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Discover Literary Oddities in the Weird Book Room on AbeBooks

Discover Literary Oddities in the Weird Book Room on AbeBooks
Welcome to AbeBooks' Weird Book Room - heralded by the New York Times, Canada's Globe and Mail, The Times of London, and The Guardian (UK) as the finest source of everything that's bizarre, odd and downright weird in books. Everyone's talking about it - author Neil Gaiman is even tweeting about it, posting a link and suggesting his followers: "Go to this link and gaze on the titles and be made happy. Trust me. It'll work". With new titles added periodically - including five recently-added, delightfully odd books about tractors - we have an excellent selection of crazy and strange titles for sale by our booksellers, about every oddball aspect of life you could possibly imagine (and a few things you couldn't). We invite you to not only revel in our collection of literary oddities but to also send us your suggestions. Thanks to everyone who has submitted weird books!

The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker (Ha Shipping and Delivery estimates During Checkout and in your Order Acknowledgement Email you will see an estimated delivery date range. Estimated delivery date range is calculated by: Product Availability: This date range is listed on the left side of the main image on the item's detail page. If an item is listed as "In Stock," it will usually be ready to ship within 1-2 business days. Some "In Stock" items may have a longer lead time to prepare for shipment.Guest Location: Where your package is being delivered.Shipping Speed: The shipping method you selected during Checkout. For certain items we offer special delivery services. signature required On most items, Target.com provides the option to select a signature upon delivery during the checkout process. international shipping Target.com does not ship internationally, nor do we ship to U.S. shipping to multiple addresses It's easy to ship your order to more than one address. entering APO & FPO addresses return policy our promise to you

Flame Painter Flame Painter Gallery Flame Painter is a unique paint program, it belongs to my 'I am an Artist' experimental project. I think with tools which inspires you, everyone can be an artist. You can try it here, change different brush settings and paint your own flame paintings. When you change the background from black to white, the palette changes from additive to subtractive and the feeling of the painting is very different. Tools: Click here for Flame Help in German . COLOR - brush color SATURATION - brush saturation OPACITY - brush opacity C - color cycling [ on | off ] P - color per pixel [ on | off ] FADE - fade in/out [ on | off ] SIZE - brush size SOFT - brush softness CENTER - global forces FOCUS - local forces CHAOS - very chaotic parameter NOISE - crazy noise parameter ERASER - eraser tool SAVE - opens painting in a new popup window for saving (press Right Button > Save Picture As...) Keyboard Shortcuts: [ spacebar ] - clear screen [ Z ] - undo / redo last step Save Picture:

short stories at east of the web A game of Scrabble has serious consequences. - Length: 4 pages - Age Rating: PG - Genre: Crime, Humor A semi-barbaric king devises a semi-barabaric (but entirely fair) method of criminal trial involving two doors, a beautiful lady and a very hungry tiger. - Length: 7 pages - Genre: Fiction, Humor ‘Bloody hell!’ - Genre: Humor Looking round he saw an old woman dragging a bucket across the floor and holding a mop. - Length: 3 pages Henry pours more coal onto the hearth as a gust of wind rattles through the cracked window frame. - Length: 14 pages - Genre: Horror ulissa Ye relished all the comfortable little routines and quietude defining her part-time job at The Bookery, downtown’s last small, locally-owned bookstore. - Length: 8 pages - Age Rating: U The forest looked ethereal in the light from the moon overhead. - Length: 15 pages - Age Rating: 18 Corporal Earnest Goodheart is crouched in a ditch on the edge of an orchard between Dunkirk and De Panne. - Genre: Fiction - Length: 20 pages

Kongregate: Play free games online Ten Social Networks For Readers - AppNewser Books are not the only parts of reading that have gone digital. Just as eBooks have gone taken off, social communities around reading are popping up online, in apps and on devices. The latest that we’ve heard about is called inReads. Here is a list of ten social networks for readers: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. inReads: “inReads sits at the crossroads of books, technology, and culture.

Five Books That Changed My Life | Remy Carreiro I was incredibly lucky that my Mom owned a beautiful second-hand book store throughout my adolescence, because I constantly got to reap the reward of having amazing literature at my finger tips. Whatever I wanted to read, I was lucky enough to get to read. And as a result of the store taking second-hand books, can you even grasp how many amazing books must I got to read, that I never would have known about otherwise? Every few days, I was switching out. I never kept a book, so she never lost a cent, but I was always reading, always taking in knowledge. The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran The Prophet is a book you do not keep. The book is too powerful to cherish it secretly. The leather-bound, hardcover edition is quite breathtaking in itself, even before you open it. I shalln’t tell you anything about this book, lest I ruin it. Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk When people ask me, this tends to be the book I most recommend most. It was this book that reignited my love of writing. Honestly, I know.

Victor LaValle On Mental Illness, Monsters, Survival In Victor LaValle's new novel, The Devil in Silver, a man is mistakenly committed to a mental hospital where a buffalo-headed monster stalks patients at night. The plausibility of a monster roaming the hospital's halls made sense, says LaValle, who has a personal connection to the mentally ill. "The times that I've been in those hospitals — even as someone who was not even institutionalized at the time — I felt so much like I was in a haunted house," LaValle tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross. LaValle has a history of schizophrenia and bipolar disease across three generations on both sides of his family. "I have a very intimate knowledge of the world of the mentally ill and of life inside of especially public hospitals, and the way people are treated in there and the way that they try to survive in there," he says. Pepper is not mentally ill, "but he enters this place unaware and slowly becomes aware of the complexity of the people he meets," LaValle says. E. Interview Highlights

30 Very Funny Books--Seriously It's a dreary day, so I thought I'd indulge myself and come up with a list of my favorite comedies. A caveat, however: this is not a fancy English-professor-y list of the finest, most exquisitely crafted, most erudite or intellectually sophisticated works on paper in the language. This is a list of the books that make me laugh until my mascara starts to run. These are books to read over your first cup of coffee or just before you go to sleep . Remember: a day you've laughed is day you haven't wasted--even if you didn't get out of bed. Some days you need a jump-start to get to the funny parts of life. You've probably heard of most of these titles, and maybe you've already read several of them. You ready? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. And of course this is just the beginning.

Share Book Recommendations With Your Friends, Join Book Clubs, Answer Trivia 10 Essential Books for Book Nerds What makes a book nerd? Reading a lot of books — and liking to talk about said books — is a major requirement, of course, but there’s often something a little more nebulous involved: book nerds are the kinds of people who get a little thrill when walking into a bookstore, who press volumes into their friends’ hands with serious promises of life changing moments, who are fascinated by following the many tangled threads through authors and literature, happily wandering wherever they might lead. Robin Sloan’s recently published Mr. Mr. Man, is this book fun — especially for any book nerd who isn’t in denial about living in the modern age.

The Last Policeman: solving a murder before an asteroid wipes out life on Earth Last year I read Bedbugs , Ben Winters' psychological thriller/horror novel about a woman who was certain that her apartment was filled with bedbugs, while her husband was telling her that she was imagining them. It reminded me of Rosemary's Baby, one of my favorite movies. The Last Policeman is Ben Winters' third novel (he also wrote Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters , which I have not read), and I enjoyed it even more than Bedbugs. A few pages later I learned that the world of The Last Policeman was very different than our world. I follow Michelson’s gaze to the counter and the red-faced proprietor of the McDonald’s, who stares back at us, his unyielding gaze made mildly ridiculous by the bright yellow shirt and ketchup-colored vest. What's going on? It’s creepy fun to read Winters' description of a pre-apocalyptic society that knows it's doomed. What I was most fascinated by was everything I learned about economic behavior in the face of uncertainty.

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