My friend is getting married sometime this year, and I was thinking of doing a photo book, made up of my favourite recipes and my photos of the food (we are both into cooking). What else could I include in such a book? [more inside]
MysteryNovelFactFilter: I'm reading a mystery novel and the protagonist triumphantly announced she knew who did it because a) the victim broke his neck after a long fall and b) the police revealed this info to her. Is this actually possible? [more inside]
What are some places online where I can go to self-publish a book. I'm aware of lulu.com, but I'm wondering if there are some alternatives out there.
What's a good book that takes place in San Francisco? [more inside]
What are some good books about Chicago? [more inside]
I am looking for some books to read before my trip to Tuscany. [more inside]
Help me find a book about evolution by Kirchner. [more inside]
What is the one book should I read about Alexander the Great? [more inside]
Help me find this cryptography book... [more inside]
I want to hear about "anti-cool". [more inside]
Could anyone tell me the name of this feminist book I read about 10 years ago? [more inside]
Looking for books about the absurdity of life in an office or corporate environment [more inside]
I'm trying to locate a New Age-y type book that I owned a few years ago. I can't remember what it's called, sadly. [more inside]
I've written 2 children's books, now I'm looking for an illustrator. [more inside]
Book from Childhood: I recall it as a pre-teen book (in the late 70s/early 80s) and all I remember was a boy (maybe a boy and a girl?) was in a science museum after hours and the Visible Woman (the see-through anatomy exhibit) came alive and befriends the kid(s). I think all of the exhibits came alive, but I most vividly remember the Visible Woman.
I want to read this book again. [more inside]
How do I convert my blog entries and comments into a book-type format (digital or analogue) without paying too much money? [more inside]
I've been reading 'New Kings of Nonfiction' by Ira Glass and love it. I want to read more articles and books in this vein. [more inside]
What should we do with our remaining inventory of art books? [more inside]
I am trying to find a SciFi book that I read the first couple of chapters of. It involved two companies racing to come up with some kind of genetic cure and in the process creating a monster or something. [more inside]
Which Japan travel guide should I get? [more inside]
What is the first book you remember loving? [more inside]
Help me remember title of really explicit and racy romance novel from the 70s or 80s please! The main character was a young orphaned woman who was in love with her rich caretaker who was a male family member who took her virginity so roughly that she required surgery and was left barren. [more inside]
My son is almost 1.5 – I’d like to make him a life book [more inside]
BookFilter: Young adult genre, ancient Egypt, cat, young baker. [more inside]
I remember reading this sci-fi book a long while ago, but I can't remember anything easily googleable. Can anyone help identify it? [more inside]
Looking for the name of a sci-fi book. Man is injected with a serum that causes him to shrink forever, eventually discovering there are universes smaller than atoms. [more inside]
Forgotten book filter: Children's book, read in the early 80's. Young girl and her father have a computer they program together. [more inside]
I'm looking for books where the author immerses himself in an experience and then writes about it [more inside]
Are there any books that take a Freakonomics like approach to explaining and analyzing urban sprawl? [more inside]
What's the name of the history book about the 27 year period at in antiquity where a unknown merauding group attempted to destroy cities and many nascent civilizations? [more inside]
Help me identify a book about honesty [more inside]
What connotations does 'limited run' regarding a book have? [more inside]
I am in Tokyo as we speak, on business for two more days. I am in the Kayobacho district, one metro stop away from Ginza... though Saturday will see me taking an early train to Kamakura. I am looking for two things: an amazing toy store and an amazing bookstore. Suggestions?
Help me find humorous books for kids that will interest them in learning some spanish, ala. Skippyjon Jones. [more inside]
Please help find the name of series of sci-fi books. It's about a guy who finds some alien artifact on Europa that helps him save Earth from a meteor. [more inside]
I'm writing a book that is heavily self-referential. How can I place markers in some other part of the document (ex: "For more information, refer to "Foo" on page "Bar") throughout the entire document and have that page Bar change as the information anchor moves around? I'm using Google Docs, but I'm willing to switch software if need be. Solution needs to be compatible with OSX.
Are there sites like Rotten Tomatoes and IMDB for books?
I was told of a book of Daemon's, where the protagonist is a C coder who gets transported to a magical world where his code can do magic. [more inside]
I'm looking for a series of hardback science fiction anthologies I dimly remember from childhood (sometime in the mid 80s). I think it had a one word title with a number, and the series went up to at least number five. I remember two stories in particular... [more inside]
Is O'Reilly's Safari bookshelf a good substitute for printed computer books? As the walls of shelves in my office close around me, I need to either get rid of a lot of my old books, or stop buying new ones. I like to print things and annotate them, and it looks like O'Reilly doesn't let one print much without additional charges.
I'm trying to find the name of a book I read several years ago. The book told the life story of a young gay man who might have been British. Further, possibly only half-correct, details inside. [more inside]
Looking for books that talk about aspects of society or culture in new and interesting ways. [more inside]
Another etymology question : what's the origin of the term `book' meaning `to go'. For example `Let's book on outta here", or "I'm gonna book down to the 7-11". [more inside]
Does anyone know of a site that can provide me with SparkNotes-like information on the novel: The Razor's Edge by W. Somerset Maugham? If not then perhaps one of you MetaFilter members will be willing to share some information on the book :] Much thanks!
What is the 19th Century illness that disfigures Esther Summerson of Dicken's Bleak House? [more inside]
Bookfilter: looking for a book I read as a kid involving a sick kid and sailing. The wrinkle? I read it in German, so I don't even know if this book exists in English. Obviously, there's [more inside]
I designed a book for a (first time) publisher in Germany. He is looking for a (anarchist/indie/punk) book distributor in the US...or any advice around that. Can anybody help? [more inside]
Help me identify this UK children's book about a sea monster kept in a house! It's not The Water Horse! [more inside]
Got any great books about luck? [more inside]