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Open thread: What’s your favorite book about San Francisco?

The library is open ’Tis the season to hibernate under a blanket with a good book. While there are many choice tomes from which to choose—e.g., the recent National Book Award winners are a must—what about works about San Francisco? From...Show More Summary

Social media key for tracking flu, Zika, depression and more, says new book

Search the hashtag "flu" on Twitter and you'll find a free-flowing stream of comments from people across the country. In 140 characters or fewer, they offer threads of information about their symptoms, how long they've been sick, whether they received a flu shot, and more.

Sunday Morning Bobblehead Thread

Here's to more indictments before the week is over. The walls are closing in on Trump and his administration, but now that Donna Brazile has tossed her stink bomb of a book into the mix this week, the Sunday gabfests are sure to be spending...Show More Summary

These Queer Fiber Artists Will Blow You Away

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Out.com

Check out our picks from Queer Threads, the colorful book featuring over 30 fiber artists.

Halloween Thread

THEN WHO WAS PHONE? Maybe talk about your favorite scary movies, books, and games, the first scary R-rated movie you snuck into to see gore and boobs, and any real-life encounters you've had with the supernatural or Space Aliens. I....

What Are Your Happy Place Romance Recs?

I was inspired by Dahlia Adler’s tweetstream about books that are escapist fun when the news is too much. The world is a shitshow so here's a thread of some books that are utterly delightful, for all your escapist needs: — Dahlia Adler...Show More Summary

RedState’s Water Cooler – October 30, 2017 – Open Thread – “The Old Stuff”

Tom Wolfe is best known for writing the book “The Right Stuff“, a 1979 remembrance of the early days of the space program and the “Mercury Seven” who made it a special time in our history. Today, the RedState Department of History honors...Show More Summary

Late Night Horrorshow Open Thread: They Come Out At Night

Presidential aide Stephen Miller with @IngrahamAngle and Steve Bannon at her book signing at @BreitbartNews embassy. pic.twitter.com/dqZvHvVbK2 — Jim Stinson (@jimstinson) October 20, 2017 As Bob Dole, I believe, joked in a different context: Hey, it's See no evil, Hear no evil, and…Evil. Show More Summary

The Rec League: Mary Stewart

Our community at the Bitchery is full of warm & fuzzy moments and as the person who puts together the Books on Sale posts, sometimes we get some kickass, budget-endangering comment threads. For example, KateB alerted us to a mega Mary...Show More Summary

Sunday Morning Book Thread: 10/15/2017

OregonMuse is otherwise engaged, and in his absence you will have to tolerate the adolescent scrawlings and screechings of other, less urbane and witty and well-read cobloggers. Reading Room: Baker Library. Dartmouth College As reading rooms go, this one ain't...

Sunday Morning Bobblehead Thread

We talked to Naomi Klein about her book, The Shock Doctrine, when it was first published. And it's stuck with me since. This week, I've watched large swaths of my state burn down without a mention from the man in the Oval Office, or a declaration of a federal disaster. Show More Summary

Saturday Morning Open Thread: We Persist

… Because we must. From Politico: Former presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, in California as part of her 16-city book tour, said Monday that Sens. Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren will need “a high pain threshold” if they run for president in 2020 because of the way female candidates are treated. When asked what she would […]

Mean Girlz Open Thread: A Dish Served Cold

… ‘Almost as cold as the face on that beeyotch in the WH publicity photos’. [Yes, I am a petty, petty person.] Per TPM, Ivana Trump has a book to sell, and presumably a team of ace legal specialists to vet it, because it sounds like Game of Thrones – NYC: A new book from […]

Sunday Morning Book Thread 10-08-2017

Library of Festetics Palace, Keszthely, Hungary(Click for slightly larger version) Good morning to all you 'rons, 'ettes, lurkers, and lurkettes. Welcome once again to the stately, prestigious, internationally acclaimed and high-class Sunday Morning Book Thread, a weekly compendium of reviews,...

Books of The Times: Jeffrey Eugenides’s Short Stories Salvage Wit From Life’s Grind

The stories in “Fresh Complaint” are interested in failure and misbehavior, but they are also threaded with a strong moral sensibility.

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