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Need Books/Movies for Kids Going to Rome

I'm looking for recommendations for books, movies and even music that might be relevant for a group of middle school (7th & 8th grade, ages 12-14) kids who are going to Rome over spring break. [more inside]
posted by bjennings on Feb 3, 2008 - 8 answers

Limited run do run run?

What connotations does 'limited run' regarding a book have? [more inside]
posted by typewriter on Feb 2, 2008 - 9 answers

Plot summary for this book?

I'm asking for a friend who's trying to pin down the book "A Kingdom for a Song" by Ira Morris. She's located a seller but wants to make sure that it's the title she's looking for. Can anyone provide a brief plot summary?
posted by Neiltupper on Feb 1, 2008 - 1 answer

For those about to rock...

Who has documented rock n roll's greatest excesses? [more inside]
posted by brautigan on Feb 1, 2008 - 21 answers

Alternate London Fantasy

Need Longform Alternate London Fantasy, please. [more inside]
posted by signal on Jan 31, 2008 - 22 answers

Help me with my digital darkroom technique

PhotoFilter: Help me find an affordable alternative to Photoshop Channel Chops. [more inside]
posted by red_lotus on Jan 29, 2008 - 18 answers

radical books wanted

I'm looking for book suggestions for a radical reading group. [more inside]
posted by arcadia on Jan 29, 2008 - 24 answers

Seeking stories of kids with superpowers?

I'm trying to make a list of books that include the central plot element of kids learning how to use or cope with unusual powers, dramatic or mundane. (Jumper, recently made into a movie, is one example.) Extra points if the books are primarily aimed at children or young adults.
posted by sacre_bleu on Jan 29, 2008 - 48 answers

Portrayals of friendship and social circles in books, movies, or essays

Can you recommend books, movies, or essays with good portrayals of friendships or people's social circles? [more inside]
posted by salvia on Jan 27, 2008 - 30 answers

Books behind a Bush?

When President Bush is speaking from the White House, there is a shelf with several books behind him. What are the titles of these books? Do they change with different Presidents? [Will edit if I can find a screencap, doesn't seem to be one on the internet.]
posted by sperose on Jan 25, 2008 - 6 answers

Paper waste?

Don't publishers waste a significant amount of money and paper by including blank pages at the begining and end of their books? I have seen as much as six blank pages included at the begining and end of books. Now if the book becomes a hot seller and sells let's say 500,000 copies, that's 2 million blank white pages if it has as little as four blank pages. Don't publishers keep this in mind? Or is the cost of paper insignificant? The environmental factor should be considered as well as the monetary one of "wasting" so much paper.
posted by princeofpersiaxz on Jan 25, 2008 - 22 answers

Books on being the best trainer ever (it's that easy, right?)

Know of any books that can improve my training style? [more inside]
posted by lagreen on Jan 25, 2008 - 3 answers

Blood, guts and literacy.

What should I read after Jack Ketchum? [more inside]
posted by Bookhouse on Jan 22, 2008 - 7 answers

to pitch or be pitched?

Is it better publicity to write an article, or to be a quoted expert in someone else's article? [more inside]
posted by arielmeadow on Jan 22, 2008 - 13 answers

The tip of the tongue, taking a trip to the foreignerland.

I am in a search of a program that will help me memorize words... [more inside]
posted by GrooveStix on Jan 22, 2008 - 14 answers

Tarot reading books?

What is the best book on tarot, and on doing tarot reading? [more inside]
posted by bubukaba on Jan 21, 2008 - 17 answers

Fantastic fake science books and where to find them

I'm looking for recommendations for fake science books, or humoristic books in the style of a science book. Examples: the Haggis-on-Whey books, or J.K. Rowling's "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them". [more inside]
posted by easternblot on Jan 21, 2008 - 35 answers

Bargain Shopping!

I love Velvet Garden and have been stalking LJ sales communities for bargains. Where else can I find cheap but good thrift/second hand shopping sites online? (Doesn't have to be clothes.) [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jan 21, 2008 - 3 answers

Please help me locate these books from childhood.

Another books from childhood question. Can you help me find these two books? I remember them from the early 80's or so, U.S. [more inside]
posted by kookywon on Jan 18, 2008 - 12 answers

Squirrel Story

I would like help finding a book from my childhood. It's about a female squirrel that takes up residence in an attic, and the toy soldiers in the attic defend her from a pack of bad male squirrels.
posted by Irontom on Jan 18, 2008 - 5 answers

Happy books!

Can you recommend good books on the study of happiness? [more inside]
posted by missjamielynn on Jan 17, 2008 - 33 answers

a massive book of freaky beasties

Massive, gorgeous book of illustrated biological species and specimens, possibly Victorian-era, found at Z Gallerie a year or so ago -- help! [more inside]
posted by changeling on Jan 16, 2008 - 8 answers

Big BIG Books

Where to find those VERY large storybooks that children's librarians use for storytelling hours? I've searched for "large", "big" and "oversized" storybooks to no avail.
posted by jeanmari on Jan 15, 2008 - 9 answers

Books on India

If you please—I urgently require a few good recommendations of novels that have India as a backdrop. [more inside]
posted by hadjiboy on Jan 13, 2008 - 55 answers

My god, it's full of Stars

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]
posted by Artw on Jan 13, 2008 - 11 answers

Great books about China?

Please recommend books about China and the Chinese. [more inside]
posted by ClanvidHorse on Jan 13, 2008 - 28 answers

Last Chance to See the Best Parts

Recommend me the best passage in Last Chance to See (Douglas Adams). [more inside]
posted by whatzit on Jan 13, 2008 - 6 answers

How to find images of the first German edition of Wittgenstein's Tractatus?

How might I obtain images or facsimiles of the first and last page of the very first German edition of Wittgenstein's Tractatus? [more inside]
posted by treepour on Jan 11, 2008 - 10 answers

Stories about healthy, "normal" marriages?

Stories about healthy, "normal" marriages? [more inside]
posted by callmejay on Jan 11, 2008 - 41 answers

Help me find great science, environment, and food blogs (please!)

I have a book (non-fiction) coming out that combines environmental history with science and food culture. (The book is about bananas; I don't know if I'm allowed to post a link to my Web site, so I'll refrain.) I've been reading about "blog book tours," where authors work with bloggers to provide interviews, excerpts. or just about anything else relevant to a specific blog's audience. So...I'm asking for people's favorite science (specifically natural science), environmental, and food (food culture and eclectic stuff) blogs. Thanks.
posted by soulbarn on Jan 8, 2008 - 18 answers

How should I preserve newsprint pages from old literary magazines?

How to best preserve pages taken from old issues of *Fantasy and Science Fiction*, a book-sized literary magazine printed on newsprint? [more inside]
posted by cadge on Jan 8, 2008 - 6 answers

Best book publication methods?

I have a web site. I want to write a book based on the topic. I have publishers/agents asking to talk to me, but I don't know if I'm ready. For one thing, I'm not convinced traditional publication is best — I'm intrigued by self-publishing and e-books. I'm looking for general advice: What are the pros and cons of each method? It seems that unless I'm lucky, traditional publishing offers the lowest dollar return. But are there other, intangible benefits I'm missing? Exposure? Having somebody who knows what they're doing guide me along? And how do I approach a discussion with agents/publishers so as to get the best deal? [more inside]
posted by jdroth on Jan 7, 2008 - 13 answers

If I could think of a witty title, I wouldn't have to be wasting a question.

I need a cute catchphrase for a gift I'm giving. [more inside]
posted by thebrokedown on Jan 6, 2008 - 5 answers

How to order a book for a friend in Switzerland

How to order a book for a friend in Switzerland [more inside]
posted by ManInSuit on Jan 6, 2008 - 5 answers

Children's book about a flying ship?

Does anyone know of a kid's book about Admiral Benbow and a flying ship? [more inside]
posted by drycleanonly on Jan 5, 2008 - 3 answers

I want to track books I've read and books I want to read.

Where can I keep track, online, of my current list of books read/owned and books I want to read? [more inside]
posted by CwgrlUp on Jan 5, 2008 - 21 answers

Help me with my Portfolio!

Photography Portfolio Filter: I'm finally hanging out my shingle *officially* to do portrait shoots and show my more *artistic* work beyond the few small galleries I've already been in. To whit, I'm putting together two portfolio books. One for prospective portrait clients and another for gallery work. My question is one of formatting the pictures within the portfolio book. (More inside....) [more inside]
posted by damiano99 on Jan 4, 2008 - 9 answers

Have You Seen These Books (on TV)?

Have you seen these books in the background of movie/tv scenes? [more inside]
posted by Karmakaze on Jan 4, 2008 - 10 answers

Looking for books, articles, podcasts and documentaries to prevent brain stagnation

In the spirit of this post, what have you read or seen lately (or not so lately) that has changed your mind? [more inside]
posted by Alison on Jan 2, 2008 - 10 answers

Best pocket-sized books to carry in your bag or purse?

What are good "pocket-sized" reference books to carry in your bag/pack/purse, with the best ratio of useful information to page count and size? [more inside]
posted by mrbill on Jan 1, 2008 - 29 answers

Book mystery involving surrealist art and attempted murderers of Andy Warhol

I remember everything about this book except the title and author---cover, quotes, illustrations, approximate size & shape. You love a challenge, and you love being right. All ideas welcome. [more inside]
posted by ibeji on Jan 1, 2008 - 4 answers

Beautiful Non-Fiction Books Needed

Can you recommend some beautiful / well designed non-fiction books? Topic is (mostly) irrelevant. [more inside]
posted by wackybrit on Dec 31, 2007 - 32 answers

Books with textures for blind kids?

Can you think of any children's books with texture which would be great for the visually impaired? [more inside]
posted by pootler on Dec 31, 2007 - 7 answers

On not storing up for ourselves treasures on earth.

Please recommend some books to me that deal with simplifying life and combating materialism from a Christian perspective. I'm looking for both modern writings as well as classics. [more inside]
posted by 4ster on Dec 30, 2007 - 14 answers

Abandoned souls and the last taboo. Good readin'!

Dan Simmons' amazing book, The Terror, has me now longing for more survival/failure to survive stories. What can you recommend? [more inside]
posted by TochterAusElysium on Dec 29, 2007 - 29 answers

How do I find authors the same age as me?

Is there any resource online that lists fiction (and possibly non-fiction) authors by age? [more inside]
posted by aclevername on Dec 29, 2007 - 5 answers

Help find a book for a Social Psych course

Bookfilter: Books on prejudice and concealed identities? [more inside]
posted by lassie on Dec 29, 2007 - 17 answers

Children's book title redux

I'm looking for the title of a children's book I read while growing up (early 80s) about a condemned house. [more inside]
posted by anonymous78 on Dec 28, 2007 - 5 answers

Do you know these books? Well, help a gal out, then.

I'm looking for the title of a Scholastic (I think) kids' book published possibly in the early to mid-1960s, and also the name of the author of a teen novel published in the 1950s. [more inside]
posted by droplet on Dec 28, 2007 - 6 answers

Where can I find the best old books in Denver?

Looking for good used bookstores in Denver.... [more inside]
posted by reenum on Dec 27, 2007 - 3 answers

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