This shouldn't be too tough, but I can't find it: I'm looking for a book whose cover is a teenager or man with a tattoo of Mickey Mouse's profile accross his face. It was incredibly shocking when I saw it, but the title didn't stick with me and googling isn't turning anything up. [more inside]
posted by mike_bling
on May 9, 2006 -
What is the title of a children's book about a large family of mice, all of whose names are derived from numbers? [more inside]
posted by msbrauer
on May 9, 2006 -
Whilst at school in the UK in the late sixties I borrowed a book from the local library.The thesis of this non-fiction book was that aliens lived and walked amongst us and could be recognised by a predilection for wearing black.The argument was presented in a fairly low key,rational manner and,if I remember rightly,the book was published by Gollancz in their standard yellow and black cover.Not a lot to go on I know.Something deep within me wants to know if it was good rubbish or bad rubbish.
posted by Dr.Pill
on May 6, 2006 -
My mom loved The Secret Life of Bees
and The Year of Magical Thinking
. She couldn't get through much of The Time Traveler's Wife
. What else might she like? [more inside]
posted by barnone
on May 5, 2006 -
I'm considering writing a book about game systems in the 80's and would like to be able to include screenshots of many of the games. What do I need to do to be able to include those screenshots without being sued? Does this fall under the copyright law's "fair use"? Does the fact that they are older games make any difference? Apologies if this has been asked before - I couldn't find anything related to publishing game screenshots.
posted by aceyprime
on May 4, 2006 -
I discovered over the weekend that someone has taken a photograph and an article of mine and published it in a book on cafe press without my permission or acknowledgement, what can I do? [more inside]
posted by [insert clever name here]
on May 3, 2006 -
Best one volume history of the persian gulf? Well written preferred over up to date.
posted by shothotbot
on Apr 28, 2006 -
[LongLostChildhoodMemoriesFilter] I am looking for a book that I had as a wee-one, involving a night-time adventure through the city via a boy's imagination and a shoebox diorama. [more inside]
posted by elr
on Apr 23, 2006 -
Does any language have a word or phrase for the feeling of sorrow one experiences upon finishing a really good book?
posted by honeydew
on Apr 14, 2006 -
I've got a 500 page book that I've been putting together and are wondering what is the best solution to print and bind in 5.5 x 8.5 inch size? [more inside]
posted by beammeup4
on Apr 12, 2006 -
I need to apply custom type to Davey Board (bookbinding board), is screen printing my only option? [more inside]
posted by Sreiny
on Apr 11, 2006 -
A friend of mine recently told me that she can't read comic books. She doesn't have problems with understanding text or visual information. She's been a voracious book reader since a very early age and she's a dedicated film watcher. I didn't entirely understand her explanation but she says that she never learn to decode the tight coupling of textual and visual information in comic books. Has anyone heard about or experienced something similar? [more inside]
posted by rdr
on Mar 20, 2006 -
I have been asked to find one page from Murray and Nadel's Textbook of Respiratory Medicine
. Specifically, the page where the "Acute Pulmonary Responses to Toxic Exposures" section begins (maybe page 1906?). I have exhausted all libraries in my area. This is needed today, so I don't have time to order the book and overnight it.
posted by ajr
on Mar 14, 2006 -
Does anyone know of any good modern books about China? Nonficiton preferably, along the lines of Maximum Bombay, but for Beijing or Shanghai? Stuff that reveals the nature of the place as it undergoes rapid change...
posted by jgballard
on Mar 13, 2006 -
My mother is planning on retiring in a little over a year, and she is worried that she won't be able to fill her time. Her birthday is coming and I'd like to get her a book that discusses different jobs, hobbies, or activities that a retired person could do. [more inside]
posted by billysumday
on Mar 12, 2006 -
A book author/publisher has found an image of mine on the net, and asked for permission to use it in their book. I would like to know if I should allow them to use it gratis, or ask for a fee? [more inside]
posted by mule
on Mar 10, 2006 -
Headed to Tulum and Playa Del Carmen April 1-10. Semi winging it on accommodations so very open to anyone's suggestions for reasonable (maybe even romantic) places to stay (staying at CabanaCopal for a couple nights). Been there a few times and enjoy exploring. Anyone have any favorite spots, places to eat, cenote or snorkel spot they want to share? Good cheap massage? Fav local spot on 20th?
AND how about a great vacation book - my last beach trip I read "The Great Influenza" and I'm looking for something a little more fun!
Thanks (planning and thinking about trips are ALMOST as much fun as going on them...)
posted by beccaj
on Mar 7, 2006 -
BookFilter - I'm trying to remember the title of a book involving two RAF pilots who bail out and end up exploring an underground world. [more inside]
posted by greycap
on Mar 6, 2006 -
I want to produce some books. I've read some previous questions in the archives but I'm after some more opinions, and have a few questions relating to ISBN numbers, publishing and other book-type things... [more inside]
posted by gaby
on Mar 3, 2006 -
Identify this book: My friend recommended a book to me. Except he doesn't know the title, or the author. It's about spelunking. It's fiction. He thinks it takes place in Italy. He says the main character has/had relationship trouble, and ended up with a Volvo (he thinks) that reminds him of her, so he is always kicking it. But mostly it's about exploring caves, and scuba diving through underground rivers. He recalls one particular part where the character(s) were dropping ink or power packets into the water to determine the water speed/exit points.
If this sounds familiar, please let me know. Thanks.
posted by gummo
on Mar 1, 2006 -
I'm thinking of writing a business book. My dilemma is that the topic would be about what I do in my current day job. [more inside]
posted by pman78
on Feb 28, 2006 -
NameThatBookFilter: Sci-Fi/Fantasy with an interesting way of gaining magical powers (not safe for the easily squeamish inside). [more inside]
posted by forforf
on Feb 20, 2006 -
In the Kite Runner, the character Saurabh was named after the hero of an ancient Afghan (or Persian?) story mentioned a few times in the book. What was that story and can I buy an English translation? Or did the author just make that up?
posted by exhilaration
on Feb 15, 2006 -
Is it tacky to ask an author at a booksigning to sign a book that s/he is not "touring" to promote? [more inside]
posted by archimago
on Feb 7, 2006 -
Will I have any problems with getting Apple to print an iPhoto bound book with nothing but nudie pictures? [more inside]
posted by ColdChef
on Jan 28, 2006 -
Are there any land-line (PSTN) phones that are Bluetooth-enabled and can sync with Address Book
? I'm tired of manually transferring phone numbers from my home phone to my laptop and cellphone.
posted by eustacescrubb
on Jan 17, 2006 -
Looking for a book of everyday statistics that I read within the last few years. I remember one that went something like: It's 250 million times more likely that you will win the lottery than be born. Also some statistical information on why you should finish High School. Does that ring a bell with anyone?
posted by BoscosMom
on Jan 15, 2006 -
I wrote down a story that I made up and used to tell to my daughters at bedtime. I think it's really good, and that others would like it too. It would be my dream come true to have it published.
posted by quietfish
on Jan 13, 2006 -
Scenario: Linda, an author, is at a party. Linda says that she is writing a book about near-death experiences. Sarah, a guest at the party, says, "Oh, I had one!" and proceeds to recount her experience to the assembled guests. Linda finishes writing her book and includes Sarah's story in it, using Sarah's real first name and some details from Sarah's life (profession, husband's first name and profession, Sarah's religious background). Is Linda legally allowed to do this without changing Sarah's name in the published book? Did Sarah waive her right to privacy by telling the story at a party? What about Sarah's personal details, which were not revealed at the party, but known to the author because of their shared social circle? Legal citations are appreciated.
posted by xo
on Jan 7, 2006 -
Why is it that one can go into the library or a bookstore (Borders/B&N) and read for several hours without getting tired or distracted? And yet reading at home for half an hour can be a chore because your eyes get tired, or you fall asleep? Is "Full spectrum" lighting the answer?
posted by Quami77
on Dec 22, 2005 -
I read about a golf coffee table book in a magazine and I cannot find it now. It was a collection of photos of unusual situations, and the cover had people running from the green as a bear ran onto the course. Does anyone know what this book might be called? [more inside]
posted by cmicali
on Dec 21, 2005 -
I have an old (200+ years?) Bible that I want to get restored, any suggestions? Pics and more info inside. [more inside]
posted by skrike
on Dec 7, 2005 -
I'm interested in hearing personal experiences of movies based upon literary works. Which movies are best experienced only after you've first read the book? Has reading the book afterwards altered your opinion of a movie or indeed has your appreciation of a book changed after you watched the film adaptation? [more inside]
posted by wannalol
on Dec 4, 2005 -
Please help me find the book Paths to a Good Life - Philosophical Reflections on Everyday Ethics by Henrik Syse. [more inside]
posted by Sasquatch
on Dec 1, 2005 -
Looking for interesting yet professional ways to package a hardback book which will be sent through the mail. [more inside]
posted by blag
on Dec 1, 2005 -
Someone help (Please). I remember reading a book at School in about 1979-1980, although it may have been printed way before that, it was similar to Tin Tin, and may have been about A Adventurer in space. It also contained a section where our adventurer meets aliens (I think) and you were provided with a Translation section!! Any ideas, i know it's vague, but it's kinda driving me nuts.
PS I'm from England so it might be a English publication.
posted by maxmix
on Dec 1, 2005 -