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Spinner
04-06-2011, 07:31 PM
For those of us with WAY too many books :shuffle:, you can support a good cause: the first ever Donate a Book Day (http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/book-of-the-month-club-launches-first-ever-national-donate-a-book-day-119311819.html). April 14, take your gently used books to your nearest library.

ChelleC
04-07-2011, 12:39 AM
Finished The Paris Wife (http://www.amazon.com/Paris-Wife-Novel-Paula-McLain/dp/0345521307). It was so good. Sad, but good. The writing is terrific. Everybody go get it! It almost made me want to read Hemingway again . . . ALMOST. :) (I know he's a genius, but he's never really been my style.)


I checked this one out from the library earlier this week, or maybe it was late last week. At any rate, I need to read it soon.

IceAlisa
04-07-2011, 12:50 AM
I love Hemingway and A Moveable Feast. Will check this out.

IceAlisa
04-07-2011, 01:01 AM
Now, that Ayn Rand comments is curious. My republican uncle( an AynRander) loved "The Dream of Scipio" as much as I did. But I am a liberal and can't stand Rand's philosophy and writing (and disliked her way before I classified myself as liberal), so I don't think you have to like one author in order to like another.
Before I could even get to her simplistic "philosophy", I was absolutely horrified by the writing style. I read two pages and posted a sale on amazon. I am a secular centrist with a taste for good writing, that's all. :P

After being so profoundly disappointed in this person's taste, I don't trust his book recommendations any more.

pollyanna
04-07-2011, 01:07 AM
My favorite Hemingway book is The Sun Also Rises. Genius.

“Isn’t it pretty to think so?” - my favorite final line in any book ever.

Wyliefan
04-07-2011, 02:38 AM
“Isn’t it pretty to think so?” - my favorite final line in any book ever.

I was an undergraduate when I read The Sun Also Rises -- longer ago than I care to recall! :) -- and I've always remembered that line.

rfisher
04-07-2011, 11:57 AM
For those of us with WAY too many books :shuffle:, you can support a good cause: the first ever Donate a Book Day (http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/book-of-the-month-club-launches-first-ever-national-donate-a-book-day-119311819.html). April 14, take your gently used books to your nearest library.

I take lots of books to the library every year. If you itemize your taxes, you can get a fairly nice deduction. Tax software has a built in program that gives you the rate for paperbacks, HC, audio, fiction vs non-fiction. One of the libraries near me has had their budget slashed to almost nothing. They love me.

Artemis@BC
04-07-2011, 05:08 PM
I take lots of books to the library every year. If you itemize your taxes, you can get a fairly nice deduction. Tax software has a built in program that gives you the rate for paperbacks, HC, audio, fiction vs non-fiction. One of the libraries near me has had their budget slashed to almost nothing. They love me.

:cheer2: for you, and all others who contribute to their libraries.

On a side note, most libraries and other not-for-profits in Canada are only able to give tax receipts for cash donations, not for merchandise donations. I wonder if that has an effect on peoples' giving habits? Doesn't stop me from passing on my used stuff, but I don't know how typical I am.

And of course with the rise of e-books (and downloaded music & movies), there will be fewer and fewer paper books and physical CDs&DVDs to pass on to the library ... :(

Prancer
04-09-2011, 05:17 AM
J.A. Konrath isn't my favorite author, but I find the Jack Daniels series kind of amusing except when Harry McGlade is involved. I don't think Harry is funny just crude, even by standards of the series.

Now Harry has his own series. And while I don't like Harry, this book sounds so ridiculous that I just have to try it: http://www.amazon.com/Banana-Hammock-McGlade-Adventure-ebook/dp/B0042P5E64

It's nice to see someone play with the e-book concept.....although it's Harry.

rfisher
04-09-2011, 12:20 PM
This weekend is Educator Appreciation at Borders. :cheer2: 25% off on almost everything. I made a list.

PrincessLeppard
04-09-2011, 04:02 PM
I believe it is at barnes & Noble as well.

Southpaw
04-09-2011, 04:43 PM
This weekend is Educator Appreciation at Borders. :cheer2: 25% off on almost everything. I made a list.

You need to make a pal in that store and get their 30% employee discount on a regular basis.

VIETgrlTerifa
04-09-2011, 05:14 PM
I believe it is at barnes & Noble as well.

It is. Educators also get a 10% discount in Music and DVD items and Cafe items that they normally wouldn't get throughout the year.

rfisher
04-09-2011, 05:43 PM
You need to make a pal in that store and get their 30% employee discount on a regular basis.

I wish I could, however, the manager is majorly creepy.

Southpaw
04-09-2011, 06:27 PM
I wish I could, however, the manager is majorly creepy.

Picky, picky.