With this FPP
as a starting point, I wanted to ask: Is an FPP where every attempt at discussion is impossible because you have to read a book about the subject first, a good FPP? [more inside]
posted by Joakim Ziegler
on Sep 15, 2012 -
Want to know what books fellow Mefites like? Want to maybe take part in a Mefi reading group? Come participate in a mass Goodreads enfriending! [more inside]
posted by philipy
on Mar 5, 2012 -
Maxine Hong Kingston grew up in two worlds: the "solid America," of confounding white "ghosts" to which her parents emigrated, and the misogynistic China of her mother's mesmerizing "talk-stories," where girls were worthless, tradition was exalted and only a strong, wily warrior woman could scratch her way upward. The next meeting of the Mefi Book Club
will be held in MetaChat
on Tuesday, April 26th. We'll be discussing Ms. Kingston's powerful, controversial and award-winning memoir, The Woman Warrior
, and her attempts to discern the truths behind those talk-stories while discovering her personal identity. Please check out the Hungerford lecture on the book
(or watch the video
), and join us!
posted by zarq
on Apr 1, 2011 -
Wanted: 4 writers, a couple of editors and a designer/artist or two to finish up a collaborative zombie love story novel. Let's have some creative fun. [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher
on Mar 31, 2011 -
Yesterday, Amazon enabled lending
for e-books in Kindle format, albeit with a whole lot of caveats, restrictions, limitations and rampant publisher opt-outs. But hey, books. Any interest in setting up a lending library for Mefites? And if so how the hell would we do that? [more inside]
posted by Saucy Intruder
on Dec 31, 2010 -
Back in November of 2007 I came across jonson
about Geoff Manaugh
’s blog post
on a photographer named Shaun O’Boyle
. I really liked the photographs, and sometimes my job allows me to develop a book. So I did. Kind of about that link. I asked Geoff Manaugh to write the intro
to the book, and he said yes, and then he surprisingly cited
an unrelated Metafilter comment
in the essay he submitted. [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan
on Oct 13, 2010 -
I searched and didn't see anything like this: a spiffy pony that would help track Mefi favorite books and how many times they are mentioned! [more inside]
posted by canine epigram
on Jun 7, 2010 -
Metafilter finally makes a difference. One of the books we
is licensed as a set of toys
in Burger King Kids Meals. Congrats Mothershock
! Pretty cool but a little weird.
posted by Toekneesan
on Aug 27, 2009 -
Trying to track down a link to an online short sci-fi novel that I saw mentioned/linked here ... was called "?????-01" or something like that ... [more inside]
posted by memebake
on Jun 20, 2009 -
Can you help me track down a radical book mentioned on some part of Metafilter? My search skills are weak, apparently. I would really appreciate it. [more inside]
posted by foodmapper
on Nov 6, 2008 -
The Morning News is throwing their annual Tournament of Books
to figure out the best book of 2007. A new twist this year is the Making Book Tournament
where you bet on what the winner will be, with the proceeds going to First Book
, a literacy foundation. MeFi is dollar matching bets up to $1,000 for the contest.
posted by mathowie
on Mar 4, 2008 -
I would like to read books by more MeFi writers. I have therefore made a list of who they are and their books. [more inside]
posted by paduasoy
on Feb 23, 2008 -
I just want to thank the MeFites who faithfully answer all the book questions that get asked here, like this one
And very special thanks for those who include an Amazon link. I know not everyone supports them, but I don't usually buy from Amazon; I export my wishlist to a spreadsheet via Librarything, and take it whenever I go used bookshopping. Thus, I've had many, many hours of great reading thanks to AskMeFi. Having good books to read means a lot to me, and I just wanted to thank you all. [more inside]
posted by TochterAusElysium
on Sep 20, 2007 -
9 months ago
I mentioned my Black Book Art Circle Project, and sent out a whack of books to MeFites. So far, none have come back. I did move in the meantime, but paid for mail forwarding to my current location, just so there would be no lost art. That service is about to expire. Does anyone know the status of the books they received?
posted by Kickstart70
on Jul 30, 2007 -
Metafilter now has a group at LibraryThing.
Inspired by the reaction to this thread
, jbickers has set up a group with the name "Metafilter" at LibraryThing. Please join if you care to swap reading lists, see what books fellow MeFis own, etc. For maximum coolishness, sign up with the same screen name you use here.
posted by ND¢
on Apr 30, 2007 -
Previous Black Book Art Circle post
. The new 8 books are going out to: riotgrrl69, dersins, ThePinkSuperhero, robert angelo, david coulter (didn't give his username), nanojath, routergirl
! Note that is only 7, because I promised one to klangklangston
but he has not given me his mailing address (HINT
Previous books went to brundlefly, jessamyn, cortex, dobbs, and bardic
. If you are none of of these people or the new recipients, and want to participate, please say so and maybe someone will be kind enough to make you their next recipient!
posted by Kickstart70
on Oct 31, 2006 -
Is someone going to write a book about Metafilter? I would read it, maybe.
posted by airguitar
on May 18, 2006 -
I'm looking for something I think I first saw in the blue. It was (I think) a coffee table book. The book had lots of pictures of found situations and described the situations as an anthropologist might describe observing humans. The one picture that sticks out in my mind is a bicycle leaned against a sign described as something like "We use objects in our environment to keep others from falling down." I think it was supposed to be about design or usability.
posted by ontic
on May 6, 2006 -
I saw something in the blue, sometime in the last 6 months, which was maybe a book about "real" coincidences and at some point it stated the frequency with which they occur. I've googled and googled to no avail. Anyone remember this? One of them had to do with 9/11, I think, and one of them had to do with a guy in a motel room getting a phone call on misdial but it was actually intended for him or something and maybe saved someone's life?
posted by unknowncommand
on Dec 3, 2005 -
Quite some time ago there was a FPP about a book, written in either Italian or Latin, that was heavily illustrated with fanstatic architecture that often had an erotic element. I've done several searches of the archives, but have come up blank. Does anyone else remember the post, or am I imagining it? Thanks
posted by Quip
on Nov 16, 2005 -
If you published a book and called it “The Best of Metafilter”, what threads would you include in it (besides the one
about the best logo
posted by growabrain
on Aug 16, 2005 -
There was an AskMe thread that revolved around some scifi question, and a person posted in response a link to a top 100 list, which I think was a usenet post. It was voted on by users. I always meant to link the list, never did, and now I've spent 30 minutes trying to find it. Any idea?
posted by xmutex
on Jul 24, 2005 -
I've been sent a preview of a new chapter in a forthcoming book by a friend / colleague / comrade. [more inside]
posted by warbaby
on Jun 11, 2005 -
I certainly appreciate the thought
, and the enthusiasm, but when the time comes I'll buy a text ad like anyone else. I don't think of Metafilter as my personal billboard.
Matt, please kill the thread, or move it back here to "metafilter-related", as that's about as close to relevant to this site as my book is.
posted by dong_resin
on May 12, 2004 -
What happened to the reading discussion? I signed up at Yahoo, read the Tax Inspector, and never heard a thing?
Is there s discussion going on somewhere?
posted by Eric Lloyd NYC
on Feb 17, 2002 -
From an NYTimes review [login: metafi/metafi]
of Lawrence Lessig's The Future of Ideas
To casual Web surfers, it may hardly feel that the Internet has been trapped in an intellectual vise grip. ... Mind-expanding novelties -- like ''bloggers,'' which allow users to create instant public online diaries -- spring to life every other week.
posted by mattpfeff
on Jan 6, 2002 -
As I don't have a forum for myself anymore, I thought I'd throw an obscure post into metafilter to see if anyone bites.
As you may or may not know, I've started an novel online... now, I was wondering what the interest would be in setting up a system where anyone could create an account and their own books (main advantage being ability to get instant feedback and edit anywhere). I've already set up a CMS with full CM pages. But if I made it public, would people come? It's not quite a journal, not a blog, and while some of the features are similar, there's different stuff behind this.
What do people think?
posted by Neale
on Feb 28, 2001 -