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Great Books About Language

Members: 46 participating members (show all)

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1
1,539 members, 34 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: nijer (1), hailelib (1), jjwilson61 (1), anglemark (1), staffordcastle (3), lorax (6), timspalding (6), DaynaRT

Score: 27.19

3
5,446 members, 55 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: TedWitham (1), thorold (2), lorax (2), nijer (3), C4RO (3), timspalding (5), kaixo

Score: 22.84

4
571 members, 7 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: TrulyAragorn (2), Garzo (2), kiracle (2), timspalding (4), nijer (5), DaynaRT

Score: 18.63

5
1,238 members, 30 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: timspalding (1), aulsmith (1), keristars (1), nijer (2), DaynaRT

Score: 18.4

8
869 members, 13 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: elenchus (1), andyl (1), lorax (1), lilithcat (1)

Score: 16

9
143 members, 0 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: Garzo (1), TrulyAragorn (5), aulsmith (6), nijer (11), kaixo

Score: 14.79

10
268 members, 1 review
4.32 stars (4.32 stars)

Lists: anglemark (2), TrulyAragorn (3), kiracle (3), inge87 (5), nijer (6)

Score: 14.67

11
599 members, 30 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: inge87 (1), souloftherose (2), TrulyAragorn (4), nijer (9)

Score: 12.5

12
1,065 members, 37 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: hailelib (2), nijer (8), Akubra (8), kaixo

Score: 11.48

13
756 members, 31 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: wandering_star (1), nijer (10), kaixo

Score: 9.61

14
106 members, 3 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: staffordcastle (1), HollyBoggie (3), TrulyAragorn (6)

Score: 9.6

15
113 members, 1 review
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: electrice (1), inge87 (4), TrulyAragorn (7)

Score: 9.29

16
598 members, 9 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: timspalding (3), lorax (7), DaynaRT

Score: 8.54

17
2,191 members, 16 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: HollyBoggie (2), nijer (7), kiracle (7)

Score: 8.28

19
502 members, 9 reviews
3.39 stars (3.39 stars)

Lists: Shimmin (1), Edward (1)

Score: 8

20
212 members, 7 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (4), lorax (5), nijer (13)

Score: 7.61

21
588 members, 9 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: inge87 (3), TrulyAragorn (8), nijer (16)

Score: 7.42

22
292 members, 2 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: elenchus (3), TrulyAragorn (9), nijer (17)

Score: 7.32

23
2,814 members, 17 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: thorold (1), Edward (2), Noisy (2)

Thumbs down: andyl, aulsmith

Score: 6.73

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): This is about a single language, not language in general

28
301 members, 9 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: inge87 (2), TrulyAragorn (10)

Score: 5.61

29
190 members, 6 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: andyl (3), aulsmith (7)

Score: 5.5

30
181 members, 0 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: macoram (2), nijer (14)

Score: 5.43

31
69 members, 0 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: C4RO (2), nijer (15)

Score: 5.4

33
270 members, 3 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: HollyBoggie (5), nijer (12)

Score: 4.82

34
1,570 members, 41 reviews
3.69 stars (3.69 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (1)

Score: 4

35
1,518 members, 33 reviews
3.69 stars (3.69 stars)

Lists: Bretzky1 (1)

Score: 4

36
681 members, 26 reviews
3.47 stars (3.47 stars)

Lists: cbl_tn (1)

Score: 4

37
646 members, 4 reviews
3.69 stars (3.69 stars)

Lists: paradoxosalpha (1)

Score: 4

40
354 members, 6 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: birder4106 (2)

Score: 3.36

41
320 members, 7 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

Lists: cbl_tn (2)

Score: 3.36

42
92 members, 0 reviews
4.88 stars (4.88 stars)

Lists: Akubra (2)

Score: 3.36

43
358 members, 26 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

Lists: Garzo (3)

Score: 3.04

44
312 members, 2 reviews
4.31 stars (4.31 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (3)

Score: 3.04

45
246 members, 8 reviews
3.41 stars (3.41 stars)

Lists: cbl_tn (3)

Score: 3.04

46
57 members, 1 review
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: Akubra (3)

Score: 3.04

47
312 members, 2 reviews
4.54 stars (4.54 stars)

Lists: elenchus (4)

Score: 2.83

48
147 members, 4 reviews
4.48 stars (4.48 stars)

Lists: Akubra (4)

Score: 2.83

49
276 members, 1 review
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Lists: C4RO (5)

Score: 2.68

53
2,521 members, 25 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: staffordcastle (2)

Thumbs down: DaynaRT

Score: 1.36

54
14,634 members, 319 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): This is about a single language, not language in general

55
816 members, 12 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: C4RO (4)

Thumbs down: lorax

Score: 0.83

56
609 members, 11 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: staffordcastle (4)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Score: 0.83

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): This is about a single language, not language in general

57
3,014 members, 35 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Score: 0

58
1,699 members, 16 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Score: 0

59
1,415 members, 28 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Score: 0

61
225 members, 8 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Score: 0

62
48 members, 0 reviews
4.42 stars (4.42 stars)

Score: 0

65
15 members, 0 reviews

Score: 0

66
365 members, 8 reviews
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)

Lists: nijer (18)

Thumbs down: Bretzky1

Score: -0.06

67
774 members, 37 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: AnnaClaire (4)

Thumbs down: aulsmith, Mr.Durick

Score: -1.17

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): This is about doing something stupid so you can write a book about it.

68
190 members, 0 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: AnnaClaire (2)

Thumbs down: lorax, aulsmith, DaynaRT

Score: -2.64

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): This is about a single language, not language in general

69
7,109 members, 141 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (2), nijer (19)

Thumbs down: Edward, lorax, _Zoe_, DaynaRT

Score: -2.72

Explanations:

lorax (0): An error-ridden mess.

70
586 members, 5 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: AnnaClaire (3)

Thumbs down: lorax, aulsmith, DaynaRT

Score: -2.96

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): This is about a single language, not language in general

71
67 members, 4 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

Thumbs down: aulsmith, timspalding

Score: -4

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): It's a dictionary, not a book about anything.

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Started by: AnnaClaire (January 2012)

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