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Is an FPP workable if it requires having read a specific book?

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 - 77 comments

Want to know what books fellow Mefites like? Come participate in a mass Goodreads enfriending

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 - 129 comments

Whatever Happened to Pudding Pops?

Longtime MeFite GaelFC's compendium of '70s and '80s childhood nostalgia, Whatever Happened to Pudding Pops? was released this week to much fanfare. [more inside]
posted by cirocco on Jun 9, 2011 - 30 comments

Meta Book Club: The Woman Warrior

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 - 9 comments

Mmmmm, collaborative book project

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 - 74 comments

It's a book birthday!

Congratulations to metafilter's own changeling, whose debut young adult novel, Like Mandarin, was released today! [more inside]
posted by PhoBWanKenobi on Mar 8, 2011 - 43 comments

One Month in Greenland and Iceland

MeFi's own seawallrunner has released her 2nd book of photography, this one titled Two Ice Lands. You can preview the entire 322 page book online. [more inside]
posted by netbros on Feb 23, 2011 - 16 comments

Kindle lending library for mefites?

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 - 50 comments

NaNoWriMo 2010

Anyone in for NaNoWriMo this year? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Nov 1, 2010 - 11 comments

Thanks for the link. I made a book out of it.

Back in November of 2007 I came across jonson’s fpp 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 - 17 comments

because we can't have too many visualizations of awesome information

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 - 16 comments

Goodreads group

MeFi'ers on Goodreads unite [more inside]
posted by reenum on May 16, 2010 - 58 comments

Historical Science-Book Club?

Historical Science-Book Club? [more inside]
posted by vostok on Mar 11, 2010 - 6 comments

Another day, another thread, another book idea....

Inspired by this thread, would people be interested in collaborating on/buying a book of new material written by MeFites? [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Mar 9, 2010 - 136 comments

Metafilter: a short, descriptive title

Pony Request: A book of great metafilter comments. [more inside]
posted by anotherpanacea on Mar 7, 2010 - 64 comments

FTW

I wanted to point out a simply magnificent couple of comments about the Google Book Settlement by one of our members, grimmelm, or James Grimmelmann, as he’s know in the real world. [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan on Jan 25, 2010 - 18 comments

Congrats Interrobang

Congratulations to MeFi's own Interrobang, whose first book for young readers, The Secret of Invisibility, was just published! He is both author and illustrator - preview the illustrations here. [more inside]
posted by Miko on Dec 3, 2009 - 65 comments

Surprise Inside!

Metafilter finally makes a difference. One of the books we contributed to 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 - 48 comments

Christ, what a prumphænsn!

Hey, has anyone mentioned that MeFi's Own™ languagehat's book, Uglier Than a Monkey's Armpit: Untranslatable Insults, Put-Downs, and Curses from Around the World, was published in the US this July? [review | review | interview | lh's blog ]
posted by not_on_display on Aug 12, 2009 - 95 comments

Trying to track down a link to an online short sci-fi nove

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 - 15 comments

fake wins laser cutter for DIY book scanner.

Metafilter's Own™ fake won an Epilog laser cutter for his DIY book scanner. Awesome job! [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on May 23, 2009 - 22 comments

Congratulations!

Congratulations to Mefite Eric Gjerde, whose website was the subject of a previous FFP, on the publication of his new book.
posted by Tube on Nov 9, 2008 - 8 comments

Radical collective book lost in Metafilter

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 - 15 comments

Damned Papparazzi!

I Vant To be Alone!* [more inside]
posted by jonmc on Aug 30, 2008 - 63 comments

Merge With Caution

Ask MeFi inspires an author: there's a plethora of traffic-related questions that pop up on the green, but one such question (I'm betting this one) helped to inform a book that's out today. [more inside]
posted by sjuhawk31 on Jul 29, 2008 - 4 comments

Burning the black book

Last post on this project [more inside]
posted by Kickstart70 on Jul 4, 2008 - 27 comments

You don't have to be bananas to post here, but it helps.

Metafilter's own soulbarn recently had his new book on bananas favorably reviewed at Salon. I look forward to reading it.
posted by TedW on Apr 21, 2008 - 39 comments

Bet on books, help kids get books

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 - 18 comments

LanguageHat on PRI

Did anyone else hear LanguageHat on PRI's The World? [more inside]
posted by SteveTheRed on Feb 28, 2008 - 83 comments

Of making many books

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 - 101 comments

Thank you for the books

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 - 42 comments

Black Book Art Circle Project reredux!

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 - 37 comments

What do you want to read next?

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 - 122 comments

Black Book Art Circle

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 - 36 comments

Metafilter book

Is someone going to write a book about Metafilter? I would read it, maybe.
posted by airguitar on May 18, 2006 - 89 comments

Wife pro,ised to read one scifi book; did she?

Did blahblahblah's wife ever agree to read one of these?
posted by bleary on May 7, 2006 - 14 comments

It was (I think) a coffee table book.

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 - 4 comments

Do you remember the book about coincidences?

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 - 6 comments

Illustrated architecture book post

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 - 6 comments

The Best of Metafilter - book?

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 - 20 comments

Top 100 SF/Fantasy List

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 - 2 comments

Could I post this as an FPP?

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 - 26 comments

Close encounters with Sarah Vowell

Who says college can't be fun? Sarah Vowell spoke at Marist, signed some books, and offered some sage advice.
posted by Smart Dalek on Feb 22, 2005 - 48 comments

That was nice of you, but... (don't post my stuff to mefi)

Er-
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 - 50 comments

What happened to the reading discussion?

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 - 11 comments

Recommendaitons for PHP books?

When writing a weblog in PHP, one must learn PHP. Which book should a beginner pick up for the best results? Matt suggested Julie Meloni's book but it's currently unavailable here. So it's down to either the Wrox book, the SAMS book or the Osborne book. Any suggestions? Or other resources?
posted by lostbyanecho on Jan 24, 2002 - 17 comments

Chapter One of Lessig's The Future of Ideas is online

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 - 1 comment

How about a MetaFilter book club?

A thought inspired by the PJ O'Rourke thread. How about a MetaFilter book club? [more]
posted by jpoulos on Nov 14, 2001 - 76 comments

Smarmy AOL

Wow, AOL re-packages a bunch of AOL user posts and sells it as a book of 9/11 remembrances. Not only that, but it's perfectly legal, thanks to their terms of service. Just as an fyi: I'll never publish a metafilter book of comments.
posted by mathowie on Nov 12, 2001 - 18 comments

online novel forum

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 - 7 comments

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