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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Profanity Filter

    Shaggy's profanity filter has been turned on by default for all users in order to make nice with the advertising network that pays the bills. To...

    Started by Bob in Houston‎, 07-04-2012 07:58 PM
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  1. Any SciFi or Fantasy book suggestions?

    Yes, yes...Another one of those rare book threads. I'm curious if anyone has any suggestions for the genres I mentioned in the thread title? I...

    Started by Cluttered‎, 12-01-2010 01:36 AM
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  2. "And then the murders began."

    Any novel can be improved by adding "And then the murders began" as a second sentence. An interesting theory I had thrust upon me by Facebook. So,...

    Started by Walden Ponderer‎, 03-07-2017 10:33 AM
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  3. What book are you reading right now?

    I'm reading The Battles of Coxinga by Chikamatsu..written around 1715 ...

    Started by FCHorn‎, 04-11-2011 01:37 PM
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  4. My Latest Book The 100 Greatest Lies in Physics

    I posted this in NRDZ for technical discussion, but thought I would put it here for discussion of the book making process. I wrote it in Word...

    Started by RayDog‎, 03-17-2017 07:29 AM
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  5. JK Rowling/Robert Galbraith

    Myself: HUGE Harry Potter fan; I've read each book several times and think it is a masterpiece. Her characters are engrossing, unique, and the world...

    Started by Legacy of Kain‎, 06-25-2014 03:03 PM
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  6. JRR Tolkien Hobbit/LotR/Silmarillion/Unfinished etc Discussion

    Any questions about the books, or maybe you're only familiar with one or two and not the wider mythology. Warning this will be all spoilers. ...

    Started by Viper‎, 02-19-2017 12:42 PM
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  7. To my fellow PCL'ers, is there anything more satisfying as...

    ...receiving your first query rejection? It's like the first fist to find a landing spot on your face in a bareknuckle brawl. You've heard of...

    Started by CutTheCrackJack‎, 12-20-2014 09:48 PM
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  8. The Caine Mutiny

    Pulitzer Prize 1951. Although familiar with the movie, rewatched in full recently, I had kind of mentally dismissed Herman Wouk novels as rather...

    Started by TwiceHorn‎, 10-21-2016 09:24 AM
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  9. What percentage of the books you own were written by women?

    My wife started bitching about this yesterday. She started counting. Between physical and electronic copies, it's about 5% for me. For her, it's...

    Started by Escriva‎, 06-07-2016 08:41 AM
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  10. GOT: Winds of Winter

    George R.R. Martin recently did a reading of TWoW at Worldcon from a POV chapter. It may have been taken out of the original draft of DWD or it may...

    Started by Houstonian‎, 10-11-2011 11:03 AM
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  11. Gangsta keepin' it real on Jane Eyre

    Started by Walden Ponderer‎, 02-03-2017 11:55 PM
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  12. Anathem by Neal Stephenson--anyone read it?

    I'm on vacation (A VACATION FROM MY PROBLEMS!!!!!) which is about the only time I have to read for fun. I read The Girl With The Hornet Tattoo On...

    Started by Prepuce of Doom‎, 08-08-2011 11:42 AM
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  13. Best books on Texas

    I just read Lonesome Dove for the first time (yes I know i am late) and became completely entranced. It is easily one of the top 5 books i have ever...

    Started by Gran Torino‎, 08-15-2012 10:39 PM
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  14. Introduction to U.S. Government for Adults

    I have a friend who recently moved here from Australia who's trying to wrap his head around our Federal government. Anyone have a good...

    Started by Chad Fuck‎, 01-31-2017 03:01 PM
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  15. Books on Dogs

    Wanting to read up on dogs specifically how to train, care, et al before I take the plunge and spend the $$. Any suggestions including sites? ...

    Started by wackawacka‎, 01-31-2017 05:01 PM
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  16. The Joys of Bad Writing

    An exceptionally convoluted post on the recruiting board got me thinking. Before explaining what thoughts it wrought, here's the post in question...

    Started by Walden Ponderer‎, 01-30-2017 01:49 PM
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  17. California Gold Rush

    Anyone have some must reads or other good suggestions for books about the California Gold Rush?

    Started by Bath Salt Dealer‎, 01-20-2017 05:05 AM
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  18. 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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  19. A book a week in 2017

    Will try to read a book a week in 2017. Anybody else have goals? It's good to have goals, some say. I don't think War and Peace will be...

    Started by Castyourhops‎, 12-29-2016 03:31 PM
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  20. RIP Richard Adams

    He passed on Saturday. Wrote Watership Down. ...

    Started by PenelopeWitherspoon‎, 12-27-2016 11:37 PM
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  21. recommend a book for my son in college

    SIAP but I am looking for a book for my son who is in college. Just a little background, he is at SCAD (Savannah college of arts and design) and is...

    Started by brentntexas‎, 12-23-2016 01:16 AM
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  22. RIP Jack Chick

    That guy really hated Catholics http://www.avclub.com/article/rip-jack-chick-comics-scaremonger-244738

    Started by Michael Knight‎, 10-24-2016 08:42 PM
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  23. Test thread

    Testing

    Started by ImissWallyPryor‎, 01-08-2017 12:04 AM
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  24. Don Delillo at UT on Thurs., 7/25

    One of my fiction favorites, who has his archive with the Harry Ransom Center, will be at the HRC to read and give a talk/Q&A on this Thursday's...

    Started by TheCruiser‎, 07-21-2013 03:27 PM
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  25. Last Kingdom Series

    While waiting for the last George RR Martin book to come out, a friend lent me this book. Pretty good so far, so I texted him this yesterday: ...

    Started by Jameslaw‎, 07-11-2011 08:06 AM
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  26. Books about historical exploration / discovery

    Trying to put a Xmas wish list together... I read Undaunted Courage a while back and absolutely loved it. The outdoors always calls me, and the...

    Started by miguelito‎, 11-29-2015 09:40 PM
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  27. NaNoWriMo 2016

    Anyone else participating this year?

    Started by Rimbo‎, 11-05-2016 05:42 PM
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  28. What to read to my 12-year old sons

    I have three boys aged 12, 12 & 11. I read to them every night at bedtime. Recently I 've read Tolkien, CS Lewis, Tom Sawyer, and a lengthy...

    Started by Scooter‎, 01-17-2015 09:49 AM
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  29. Robert E Howard, Weird Tales and Conan of Fredericksburg

    In the 70s I stumbled upon the Conan stories, written by Brownwood's own Robert E. Howard. Later I discovered that Conan, and his land of Cimmeria,...

    Started by Scooter‎, 10-05-2016 01:17 PM
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  30. Amazon Kindle Unlimited. $10 a month, 600,000 books

    Amazon Kindle Unlimited 30-day free trial. Been kind of wanting this, although we use the public library quite a bit. I just got some books...

    Started by AtomHeartBevo‎, 07-18-2014 09:51 AM
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  31. Batman

    I have never read comics but love the Batman movies. Saw a history channel show about the psychology of Batman and loved it. Where do i start at?

    Started by coach pop a bitch‎, 09-25-2016 11:38 PM
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  32. Dudes without dads or if you know any little guys without a father figure

    Excellent book called "The Tender Bar". It's about a guy who is basically raised at a bar. Excellent book to give perspective to the importance of...

    Started by Scopolamine‎, 09-04-2016 02:36 PM
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  33. 43 Books About War Every Man Should Read

    http://www.artofmanliness.com/2013/12/02/books-about-war/

    Started by TahoeHorn‎, 07-01-2015 10:49 PM
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  34. Looking for a book about Indians (feather, NOT dot)

    Amazon only had one title and it didnt sound like what i am looking for. Specifically, I am looking for a book written about the indian tribes in...

    Started by erikestradaschesthair‎, 09-04-2013 01:21 PM
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  35. Recommend some spy novels?

    I've heard John LeCarre is good, but don't have any specific book rec's for him. Any other books/authors you like? I liked Ken Follett - eye of...

    Started by Rollo Tomassi‎, 05-09-2013 03:01 PM
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  36. Thread for writers self-publishing their book (buy/review each others books?)

    After reading 'CutTheCrackJack's thread about his struggle to get his novel published, and the overwhelming task he'd face with marketing his work,...

    Started by FredtheMonkey‎, 12-29-2015 10:25 PM
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  37. The Civil War - Shelby Foote

    Received a copy of this for Christmas last year. It took me 8 months to complete it, but it was excellent. It reads like he was actually present at...

    Started by ERhine‎, 08-25-2011 09:23 PM
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  38. Ready Player One

    It was written by an Austinite. It's all about video games and the 80's, set in troubled world,ticking along via an internet reality world. I was...

    Started by Brock Rockswell‎, 01-25-2013 02:35 PM
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  39. Intellectual Property Law and Policy for Dummies

    So, IP law and policy (why do we have it? what good does it do?) seems to come up with some frequency on the board. I stumbled across this book,...

    Started by TwiceHorn‎, 06-08-2016 09:10 PM
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  40. Stephen King's Revival

    Just finished this on the plane. No spoilers. Liked it. Definitely recommend it. No real way to describe it without spoiling. A recurrent...

    Started by smwhorn‎, 01-20-2015 05:28 PM
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  41. Do you re-read books?

    I absolutely do. I've read To Kill a Mockingbird more times than I can count, and I've read many, many others multiple times. To me it's a comfort...

    Started by austingirl‎, 07-27-2013 09:46 PM
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  42. Worst book covers and book titles

    As someone who has self-published a book, I've been spending a lot of time in the self-publishing 'community' lately and yes, its every bit as a...

    Started by FredtheMonkey‎, 04-27-2016 03:17 PM
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  43. Hiroshima, 70 years ago today

    What's the best book you've read about the end of the war against Japan? I recommend this: Link It's presents a lot of facts and statistics...

    Started by Disco Missile‎, 08-06-2015 09:06 AM
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  44. RIP Umberto Eco

    Going to be overshadowed by Harper Lee, but Eco was one of my favorite authors. Dude could wierd it up with the best of them while still being the...

    Started by misterloki‎, 02-19-2016 09:27 PM
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  45. How Fast Can You Read AND Comprehend?

    I wish that I could read faster and retain comprehension. But can you really read a great book (say, $#@!ens or Austen) fast and get the same...

    Started by Dr. Samuel Johnson‎, 10-01-2012 10:34 AM
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  46. What book did you have to read in school that you absolutely hated?

    I always disliked forced reading of books in school. We would dissect these things, looking for meaning. It just completely ruined the stories for...

    Started by bedeviledegg‎, 04-28-2015 06:25 PM
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  47. Favorite short stories?

    Akutagawa- in the grove Flaubert- St. Julien the hospitaller London- love of life Alarcon-The three cornered hat Kerouac- the vanishing...

    Started by FCHorn‎, 01-22-2011 11:58 PM
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  48. Poems, no less! Poems, everybody!

    Starting off with Edna St. Vincent Millay.....this poem always brought back memories of partying all night in San Francisco and Austin... ...

    Started by FCHorn‎, 02-15-2012 10:04 PM
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  49. Need recommendation: Genghis Khan/Mongolian Empire

    I liked Dan Carson's Hardcore History on the Mongolian Empire. Anyone have any book recs on the topic?

    Started by Theo Huxtable‎, 02-09-2016 04:18 PM
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  50. IF Magazine (1950s - 1970s sci-fi magazine) - free on Internet Archive

    https://archive.org/details/ifmagazine If you have an iPad/Kindle/etc. and want a time-killer, this is far better than any app/game. All the...

    Started by AtomHeartBevo‎, 02-27-2016 09:21 PM
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