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Make a Database From a Book?

Are there examples of databases based upon a single book? [more inside]
posted by PHINC on Sep 29, 2012 - 10 answers

Alone again, naturally

Book recommendations please: fiction and non-fiction [including (auto)biographies] of people who lived alone, and their experiences and thoughts about it. [more inside]
posted by b33j on Sep 27, 2012 - 21 answers

The amazing world of science let me show it to you

I'd like science-, scientist-, or engineering-related book recommendations for a 9th grade student reading at a 6th-7th grade level. [more inside]
posted by Salvor Hardin on Sep 27, 2012 - 9 answers

Picture Book Publishing 101

I want to write a children's picture book, submit it to a publisher, and get it published. Now what? [more inside]
posted by booksherpa on Sep 26, 2012 - 10 answers

What's the best sewing reference book?

I would like to buy a good book on how to sew. I don't mean a beginner's instructional book, since I can already sew quite well, but a comprehensive reference book that covers everything from the basics to advanced tailoring and couture techniques. I want a sewing book that is the equivalent of Vogue Knitting, which is revered among knitters as the knitter's Bible. I've come across Vogue Sewing, and Power Sewing by Sandra Betzina. Would you recommend either one of these as the best choice, or do you know of another book you think is better?
posted by orange swan on Sep 21, 2012 - 10 answers

Zee German?

What is "the German" (dance? Game?) referred to in several Louisa May Alcott books? [more inside]
posted by xaire on Sep 17, 2012 - 14 answers

Books that make you feel glad to be human?

You helped me feel depressed through novels. Can you now help me feel good about being alive and connected to humanity through books? [more inside]
posted by kanata on Sep 15, 2012 - 26 answers

Memes and Themes: Best bits of children's picture books?

Looking for lists of memes, themes and repeated elements in children's stories that I can use in entirely new stories I'm making up for actual children. [more inside]
posted by booksherpa on Sep 13, 2012 - 8 answers

Easy to read Ulysses footnotes?

I want a version of Joyce's Ulysses with footnotes at the bottom of the page. Paper or e-book. [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Sep 13, 2012 - 3 answers

Book blurb: does it work?

Blurb for my new (upcoming) novel: how well does it work? [more inside]
posted by reacheround on Sep 11, 2012 - 21 answers

Stop or my dad will write

Help me figure out a way to save my dad's nonfiction book manuscript from doom. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 9, 2012 - 7 answers

RPG into book, laws and etiquette

What are the rules about creating a novel from a personal RPG? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 4, 2012 - 5 answers

Who will scan my books for cheap?

Is cheap book-scanning available to consumers yet? I'd like to get a few hundred books scanned, to save space, destructive OK. AskMe hasn't addressed this for a couple of years, and I'm hoping folks know - and ideally have personally experience with - what the best options are these days.
posted by caitlinb on Sep 1, 2012 - 4 answers

Book recommendation for Software Product Management Interviews

Looking for book recommendations for Software Product Manager interview questions. [more inside]
posted by unmodern on Aug 31, 2012 - 2 answers

They thought they were just here to do something vaguely sciencey. UNTIL EVERYTHING WENT HORRIBLY WRONG. Also there's a hurricane or something.

In need of some guilty pleasure sci-fi thriller books à la Michael Crichton. [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Aug 31, 2012 - 35 answers

Rehabilitation motivation

Please recommend books or blogs that document full/near-full recovery and rehabilitation after an injury. [more inside]
posted by mimo on Aug 28, 2012 - 7 answers

novels where protagonist gets in shape

I'm looking for novels where the protagonist loses weight / gets fit. This doesn't need to be the central thing in the book, but while the protagonist saves the world from the zombie apocalypse, finds true love or destroys the ring in the fires of Mordor, can s/he also get in shape? [more inside]
posted by uncreative on Aug 27, 2012 - 44 answers

Looking for a private shared address book

Looking for a shared private address book phone app. [more inside]
posted by Tell Me No Lies on Aug 27, 2012 - 3 answers

The Kids' Thesaurus is not a Thesaurus

Trying to find the title/author of a book called, I think, "The Kids' Thesaurus". It was not a thesaurus. [more inside]
posted by dirtdirt on Aug 22, 2012 - 2 answers

AllSummerInADay-Filter

It's time to play "Name That Book/Story Based on a Few Maddeningly Vague Details, Sci-Fi Edition". [more inside]
posted by julthumbscrew on Aug 22, 2012 - 2 answers

Goosebumps-like book

A sci-fi teen book from the 90's? [more inside]
posted by lain on Aug 22, 2012 - 11 answers

Should I read Hunger Games 1? I've already seen the movie.

Stupid question: Should I read Hunger Games 1? I've already seen the movie. This is normally a no-brainer because usually book >> movie: in this case, I have seen the movie first and have the book on-hand already, plus tonight I have a book swap and dibs on many other books that I don't know yet! Bonus: your opinion on reading parts 2&3.
posted by whatzit on Aug 22, 2012 - 32 answers

Help me remember this book

Help me remember this book that I checked out of the library... ghost story set in New England (I think Maine, but I'm not positive), begins in more or less present day, with an old woman telling the story of the summer she was a teenager and fell in love for the first time. Most of the story takes place in that summer, but also a lot of scenes from the mid-to-late 1800s. [more inside]
posted by Kriesa on Aug 21, 2012 - 3 answers

Zeus for Toddlers?

Looking for picture books of classical mythology (especially Greek) diluted for a 3-4 year old! [more inside]
posted by Alabaster on Aug 20, 2012 - 16 answers

Book People: what are the best resources to hear about new books?

Book People: what are the best resources to hear about new books? [more inside]
posted by moons in june on Aug 15, 2012 - 20 answers

For those of us not wearing Affliction T-shirts

I'd like to read substantive writing about MMA that does more than just follow the news. If possible, I'd like to participate in thoughtful discussion about it. Ideally, I'd like a blog, column, or forum that gets updated regularly, but books are fine, too. [more inside]
posted by ignignokt on Aug 14, 2012 - 8 answers

Looking for a book -- preachy scifi environmentist/natives v. westerners edition

Looking for a book. It's based in a nearish future where something (I think the destruction of the moon) has given the Earth a ring. The protagonist was a young Inuit (I think) girl. I think the cover was blue. [more inside]
posted by sparklemotion on Aug 13, 2012 - 6 answers

Best device/devices to stream music from a HD to surround sound receiver and read e-books?

I need advice choosing electronic device/s to perform 2 different tasks (e-books and streaming music from an external HD to Surround sound receiver) [more inside]
posted by plumberonkarst on Aug 1, 2012 - 7 answers

thriller novel where student cheats on medical exam by answering question incorrectly

Looking for a thriller mass-market paperback novel that I read in the late 1990s that was about brilliant students at a medical school - murder, conspiracy, etc. [more inside]
posted by cmp4Meta on Jul 28, 2012 - 2 answers

Looking for books on WWII... but ...

Can you recommend a contemporary WWII narrative, in english, but written by non-anglo-american authors? [more inside]
posted by thermonuclear.jive.turkey on Jul 27, 2012 - 14 answers

Looking for a book recommendation that combines art and philosophy

Students of art, lovers of philosophy, can you recommend a book I can buy as a gift for a friend? [more inside]
posted by Chichibio on Jul 25, 2012 - 17 answers

Standalone fantasy novels?

Looking for standalone fantasy novels or duologies. [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Jul 24, 2012 - 29 answers

Movies where the heroes don't foil the dastardly plot

Movies where the heroes don't foil the dastardly plot. [more inside]
posted by Eddie Mars on Jul 24, 2012 - 64 answers

Need help finding Stephen King Book

Long ago I had a book of collected Stephen King interviews, published chronologically based on the title he was promoting. What was it? [more inside]
posted by arniec on Jul 22, 2012 - 1 answer

Better living through alchemy.

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

Sticky Fingers, maybe?

What was that short story I read about sex with Mick Jagger? [more inside]
posted by devotion+doubt on Jul 22, 2012 - 6 answers

I lost a book about a girl and a horse lost in a blizzard.

A lost book about a lost girl and a horse and a blizzard...remembered from childhood. [more inside]
posted by Grandysaur on Jul 20, 2012 - 2 answers

How many churches does the sky have?

Answers to the Book of Questions? [more inside]
posted by curuinor on Jul 20, 2012 - 1 answer

Book suggestions please!

What authors are like these authors? [more inside]
posted by kettleoffish on Jul 19, 2012 - 25 answers

Looking for South African novel

South African novel? A Boer seduces a black girl, they have sex in his Mercedes Benz. The book deals with the seduction that comes before, and the problems afterwards. The white guy is NOT cast as a villain. My friend read this book in the 70s and is looking for it. Thanks!
posted by Tom-B on Jul 17, 2012 - 10 answers

copin' with readin'

Looking for any decent non-fiction books, in English, about Copenhagen. [more inside]
posted by threeants on Jul 16, 2012 - 3 answers

What is this sci-Fi book that disturbed me as a child?

What is this horrible book about chimps that scarred me as a child? [more inside]
posted by catatethebird on Jul 15, 2012 - 9 answers

Who wrote the old book of poems for kids, "It May Be So, It May Be Not"?

I've got another "what was that thing from my childhood?" sort of question, and I've combed through Google and Amazon and Abebooks to no avail. A book of short quirky poems for children, probably illustrated. Mid 1970s. Very likely published by Scribners, we had tons of their hardcover books from an uncle who worked there (now deceased, so I can't ask him.) I thought the title was "It May Be So, It May Be Not", which was also the title of a poem in the book that went, either partially or entirely... [more inside]
posted by tomboko on Jul 14, 2012 - 3 answers

GAME OF THRONES is a gateway drug

Requesting intelligent, well-written "realistic" epic fantasy book suggestions. Having George R.R. Martin withdrawals. Need more severed heads & engaging dialogue and relatable bleakness, less "you're the one," stilted conversations and Randomly capitalized Words. [more inside]
posted by apostrophe on Jul 10, 2012 - 57 answers

Looking for an old science fiction book

I am looking for a book. It's apparently about a boy who falls through a door / portal and travels through time - maybe forwards, maybe backwards - to Wales. It probably has a female author. Any help appreciated. [more inside]
posted by Neale on Jul 7, 2012 - 23 answers

Here's another book question for you!

Please help me identify this book! [more inside]
posted by msali on Jul 6, 2012 - 8 answers

Help Feed My Reading Elephant's Kindle

Can you recommend something to read from the Kindle Owners' Lending Library? I have trawled through there for ages this month and last month and I'm having trouble finding something good that I haven't read before. [more inside]
posted by dragonplayer on Jul 5, 2012 - 18 answers

Botulism and a future-showing TV

Young adult book about a future-seeing TV and a botulism scare. [more inside]
posted by daninnj on Jul 3, 2012 - 2 answers

Books you have to meet in person?

What are some books you have to meet in person? Books an e-reader cannot do justice? [more inside]
posted by two or three cars parked under the stars on Jul 2, 2012 - 31 answers

How can I teach myself feng shui? Any books worth recommending?

How can I teach myself feng shui? Any books worth recommending? [more inside]
posted by jpritcha on Jun 30, 2012 - 3 answers

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