My dad recently read The Shack and really liked it. Can you recommend other books with a spiritual leaning (not necessarily Christian) that he might also like? [more inside]
Looking for popular history books whose title is or starts with a specific year - 1776, 1491, 69 A.D., etc. A subtitle after the year is fine, but the title needs to start with a specific date. Thanks! [more inside]
I need a longish, interesting, well-written book (fiction) to read on an upcoming trip. Any suggestions? [more inside]
Is there anything wrong with taking pictures of Library books and then posting said pictures to a blog?
Is there anything wrong with taking pictures of Library books and then posting said pictures to a blog? [more inside]
I've just laid out money on a very expensive book, and to my chagrin it arrived with its pages warped and wavy from humidity (I live in a very humid city in the southeastern US), even though it was shrinkwrapped. How should I go about fixing this?
Is there a self publishing service kind of like lulu.com but which lets you "brand" the storefront with your own stylesheet and logo? One that lets customer buy electronic copies as well as printed versions? One that you've had good experiences with? [more inside]
What are your recommendations for teaching myself Adobe Flash quickly? [more inside]
Recommend some works similar to The Long Tail, Predictably Irrational, and Freakonomics. [more inside]
Question about small presses and book reviews. [more inside]
How do I meet other bookish people in New York City? [more inside]
Is there any database or online fan community focused on translating European comics? [more inside]
I'm using the Stanza app on the iPhone, and am trying to find epub files to read on it. I'm looking for any and all internet sites that offer epub format eBooks, and/or any way to use any search engine to find them. (My attempts on Google have been unsuccessful so far...) Please help! Thanks!!
Care package ideas for a new journalism grad student and New Yorker- [more inside]
Why do novelists use "________" in place of a character's name? [more inside]
Any Non-U.S. users of Amazon's Kindle (or other E-reader) out there? Can you tell me how it's working out for you? I'm trying to decide whether to splurge for my birthday, and really don't want to invest that much money in a mistake. [more inside]
Recent poetry, fiction, histories re: Cork, Ireland? The question title says it all, except maybe to clarify: not looking for authors from Cork so much as stories about or set in Cork. Even better if it's something that is likely to be on the shelves at a book store in the US. Thanks.
What proportion of books in the library will never be opened again? [more inside]
Can you recommend some children's picture books that don't just feature white faces? [more inside]
In the spirit of our local library's summer reading program, we've done a similar program of our own (since our children flew through the initial 1000 minutes of the library program). Help me find an appropriate educational-yet-awesome reward to give them for completing our contest! [more inside]
Looking for an engaging, well-written book that explains scientific thinking [more inside]
I'm the first-time father of a one-year old boy. Having recently finished "The Road" and "The Prince of Frogtown" and enjoyed the movie "The Kite Runner", I'm looking for suggestions of other books (or movies or songs) that are about the relationship between fathers and sons. [more inside]
How many books can an IVAR bookshelf unit from IKEA hold? [more inside]
NovelFilter: Hive mind, I have come to the shocking realization that my to-read queue is empty. I really enjoy the surreal side of Murakami (Hard-Boiled Wonderland, Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, Kafka on the Shore, etc.), and I've recently been remembering the absolutely wonderful creations in Perdido Street Station. Help me find new novels that will send my mind to weird and fantastic places! [more inside]
I am looking for books similar to Krakauer's "Into the Wild." I used to prefer fiction, but after reading this book, I am craving some non-fiction similar to this book in a few particular ways... [more inside]
My mom really enjoys books about the Old West (nonfiction only). I'd like to get her an addition to her collection for her birthday, but I have no experience in this particular genre. Can anyone out there pass on some suggestions? [more inside]
Books that blend Psychology, the human mind, and Artificial Intelligence theory? [more inside]
I'm about to begin work at a medical device company (as a paralegal) and would like an introductory book on the subject. I've scoured Amazon, but haven't found anything that's a general overview, with chapters on history, business climate, FDA and regulatory issues, litigation -- just a smattering of everything, with perhaps emphasis on legal / regulatory. Most books are more specialized. Or are there websites or white papers along these lines? Recommendations, please!
[spoilers within] Please help me understand the ending of Haruki Murakami's Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World. [more inside]
Play more name-that-book! Young Jesus adjusting to role as Messiah. [more inside]
Can anyone recommend some great books that a 25 year old woman would relate to? [more inside]
I'm looking for books and graphic novels that are meant to be read multiple times. [more inside]
Which are the best books in Continuum's Thirty-Three and a Third series? I just read Daydream Nation and ended up frustrated and and a bit disappointed. [more inside]
Please recommend me some great books about the home front during WWI or WWII. [more inside]
Seeking recommendations for memoirs published in the past two years. [more inside]
What are some good sci fi novels/short stories that focus on robots? Difficulty: no Asimov. [more inside]
I'm desperately trying to remember a fantasy book I read back in the 1980's or early 1990's. This may actually have been part of a series of two or three books. [more inside]
I need to know the table of contents for the 2nd edition of Eysenck and Keane's Cognitive Psychology: A Student's Handbook, published in 1990, ISBN# 0863771548 [more inside]
How do you decide whether a book is worth reading? [more inside]
Can you all help me with some summer vacation reading recommendations? I trust your tastes implicitly. Helpful guidelines inside. [more inside]
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?
Looking for good books on the history of technologies. [more inside]
Kids' book filter: Two sisters, possibly twins, one a brunette named Natalie but known as Tilly, English, involves going to stay in the country and horses, most likely published in the early-mid 80s (when I read it), possibly a trilogy or a series. Any help with the title or author would much appreciated!
In Salmon Rushdie's Midnight's Children, is the character of Nadir Khan a muslim or a hindu?
My friend has her first novel coming out soon, and I want to get her a neat present to celebrate her major-publisher, first-time author status. Any suggestions? [more inside]
I'm thinking of starting up a home-based business doing repair and cosmetic work on old/damaged books and other artefacts. How do I get started? General knowledge about the logistics of starting a small, home-based business are also welcome. [more inside]
Recommend me some books for when I'm on the can. [more inside]
What's-the-title-of-this-book-Filter: I read a review of this novel but can't remember the title or the author. [more inside]
Can anyone help me find any books, serious or not, on surviving a global catastrophe (of any kind), and/or any books with a central theme of love and hope (as a sort of guide to living happily while dealing with an extreme anxiety over the future of the planet and humanity)? [more inside]
Looking for a short story I read in high school English ages ago. Rough story line: Guy dies. Slowly over time pieces of evidence that he ever lived disappear from the world... [more inside]