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Your Questions About How To Discover New Books

Betty asks…

When was the last time you put your head down on the table and moaned?

I just discovered I double booked myself.

Well, to be more accurate, I arranged to go to four different places in two different cities at the same time, so I have to make three cancellation phone calls.

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My girl did before when we was in the doggystyle position

Ruth asks…

How do they make perfume pages in books smell?

I’ve noticed that in some books you can rub a part of the page to test the perfume. How do they make it smell in just one place as spraying the page would ruin it. Do you add the perfume to the ink?

New Niche Finder answers:

Scratch ‘N Sniff™ is the trade name for a special kind of perfume or scent saturated printing in which the scent is enclosed in minute capsules, which can be broken open by friction. Individual beads of scented oil too small to be seen with the naked eye are encapsulated in plastic or gelatin, and with specialized printing techniques, the beads are printed on paper. The scent does not leak out until the beads are deliberately broken. Because scratch and sniff patches keep a scent localized—it can be smelled only when some one deliberately scratches and sniffs—scents can be used in printing without overwhelming the surroundings.

The micro-encapsulation technology that makes scratch and sniff possible was discovered by scientists endeavoring to make carbonless paper. Before the era of the word processor and photocopy machine, typists inserted carbon paper between second and third sheets of white paper to make multiple copies of documents. This could be a messy and aggravating process. In the early 1960s, an organic chemist, Gale Matson, working for 3M (Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company) patented a micro-encapsulation process that could be used to make ink copies without carbon paper. The Matson process used a particular plastic called polyoxymethylene urea (PMU). A researcher at National Cash Register came up with a similar micro-encapsulation process using gelatin. Both scientists were thinking only of carbonless paper, but the marketing department at 3M was given the task of finding alternate uses for the technology Matson had patented. It soon became clear that micro-encapsulation could be used for scented oil, and Scratch ‘N SniffrM debuted in 1965. The pull-apart perfume strip was introduced in 1981, and has since become the prevalent form of sampling new perfume.

Chris asks…

What important discover did Columbus make about the winds?

I am doing my history homework and I forgot my book at school because if I had grabbed it I would have missed my bus. So can you help me with this. Its due tomorrow and I have looked everywhere for the answer to this question.

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I can’t remember if he actually discovered it, but there’s the trade winds…that were later used when they were producing stuff like sugar in the Caribbean to go between I think…the islands, Africa and Europe. That was really important economy wise.

Http://completelyclimate.wiki.zoho.com/Christopher-Columbus-and-the-Trade-Winds.html That website has a map of it kind of. You could do more research on the trade winds, that might give you something.

Carol asks…

Books like The Catcher in the Rye and The Perks of Being a Wall Flower?

I’ve already read and loved books like The Bell Jar and 13 Reasons Why. Any other suggestions?Obscure books will be better because I probably already know of some of the more popular, but any suggestions (preferably with descriptions) are welcome. Also, is Franny and Zooey by Salinger any good? I might try that one. Thanks!

New Niche Finder answers:

Franny and Zooey is an excellent book! Salinger is amazing, and The Catcher in the Rye is indisputably his best, but yes, you should read that one!

Let’s see…I’ll do my best with these suggestions!

The Road, by Cormac McCarthy (dark, bleak, eerie, sad, and touching all at the same time, this book is…very difficult to describe it’s so amazing. McCarthy’s writing is all but unmatched with its elegant, simple beauty, and this story is…something worth discovering for yourself! Haha)

No Country for Old Men, by Cormac McCarthy (similar in some ways to The Road, this one is also difficult to describe, as it is with many of McCarthy’s works, and in my opinion, these are his two best books and seem to be things you would probably enjoy!)

I Am Legend, by Richard Matheson (if you’ve seen the movie, erase all thoughts of it–despite how good it was–when you read this book. It’s far better, scarier, and much more believable. It’s stunning, and classic, and amazing)

Crazy, by William Peter Blatty (not all too obscure, this one however reminded me a bit of The Catcher in the Rye. No where near as good, it’s more of a pleasant, lighthearted, sad, nostalgic and mysterious fun story. The main character is witty, he’s hilarious, dynamic, interesting, and his experiences with a mysterious, supernatural girl named Jane across a few events in his life–and by this way this book is very, very short–are fun to read, and interesting and even a bit eye-opening)

Oh, and i forgot to mention this one:
The Diary of a Young Girl, by Anne Frank (though it’s not fiction, you need to find the edition with all of the journal entries, because in earlier versions some entries were omitted. Her true diary opens your eyes to the real Anne Frank, a person who was an amazing writer, and who will forever be remembered as the person she was going to be. It’s very sad, but it’s also funny, even hilarious, because she’s a teenager: sometimes she hates her family, she complains about things, contemplates things. It reminded me a lot of The Catcher in the Rye!)

These are my best suggestions!

David asks…

How many books did Agatha Christie write before she divorced her first husband?

I’d like to know how Agatha’s life events affected her as a writer. And it would be very helpful if you can list the books she wrote before the divorce.

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They divorced in 1928, two years after Christie discovered her husband was having an affair. It was during this marriage that she published her first novel in 1920, The Mysterious Affair at Styles.

1920 The Mysterious Affair at Styles
1922 The Secret Adversary
1923 The Murder on the Links
1924 The Man in the Brown Suit
1924, she published a collection of mystery and ghost stories entitled The Golden Ball.
1924 Poirot Investigates (short stories: eleven in the UK, fourteen in the US)
1925 The Road of Dreams (Poetry)
1925 The Secret of Chimneys
1926 The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
1927 The Big Four
1928 The Mystery of the Blue Train ~ March 29, 1928


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