I remember coming across a book a few years ago that detailed life in (I think) California mining camps (it may have been less specific, but the general theme was frontier/wild west). The book's focus was on customs and social mores and it had a kind of "mythbusting" approach and was fairly academic and rigorous. I've tried searching, but I can't seem to find it. Any ideas?
So I wanna write a horror novel. God knows where I start. How can I make it scary, as opposed to a soppy middle of the road thriller?
Where are the good used book stores in Houston? [more inside]
Because this question just doesn't get asked enough: please help me remember this book I enjoyed as a child in the early 1970s. In it, 3 boys are at the beach. They find at least one (maybe more) message in a bottle, and I think the message is in some sort of code. I thought the title was "Three By The Sea" but I checked Amazon.com and the book they have with that title is definitely NOT the book I'm thinking of. Anyone?
Can anyone recommend a good guide to prescription drugs? [more inside]
I'm trying to cover all my bases for my budding book repair business. I'm sure in the process people will be asking me to appraise their books. [more inside]
Where can I find a "Leatherlook Medium Brown Lined Journal" produced by Piccadilly Enterprises Inc.? ISBN: 978-1-57133-106-9 [more inside]
An agent is interested in my book but says that they only have an "optional" contract- authors can sign it or not, given their preference. Should I give them my book? [more inside]
BookFilter: Help me remember this book about 3 children who go on an "incredible journey" of sorts after their parents fail to pick them up from the hotel's daycare. [more inside]
Any good Rails 2.0 books for beginners? [more inside]
looking for a book, its about a geneticly altered boy (his whole colony was altered thus) he is really big and strong, they raise dangerous animals as pets. Anyway he is the first of his colony to go off to a sort of galactic school, where he ends up fighting all sorts of creatures, near the end he fights a huge mutant bear and wins by smashingits head with a camera. I aplogize if this is not the proper place to post but i could not find what i need
A piano, a viola and a jungle book. Music assistence, please. [more inside]
If you were writing a book/essay about the motivations of over-ambitious young people, where would you look for research? [more inside]
I saw the question in the blue a few days ago about Pearl Cornioley. Wikipedia mentions a book she wrote. Can you help me find it? [more inside]
A long time ago I read a fantasy book which featured several American college students entering a fantasy realm whilst playing Dungeons and Dragons (or some role playing game of similar ilk). I remember one of the main characters was a wheelchair bound guy whose fantasy character is a dwarf warrior... Can anyone help me track down the title or series of this book?
Children run away from home and live in a museum -- help me remember this book! [more inside]
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?