"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > The Back Porch > Off Topic Discussions
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 12-15-2011, 10:29 AM   #1901
Master Chef
 
FrankZ's Avatar
Site Administrator
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Chesapeake Bay
Posts: 9,633
Quote:
Originally Posted by babetoo View Post
steven king's "black house" i am about half way through. written with peter straub. kinda drags in some places. just called library and eight books are on the way in the mail.

That wasn't too bad of a continuation, but The Talisman was, um.. much better.
__________________

__________________
"First you start with a pound of bologna..."
-My Grandmother on how to make ham salad.
FrankZ is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2011, 10:41 AM   #1902
Wine Guy
 
Steve Kroll's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
Posts: 5,408
Currently reading "A History of the World in 6 Glasses" by Tom Standage. Interesting book that relates the historical context of six beverages: beer, wine, tea, coffee, spirits, and Coca-Cola.
__________________

__________________
Steve Kroll is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2011, 01:06 PM   #1903
Head Chef
 
Zereh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Bellevue, WA
Posts: 1,548
Quote:
Originally Posted by babetoo View Post
i have been forgetting to post in this thread. so, to catchup. in the last month i have read, four books by Charline Harris. they are about vampires, werewolves, and shift changers. in some cases very funny, and in general is a different take on the current vampire wave.
I enjoy those books as well. So much so that I was inspired to start watching the TrueBlood series on HBO. It does deviate from the books quite a bit but it's still a fun and strangely entertaining show.

I've had my nose buried in Mark Bittmans' The Food Matters Cookbook for something to fuel my brain and kitchen enthusiasm. I just started Ted Dekker's Circle Triolgy for pure entertainment.
__________________
~~
Zereh

We are fed by a food industry which pays no attention to health, and healed by a health industry that pays no attention to food - Wendell Berry
Zereh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2011, 02:15 PM   #1904
Master Chef
 
FrankZ's Avatar
Site Administrator
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Chesapeake Bay
Posts: 9,633
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zereh View Post
I enjoy those books as well. So much so that I was inspired to start watching the TrueBlood series on HBO. It does deviate from the books quite a bit but it's still a fun and strangely entertaining show.
Quite a bit? Anyone ever give you an award for understatement?

They do, umm, use mostly the same characters.
__________________
"First you start with a pound of bologna..."
-My Grandmother on how to make ham salad.
FrankZ is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2011, 06:16 AM   #1905
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Zhizara's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: New Orleans, LA
Posts: 12,537
I just finished the Rowan series by Anne McCaffrey and am switching back to The Gripping Hand by Niven & Pournelle. It's a little confusing between the Mrdini and the Moties.

This should be fun!
__________________

If you can't see the bright side of life, polish the dull side.
Zhizara is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2011, 10:42 PM   #1906
Senior Cook
 
JoshuaNY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 129
I am a big fantasy/sci fi fan, I read it almost exclusively. With the occasional mystery thrown in.

Right now I am reading Cursors Fury by Jim Butcher. I loved his Harry Dresden Series so I figured I would try his other books.

Next up is Hunger Games, my mother said it was very good. So figured I should give it a shot before the movie comes out.
__________________
Kachow! Joshua
JoshuaNY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2011, 11:00 PM   #1907
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 10,524
For Christmas i got "Michael Vey" By Richard Paul Evans, I am looking forward to getting enough time to read it soon.
__________________
simonbaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2011, 11:05 PM   #1908
Ogress Supreme
 
PrincessFiona60's Avatar
Site Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 36,277
Quote:
Originally Posted by JoshuaNY View Post
I am a big fantasy/sci fi fan, I read it almost exclusively. With the occasional mystery thrown in.

Right now I am reading Cursors Fury by Jim Butcher. I loved his Harry Dresden Series so I figured I would try his other books.

Next up is Hunger Games, my mother said it was very good. So figured I should give it a shot before the movie comes out.
How is the Fantasy series by Butcher? I really like the Dresden books.
__________________
PrincessFiona60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2011, 08:17 AM   #1909
Head Chef
 
tinlizzie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: SW Florida
Posts: 2,003
Just finished a Body Farm novel - Carved in Bone. Another good one by the Jefferson Bass duo. And zoomed through Betty White's If You Ask Me. Still working on Simon Mawer's book Mendel's Dwarf, a story alledgedly by a descendent of Gregor Mendel, with all kinds of interesting info on the original pea project. The Mathematics! My nemesis. Also about halfway through The Food of a Younger Land - Mark Kurlansky. Good, but puts me to sleep. Looks like I'll have to renew it.
__________________
No matter how simple it seems, it's complicated.
tinlizzie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2011, 08:36 AM   #1910
Ogress Supreme
 
PrincessFiona60's Avatar
Site Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 36,277
I love the Body Farm books. Too expensive for me to donate to it, though. I looked into it when I read the first book.

I loved "Salt" by Kurlansky, but have found his other books too dry and difficult to read.
__________________

__________________
PrincessFiona60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I'm going to make a meatloaf tomorrow and was wondering SizzlininIN Beef, Pork, Lamb & Venison 23 02-17-2005 12:50 PM


» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:56 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.