5 posts tagged with book by curious nu.
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History of coffee and tea

I have been a tea-favorer for many years. I have recently discovered that coffee is pretty good. I'm interested in reading some good histories on both plants/beverages. I am not averse to dry texts, so don't feel restricted to pop-ish books! Who has written the best history/histories on coffee and tea?
posted by curious nu on Jan 10, 2016 - 11 answers

Mythology about books and writing

I'm looking for myths/stories about books and writing. Not - and this is where I'm running into trouble with google - top ten lists about cafe productivity and self-publishing; I mean more like a hero whittling a pen from the boughs of Yggdrasil and then stealing ink from the Kraken, with the goal of writing down the secrets of Enki in order to embarrass him and get him to pay the 5 goats owed. Or whatever. Any location/time is fine! Can be short, can be long.
posted by curious nu on Mar 5, 2013 - 20 answers

Better living through alchemy.

Looking for alternate science and/or space fiction. [more inside]
posted by curious nu on Jul 22, 2012 - 12 answers

Triceratops is best. There. I said it.

Book identification: dinosaur edition. [more inside]
posted by curious nu on Oct 30, 2011 - 11 answers

Iron-Bound Books: Fact or Fiction?

Did "iron-bound books" ever exist? If they're a modern idea, has anyone gone ahead and made these? If they are completely non-existent, where did this notion originate? [more inside]
posted by curious nu on Dec 28, 2010 - 18 answers

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