking to pick up one for the kindle. Thx

    Started by radiator‎, 08-21-2011 07:53 PM
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    09-06-2011, 11:17 AM Go to last post
  9. A Book Thread for aggy, Sooners, & members of the Obama administration.

    What are your favorite coloring books?

    Started by MrPhlegm‎, 07-15-2011 09:54 AM
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    08-31-2011, 04:33 PM Go to last post
  10. Joe Wambaugh

    I love the cop/detective genre (michael connelly, etc) but I find wambaugh almost unreadable. Seriously, is every cop on the $#@!ing LAPD a combo...

    Started by Gil Bang‎, 08-18-2011 12:08 PM
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    08-29-2011, 03:27 PM Go to last post
  11. Best eBook reading device?

    Looking for something fairly cheap to read mostly .pdf ebooks. I don't really care if it can be hacked to run Android.

    Started by rage-a-holic‎, 05-10-2011 03:40 PM
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    08-27-2011, 02:57 PM Go to last post
  12. Soviet agents in the US.

    Some of my earliest memories are of the atmosphere in my family during the Army-McCarthy hearings. My Dad was a Major in the Ordnance Corps and...

    Started by Idahorn‎, 07-15-2011 02:37 PM
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    08-19-2011, 11:46 AM Go to last post
  13. Clash of Kings (Game of Thrones)

    So GOT on HBO really got my $#@! hard and I decided to pick up Clash of Kings. Knowing what I know from watching season 1, will I be ok picking up...

    Started by TJ‎, 07-11-2011 12:20 AM
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    08-18-2011, 02:06 PM Go to last post
  14. The Incredible Portraits of Jim McGuire

    So I went to Nashville and met photographer Jim McGuire. Jim has been doing portraits of the famous (and not so famous) for several decades in his...

    Started by Hornius Emeritus‎, 08-06-2011 11:57 AM
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    08-17-2011, 01:41 PM Go to last post
  15. Take Your Eye Off the Ball by Pat Kirwan

    Just ordered this book from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1600786170 I listen to a ton of Sirius NFL radio and I think Tim Ryan and Pat...

    Started by SPII‎, 08-02-2011 12:21 PM
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    08-10-2011, 11:37 PM Go to last post
  16. Slash

    I'm not a huge fan of autobiographies, especially by athletes or musicians, but this one was phenomenal. Written by Anthony Bozza, it's so far my...

    Started by PilotsError‎, 08-04-2011 03:06 AM
    • Replies: 7
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  17. Charlie Huston - Pulp Noir vampire books

    If you're looking for some light summer reading, pick up Charlie Huston's series about Joe Pitt. Set in NYC that has been divided up by vampire...

    Started by baboso‎, 07-19-2011 01:07 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    08-08-2011, 08:20 PM Go to last post
  18. Star Wars: The Blueprints

    http://www.architizer.com/en_us/blog/dyn/24974/the-architecture-of-star-wars/ Holy $#@!....... Do. Want. For real, I think I came a little.

    Started by Randy Marsh‎, 07-11-2011 04:21 PM
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    07-26-2011, 09:52 PM Go to last post
  19. Reading Wish List

    We have a thread about books currently reading so why not books on your wish list that you want to read. ...

    Started by carrera‎, 07-11-2011 08:11 PM
    • Replies: 10
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    07-14-2011, 07:41 PM Go to last post
  20. magazines

    Suggest magazines to me. I have the Economist and New Yorker.

    Started by cranky_horn‎, 06-28-2011 03:17 PM
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  21. Sex in the hallways at ESPN

    Or so the new book about to come out alleges. Christmas parties that turned into orgies, drugs all over the building, a party pad apt. in NYC that...

    Started by GhostOfTomJoad‎, 05-19-2011 08:24 AM
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  22. Need Rec re: Bill Bryson

    Well read $#@!s, I enjoy a good bill bryson book on he road. his travel write-ups are great, but the historical synopsis type book he does once...

    Started by Staboned‎, 07-08-2011 01:56 PM
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    07-11-2011, 02:16 PM Go to last post
  23. Basic book covering financial stuff?

    Yes, stuff. I, a History/Economics major who took no business classes at all, am interested in learning more about the basics of finance, bonds,...

    Started by idelosix‎, 04-28-2011 01:36 PM
    • Replies: 14
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    07-08-2011, 03:49 PM Go to last post
  24. Books?

    yes, I know, $#@! reading but I just finished The Lost Symbol, and was wondering if anyone read anything else recent they could recommend. I...

    Started by neonmoon44‎, 12-30-2009 11:42 AM
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  25. Choose Your Own Adventure books

    Man, there was nothing better growing up than reading these. It made me realize at an early age that I would probably die if given life or death...

    Started by mdmost‎, 06-30-2011 03:55 PM
    • Replies: 17
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    07-06-2011, 07:44 AM Go to last post
  26. What Henry James work should I read first?

    Somehow I have never read any of his work, so I bought his complete works for Kindle for $2.99. Where should I start?

    Started by Mizzou415‎, 06-28-2011 02:37 PM
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    07-05-2011, 02:42 PM Go to last post
  27. Modern Library Top 100 Thread (English, Novels and NonFiction)

    Sure, it's a list and it has its limitations, but of the books I have read from the novels (I have read almost nothing of the nonfiction), the...

    Started by tantric superman‎, 02-18-2011 06:39 PM
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  28. PCL = Predominantly Chinese Library

    There were some questions floating around about what it stood for.

    Started by rage-a-holic‎, 06-28-2011 11:31 PM
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    06-30-2011, 11:09 AM Go to last post
  29. Anyone here ever write a novel?

    Or been paid to write fiction? This is something I've always wanted to do. I think I have some natural ability, although I recognize that...

    Started by Mister Falcon‎, 05-22-2011 08:14 PM
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    06-29-2011, 09:18 PM Go to last post
  30. talk to me about the brothers K

    I am 60 pages in and already Dostoevsky has provided the most vile character in literary history. is there anything else i need to be aware of or on...

    Started by jose_medina_de_jesus‎, 06-29-2011 02:40 AM
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    06-29-2011, 07:27 PM Go to last post
  31. Peter F Hamilton books.

    anybody read these? http://www.peterfhamilton.co.uk/index.php?page=Softlight_Sins

    Started by MrPhlegm‎, 06-28-2011 05:09 PM
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  32. PCL: Reading is Fundamental

    Great to see this forum appear. Getting a Kindle has absolutely increased my amount of reading. Since I've gotten one I've pretty much been...

    Started by Cluttered‎, 06-28-2011 02:05 PM
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    06-28-2011, 09:34 PM Go to last post
  33. UT Coffee Table Book?

    Anyone know of a good UT coffee table book I could give as a gift? Preferably with older pictures throughout the years?

    Started by Don Johnson‎, 11-20-2009 02:03 PM
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  34. The Bourne books

    Why do I keep torturing myself with them? The last 3 have been flat out horrible, yet I still purchase each one.

    Started by FondrenRoad‎, 06-28-2011 02:53 PM
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    06-28-2011, 03:55 PM Go to last post
  35. Bourdain has a new book out. Medium Raw

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704764404575286521442005174.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_LEFTTopOpinion ...

    Started by MrPhlegm‎, 06-10-2010 03:19 PM
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    06-28-2011, 03:10 PM Go to last post
  36. Recommend me a book.

    I'm going to buy 3-4 books for my honeymoon. I like the action/mystery genre (books by the guys who did the relic, etc), i LOVED the kite runner, I...

    Started by longhrnfan‎, 03-07-2008 01:06 PM
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    06-28-2011, 02:40 PM Go to last post
  37. Ball Four - anybody know where I can get it in e-book form?

    I want to read all about Joe Pepitone's popcorn under the forskin STD again and Rusty Staub $#@!ting all over a birthday cake in the Astro's...

    Started by MrPhlegm‎, 06-28-2011 02:23 PM
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  38. Happy Birthday Richard Scarry

    loved his stuff. would have been 92 today

    Started by SamBass‎, 06-05-2011 08:21 PM
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    06-05-2011, 08:23 PM Go to last post
  39. Recommend me an Elmore Leonard book

    I know that there are several fans of his books on this forum and I want to know where to start. I absolutely love Justified and Get Shorty. I am a...

    Started by SnowballsChance‎, 05-17-2011 04:18 PM
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    05-17-2011, 05:52 PM Go to last post
  40. Colt McCoy's Autobiography

    FYI will buy http://www.amazon.com/Growing-Up-Colt-Father-Football/dp/1616266597/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1303761029&sr=8-1 :hookem:

    Started by ravenhand‎, 05-04-2011 08:58 AM
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  41. Looking for a History of Austin book

    A good one. Sorry if it's already somewhere on here. If so, link? I can't search for $#@! on this site.

    Started by Silky Johnston‎, 04-11-2011 05:43 PM
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    04-11-2011, 10:34 PM Go to last post
  42. PSA - Random House Cookbook sale on HauteLook

    Another sample sale site... http://www.hautelook.com/invite/KChenoweth139 In this cookbook sale, they have the Julia Child Box Set for $49. ...

    Started by PenelopeWitherspoon‎, 04-11-2011 10:12 AM
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  43. “Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/02/books/malcolm-x-biographer-dies-on-eve-of-publication-of-redefining-work.html?hp RE: "its most incendiary claim"...

    Started by zzzz‎, 04-02-2011 12:42 AM
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    04-02-2011, 11:30 AM Go to last post
  44. The Two Towers on Kindle

    I know it's long overdue, but I'm finally getting around to reading The Lord of the Rings books for the first time. I just finished Fellowship and...

    Started by scottonian‎, 03-24-2011 11:21 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    03-25-2011, 10:50 AM Go to last post
  45. Books you liked that no one has heard of ...

    Ok, I realize that several of you will have heard of these books but they are out of the mainstream for most people. I'm not saying these are must...

    Started by Grendel‎, 03-18-2011 09:01 PM
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    03-20-2011, 09:57 AM Go to last post
  46. A new Dark Tower book

    The Shag doesn't have a place for book discussion, so I thought I'd post this here. I'm on an SK mailing list. I got this today: Awesome.

    Started by Crusher X‎, 03-10-2011 11:45 PM
    • Replies: 13
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    03-15-2011, 09:51 AM Go to last post
  47. Cormac McCarthy books

    I read NCFOM last year, and just finished The Road. What should I read next of his? Also, any other books y'all would recommend?

    Started by DallasHorn‎, 12-28-2008 01:54 AM
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    09-22-2010, 02:26 PM Go to last post
  48. Fantasy books I'd like to see made into movies.

    Terry Brooks's Shannara Trilogy - I know too much like LOTR Trilogy but if done right could be fun. And... R.A. Salvatore's Icewind Dale...

    Started by ravenhand‎, 07-02-2010 04:44 PM
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    07-06-2010, 01:05 PM Go to last post
  49. BBQ/Smoking Book

    So I also want to learn to smoke savory meats like some of you pros on this board. I don't have a smoker but my dad has a nice horizontal smoker that...

    Started by FriarTuck‎, 07-09-2009 04:06 PM
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    07-09-2009, 10:42 PM Go to last post
  50. Favorite Neal Stephenson book

    A friend asked me which book she should start with. My favorite is the Diamond Age, but it might be a little too weird for her. I was thinking...

    Started by ajax‎, 04-28-2009 01:27 PM
    • Replies: 12
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    04-29-2009, 01:35 PM Go to last post

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