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Time Out 1000 Books to Change Your Life by Editors of Time Out
Time Out 1000 Films to Change Your Life by Time Out
Time Out 1000 Songs to Change Your Life by Editors of Time Out

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  3. Time Out Film Guide, 13th Edition by John Pym (2004)
  4. 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die [5th anniversary] by Steven Jay Schneider (2003)
  5. 501 Must-Read Books by Emma Beare (2006)
  6. The Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop by Ian McFarlane (1999)
  7. Have You Seen . . . ?: A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films by David Thomson (2008)
  8. Leonard Maltin's 2010 Movie Guide (Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide (Signet)) by Leonard Maltin (2009)
  9. Pop Memories 1890-1954: The History of American Popular Music by Joel Whitburn (1986)
  10. The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Ultimate Reading List by Shelley Mosley (2007)
  11. 501 Movie Stars: A Comprehensive Guide to the Greatest Screen Actors by Steven Jay Schneider (2007)
  12. The Rough Guide to the Best Music You've Never Heard by Nigel Williamson (2008)
  13. Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason by Nancy Pearl (2003)
  14. Fear of Music: The Greatest 261 Albums Since Punk and Disco by Garry Mulholland (1988)
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Series?!

How do series work?

To create a series or add a work to it, go to a "work" page. The "Common Knowledge" section now includes a "Series" field. Enter the name of the series to add the book to it.

Works can belong to more than one series. In some cases, as with Chronicles of Narnia, disagreements about order necessitate the creation of more than one series.

Tip: If the series has an order, add a number or other descriptor in parenthesis after the series title (eg., "Chronicles of Prydain (book 1)"). By default, it sorts by the number, or alphabetically if there is no number. If you want to force a particular order, use the | character to divide the number and the descriptor. So, "(0|prequel)" sorts by 0 under the label "prequel."

What isn't a series?

Series was designed to cover groups of books generally understood as such (see Wikipedia: Book series). Like many concepts in the book world, "series" is a somewhat fluid and contested notion. A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creations, on the part of the author or publisher. For now, avoid forcing the issue with mere "lists" of works possessing an arbitrary shared characteristic, such as relating to a particular place. Avoid series that cross authors, unless the authors were or became aware of the series identification (eg., avoid lumping Jane Austen with her continuators).

Also avoid publisher series, unless the publisher has a true monopoly over the "works" in question. So, the Dummies guides are a series of works. But the Loeb Classical Library is a series of editions, not of works.

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