Online Book publishing: ebook, kindle, epub, ibook - can this be done without a million different programs and converters? [more inside]
posted by artlung
on Feb 23, 2012 -
I grew up always loving a children's book titled Throw a Kiss, Harry
. The author is Mary Chalmers. She wrote a number of children's book and illustrated for several other authors. I have been able to find several of them through Alibris, but I have been unable to find much info on this great author. I believe she is still living and would be in her eighties, but other than that, I am at a loss. I would love to find out more about her and her work. After and an extensive web search I have no leads. Any ideas?
posted by flesti
on Feb 20, 2012 -
Metafilter, can you help me remember the name of this website/startup that is in the back of my mind that I saw about 6 months ago and now cannot find?
The site was a wiki style site that took a TV series or book and/or movie and extracted all the other books and music and films that were referenced in it. The site gave you summaries of these references and itunes and youtube links so that you could immerse yourself in the "universe" of a particular show/book. So kind of a similar idea to the madmen unbuttoned blog but more like a wiki.
I have it in mind that this was a startup of some kind that was just starting out and thought that it was called little monsters or little devils or green monsters or something along those lines. (but trying everything I could think of along those lines turned up nothing so that may be a red herring!) I've been continually amazed by the power of the metafilter hive mind to solve this kind of query in the past, so thought I would give it a shot. Thanks.
posted by Another Fine Product From The Nonsense Factory
on Feb 18, 2012 -
How did reading a biography learn you a valuable lesson, help you gain a crucial insight, change your worldview or impact you in some other, non-trivial way? [more inside]
posted by Foci for Analysis
on Feb 14, 2012 -
Looking for good depictions of people or characters with truly foreign, alien, or mutually irreconcilable views of the world. [more inside]
posted by Bufo_periglenes
on Feb 14, 2012 -
BookRecommendation Filter: More books that follow a character from youth through adulthood, to become someone powerful, famous and influential. ie- I'm looking for more books like Robin Hobb's Farseer trilogy and Patrick Rothfuss' Kingkiller Chronicle. [more inside]
posted by ThaBombShelterSmith
on Feb 11, 2012 -
Reading about the Great Awakening (first or second) and history of American religion? [more inside]
posted by j1950
on Feb 3, 2012 -
Trying to recall the names of two books I read about 15 years ago. Books from the public library about a butterfly girl and cartographers. [more inside]
posted by eloeth-starr
on Jan 31, 2012 -
Do you know a children's book about an owl teaching a class of animals, including a mouse, to cook? [more inside]
posted by Margalo Epps
on Jan 25, 2012 -
Excluding the Bible (which depending on your point of view is not a fictional tome) what book has (to date) had the most screen / theatre adaptations made from it? [more inside]
posted by Faintdreams
on Jan 23, 2012 -
My parents will be traveling to Lisbon, Portugal in the coming months and would like suggestions for books to read before their trip. We were talking about this and were trying to come up for the equivalent set of books for someone visiting New York as well. What should they read? [more inside]
posted by sciencegeek
on Jan 22, 2012 -
What is the intersection between the set of books I should
read and the set of books I'd reallyenjoy
reading? [more inside]
posted by jpdoane
on Jan 15, 2012 -
Forget ancient Mayan calendars...are the Cubs going to bring about the End of Days? It's a story I read somewhere...help me remember it! [more inside]
posted by daisystomper
on Jan 14, 2012 -
Long ago (maybe 30 years?) and 500 miles away, I read a short SF story in which it is illustrated that do-gooders cause all the troubles in the universe. A lesson in unintended consequences. It was humorous. How can I find this again? For added joy, I am also looking for a short SF story in which nothing can happen in the entire galaxy due to bureaucracy and red tape. My current belief system is based upon the rule of unintended consequences, and the fear that bleeding hearts like me cause more harm than good.
posted by Hobgoblin
on Jan 11, 2012 -
My nephew is 20. He's starting college again. He doesn't read, so his essays are poorly written. The information is in there, but it is poorly structured, Capital letters appear for no Apparent reason, etc.
If he read anything, ever, his writing would improve. But he won't.
He likes boxing. Can anyone recommend a boxing book which would entertain him and is simple enough for him to understand ?
posted by devious truculent and unreliable
on Dec 12, 2011 -
I can't remember the title, author, or any of the character names for a steampunk-ish book I read a while ago. The main character was the estranged son of a duchess or something like that. There were airships, magic, a few dragons. It was a bit Victorian as well. I remember how it started but much searching hasn't turned it up. It's driving me mad! [more inside]
posted by danteGideon
on Dec 6, 2011 -
I am applying for my school’s undergraduate honours political science program next semester. The application requires a description of specific interests in and outside of the field, including readings. What should I read that will appeal to my interests and impress the admissions folk? [more inside]
posted by Kingsk
on Dec 2, 2011 -
Do you remember this YA book about two girls from different worlds spending a life-changing summer on the beach together? With a small bit involving Tarot cards? It's not Judy Blume's Summer Sisters
or Francesca Lia Block's The Hanged Man
. [more inside]
posted by rhiannonstone
on Nov 17, 2011 -
I entered graduate school in literature six years ago, and since then I feel like I've lost track what's happening in contemporary literature. Help me catch up: What are the essential works of the last six years?
posted by gerryblog
on Nov 15, 2011 -
I read this YA book in the mid 1980s but I have no clue it was first published. I think it was originally published in English so wasn't a translated edition.
The main character is a teenage boy. He owns a smallish species of dog (terrier??)
Somehow he becomes the prisoner of an alien race who resemble dogs. An alien race which look like humanoid cats also feature. The boy is taken to the canine alien race spaceship and they question him, then infect him with some kind of mould/disease, but he escapes, I think with the help of the cats [more inside]
posted by Faintdreams
on Nov 6, 2011 -
Do you recognize this disturbing horror novel I read when I was far too young to do so? Plot details below the fold, NSFW and potentially triggery. [more inside]
posted by rhiannonstone
on Nov 1, 2011 -
Another children's book question. I have been trying to find this for years. Read it in the 80s. It took place in NYC. For the kid's birthday party, he decided to invite everyone in the phone book who has the same name as him. One of the guests was elderly, and they made sure to make him kasha varnishkes.
posted by frescaanddietcoke
on Oct 25, 2011 -
I remember a Young Adult Chapter book that I am trying to remember the name of.
The premise of the book was that you could achieve perfection by wearing a pickle around your neck, because nothing would be as embarrassing as that so you could do anything.
There was a pamphlet that suggested that a boy do this but the pamphlet stressed that you couldn't read ahead in the pamphlet.
posted by Infernarl
on Oct 24, 2011 -
Im looking for some good books to give me an intro / primer on financial analysis. Im applying to a job working under a corporate financial manager. It would be great if the book had a good intro to accounting and went over some corporate finance basics and basics in financial analysis in: financial planning, accounting, operations analysis, auditing, forecasting, treasury/cash management, or commercial finance [more inside]
posted by happydude123
on Oct 18, 2011 -
Help me find this children's book I would have read in the 80's. It had a psychic girl in it, from a poor family, and I believe it was set in the 1920's. Her mother was a tea-reader and may have been a gypsy. I remember a scene where the girl briefly time-traveled to the sinking titanic, and came back soaking wet, draped in a white star line blanket. Her fame allowed her to meet some royal personage, and the rich family in town gave her a dress from the dry goods shop. that's all I've got.
posted by camdan
on Oct 14, 2011 -
I know there's been questions about changing one's name before, but this relates to the temptation to change my name...to a popular literary character. [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog
on Oct 3, 2011 -
Is it actually possible or enjoyable to read Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norell
as an ebook? [more inside]
posted by cabingirl
on Oct 1, 2011 -
Does anyone remember the title of a new age "non-fiction" book from the 1990s that purported to be the ecologically-bent transcriptions of a telepath in conversation with the souls of our alien ancestors, who had been reincarnated into the bodies of dolphins? [more inside]
posted by Hesychia
on Sep 27, 2011 -
It's my grandmother's birthday next week, and I'd like to give her some sort of book with cute and funny short stories/jokes, a la Reader's Digest
. It should also be clean humor only
. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by iamfantastikate
on Sep 21, 2011 -