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Bite-size Drama Buffet

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In Ask Metafilter, sir jective says, "I love second-hand drama of reading about terrible people or amazing situations or weird things or basically just good stories ... Essentially, I'm looking for the reading equivalent of junk food in unlimited bite-size quantities, like the written version of shelves of mini packs of Doritos."

07/14/21
by taz

ISO Weird Mysteries

postcard from the day you left, collage, 2020postcard from the day you left, collage, 2020 by yumikrum (cc by-nc-nd)

In Ask Metafilter, azalea_chant is looking for "mysteries that deviate from the standard structure/genre tropes etc. Can be fantasy or science fiction, literary, whatever ... just stuff that’s slightly different"

06/19/21
by taz

Book Recs vs Book Wrecks

Black Sheep Meets White SheepBlack Sheep Meets White Sheep by Ionics (cc by)

In Ask Metafilter, kristi is seeking likable characters, good writing, humor. Please recommend all your well-written, likeable characters. Humor appreciated. Plot optional, while kingdead commands, Bring me the unlikeable characters! I want to read books with unhappy endings, angst and drama, body horror, miserable relationships, etc. Absolutely no redemption! If the writing is experimental, all the better.

06/05/21
by taz

Adult Fiction Featuring Queer Joy?

"Seeking a Paradigm Shift"

EnlightenmentEnlightenment by marceloquinan (cc by)

beccyjoe wants to know "What is an article or essay that you have read that caused a dramatic change in your thinking / perspective / life? ... I would love to hear what you've read that has blown your mind"

05/30/21
by taz

A bit of stress reduction

Books in LibraryBooks in Library by topgold (cc by)

'Amiably peopled' novels? In Ask Metafilter, unicorn chaser asks, "what are your favourite low-stress, enjoyable literary novels about people just hanging out?"

Meanwhile, over in Music, listen to gorbichov's Gan Ainm No. 1, "a little tune I wrote a few months back. I was thinking about Irish slow airs, and wanted to have some of that feel, combined with some harmony stuff I've been playing with ... This is played on my 1945 Epiphone Blackstone archtop, which I really love for melodic playing."

08/30/20
by taz

Significantly Other

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Signal asks, Please recommend SF books that are significantly Other.

07/25/20
by taz

Help Embiggen These Brains!

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In Ask Metafilter, xenization is seeking Essays/Articles That Opened Your Mind for first-year college students; nonfiction that makes you go, "Huh. Never thought of it like that before."

10/07/19
by taz

Everybody Needs a Hygge

17/365 - Weekend Bliss17/365 - Weekend Bliss by Phae (cc by-nc-nd)

scenes in firelit rooms while it rains outside; passing long, chilly nights; comfy interiors; hearty meals ... In Ask Metafilter, delight is looking for cozy, satisfying historical fiction for Fall.

10/05/19
by taz

"The reader, reading it, makes it live"

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Lots of great reading recommendations by members in the 50 Must-Read Fantasy Books by Women thread

07/27/19
by taz

Hugos There?

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Booklovers can now keep up with discussion of current Hugo nominated books and stories in Fanfare via the Hugo Awards 2019 Club

04/25/19
by taz

Heyyyy, whatcha readin'?

Books@Leadenhall MarketBooks@Leadenhall Market by Dave Pearce (London) (cc by-nc-nd)

I thought it would be interesting if mefites posted lists of what they plan to or have read, listened to, or watched this summer. I don't want to leave out people in the Southern Hemisphere, though, so feel free to post seasonal lists for whatever the season you may be experiencing!

ArbitraryAndCapricious asks Mefites to share their seasonal reading/ listening/ whatever list

08/16/16
by taz

The Re-Readables

By the moon, we sport and play, with the night begins our day.”By the moon, we sport and play, with the night begins our day.” by Decorating and other stuff (cc by-sa)

In my quest to read more I've found I'm drawn back to old favourites that I've already read multiple times. I'm ok with this because the reason they are re-readable is obviously because they are GOOD books that are lovable and rewarding to return to ...So I'd like to expand this repertoire by trying books that other people re-read often.

mymbleth asks What book(s) can you read over and over and over again?

03/23/16
by taz

Authorial Intent?

A Storm of SwordsA Storm of Swords by flossyflotsam (cc by)

What books hold up so well to re-reading that it makes you suspect they were engineered that way? Are there examples of books that seem to be MUCH better on second reading? What kind of things did the author do to achieve that?

kk asks, What books seem to have been written to be re-read?

07/27/15
by taz

Caution-ary Tales

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In a discussion of the current Hugo Award nominees, Monsieur Caution offers up a great, linkified alternative slate of personal favorites, plus points out a couple of posts on 2014 SFF that fans might want to peruse.

04/05/15
by taz

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