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Recommend some ghostly mystery books, please!

I'm looking for supernatural mysteries! [more inside]
posted by giggleknickers on Jul 2, 2008 - 24 answers

fun things to do alone in Chicago?

What should I do alone in Chicago? [more inside]
posted by mustcatchmooseandsquirrel on Jul 1, 2008 - 21 answers

Looking for novel-esque non-fiction books.

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?
posted by melodykramer on Jun 29, 2008 - 47 answers

You can't read 'em all... that's précis talk

Précis, outlines, abstracts for contemporary non-fiction books -- are there any sites or publications doing this? [more inside]
posted by alb on Jun 26, 2008 - 5 answers

Quiet Place to Write in NYC?

Help me find a quiet place in Brooklyn/ Manhattan to read and write. [more inside]
posted by airguitar2 on Jun 17, 2008 - 6 answers

Looking for lowbrow books

Looking for sites or reviewers who review books other than literary fiction [more inside]
posted by reenum on Jun 10, 2008 - 4 answers

cold fiction for the hot summer?

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?
posted by taz on Jun 10, 2008 - 46 answers

Books that take place in Knoxville/East Tennessee?

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]
posted by timetoevolve on Jun 6, 2008 - 11 answers

Whither thou, BookGem?

Whither thou, BookGem? [more inside]
posted by planetthoughtful on Jun 6, 2008 - 3 answers

Say it wasn't all for nothing...

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]
posted by Zé Pequeno on Jun 5, 2008 - 22 answers

Johnny Can't Remember

How can I remember more of what I read? [more inside]
posted by zenpop on May 30, 2008 - 21 answers

Ecotopian fiction with some political awareness?

Book recommendations: ecotopian fiction? (Something to read after The Fifth Sacred Thing)? [more inside]
posted by salvia on May 26, 2008 - 16 answers

Non-religious memorial service readings

What are some good non-religious readings I can use at a memorial service? [more inside]
posted by rhizome on May 26, 2008 - 12 answers

Writing without reading?

Can anyone suggest why my daughter can write just fine, but apparently can't read? [more inside]
posted by 5MeoCMP on May 25, 2008 - 36 answers

Decadent literature recommendations

Starting a book club for literature of the decadent movement. Starting with Against Nature. What next? What else?
posted by Astro Zombie on May 23, 2008 - 12 answers

Tips For Studying & Reading Most of the Day, Everyday?

Tips For Studying & Reading Most of the Day, Everyday? [more inside]
posted by chrisalbon on May 19, 2008 - 14 answers

What should every wannabe lawyer know?

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]
posted by RJ Reynolds on May 13, 2008 - 10 answers

I don't think the names of foodstuffs is going to cut it.

What is the best way for me to learn Spanish in order to pass a reading test? [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on May 10, 2008 - 13 answers

'Scuse me while tachistoscope.

I had a toy tachistoscope as a kid. Do they still exist? [more inside]
posted by bink on Apr 12, 2008 - 5 answers

What are the classics of genre fiction?

What are the classics of genre fiction? What are the best thrillers, mysteries, westerns, horror, romances, etc? [more inside]
posted by TheophileEscargot on Apr 3, 2008 - 27 answers

What Part/Full-Time Jobs Allow Lots of Reading Time?

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.
posted by LC on Mar 15, 2008 - 41 answers

What's the time-travel canon?

I'm trying to make an expansive and widely-varied reading list of time-travel books and stories. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by scarylarry on Mar 11, 2008 - 43 answers

Help me overthink sex and romance.

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]
posted by bubukaba on Mar 10, 2008 - 21 answers

How to get Web Articles onto Phones?

How do I setup something where I can save web articles onto my computer so that they will sync with my phone? [more inside]
posted by meta.mark on Mar 4, 2008 - 2 answers

dustbunnies that don't need dusting, and books that needs reading

Favorite secret reading spots in and around Boston? [more inside]
posted by raztaj on Mar 2, 2008 - 8 answers

Meal in Reading, England

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?
posted by jgballard on Mar 1, 2008 - 6 answers

I want to read stories or articles like those on 'This American Life'

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]
posted by reenum on Feb 27, 2008 - 7 answers

Calling MeFibrarians and MeFanarchists

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.
posted by arcticwoman on Feb 13, 2008 - 2 answers

reading glasses?

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.
posted by flummox on Feb 8, 2008 - 11 answers

paragraph width in firefox

Is there a plugin/extension/script for Firefox that automatically resizes text columns to make them a comfortable width to read? [more inside]
posted by primer_dimer on Feb 8, 2008 - 3 answers

Timed test tips

I need tips for tackling a timed reading comprehension exam in a foreign language. [more inside]
posted by anonymous78 on Feb 5, 2008 - 3 answers

How can I become a better and more prolific reader?

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]
posted by SpacemanStix on Jan 31, 2008 - 32 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

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

Exercises And Stretches To Do While Reading

Exercises And Stretches To Do While Reading? [more inside]
posted by chrisalbon on Jan 20, 2008 - 14 answers

Do Europeans/NON U.S. citizen read more than Americans?

Do Europeans read more books than U.S. consumers? How about the rest of the world versus the U.S.? [more inside]
posted by UMDirector on Jan 16, 2008 - 9 answers

Non-distracting music for reading?

What music can you listen to while reading, and not get distracted from your text? [more inside]
posted by comwiz on Jan 13, 2008 - 43 answers

Business Biographies?

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]
posted by um_maverick on Dec 27, 2007 - 18 answers

I'm looking for a list of cult books.

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]
posted by JPowers on Dec 26, 2007 - 60 answers

looking for internet video

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
posted by madmamasmith on Dec 21, 2007 - 2 answers

Need some advice about reading philosophy

Need some advice about reading philosophy [more inside]
posted by gregb1007 on Dec 20, 2007 - 8 answers

Hook a nook to look at books!

Need suggestions for an online collaboration tool for managing a reading list between friends. [more inside]
posted by sprocket87 on Dec 20, 2007 - 5 answers

Help me read Being and Time!

Advice for reading Being and Time? [more inside]
posted by farishta on Dec 9, 2007 - 3 answers

Online webcomics - graphic novel or manga style

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]
posted by arcticwoman on Dec 8, 2007 - 20 answers

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]
posted by iamkimiam on Dec 4, 2007 - 8 answers

Help me get a 16 year old boy to read.

Does anyone have any advice or strategies or good books that will get a 16 year old boy interested in reading? [more inside]
posted by SheIsMighty on Dec 3, 2007 - 46 answers

Harry Potter is heavy reading!

Should I finish off the Harry Potter series of books even though I get totally depressed after reading them? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 30, 2007 - 26 answers

Mark CF, I love you, but go away :P

What are some good (preferably experience-based) birthday gifts for a 21-year-old Australian programming geek who thinks he's Danish? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Nov 29, 2007 - 12 answers

Daily reading

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.
posted by leigh1 on Nov 28, 2007 - 14 answers

Help build my contrarian library

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]
posted by herda05 on Nov 27, 2007 - 14 answers

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