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Tuesday, September 23rd
Today's Dose by Susan from Portland, Oregon
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Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction
by Jeff VanderMeer

This is, by far, the best book on creative writing I have ever read. I read it, teach, preach it, and return to it for inspiration again and again. If you feel like your education in writing has taken the bloom off the rose, consider this book the antidote: an approach that acknowledges story as a living, breathing thing that cannot ever really be dissected without killing it (but which can, nevertheless, be studied in its natural habitat). Practical enough for the beginner, subtle enough for the advanced practitioner, and chock full of the sort of pleasures that made you fall in love with fiction to begin with. (read more)

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Previous Doses
September 22nd
Selected by Cora from Anaheim, California


Grave Peril (The Dredsen Files #3) Grave Peril (The Dredsen Files #3)
by Jim Butcher

'Grave Peril' Book #3 of the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher is the best one so far....This is a fast paced, action packed roller coaster ride. On almost all levels, it's a fun book....In the end, Dresden has a couple of serious problems to deal with in book four, and I can't figure out how he's going to fix them. Right now, I guess that he probably can't fix either, but I'm rooting for him. (read more)

Your price $7.98
(Remainders - Trade Paper)

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September 20th
Selected by Lory from Temple, New Hampshire


My Brother Michael My Brother Michael
by Mary Stewart

Mary Stewart is rightly acclaimed for creating wonderfully robust settings in her books, which serve as much more than mere stage backdrops to the action. So strong is the sense of place, sometimes, that the setting almost becomes a character or a plot device in its own right. Such is the case with 'My Brother Michael,' which I picked up in honor of Mary Stewart Reading Week. The place is Delphi, on the slopes of Mount Parnassus in Greece, once considered the navel of the world and still one of the most numinous sites of the Western world. While telling one of her thrilling tales of mystery and danger, Stewart also manages to evoke the spirit of Greece, both ancient and modern, in a strikingly vivid way. (read more)

Your price $8.95
(Used - Trade Paper)

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September 18th
Selected by Mati from Warszawa, Mazowiecki


Percy Jackson's Greek Gods Percy Jackson's Greek Gods
by Rick Riordan

[The] Percy Jackson series are the best books in the world, thanks to their author's easy book-writing. They are exciting, funny, craaazy, FUNNY, and I really recommend this book to all of you reading this comment right now. (read more)

Your price $17.49
(New - Hardcover)

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September 21st
Selected by Malissa from Chicago, Illinois


The Carnival at Bray The Carnival at Bray
by Jessie Ann Foley

'The Carnival at Bray' by Jessie Ann Foley is a different kind of Young Adult novel. It's one of the few that is actually enjoyable and intellectually stimulating enough for an adult audience, while still carrying all the themes and conflicts that young adults crave. I found that I couldn't put the book down, and I attribute that to the incredible characters....This book is a nostalgic work of art for anyone who claims the '90s as their era. (read more)

Your price $12.95
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September 19th
Selected by Nikki from Burnaby, B.C.


Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World
by Mark Miodownik

'Stuff Matters' is the first book I've ever read on materials science and found it fascinating and the perfect introduction! The language used in the book is not too scientific so it's so easy to understand whilst learning so much....I cannot express how perfect this book was in my opinion and I will definitely be continuing to look into both Mark Miodownik and materials science! (read more)

Your price $26.00
(New - Hardcover)

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September 17th
Selected by Elizabeth from Bruce, Michigan


In the Lake of the Woods In the Lake of the Woods
by Tim O'Brien

How could I not have read this book sooner? It's been around since 1994. Maybe you, too, have been missing out on 'In the Lake of the Woods' for 20 years. Read it now....[I]t's the way this story is told that makes this book unputdownable....I won't spoil the story. Read it. And read the footnotes. (read more)

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