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RE: What are you reading? 2006/06/22 01:59:28 (permalink)
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Originally posted by prisonchef

my current read is "salt" good book on the geo-politics of this commodity and explains why the basques are still upset.
i also review once a month "on food and cooking" just to remind me why.
i also find che's book on guerilla warfare a great referennce for pro chefs as is mao's little red book

and anything written by tony bourdain is a fun read.
jack
ps. before any vets get mad. i am one also. so keep the commie thoughts to yourself. these are great books for building a cohesive kitchen and instilling personal responsibility into your cooks.
But didn't Mao say quite clearly that a revolution was not a dinner party.
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RE: What are you reading? 2006/06/22 11:12:29 (permalink)
Hello All,
Prisonchef, I haven't read Anthony Bourdain, but I've seen his wonderful,
and I mean, wonderful show, "No Reservations,"on the Travel Channel.
I will now look for his books. Thank you.
Take Care,
Fieldthistle
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RE: What are you reading? 2006/06/22 12:33:48 (permalink)

Finished 'Smooth Operator'. An easy read.
Starting 'Mists of Avalon' by Marion Zimmer Bradley.
I also read the Bible, King James Version Only.

Copper
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RE: What are you reading? 2006/06/22 15:57:15 (permalink)
Copper, I think you are going to LOVE Mists of Avalon. It's right down your avenue.
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RE: What are you reading? 2006/06/22 23:47:29 (permalink)
Marion Zimmer Bradley's books just rock. She was one special lady, and the world lost a great author and editor when she died. Be warned that it has taken some people longer to read Mists of Avalon than it took her to write it. Enjoy the journey, Copper!

Today I finished Definitely Dead by Charlene Harris (fun!) and Kushiel's Scion by Jacqueline Carey and browsed through the Complete Cat Book from Cat Fancy to get ideas on car travel with my cats.

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RE: What are you reading? 2006/06/23 01:23:21 (permalink)
Just picked up a few new ones from the library...started "Possible Side Effects" by Augusten Burroughs (he wrote "Running With Scissors")and it is very funny, also today started "Kingdom Coming: The Rise of Christian Nationalism" by Michelle Goldberg and it is excellent so far...coming up next are "The Position" by Meg Wolitzer, and "DIxieland Sushi" by Cara Lockwood
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RE: What are you reading? 2006/06/23 06:32:00 (permalink)
Finished
Neanderthal by John Darton, The Rapture of Canaan by Sherie Reynolds and Blood Test by Jonathan Kellerman.

Going to re-read Follow Me Down by Shelby Foote and I bought a book, Savannah by John Jakes.

I'm also gathering books for my beach trip. Nothing heavy or long. Sue Monk Kidd ranks high on this list, The Mermaid Chair, The Secret Life of Bees (lovely book) Next is Sweetgrass by Mary Alice Monroe.

If anyone has any suggestions? Looking for Southern authors writing about the South, or Alabama in particular. And if it's fluff, all the better!

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RE: What are you reading? 2006/06/23 12:23:46 (permalink)
Bhambabe,
Have you read Ellen Ghilchrist's short stories? She has several collections: Land of Dreamy Dreams, Victory over Japan, I Can't Get You Close Enough, Light Can Be Both Wave and Particle are a few good ones.
She also has written several novels, but I prefer the short stories.
She is a southern writer, from Jackson, the Delta and New Orleans. I think she is in Fayetteville, AR, now.
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RE: What are you reading? 2006/06/23 12:25:49 (permalink)
the terrorist by john updike
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RE: What are you reading? 2006/06/23 13:43:04 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Pwingsx

Copper, I think you are going to LOVE Mists of Avalon. It's right down your avenue.



Pwingsx
My most favorite so far is 'Medicine Woman', 'the Prophetess', and 'Don Juan'........
should I be excited?????????

Yer Pal,
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RE: What are you reading? 2006/06/23 15:01:26 (permalink)
mr. chips,
i assure you for those of us in the "back of the house" a dinner party is never a party to us
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RE: What are you reading? 2006/06/23 15:01:30 (permalink)
Wow, Copper, I'm not sure. I just know how much I've loved reading Grail legends all my life, and seeing it through Morgan's eyes, and her Marian's superb viewpoint of the sacred feminine, it blew me away.

It's the only Zimmer Bradley book I've read.
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RE: What are you reading? 2006/06/23 15:03:27 (permalink)
Bhambabe, if you're into the lighter stuff, I suggest you read Charlaine Harris's southern fried vampire novels. They are short, but very witty. Some of my favorites.
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RE: What are you reading? 2006/06/24 00:05:47 (permalink)
Thanks Pwingsx and mbrookes. I'll go read some reviews. Really looking forward to finding new authors to enjoy.
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RE: What are you reading? 2006/07/02 23:33:52 (permalink)
http://www.inmamaskitchen.com/Book_Reviews/McGee.html

http://www.twbookmark.com/books/44/0316085669/index.html
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RE: What are you reading? 2006/07/03 15:19:04 (permalink)
Just finished "The Cell" by Stephen King and today started "The Great Deluge" by Douglas Brinkley about hurricane Katrina and "Philip and Elizabeth,Portrait of a Royal Marriage" by Gyles Brandreth. I am an avid reader and read very fast so it isn't unusual for me to have 2 or 3 books going at the same time.
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RE: What are you reading? 2006/07/03 15:20:08 (permalink)
Bhambabe, you might also want to check out Mary Kay Andrews novels. A little romance, a lot of Southern atmosphere, lots of humor.

In the last week, I finished Two For the Road (yeah, Sterns!) and Twelve Sharp by Janet Evanovich. Best line from Twelve Sharp: "If he'd stayed any longer the chocolate would have melted off the eclairs." (Those of you who have read Janet E. will know who's being talked about!)

Right now I'm reading The Whistling Season, by Ivan Doig. It's about a family and the one-room school the children attend on the Montana prairie in 1910
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RE: What are you reading? 2006/07/03 18:48:06 (permalink)
Four day rainy weekend for me, so I've been through Trojan Odyssey (Clive Cussler, The Lake House (James Patterson), and The Book of the Dead (Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child). Once of my favorites is Cabinet of Curiosities (also Preston & Child. I have to sheepishly admit I hadn't read any Clive Cussler until this year after I watched Sahara on DVD. And for those of you who like WEB Griffin, you might also try J C Pollock. He's not as prolific, but he's former Special Forces and is not only good, but also accurate (for the nitpickers out there ) He and my ex-fiance were in the same unit.
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RE: What are you reading? 2006/07/03 18:52:42 (permalink)
still reading mayflower, robert sullivan's cross country isnext.
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RE: What are you reading? 2006/07/03 19:14:15 (permalink)
I also agree with 4fish on Mary Kay Andrews, she's terrific. And add Johanna Edwards to that list too.
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RE: What are you reading? 2006/07/04 00:29:35 (permalink)
My personal favorite southern writer is Jill McCorkle, particularly her short story collection CRASH DIET and her novels THE CHEER LEADER, FERRIS BEACH and CAROLINA MOON. Her books tend to be set in a fictionalized version of her hometown, Lumberton, NC, and she's one of the only writers I've read who gets all the small details of contemporary southern suburban life exactly right.

Current read is David Mitchell's new one, BLACK SWAN GREEN.
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RE: What are you reading? 2006/07/04 16:39:17 (permalink)
Hello All,
Last week I felt the need to re-read my Complete Sherlock Holmes book.
Then today, a close friend lent me "Mayflower."
I am in reading heaven.
Take Care,
Fieldthistle
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RE: What are you reading? 2006/07/04 17:58:20 (permalink)
Fieldthistle.
mayflower is an interesting read, but i had to put it down for a day or two . the pilgrims and the puritians were beginning to confuse me. put all that you've learned aside and read with an open mind.

take care,

dayle
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RE: What are you reading? 2006/07/05 09:57:24 (permalink)
Hello All,
Zannie01, from what I recall the pilgrims were Separatist, who left England and went to Holland for religious freedom. They had fellow Separtist still in England. Some returned to England, and with others who were not Separatist, set sail and founded Plymouth Colony. I believe the Separatist did not consider themselves a part of the Church of England.
The Puritians were those conversative Anglicans who wished to purify the Church of England. They were akin to a sect within the Church of England, growing in numbers and eventually taking power during the English Civil War under Oliver Cromwell. The puritians founded the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
So the pilgrims were not puritians. New England history is so rich and multi-textured. I think I'll love
"Mayflower."
Perhaps Michael can enlighten us better as he was born in that region.
Take Care,
Fieldthistle
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RE: What are you reading? 2006/07/05 12:18:50 (permalink)
The last book I finished was Commanche by T.R. Fehrenbach (I may have the spellings wrong). It was a little bit of a hard read. I bought it sight unseen, on ebay, because the author is on of my favorites. I am now reading the best seller, "Medal of Honor", that I got for Fathers Day. It is, IMO, an easy book to put down. I'll finish it, but I don't know when. My favorite potboiler authors are Turtledove, and W.E.B Griffin, but they, like Fehrenbach, IMO, are not doing the work that they did earlier in their careers.
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RE: What are you reading? 2006/07/05 12:51:34 (permalink)
Fieldthistle,

i'm sure i'd appreciate the book more if i didn't have the drone of a baseball game as constant backround noise.at least it was the red sox.

dayle
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RE: What are you reading? 2006/07/05 14:51:17 (permalink)
Hi,
I am getting deeper into the Bible. Also opened up a Pandora's box on Masonic literature.
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RE: What are you reading? 2006/07/06 16:15:36 (permalink)
Thanks for all the author recommendations! I now have enough to keep me busy for some time to come.
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RE: What are you reading? 2006/07/06 22:33:20 (permalink)
So many books.. so little time...
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RE: What are you reading? 2006/07/06 22:51:01 (permalink)
I'm with you acornlover!

Just finished Getting Through What You're Going Through by the younger Robert Schuller. Also Elizabeth Moon's Heris Serano books. Who would have thought to combine space wars with fox hunting???
I could probably come to this thread every day with a new book that I have finished or am reading. It fills the hours not spent looking for a new job quite nicely. And it beats the heck out of packing!

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