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What's a word or phrase to describe a good book that I cannot put down when starting reading?

What's a (big) word or phrase to describe a book that is so good that I cannot put down when I start to read it?
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Book Publication Data Page

In an English-language book, we conventionally have, among the first few pages, a page displaying essential data concerning the book: Library of Congress Cataloguing Data, various credits, publication ...
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What do we call for the old colored brown page of an old book

I want to know what that brown and a bit rough-textured paper called. Or if there is a word for it or none.
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Is there a single word meaning “very funny book”?

Sometimes you read a book that has you convulsing with laughter from the moment you pick it up. For me, one of those books was Catch-22 by Joseph Heller. What do you call this? Perhaps there ...
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Term for dedicating a book

Let's say: John Doe writes a book -- Me and My Dog Spot. On the page after the title, he writes: For Nancy. My aunt gives this book to me for my birthday, and on the title page, she adds in her ...