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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!

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Required Reading: 10 Books We Read For Class That Will Change Your Life No summer, no matter how sunny and fun-filled, can last forever, as kids must painfully remember every year with the return of back-to-school shopping and early-morning alarms. Now that back-to-school season has rolled around once again, kids everywhere are engaging in a time-honored ritual: pulling out the school summer reading lists they've been ignoring since June and groaning with dismay and panic. But it doesn't have to be that way! Sometimes reading books we're assigned to read, rather than those we would pick up on our own, can be a blessing rather than a curse. It can lead us to unexpected treasures, introduce us to unfamiliar and unexpected points of view, and challenge us in surprising ways.

List of unusual deaths This is a list of unusual deaths. This list includes unique or extremely rare circumstances of death recorded throughout history, noted as being unusual by multiple sources. Some of the deaths are mythological or are considered to be unsubstantiated by contemporary researchers. Oxford Dictionaries defines the word "unusual" as "not habitually or commonly occurring or done" and "remarkable or interesting because different from or better than others. 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.

Gift Ideas for poor creative souls (6) You know how it goes, a friend calls you and invites you to dinner at the last minute. OMG! What gift can you take?! You scrabble around the cupboards trying to find a box of chocolates or a bottle of wine but find that most of the chocolates have been eaten and the wine has gone. I thought this was a wonderful idea. You could make a few of these and keep them to one side for just such an occasion. 21 Books From The Last 5 Years That Every Woman Should Read The one struggle of being a woman who reads is that you want to read everything. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by bestseller lists, because there just isn’t enough time in the day to read every hot new book. Between near-constant recommendations of amazing memoirs, new sequels and a terrifyingly long list of bookmarked Internet longreads, it can be stressful to choose what you should pick up next.

Top 10 Things That Women Invented It was just supposed to be a temporary job. Stephanie Kwolek took a position at DuPont in 1946 so she could save enough money to go to medical school. In 1964, she was still there, researching how to turn polymers into extra strong synthetic fibers. Kwolek was working with polymers that had rod-like molecules that all lined up in one direction. Compared to the molecules that formed jumbled bundles, Kwolek thought the uniform lines would make the resulting material stronger, though these polymers were very difficult to dissolve into a solution that could be tested. 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:

Artist-Designed Interiors: Art Hotel Bedroom Designs « Dornob Each room design has a name and was created by a single artist – beyond there the similarities end and the remarkable differences begin.The Fox is an art hotel featuring everything from abstract minimalist black-and-white rooms to creatively colorful over-the-top interiors. With over 20 contributing artists and 60 unique rooms to stay in, the Fox Hotel has something for ever visitor and is certainly a great source for interior design inspiration – even for people who can not make the trek to Copenhagen. In some of the rooms, the focus is on patterns, contrasts and visual relationships that are more abstract and aesthetic. In other rooms, shapes, patterns and figures tell stories or evoke more particular reactions that span the scope of spatial experience. There are some lessons that can be learned from the variety of interior designs at an offbeat location like an art hotel.

Twenty-one more books every teenager should read Every 16-year-old girl needs to read King Kong Theory, Virginie Despentes’s punk coming-of-age memoir, because lurking in every teenage girl’s breast is the beating, bloody heart of a rebel, waiting to make her own choices. Despentes’s book shows how – and why – women must define their own rules for life, and, even more important, it shows that making a mistake is not the worst thing you can do; conforming is.Chelsea G Summers, writer A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith because it’s about feminism and living your dream; and love and heartbreak; and combating sexual harassment, and strong women and families, and it’s just so good, forever.Jen Doll, author of Save the Date The Sex Myth by Rachel Hills. So many bad decisions are made because we grow up thinking we’re supposed to be having the sex that society tells us everyone else is having, rather than the sex we want. I generally think everyone ought to read as much Margaret Atwood as possible.

Interesting Trivia?! & Matt's Notes When you’re finished reading, check out the new trivial posts: More Interesting Trivia and Even More Interesting Trivia. Mum sent me this so it has to be true – right? Here are some ‘facts’ about the 1500s: They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in a pot & then once a day it was taken & sold to the tannery…….if you had to do this to survive you were “Piss Poor” Five Books That Changed My Life 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.

Strawberry Margarita Jell-O Shooters Strawberry Margarita Jell-O Shooters Margarita Jell-O Shooters ~ A fun farewell to summer and a festive edition to your Sunday football tailgate party or gatherings. For another Jello shooter variation like this one, check out my Lemon Drop Jello Shooters cut into the shape of lemon wedges and my Rocky Candy Shooters shaped just like the rock candy you loved as a kid. Strawberry Margarita Jello Shooters As many of you know, my Lemon Drop Jell-O Shooters are my issued dish from my girlfriend who holds the annual tailgate kickoff amongst our friends. This year with Matt being in the hospital, I sent them forward to the gathering in our absence.

7 Standalone Novels for Science Fiction Lovers Recently, we published a list of standalone novels for fantasy lovers. But you know what else comes in series? Science fiction. Simile Outrageous These are the results from The Style Invitational's first analogy contest, published July 23, 1995: Report from Week 120 in which we asked you to come up with bad analogies.

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