Book series for children and young adults? Recommendations welcome. There is [more inside]
What nummy items should I ask my SO to bring back from Canada? [more inside]
i want to buy a used digital camera online for really cheap. what are the best cameras of yesteryear (say, 3 or 4MP) that can be had for a paltry sum on ebay or other online places? [more inside]
Help me with Bumbershoot... I need to figure out which day I should go, which bands to catch. [more inside]
Pop-psych or self-help book recommendations? I'm looking for popular non-fiction books concerning facets of normal human development that are actually interesting to read. I'm mainly interested in mother/daughter relationships, issues affecting teenage girls, romantic relationships, and bereavement, but I'm open to other topics as well. Suggestions? [more inside]
Recommendations for books that aren't overly sad? Yes, I did a search and checked out previous threads. [more inside]
I'm looking for more great non-fiction books. Requirements: writing to make an English major swoon; a thesis or narrative structure that makes for an organized, logical flow; well-reported; interesting; true, with embellishments of known fact made known by the author. [more inside]
What are some good duets? [more inside]
I have a 16 year old daughter traveling from Newark Airport to London Gatwick on Sunday ... [more inside]
Recently I've been stricken with a definite yen to read novels involving swashbuckling and pirates, but then I realized I didn't know of any! (Except maybe for The Princess Bride.) I would very much love to read a fun, adventurous swashbuckling novel much in the same tack as the Monkey Island games and the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, something that promises to be a thrilling, guilty pleasure. Any recommendations?
Recommend some cool adventure games from the last 5 years to me. [more inside]
What non-fiction books or documentary films explore a subculture or lifestyle as effectively as Henry Chalfant & Tony Silver's Style Wars and Hunter S. Thompson's Hell's Angels? [more inside]
Please tell me a book you think everyone should read and why. [more inside]
I'd like recommendations for Polish or Ukrainian historical documentaries or fact-based films. [more inside]
Please help me iron out two weird quirks relating to the purchase of an air conditioner, says the Chicago MeFite looking at a 104-degree heat index coming down the pike. (And even if you don't have an answer, check out two simple corollary queries you might be able to help me with at the end.) [more inside]
My brother is interested in getting laser eye surgery and is looking for a doctor in (or near) Ottawa, Canada. [more inside]
IntranetFilter. Help me choose a corporate intranet package. [more inside]
I have two nights and one day to spend basically anywhere in Europe (the EU or UK would be easiest). Where should I go? What should I do? [more inside]
What are your favorite wines under $20?
I have been reading Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey-Maturin series, and I like it a lot. Now I want to play video games set in the era (or thereabouts). Are there any good ones that simulate the Napoleonic Wars or other European and Colonial wars of the general period? Or that have better sailing ship naval battles than the new Pirates!? I liked that a lot at first, but it's too simple and repetitive for me. I have modern computers running windows, OSX, and Linux and a PS2. [more inside]
Feed me more enchanting musical masterpieces. [more inside]
I'm going to NYC for a week in September. I need recommendations of the best alternative/weird/unusual/eye-opening places in Manhattan. [more inside]
I'm taking a holiday from around the 25th of July for 5 weeks to the UK, France and Germany. As well as doing plenty of sightseeing, I'd love to see some great live music by some bands/DJs that might not make it to Australia for a few years. Being in Melbourne, and having never been to the UK before, I have no idea about what source to go to, to find out what festivals or gigs by bands/DJs are coming up. Melburnians know to check their local street press, where do the Brits go to find out all their music news? Please recommend some great websites for news, reviews and schedules. Anything with an RSS feed would be awesome, but I'm not worried if it doesn't have one. A poke around in google found www.virtualfestivals.com which seems to be good for festivals, but not much for gigs. Not like the usual street press that I'm used to reading. I had the thought to go to Reading/Leeds Festivals or Creamfields, but I think they might already be sold out. I also have no idea where to buy tickets from. Are there major ticket agencies to head to? Is ebay a good option? Also, any thoughts, recommendations or live music experiences for festivals, gigs or venues are more than welcome! Thanks!
My mom loved The Secret Life of Bees and The Year of Magical Thinking. She couldn't get through much of The Time Traveler's Wife. What else might she like? [more inside]
I'd like some recommendations for opera music to be played at a funeral. [more inside]
Music recommendations for someone who has grown up/apart from indie rock. [more inside]
JobHuntFilter: I'm looking for good, practical books with advice about the process –– how to write a compelling cover letter, what to wear to an interview, etc. I'm especially interested in short, succinct books like Don't Send a Resume. Thanks.
I need a new Windows laptop but it's been a couple of years since I did the whole research thing and now I'm completely out of the loop. [more inside]
Hi, does anyone have any good recommendations for great web sites for 2 to 4 year olds? [more inside]
Need some Meta-recommendations: what should I watch next? [more inside]
What websites will my 80-year-old grandfather love? [more inside]
Songs with Vocoders: I recently fell in love with "Middle Class Men" by Syd Matters, which features some beautiful vocals sung through some type of vocoder. [more inside]
Help me pick which HDTV to buy. [more inside]
Good french books by good french authors? [more inside]
Help with hair color angst! [more inside]
I'm searching for an Epic Adventure/Fantasy novel or series to read. I loved Lord of the Rings and feel that is a great example of what I am looking for and what I mean when I say "epic."
TravelReadingFilter: My wife and I will be crossing the Atlantic next week. I need some reading material for the six hour (plus) flight, so I'm turning to the AskMeFi collective. Recommend away. [more inside]
I'm interested in finding self-help books that have actually helped people. Has anyone read a self-help book that really did significantly improve their lives (or some aspect of their lives)?
Anybody got a recommendation for an online source for business cards based on your experience? Any you think I should avoid?
It's almost impossible to google this, but do any Chicago folks know some good computer repair shops? [more inside]
Please recommend children's books about great cities of America and/or the world. [more inside]
I'm interested in learning about Japanese history pre-1900. What book(s) should I be reading? [more inside]
I like tootpastefordinnger, Donald Barthelme, Russel Edson, and Monty Python & Kids in the Hall when they are reveling in pure absurdity (and not parody). What else would I like? [more inside]
Please recommend some good novels about people between 25-35. [more inside]
I am seeking suggestions for reasonably priced decent hotels in Quebec city old town. We are planning for the upcoming long weekend. [more inside]
What are the best places to eat in Vancouver? [more inside]
I'm looking for a really good story--I feel like I'm drowning in books but there's nothing I really want to read. I'm tired of all these 'literary' novels where nothing really happens, or the big best-sellers that are all action and no substance. I don't really care what genre, fiction, nonfiction, anything is fine as long as it really sucks you in. [more inside]
I will be in Venice during the first week of September, and would like recommendations for things to see during the Biennale. [more inside]