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  1. gonewiththewind

    Which 3 authors would you like to have a beer with?

    Let's say it is a rainy Sunday afternoon. You are in the local bar striking up conversations with ease and in walk 3 well known authors ready for a beer and a chat. Which 3 authors would they be? What would you like to ask them about or talk about? Writing process? Moments from their lives? What...
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    A diamond As Big As The Ritz, An Occurance at Owl Creek Bridge, A Good Man Is Hard to Find

    I read a collection of short stories that included : Ambrose Bierce: An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, A Diamond As Big As the Ritz and A Good Man is Hard to Find but it is now lost somewhere in my book collection. I wanted to mention Diamond Big as the Ritz but couldn't remember who wrote it...
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    The Supreme Court and gay marriage: a reading list

    I just read an article in the LA Times that has some interesting suggestions for "current events" reading... Plaintiffs Kris Perry and Sandy Stier, with Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo, on the steps of the National Archives in Washington. (Jewel Samad / AFP / Getty Images / March 25, 2013)...
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    www.bookcollecting101.com

    I am promoting my site: http://www.bookcollecting101.com. I do, from time to time, conduct "email interviews" on topics of interest to book collectors and rare book dealers. If you have a book in print or coming to print soon and you feel it may be collectible, please contact me at...
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    Edgar Allen Poe: The Pit and the Pendulum

    Hi... I just re-read a few of Poe's stories. The Gold Bug, The Cask of Amontillado, The Fall of the House of Usher, and The Pit and the Pendulum. I first read The Pit and the Pendulum when I was about 5 years old. Mom used to read to us from 101 Famous Poems and I loved The Raven so she...
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    Flannery O'Connor

    I am just now reading Flannery O'Connor because someone of this forum suggested as a Southerner, I might want to check out some Southern writers. Bless the soul of that person (Who suggested Harry Crews as well - who I am waiting to read next) The thing about Flannery O'Connor is that she is...
  7. gonewiththewind

    Book Collecting and the folks who indulge

    Although I am pretty new on this forum, it has been suggested that I start this thread. My great love of reading lead me to the passion of book collecting. Ebay and local bookshops allowed me to begin my collection, which I view as a lifetime preoccupation. It did not take me long to decide that...
  8. gonewiththewind

    Avid reader and book collector

    Hi, all. I am glad to join. I found you by googling "book forum". I have always been a reader since as a child I discovered that reading could open up worlds beyond the small Southern town where I grew up. Reading has long been a friend and constant companion. My particular passions are: science...
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