2005 posts tagged with book.
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The Sirens Sang of Murder Mysteries

Can you recommend some good mystery novels for me to read? The last mystery novels I read that I really liked were the Hilary Tamar series by Sarah Caudwell. I liked those because they were fairly light and not gory. But I especially liked them because the dialogue/narration was sharp, witty, and wry. What are some other mystery writers who write like this? [more inside]
posted by bluefly on Jul 25, 2008 - 33 answers

Bright Lights Big City

Book recommendation: Looking for a modern novel that revels in the modern metropolis: its mass of strangers, dark pockets, finds beauty in filth and filth in beauty. Examples: Witchgrass by Raymond Queneau, Bright Lights Big City by Jay McInerny, Paul Auster
posted by Jason and Laszlo on Jul 23, 2008 - 23 answers

First chapter book a child reads?

I was asked in France what's the first chapter book an American child reads on his or her own, and I didn't know whether there is one such book. Do you know of one or have any idea of the most likely titles?
posted by sevenstars on Jul 23, 2008 - 50 answers

"Sooney knew what she thought about things." Sound familiar?

Bookfilter: In search of older grade school kids' book I read once years ago while visiting my cousin, and kind of dug. All I can remember is that it was a vaguely medieval setting, where the main character was a young woman named either Soony or Sooney, who lived alone in a cottage in the woods; much of the book was taken up with her helping out three different princesses or noblewomen in succession. Towards the very end, Sooney finally meets a young man herself, but rather than a nobleman, he was another salt-of-the-earth person like herself, and HE'S the one she marries. I also remember that once in a while the narration would comment on something wise or common-sensical Sooney did by saying: "That was Sooney. She knew what she thought about things." Does this sound familiar to anyone? The book would probably have been published sometime before the mid-80's, as that's about the time I read it.
posted by EmpressCallipygos on Jul 22, 2008 - 2 answers

How to read PDF files on Amazon Kindle?

How to read PDF files on Amazon Kindle? [more inside]
posted by omaralarifi on Jul 21, 2008 - 6 answers

Algerian culture in Paris?

Bookfilter: I am looking for recommendations on books that examine the politics & history of Algerians in Paris, especially ones that do so through the lens of culture: language, music, dance, etc.
posted by jammy on Jul 21, 2008 - 3 answers

I love books, but there are so many out there

How do you decide whether a book is worth reading? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Jul 18, 2008 - 39 answers

Papercraft is too popular a title word nowdays

Can someone help me remember this book? It was a book about making all sorts of things from paper, mainly models, and I remember the start of the book talking about how to make forest fairies and flora (actually fungi). [more inside]
posted by razdrez on Jul 17, 2008 - 6 answers

Help me ID this book - I only remember one plot point

Single plot point - can you help me remember this book? [more inside]
posted by dyerfr on Jul 17, 2008 - 12 answers

Can I get the publishing rights to my grandfather's book?

My grandfather wrote a successful buck in the early '40s. He passed away about ten years ago, and just recently I've gotten the urge to see if it would be possible to release the book to Project Gutenberg and also maybe do a Librivox recording. How does one go about finding out about who owns copyrights in this kind of situation?
posted by TheManChild2000 on Jul 16, 2008 - 5 answers

Looking for books about history of technologies

Looking for good books on the history of technologies. [more inside]
posted by pombe on Jul 16, 2008 - 17 answers

Books on why we do, what we do.

I loved "Gig," and I'd like recommendations for more books to help with the "inside view" of various jobs. Bonus points for books that might also help me gauge what I'm good at. [more inside]
posted by producerpod on Jul 16, 2008 - 7 answers

Important book damaged, how can I fix?

A book that is very personal and valuable to me got damaged due to a leak in a car which allowed rainwater in. The book cover acted like a sponge dragging up the water as well as dirt from the upholstery. I've talked to two book repair places, but I have my reservations. Any suggestions? Even more desired: anyone have EXPERIENCE with book repair shops? [more inside]
posted by arniec on Jul 15, 2008 - 7 answers

What are the Best books that list Best cosmtic surgery clinics or hospitals only in Bangkok, Thailand?

Where can I buy book(s) that list best hospitals/clinics for cosmetic surgeries in Bangkok, Thailand? [more inside]
posted by omaralarifi on Jul 14, 2008 - 1 answer

Great, absorbing books and films showing life in different times and places

I'd like to broaden my horizons by getting a better understanding of life in different cultures and time periods. Please recommend great books or films (fiction or non-fiction) which paint a broad, immersive, reasonably accurate picture of a place and time. [more inside]
posted by MetaMonkey on Jul 12, 2008 - 29 answers

What is that printmaking symbol called?

What is that symbol one finds at the beginnings or endings of chapters of books called? It's like a little arabesque, but with a (reasonably) flat bottom or top.
posted by damnthesehumanhands on Jul 10, 2008 - 11 answers

The shortbook on macroeconomics

What is the best primer on macroeconomics? [more inside]
posted by dead_ on Jul 9, 2008 - 2 answers

Generally I try not to admit anymore that I actually used to read fanfiction, but here I'll make an exception.

Is there a term for the type of person that tends to becomes an obsessive fan of a particular book, movie, TV show, etc.? Sometimes obscure, sometimes not so obscure? [more inside]
posted by Quidam on Jul 7, 2008 - 30 answers

Don't read me a bedtime story.

What are some exceptionally well-performed audiobooks? [more inside]
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur on Jul 7, 2008 - 80 answers

Is there an equivalent of IMDB or Allmusic for books?

Is there an equivalent of IMDB or Allmusic for books? i.e. A site that lists all books written by a particular author with ratings, reviews, comments etc? English language based.
posted by mairuzu on Jul 3, 2008 - 13 answers

Proposing the proposal

How do I submit a book proposal to a publisher? [more inside]
posted by goalyeehah on Jul 2, 2008 - 3 answers

I need your comic book suggestions!

I need your comic book suggestions! [more inside]
posted by po822000 on Jul 1, 2008 - 44 answers

Help me find a young adults hard sci-fi book about a space medic?

Please-help-me-identify-a-book-filter. Trying to track down a young adults hardish sci-fi book from the mid 80s in the UK about a space medic in trouble. [more inside]
posted by ArkhanJG on Jul 1, 2008 - 3 answers

Looking for novel-esque non-fiction books.

I love Erik Larson's The Devil in the White City. It's a non-fiction book about Chicago in 1893 which reads much like a novel. I'd like to read other books written in the same novel-esque style about some other cities or historic events. Know of any novel-like non-fiction reads?
posted by melodykramer on Jun 29, 2008 - 47 answers

Looking for business books!

I've just accepted a full time (telecommuting, FWIW) position with a Fortune 50 company. What are some must-read business books? [more inside]
posted by wordsmith on Jun 28, 2008 - 6 answers

Who made this world, again?

Help me find this book about people abducted by nontraditional faeries! [more inside]
posted by overglow on Jun 26, 2008 - 4 answers

Please help identify this childhood book.

Please help identify this childhood book. I'm 90% sure it was english, otherwise it could have been written in spanish. The book was wider than tall, probably 15" by 10", very colourful but dark and weird at the same time. The only page i remember is one where s the main character is walking through a cave or forest and all these very interesting animals/creatures looking at him. (I think there's also page with just eyes surrounding him in the dark). The creatures are oddly drawn and very interesting and it was scary if anything. I believe this was a hand-me-down but eitherway I had it late 80's early 90's. I know the details are vague but i'm just hoping someone out there can bring me to peace. Thankyou
posted by 0.0.0 on Jun 25, 2008 - 6 answers

Italian wine book for an enthusiast?

Winefilter: What's a good book about Italian wine (and maybe a bottle, too) for my dad? [more inside]
posted by Cantdosleepy on Jun 24, 2008 - 4 answers

Help me get my hands on Trent Parke. I mean, his photo books.

It's driving me mental. I *must* get Trent Parke's "Dream/Life" and "The Seventh Wave" photo books. They are nowhere for sale. Or are they? [more inside]
posted by neblina_matinal on Jun 24, 2008 - 8 answers

How to design a book

Book design help! I would like to find a good website or blog that can help me learn more about designing the interior of a nonfiction book. [more inside]
posted by crapmatic on Jun 21, 2008 - 10 answers

Intermediate ASP.NET/VB Book?

Good ASP.NET(VB book)? [more inside]
posted by fx3000 on Jun 18, 2008 - 2 answers

It's not Night Life of the Gods

In this book, statues come to life. It's not Night Life of The Gods, by Thorne Smith. What is it? [more inside]
posted by lockedroomguy on Jun 13, 2008 - 7 answers

Self publish much?

The rights to my ~400 page pop/technical book reverted to me when the publisher went bankrupt. How can I best monetize the second edition? [more inside]
posted by lothar on Jun 11, 2008 - 4 answers

What is the recipe of the gods?

I am looking for THE book for exercise and nutrition programs. [more inside]
posted by mcarthey on Jun 11, 2008 - 4 answers

Looking for lowbrow books

Looking for sites or reviewers who review books other than literary fiction [more inside]
posted by reenum on Jun 10, 2008 - 4 answers

Where can I get an 11x17 portfolio in portrait orientation?

Where can I get an 11x17 portfolio in portrait orientation? [more inside]
posted by bradbane on Jun 9, 2008 - 7 answers

Help me identify this fantasy novel

About six years ago, a friend lent me a fantasy book, I'm trying to figure out what it was called. The main character was raised (and possibly summoned) by a wizard deep in the forest, near the beginning of the book the wizard's power starts to flag and the young boy has to leave. He ends up in a castle and when he hears certain words it triggers memories from his past life.
posted by atrazine on Jun 8, 2008 - 6 answers

Books on tape in Sacto?

Where can I buy books on _tape_ in Sacramento?
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur on Jun 6, 2008 - 4 answers

Faithful book/movie adaptations?

Can you think of examples of movies based on novels (or short stories) that are very, very faithful to the source work? [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Jun 1, 2008 - 70 answers

Recommend a book - fiction or non-fiction- dealing with the uncertain, endless posibilities of life

What should I read? Recommend a book (fiction or non-fiction), life affirming, something to be read after a heartbreak/letting go. Possibly involving fate/destiny, and the uncertainty/infinite possibilities of life.
posted by rbf1138 on May 30, 2008 - 27 answers

Managing an Anothology Project

What should I take into consideration when spearheading an anthology project? What resources are out there for us? [more inside]
posted by divabat on May 30, 2008 - 1 answer

Help me dedicate my book!

Help me dedicate my book! I am dedicating my upcoming book to my wife and baby daughter, and am searching for inspiration. What are the most memorable dedications that you have seen? [more inside]
posted by blahblahblah on May 28, 2008 - 10 answers

Why wouldn't this book be published in the US first?

Why isn't the sequel to The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters out in America yet when it's already published in the UK? The UK published the first book after America did, so why would the UK publish the sequel first now? Is it even going to be published in the US? Help me, booksellers and those knowledgeable in publishing! [more inside]
posted by Locative on May 27, 2008 - 4 answers

If I can see it, then I can do it

CookingFilter: I need cookbooks or websites that have step by step visuals of recipes. [more inside]
posted by reenum on May 27, 2008 - 15 answers

scan my books

Low volume, book scanning service? I want to ship to these people my (recent, copyrighted) paper- and hardbacks, and they scan them, destroy them, ocr them, proof them, and email me back a pdf. I have many books that I want to reference, but I like to move a lot, and they're weighing me down. [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on May 27, 2008 - 11 answers

owen is stuck in a cave, his survival depends on you

the child otto falls down a hill, sprains his ankle, and then the situation gets worse. help me remember what children's book this scene is from? [more inside]
posted by phoeniciansailor on May 22, 2008 - 2 answers

Can you help me to find this novel from its plot description?

In the early 80's, I read a library book that featured a heroine stumbling into a parallel world and encountering chicken-legged vampires (not Baba Yaga) and their master. I can't recall the title nor author of this novel and you will earn my eternal gratitude if you can identify this work for me so that I can locate and read it again. [more inside]
posted by Carmody on May 19, 2008 - 6 answers

Chicken soup for the non-sappy soul?

In 1998 I bought a paperback at a bookstore. It was an anthology of inspirational and spiritual writing by a variety of authors. It was great, I loaned it to someone, and now I'd like to find another copy of it. [more inside]
posted by sully75 on May 19, 2008 - 8 answers

Recommendations for science experiment book for children?

Looking for recommendations for a science experiment book suitable for an 8 year old. When I was a kid, I had a copy of “Mr. Wizard’s Supermarket Science” that I loved, but unfortunately it’s out of print. Any suggestions?
posted by skwm on May 19, 2008 - 11 answers

What books do you recommend for babies and toddlers?

What are your recommendations for good baby and toddler books in English? [more inside]
posted by k8t on May 17, 2008 - 22 answers

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