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Yes, this is a support group for book addicts. No, we don't plan to cure anyone. I'm not sure it's possible, or for that matter advisable. Remember what Groucho Marx said: "Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."

If you're new here, please browse through the entries tagged "question" and answer one or more in posts of your own.

You may also post new questions: anything except "What is your favorite book?" If we could answer that question, we wouldn't be here.

If you'd like to introduce yourself, you're welcome to make a post in this format!

Happy reading, everyone!
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Mar. 7th, 2011 @ 05:05 pm random factoid
Epic Fantasy Author (and yes, I do mean that /he/ is epic) Patrick Rothfuss is allergic to cats. And I thought I was the only person in the entirety of fantasy fandom who didn't own a cat! Read more about my latest meeting with him here.
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Mar. 7th, 2011 @ 04:38 pm There's an "E-Book Week"?
Apparently so, and apparently it's now: http://www.ebookweek.com/

What are your thoughts on this?

(X-posted to Facebook Community)
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Feb. 2nd, 2011 @ 11:22 pm Literary Tattoos
A lovely website which has almost made me want to get a tattoo...if I could only decide what quote to have! :)


I think its to do with a book of pictures as well, has anyone seen it?
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Jan. 21st, 2011 @ 07:49 pm Facebook!
Well, the experiment is started! We have a facebook group Facebook Page! Come check us out. And please spread the word.
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Jan. 16th, 2011 @ 08:55 pm considering a change of venue
So, I'm thinking of making bookaddiction into a facebook group instead of-- or at least in addition to-- an LJ community. Trendy, I know, but I just think it will work better in terms of formatting and logistics-- easier to post pics, links, goodreads links, etc.

Thoughts? If I moved us to facebook, would you join up there? Is there another social media site you think would work better?

Also, if anyone can think of a better name for the facebook group than "Book Addicts Anonymous," please let me know!
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Jan. 15th, 2011 @ 07:16 pm quick link
A few notes on the frustrations of working at a library, by the incomparable padparadscha . I suspect many of us would like to join up with the League.
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Jan. 15th, 2011 @ 06:38 pm new question!
Book clubs.
Book signings.
ALA meetings.
Writing workshops.
Poetry readings.
Book promotional events.

How often do you go to book-related events? What are they?

as for me,Collapse )
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Jan. 13th, 2011 @ 05:36 pm (no subject)
I thought the members of this community might like this. :)

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Jan. 7th, 2011 @ 04:55 pm It does just what it says on the tin...
 An only slightly tasteless comedy site:
Better Book Titles
(maybe NSFW)

and their blog

My favorites, improved:
The Grapes of Wrath - actually this could apply to an awful lot of Steinbeck's work

And a few honorable mentions

The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie
A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess
new takes on Beowulf and The Epic of Gilgamesh
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Jan. 7th, 2011 @ 02:24 pm One more quick link
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Bookstore Cats. Adorable!
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