In the long, and incredibly insightful thread about misogyny that was spawned by the tragedy in California, I had a moment, going through my book collection, whereupon I realized that I had very few books with strong female characters that I would be comfortable giving to the kids. (Mine, and the crew that seems to live here during summer; boys and girls, ranging in age from 11-13.) I asked for recommendations, and the wealth of suggestions was amazing. I would feel selfish keeping it to myself, and wanted to share, so that other people with tween kids would also have them. [more inside]
posted by dejah420
on May 28, 2014 -
I read a book recommendation on the green for a beautifully illustrated children's book about animals.
I can't remember anything about it except that the pages were complicated and full of animals and you could spend ages looking at a single page. I think the illustrations were pretty realistic (not cartoonish).
Does this ring a bell for anyone?
posted by Omnomnom
on Mar 6, 2013 -
Can someone point me to a post (in ask.me I think) that featured examples of good science-fiction in non-Western Europe settings? [more inside]
posted by oddman
on Aug 17, 2012 -
Looking for a comment from within the past couple of years, comment describes how in our current Western societies we live better than kings ever could have dreamed of, books on our shelves, good food easily found, tons of entertainment easily available at the click of a button, climate controlled homes, cars and bicycles and trains and planes, etc and etc.
posted by dancestoblue
on May 7, 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 -
So, I was reading the writer's block post
, and I had a thought....is there a central repository of all of the published writers here? I'm a pretty big book buyer, and I'd happily support the authors here. [more inside]
posted by nevercalm
on Oct 7, 2011 -
I'd like to create a MeFi Wiki
page listing books that are frequently recommended in AskMe answers. Would anyone else be interested in such a resource and/or does anyone want to help out? [more inside]
posted by Jacqueline
on Jan 31, 2011 -
The Mefite Library: Some of you might know that I'm a book editor. I was very excited to see so many books in the holiday shop, but I was also a little sad that mefites who have a hand in creating books in other ways aren't represented. So, I'm starting a page (on the wiki for now) to collect links to books that mefites have written, edited, been anthologized in, or otherwise created. (Have a book of your photography or art? Did all of the research for a book? Art directed or illustrated a book? Please include!) [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco
on Dec 14, 2010 -
Are you going to BEA in New York next month? Will you be in New York on the 26th of May? Do you like books? [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan
on Apr 20, 2010 -
We are scheduled to have the first meeting of the American Novel Since 1945 on Tuesday March 9th. [more inside]
posted by shothotbot
on Mar 1, 2010 -
Is anyone interested in working through a free class on American Literature since 1945 book club style? [more inside]
posted by shothotbot
on Feb 5, 2010 -
My AskMe from this morning
was answered beautifully, with depth and consideration. As it is right now, at 20:07 EST, it is a beautiful little anthology on How to Read. I would shamelessly nominate it for the sidebar.
posted by Tufa
on Jan 29, 2009 -
I seem to remember that in the wake of this question
someone mentioned (on MeTa, I think) putting all the books that appealed to them into an Amazon wishlist. They were then able to use some sort of tool that exported it into a format useful for taking it to their public library. Does anyone remember this posting? I tried to search for it but my googleFu blah blah blah...
posted by Deathalicious
on Dec 20, 2007 -
I was kind of peeved when Technorati dropped the book category from their popular page and list. I've also noticed a lot of requests for book recommendations on AskMiFi. Bunches of book or bookish tags. Mefites seem a bookish crowd. A fascinating Librarything
group. Might it be worth considering expanding the book conversation specifically? We have a Music page. Why not a Books page? Rather than posting music files or lists, we could link to Amazon
or Google Book Search
. There's a movement
to react to the old media's abandonment of book coverage by encouraging more online coverage. Is this worth investigating for Metafilter?
posted by Toekneesan
on Jul 11, 2007 -
I've got a feature that I'd LOVE to see added, largely driven by the number of "I just finished reading this, what should I read next posts" ... a set of fields on our profile pages where we can add a book that we've recently read/enjoyed (perhaps by ISBN?), followed by a comments box. That way, members could build their "reading histories" over time, and they'd be available to the rest of the community.
I realize there are plenty of stand-alone sites that do just this, but I'd love to see it integrated into MeFi, simply because I'd be very interested in checking in from time to time to see what certain posters are reading these days. We all kinda get to know each other over time, and there's an unusually high percentage of very literate people on this site.
(Forgive, please, if this has been requested before.)
posted by jbickers
on Apr 28, 2007 -
Metafilter is mentioned in a book...The second page of Citizen Marketers
includes a mention of a Mefi post about George Masters' Tiny Machines apple video
posted by drezdn
on Mar 22, 2007 -
jonmc has inspired me. in thread a while back,
he recommended i read a book as a sort of "this is what i think about what we disagree about" retort. i have been thinking about it, and i do intend to get the book (from the library), but only on the condition that he do likewise for me. and then i thought, maybe i could invite some of our more famous meta-adversaries to participate in something like... a sort of tit-for-tat book exchange in the spirit of understanding each others' points of view.
posted by RedEmma
on Nov 6, 2005 -
Whoa! I dropped "metafilter.com" into amazon to try and find that alexa site ranking thing, and found out the site appears in 14 books.
posted by mathowie
on Sep 14, 2004 -
metafilter gets a big shout out
in the author's acknowledgements! - i was going to save this for sept 1, when dong
will be officially released, but in light of wendell's missing tink post
i figure now is as good a time as any.
posted by t r a c y
on Aug 19, 2004 -