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]
What connotations does 'limited run' regarding a book have? [more inside]
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?
Who has documented rock n roll's greatest excesses? [more inside]
Need Longform Alternate London Fantasy, please. [more inside]
PhotoFilter: Help me find an affordable alternative to Photoshop Channel Chops. [more inside]
I'm looking for book suggestions for a radical reading group. [more inside]
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.
Can you recommend books, movies, or essays with good portrayals of friendships or people's social circles? [more inside]
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.]
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.
Know of any books that can improve my training style? [more inside]
What should I read after Jack Ketchum? [more inside]
Is it better publicity to write an article, or to be a quoted expert in someone else's article? [more inside]
I am in a search of a program that will help me memorize words... [more inside]
What is the best book on tarot, and on doing tarot reading? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
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.
Can you recommend good books on the study of happiness? [more inside]
Massive, gorgeous book of illustrated biological species and specimens, possibly Victorian-era, found at Z Gallerie a year or so ago -- help! [more inside]
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.
If you please—I urgently require a few good recommendations of novels that have India as a backdrop. [more inside]
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]
Please recommend books about China and the Chinese. [more inside]
Recommend me the best passage in Last Chance to See (Douglas Adams). [more inside]
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]
Stories about healthy, "normal" marriages? [more inside]
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.
How to best preserve pages taken from old issues of *Fantasy and Science Fiction*, a book-sized literary magazine printed on newsprint? [more inside]
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]
I need a cute catchphrase for a gift I'm giving. [more inside]
How to order a book for a friend in Switzerland [more inside]
Does anyone know of a kid's book about Admiral Benbow and a flying ship? [more inside]
Where can I keep track, online, of my current list of books read/owned and books I want to read? [more inside]
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]
In the spirit of this post, what have you read or seen lately (or not so lately) that has changed your mind? [more inside]
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]
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]
Can you recommend some beautiful / well designed non-fiction books? Topic is (mostly) irrelevant. [more inside]
Can you think of any children's books with texture which would be great for the visually impaired? [more inside]
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]
Dan Simmons' amazing book, The Terror, has me now longing for more survival/failure to survive stories. What can you recommend? [more inside]
Is there any resource online that lists fiction (and possibly non-fiction) authors by age? [more inside]
Bookfilter: Books on prejudice and concealed identities? [more inside]
I'm looking for the title of a children's book I read while growing up (early 80s) about a condemned house. [more inside]
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]
Looking for good used bookstores in Denver.... [more inside]