"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > The Back Porch > Off Topic Discussions
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-26-2013, 11:25 PM   #3081
Master Chef
 
Cooking Goddess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Body in MA ~ Heart in OH
Posts: 8,273
Quote:
Originally Posted by PrincessFiona60 View Post
Gee and I was going to make sure you had an invitation to the next open heart surgery I am allowed to watch.
But that surgery isn't killing, it's life-saving. Unless the surgeon makes an "oops".
__________________

__________________
... nothing is given. Everything is earned. You work for what you have... ~~~ LeBron James
Cooking Goddess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2013, 11:47 PM   #3082
Ogress Supreme
 
PrincessFiona60's Avatar
Site Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 36,297
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cooking Goddess View Post
But that surgery isn't killing, it's life-saving. Unless the surgeon makes an "oops".
I was going for the gore factor...
__________________

__________________
PrincessFiona60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2013, 05:19 AM   #3083
Senior Cook
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: northeast
Posts: 169
Quote:
Originally Posted by jabbur View Post
I'm currently reading Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy. Didn't see the movie either so really didn't have any idea about the book but knew it was a pretty popular story. It's very rich story-telling so I don't get very far each night. I've been reading it for nearly a week and am not even a quarter through the book.

I see mysterychef just started a book about Thomas Jefferson. Which one is that? I love Mr. Jefferson. His life is so amazing! My son graduated from his University so my family has a great affection for the man!
I saw ''Prince of Tides in the theater many years ago. I remember great performances by Barbara Streisand, and Nick Nolte. [Before his mugshot photo for a D.U.I. became a joke] My wife read the book and said the movie did a good job capturing life in the Carolina's .Kleenex optional. Particularly like the Jefferson book because of its culinary interest.
__________________
''Good cooking is when things taste of what they are''
mysterychef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2013, 09:34 AM   #3084
Master Chef
 
jabbur's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Newport News, VA
Posts: 5,482
So far in Prince of Tides, I can see 3 movies! After I finish I'll have to netflix the movie to see what they included! I've added the Jefferson book to my wish list. I try to keep my ebooks to under $5. It has to be a compelling book to buy it for more than that! I read a bit with the "look inside" feature on Amazon and it sounds intriguing.
__________________
I could give up chocolate but I'm no quitter!
jabbur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2013, 11:33 PM   #3085
Master Chef
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: upper midwest
Posts: 5,171
I am reading M.C.Beaton's Death Of Yesterday. I love all of her Hamish Macbeth and Agatha Raisin mysteries.
__________________
Don't let yesterday take up too much of today. Will
Rogers
JoAnn L. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2013, 02:39 AM   #3086
Master Chef
 
Cooking Goddess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Body in MA ~ Heart in OH
Posts: 8,273
Finished the Linda Castillo book "Sworn to Silence" Tuesday night. In spite of it's little bit of shockingly gruesome details I'm very glad I stuck it out. It was a really good read. I'll have to pick the series up again later this year.
__________________
... nothing is given. Everything is earned. You work for what you have... ~~~ LeBron James
Cooking Goddess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2013, 06:53 AM   #3087
Head Chef
 
tinlizzie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: SW Florida
Posts: 2,003
Quote:
Originally Posted by JoAnn L. View Post
I am reading M.C.Beaton's Death Of Yesterday. I love all of her Hamish Macbeth and Agatha Raisin mysteries.
I knew that M.C. Beaton also wrote under her maiden name of Marion Chesney, but take a look at her Wikipedia page; it is astounding. She's used several names and has written oodles of books. I've read the Macbeth and Raisin titles our library has -- I wish they stocked every one of them. I've read several of her Edwardian novels but don't like the characters nearly as well as those two.
__________________
No matter how simple it seems, it's complicated.
tinlizzie is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2013, 07:08 AM   #3088
Head Chef
 
tinlizzie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: SW Florida
Posts: 2,003
Quote:
Originally Posted by Greg Who Cooks View Post
Read them in order of publishing date! In other words, read them as the author wrote/published them. The series has a progression.

Report back!

I hope you like Pike as much as I do. The series initially focused on Cole with Pike as his back-up, but when the Pike as protagonist novel came out it really blew me away.

I wish I knew these people. That's why you/I like these Crais novels. We wanna be friends with the main characters.
The first Crais I read was The Two Minute Rule - nonstop page-turner for me. Vitauta had recommended this one and it didn't disappoint. So I got in line at the library for Suspect and just finished it. Really good in a different way. There was so much interesting info on the extraordinary ability of the canine nose, in this case a K-9 German Shepherd, and PTSD, both human and dog.

I like your suggestion of going back to the very beginning of Crais' writing history and following the progression forward. My DIL chides herself on, after finding a new author she likes, devouring all of his/her work. I used to resist doing this but find myself bringing home books I have already read because there was no method to my choosing. I can't remember all the titles, but the situations usually ring a bell. Sometimes I'll go ahead and re-read it, but as has been mentioned, there are so many books, so little time -- too little to be re-reading just because...

Did you say you have a listing of what you read?
__________________
No matter how simple it seems, it's complicated.
tinlizzie is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2013, 07:15 AM   #3089
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Addie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: East Boston, MA
Posts: 19,045
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinlizzie View Post
I knew that M.C. Beaton also wrote under her maiden name of Marion Chesney, but take a look at her Wikipedia page; it is astounding. She's used several names and has written oodles of books. I've read the Macbeth and Raisin titles our library has -- I wish they stocked every one of them. I've read several of her Edwardian novels but don't like the characters nearly as well as those two.
I don't understand why authors change their names over and over. I would think you would lose some followers if they don't know your new name.
__________________
Illegitimi non carborundum!
I don't want my last words to be, "I wish I had spent more time doing housework"
Addie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2013, 01:47 PM   #3090
Head Chef
 
tinlizzie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: SW Florida
Posts: 2,003
Addie, I can think of a couple of reasons. They may not be valid reasons, but...e.g., they might gain new followers under a different name; perhaps this author knows some people don't care for the two named series but will try books of a different genre or style without prejudging, not having preconceived ideas of what that book will be.

Or maybe the author assumes the role of a different writer when she assumes a different name. Maybe she feels more free to go off in a new direction, deviate from what her fans are accustomed to. Maybe it's just fun.

Maybe it's a business decision -- can't think of a reason here, but I'm not in business. Stephen King has published under another name but I've never heard him give a reason.
__________________

__________________
No matter how simple it seems, it's complicated.
tinlizzie is online now   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 07:51 AM.


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