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- n. Plural form of book.
- n. (accounting) Accounting records.
- v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of book.
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I spent about three years of college work-study scanning books--textbooks, fiction books*, all sorts of books required by one classroom or another--and running them through OCR.
Depending on what numbers you use, and whether you count self-published books as books**, anywhere from 150,000 to 500,000 new books a year are published in the States.
Trashy books make the world go round...*grins & hugs her trashy books*
The following list contains (a) books or articles treating particularly, or at some length, the relation of German authors to Laurence Sterne; (b) books of general usefulness in determining literary conditions in the eighteenth century, to which frequent reference is made; (c) periodicals which are the sources of reviews and criticisms cited in the text.
The reason why I refused was this, orders were given to search every negro house for books or prints of any kind, and _Bibles_ and _Hymn books_ were particularly mentioned.
American author whose books, as _books_, obtained recognition abroad; whose name was thought worthy of mention beside the names of English contemporary authors, like Byron, Scott, and Coleridge.
Neither is the _modern dedication_, of books and writings _as to patrons_, to be commended: for that books -- such as are _worthy the name of books_, ought to have _no patrons, but_ -- (hear) but -- Truth and Reason.
Young IRELAND was acquainted with a son of a bookseller, who dealt in _old books_: the blank leaves of these books supplied the young author with paper; and he found out the way of making proper ink for his purpose.
Advice to Young Men And (Incidentally) to Young Women in the Middle and Higher Ranks of Life. In a Series of Letters, Addressed to a Youth, a Bachelor, a Lover, a Husband, a Father, a Citizen, or a Subject.
Besides these books that he left behind him, he had, some years before his death, sold by auction a _noble collection of books_, most of them in the _Rosacrucian Faculty_ (of which he was a great admirer): whereof there is a printed catalogue extant (as there is of those that were sold after his death), which I have often looked over with no small surprize and wonder, and particularly for the great number of MSS. in the before mentioned faculties that are specified in it.
I worry about authors writing to what they perceive to be reader expectations and I worry about readers feeling guilted into supporting writers instead of books Ã¢â¬ because both of these things, IMO, do not bode well for the *books*, and I’m in this for the books, not the authors, per se.
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