What are your favorite unconventional novels and short stories? [more inside]
This post reminded me of something I needed to ask. -> What are some good books to read to kids, for those of us who are not very good at (or comfortable with) being characters or using different voices? Surely there are some librarians on Ask Mefi that have experience with storytime? [more inside]
Looking for wedding ceremony readings about distance relationships [more inside]
Recommendations for a good, sturdy book light? [more inside]
Women writers like Neal Stephenson, are there any? [more inside]
How can I earn income off my reading habit/hobby? [more inside]
Need a book for a long flight. Would like to read Infinite Jest but that's not going to happen. Suggestions? [more inside]
Is there a LibraryThing-ish website with a better interface? Like more Netflix-ish, I can do single-click "add to my library" (or wish list or whatever) anytime I see a title? Or check boxes instead of one title at a time? [more inside]
ReadmeFilter: Desperately in need of suggestions for books for upcoming Europe trip. [more inside]
What is normally considered "appropriate recreational bathroom activities" in US culture? (Safe for work) [more inside]
I am looking for Young Adult books to recommend about Womens History. [more inside]
why do i get motion sickness only on specific forms of transportation? [more inside]
How do I convert text, .doc, or .pdf into a .mp3, .wav, or any other audio file for FREE?
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]
My daughter is on her 5th day of Kindergarten and it is quickly becoming apparent she is not being challenged at her reading level. What can I do to challenge her growing mind? [more inside]
How can I learn to focus better (especially while reading)? [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.
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]
I can't read. More specifically, I have difficulty reading anything longer than 1,000 words. Please help. [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]
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]
What-Was-That-Book filter: It's a children's book - probably a few decades old. A young girl goes to live with her two maiden aunts in a large estate (possibly English?). They are strict, I think. The girl finds a magic pony boy with colourful (like, pink and blue, etc), magic horses. She befriends the boy and spends her days learning to ride the ponies and do circus-style tricks on them. I just re-thought of it the other day, and now it's driving me mental. Thanks in advance!
I had a stroke three months ago, and although I’ve lost very little functionality, I would like to find some sort of exercises to improve my reading and writing capability. [more inside]
Can anyone recommend some great books that a 25 year old woman would relate to? [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]
Are any writing systems or alphabets more efficient, in the sense that they are more readable, than others? What is the most efficient? [more inside]
Recommend me some books for when I'm on the can. [more inside]
What are some exceptionally well-performed audiobooks? [more inside]
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.