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Subject: Useful Site for Book Lovers
Date Posted: 11/26/2009 1:40 PM ET
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I found this great site where I can enter the name of an author and gain a list of all the books they have published.  I am keeping Excel spreadsheets on the authors I like, and when I read a book I check it off my list.  I also organize it into series if the author writes series books.  That's one of the reasons why I like this site.  When you have a list of the author's books, on the right there's a place where it ways "author series".  There it lists the series they have written or if there's a group of books that are related, but not really a series, it's called "related series".  They also list the pseudonyms that authros write under which can be quite revealing.  Finally, the list of books is linked to a synopsis of the book which I find quite useful since I have a tendency to check out of the library books I have already read.  So, I check there first to make sure I haven't already read the book if the synopsis sounds familiar.

Finally, they have a good list of books that are about to be published.  You can filter the list by genre so that makes it easy to use. 



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Date Posted: 11/26/2009 3:08 PM ET
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What's the site?

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Date Posted: 11/26/2009 3:09 PM ET
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http://www.fictiondb.com/default.htm

Date Posted: 11/26/2009 6:28 PM ET
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Thanks, I'll check it out.

Date Posted: 11/26/2009 7:01 PM ET
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I haven't checked that site out, but another good one is fantasticfiction.com    The have the author, any pseudoname's pseudonyms they might have used, where they're from (USA or England, Canada, etc.), a short bit of information about them (not always), their books and the series are all put together.  It's a good site for checking out what books an author has written, and also you can print off their books to see what you have.   Pat



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Date Posted: 11/26/2009 10:01 PM ET
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I joined, but it says I must be a subscriber to use the premium search. For $20 a year I'll stick to fantatsicfiction.com and Library Thing.

Date Posted: 11/27/2009 8:04 AM ET
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I agree, http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk (books in general) and http://www.stopyourekillingme.com (for mysteries) are my go-to places.There are also specialty sites (such as http://www.crimethrutime.com for historical mystery lovers) that list books in publication order by author. Anything I need to pay extra for isn't making it to my list of places to go these days.

Cheryl



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