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No. Book recommendation questions have a tendency to invite multiple answers, none of which is more correct than any other. Both the answers themselves and the votes cast on them will likely be based more on subjective opinion than expert knowledge or verifiable correctness. Such questions would fall under the "primarily opinion-based" close reason ...


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Absolutely not. Rand's answer is good, but I thought I'd add something. I moderate Hardware Recommendations, wherein we deal with recommending computer hardware to people who ask for it. The one thing I can say about that job is - it's a massive handful. After a year and a half of beta our scope has only just solidified, but we haven't yet managed to ...


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TL;DR: whether or not a question is based on homework should be mostly irrelevant to how we treat it, unless there's some cheating or other unethical behaviour going on. Here's my basic rationale: every question should be evaluated on its own merits. Our goal is to build a repository of great questions and answers about literature, and (for the most part) ...


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Sites which cover many books Project Gutenberg. An excellent resource containing thousands of texts in electronic versions with easily copy-pastable text. They also care about legality: Our ebooks may be freely used in the United States because most are not protected by U.S. copyright law, usually because their copyrights have expired. They may not be free ...


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I guess I'll throw my hat in. Here's how I'll be doing it in my answers (here's an example): Description. The [enter image description here] part serves two purposes. Most important, it adds an attribute to the picture so that when the picture cannot be loaded, or when using a vision-impaired user software, the description will provide some information ...


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N.B: I am the person who asked the question about Tissue in the first place. See here for more responses about the issue. People are worried it's unfair to produce content that may be helpful to revise from for people like me who will be sitting an exam that may involve that poem. Indeed, there is one question where Tissue is one of 15 poems we may be asked ...


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Below is the guidance I propose; it already appears on the tag info page for story-identification since April, but the version below has some minor additions that I did not yet add, now that we have a discussion here. It was shamelessly copied adapted from the relevant discussion on Science Fiction and Fantasy (most heavily from Valorum's answer). I think ...


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Sure. There's a reason it tells you to provide an image description; it's better for people who can't see images for some reason, such as a browser not supporting it or any other reason. It takes 3 seconds to add when you upload it - just take the time and help make this site better!


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List of all reviews on the Tumblr page Rachel Rising by Terry Moore, 22 July 2017, Gallifreyan The Fifth Head of Cerberus by Gene Wolfe, 12 August 2017, Rand al'Thor Good Omens, by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, 15 August 2018, Mithical The School for Good and Evil, by Soman Chainani, 10 March 2019, Mithical Milkweed, by Jerry Spinelli, 4 April 2019, ...


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My feeling is that "do my homework for me" questions should be closed. On Writers, those are closed under the Tell Me What To Write rubric. Laura's question in particular is borderline, but seems to be erring on the side of caution. She's asking for help interpreting something so she can answer the question in her own words. Something which is an ...


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I'd love to participate in submitting reviews to the blog. However, I have the following two questions before I make up my mind: Who owns the copyright to the content being published on the blog? I understand from this post on MSE that the content on SE network is licensed under "cc-wiki with attribution required". Does that also apply to the community-run ...


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Gnooks If you want literature recommendations, try this site. Simply put in three authors you like and it'll recommend a selection of similar authors for you that you can then thumbs up or thumbs down through which it further fine-tunes its selection. Not always accurate, but can be fun and occasionally helpful.


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etudes-litteraires.com This site has a discussion forum about French literature (in French).


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NoveList This resource may be available at your local library. If you like a specific genre or something within a genre, then you may use the resource to find your ideal books. A record may show interesting information, such as book reviews, popularity ranking, writing style, a brief summary, and tags that link to other books.


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Literaturforum (Versalia.de) The forum of the German-language literature site Versalia.de. The subforums focus on topics such as news or new publications, history & theory of literature, reviews, poetry, prose and translations.


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Klassikerforum A German-language forum for discussing the classics in literature.


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De Boekgrrls A Dutch-language forum for women who love reading.


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LiteraturForum.de This site has a discussion forum about German literature with—in truly German fashion—many subcategories.


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