I'm looking for supernatural mysteries! [more inside]
What should I do alone in Chicago? [more inside]
I love Erik Larson's The Devil in the White City. It's a non-fiction book about Chicago in 1893 which reads much like a novel. I'd like to read other books written in the same novel-esque style about some other cities or historic events. Know of any novel-like non-fiction reads?
Précis, outlines, abstracts for contemporary non-fiction books -- are there any sites or publications doing this? [more inside]
Help me find a quiet place in Brooklyn/ Manhattan to read and write. [more inside]
Looking for sites or reviewers who review books other than literary fiction [more inside]
Two of my favorite books for summer are "Winter's Tale" by Mark Helprin and "Smilla's Sense of Snow" by Peter Hoeg; I'd like suggestions for other (preferably hefty) novels with complex/absorbing story lines and wintry settings or themes to help me stay sane 'til September. Got an ice book to recommend?
I'm looking for books, either fiction or non-fiction, that take place in Knoxville, Tennessee or other nearby places in East Tennessee. [more inside]
I'm strugging to come to terms with the fact that I've read such a seemingly extraordinary number of books yet seem to remember so very little. The obvious answer is to apply oneself more rigidly, in future, to study; to take notes and review them, etc. However, I really don't feel like writing extensive plot summaries every time I read a book, neither does this help me deal with the very distressing realisation that I don't know as much as I should do. [more inside]
How can I remember more of what I read? [more inside]
Book recommendations: ecotopian fiction? (Something to read after The Fifth Sacred Thing)? [more inside]
What are some good non-religious readings I can use at a memorial service? [more inside]
Can anyone suggest why my daughter can write just fine, but apparently can't read? [more inside]
Starting a book club for literature of the decadent movement. Starting with Against Nature. What next? What else?
Tips For Studying & Reading Most of the Day, Everyday? [more inside]
If you were going to design a course of self-study in U.S. law that starts with the basics and moves outward, what would you recommend for reading? [more inside]
What is the best way for me to learn Spanish in order to pass a reading test? [more inside]
I had a toy tachistoscope as a kid. Do they still exist? [more inside]
What are the classics of genre fiction? What are the best thrillers, mysteries, westerns, horror, romances, etc? [more inside]
What Part/Full-Time Jobs Allow Lots of Reading Time? So far I could come up with: lifeguard, parking lot attendant, pet/house sitter, night-time babysitter, and security guard. What are some others? Pay is not important. I will be working another job for the $ and get my study/ready done during this one.
I'm trying to make an expansive and widely-varied reading list of time-travel books and stories. Suggestions? [more inside]
What are some good books/essays/articles about human sexuality, sexual and romantic relationships, and sexual or otherwise affection-entangled activity - with an emphasis on the theoretical? I'm thinking more along the lines of Judith Butler than The Joy of Sex - so suggestions should be at least vaguely academic. (Things like Leaves of Grass count as vaguely academic). [more inside]
How do I setup something where I can save web articles onto my computer so that they will sync with my phone? [more inside]
Favorite secret reading spots in and around Boston? [more inside]
I'm going to be in Reading, England for just a day. Anybody know a good place to get a good English Sunday lunch, drink a pint, read the papers?
I've been reading 'New Kings of Nonfiction' by Ira Glass and love it. I want to read more articles and books in this vein. [more inside]
I have been asked at the last minute to incorporate some Bakunin into my paper (due Friday) on 19th Century theories of community. Not having read any Bakunin before, and not having much time to work on this, I am in a bit of a pickle. I am more than happy to do the relevant reading if only I can identify it. Can someone who has read Bakunin please recommend to me some specific pieces I should read? I am interested in ideas of what community is and should be, how it is created and maintained, why it is necessary, etc. For reference, the major theorist I am drawing on for this paper is Ferdinand Tonnies.
Where do you get your cheap or inexpensive reading glasses? The ones with a scratch resistant lens that are priced so you can buy a half dozen pairs and leave them laying around your life? The cheapos from the hardware store 3.99 or so are good for price but they always scratch right in the center of the lens rendering them useless except for emergencys. The frame can be pretty weak too. This thread had good answers for scratch resistance but no sources for purchase either on line or off.
Is there a plugin/extension/script for Firefox that automatically resizes text columns to make them a comfortable width to read? [more inside]
I need tips for tackling a timed reading comprehension exam in a foreign language. [more inside]
How can I become a better and more prolific reader? I don't have a problem with the idea of reading. I love it, as a matter of fact. I'm crazy about books, I collect them, and I enjoy them. However, I don't read nearly as much as I want to, or need to. Ideally, I'd love to read a book every week or two. It doesn't come close to that these days. I think about reading and how I enjoy the idea of reading more than I actually read. [more inside]
I'm looking for book suggestions for a radical reading group. [more inside]
I am in a search of a program that will help me memorize words... [more inside]
Exercises And Stretches To Do While Reading? [more inside]
Do Europeans read more books than U.S. consumers? How about the rest of the world versus the U.S.? [more inside]
What music can you listen to while reading, and not get distracted from your text? [more inside]
I'm heading on a long trip in a week, and need some reading materials. I enjoy "business biographies" - stories about business, deals, etc. Looking for recommendations for books I haven't read yet [more inside]
I'm looking for a list of cult books. In other words, books that have acquired a highly devoted but relatively small group of fans. [more inside]
i AM Looking for an internet video of a guy reading a letter he found, he says something in it like "you always wanna hold hands" my friend said it was hilarious but i havent been able to find it
Need some advice about reading philosophy [more inside]
Need suggestions for an online collaboration tool for managing a reading list between friends. [more inside]
Advice for reading Being and Time? [more inside]
Can webcomics fans point me to some good online manga or graphic novel type comics? Bonus points if the story is complete and I don't have to wait for an update every week (side question - why is it so hard to find webcomics that are completed?). Sex, violence, serious, silly, whatever, as long as the story is engaging and the artwork is well done. [more inside]
Looking for an online store to easily find and purchase popular/classic books translated/written in European French. Mag subscriptions too!
I'm looking for popular books, novels, magazines, comic books...in European French (not Canadian French). I'd also like to be able to easily order/purchase them from home (preferably from places like Amazon.com). [more inside]
Does anyone have any advice or strategies or good books that will get a 16 year old boy interested in reading? [more inside]
Should I finish off the Harry Potter series of books even though I get totally depressed after reading them? [more inside]
What are some good (preferably experience-based) birthday gifts for a 21-year-old Australian programming geek who thinks he's Danish? [more inside]
I want to send to few people (myself included) few pages from a book of my choice, every working day, so we could for example, read complete "Catcher in a Rye" in a month or so. Does anyone know some online service that I could use for such purpose? I found only "Chapter-a-day" services, but I want to use book of my choice.
I'm looking for a good list of books that take a contrarian view of their respective fields of inquiry. Books like Freakanomics, The Tipping Point, The Black Swan, Good Calories Bad Calories. [more inside]