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We live great lives.

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 - 22 comments

Are you on GetGlue

How many other MeFites are on GetGlue? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Mar 23, 2012 - 24 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 - 127 comments

Show us your books!

Inspired by cristinacristinacristina's comment here and in the spirit of this Meta from 2008 where we shared photos of our desks, show us your books and tell us how you organize them!
posted by mlis on Jan 10, 2012 - 79 comments

Mefi's own Languagehat

(mefi's own) Languagehat ranks #1 on the list of people asked about their favorite reads in 2011 by The Millions. I'm sure there are a couple other mefites on the list, too.
posted by crunchland on Dec 15, 2011 - 36 comments

Please help us buy your books.

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 - 50 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 - 29 comments

LibraryThing Currently Reading

Hyper-literate pony: LibraryThing's "Currently Reading" list -> Profile Pages? [more inside]
posted by Apropos of Something on Jun 6, 2011 - 61 comments

Congrats to our most newly published author!

Post-Apocalypse Dead Letter Office first appeared in Projects, but now you can find it on Amazon. Congrats to cog_nate on his first novel!
posted by donnagirl on Apr 17, 2011 - 31 comments

Any interest in a Frequently Recommended Books wiki page?

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 - 42 comments

The drama's done.

Follow-up: Matt Kish's One Drawing for Every Page of Moby-Dick (discussed here) is now complete. [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Jan 29, 2011 - 13 comments

A MeFi shoutout, in print, in a real-life book!

David Wondrich (Splificator) gives MetaFilter a shoutout in his new book Punch [more inside]
posted by jpeacock on Jan 10, 2011 - 30 comments

The Mefite Library: Books By Mefites

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 - 43 comments


Life, as it turns out can be something like this. In a thread on Gibson, presumed statements by Nisi Shawl are being discussed when in steps Nisi herself and (but much more gently than Marshall McLuhan) sets the record state.
posted by Neiltupper on Dec 5, 2010 - 82 comments

Languagehat's Year In Reading

Please enjoy this post by MeFi's own languagehat on The Millions, a blog edited by MeFi's own merlinmann cmaxmagee, about some favorite books he read this year. There are also many Year In Reading entries by other literary luminaries and the series will continue until year end.
posted by matildaben on Dec 1, 2010 - 35 comments

What books are in the "MeFi Canon"?

What books are in the "MeFi Canon"? [more inside]
posted by modernnomad on Jun 4, 2010 - 141 comments

Book Club - The American Novel Since 1945 - Episode 2

The book club thread is now live on MetaChat. We read Flannery O'Connor's Wise Blood along with the lectures on it by Professor Amy Hungerford, here and here. [more inside]
posted by shothotbot on Apr 21, 2010 - 6 comments

Publishers meet over drinks to solve the problem of pirating once and for all!

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 - 49 comments

Live New Book Club

The book club discussion is up on MetaChat, here. [more inside]
posted by shothotbot on Mar 10, 2010 - 2 comments

Book Club - The American Novel Since 1945 - Episode I

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 - 13 comments

Maybe we can the mods to grade the final

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 - 60 comments

Hit Me, Hit Me, HIT ME with Your Viral Stick!

I Wanna Take A Ride On Your Media Stick! [more inside]
posted by Lipstick Thespian on Dec 9, 2009 - 2 comments

Metafilter Book Club

What about a Metafilter Book Club? [more inside]
posted by granted on Oct 14, 2009 - 84 comments

Cloud Atlas: most recommended book on Metafilter?

Cloud Atlas: most recommended book on Metafilter? [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Buck Turgidson on Aug 15, 2009 - 72 comments

A long list of books

Here is a books-only list, broken up by subject, of the What single book is the best introduction to your field (or specialization within your field) for laypeople? thread. (via)
posted by nitsuj on May 12, 2009 - 17 comments

How to Read is Something for Everyone.

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 - 61 comments

Translate ReadMe int CheckMeOutFromLibrary

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 - 13 comments


I collected book related askMes on the wiki into readMe. [more inside]
posted by shothotbot on Dec 8, 2007 - 77 comments


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 Powells or Libraything or Google Book Search or WorldCat or blogs or reviews. 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 - 31 comments

Are you there MeFi? It's Me, K8t.

Sidebar nomination: 12-year-old girl changed-your-life books
posted by k8t on Jun 20, 2007 - 41 comments

How about a "books I've read lately" feature on the profile page?

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 - 38 comments

Metafilter mentioned in a book

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 - 40 comments

Pic of Miguel Cardoso section in a Portugese bookstore

Miguel Cardoso section in a Portugese bookstore
posted by mathowie on Jun 24, 2006 - 47 comments

Matthew Haughey on the development of Metafilter

Usability: The Site Speaks For Itself has an interesting chapter by Matthew Haughey on the development of Metafilter.
posted by booksprite on May 20, 2006 - 13 comments

Book Versus Book!

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 - 49 comments

metafilter in books

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 - 27 comments

metafilter gets a big shout out in the author's acknowledgements!

metafilter gets a big shout out in the author's acknowledgements! - i was going to save this for sept 1, when dong's book 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 - 25 comments

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