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Old 03-25-2016, 05:32 AM   #3721
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I have been reading about the rationing in England during and after WWII.

Marguerite Patten wrote over 160 cooking books and pamphlets, many of them have been reprinted and are quite inexpensive. I have been reading Marguerite Patten's Post-war Kitchen: Nostalgic Food and Facts from 1945-54 and The Victory Cookbook: Celebratory Food on Rations.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss...patten+wartime

If you decide to purchase any of her books take some time to read the descriptions, some of the reprints include the same material that appears in other books with slightly different titles.
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Old 03-25-2016, 12:46 PM   #3722
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At the moment I have three books I'm reading, but am focusing on a Jodi Picoult novel entitled House Rules, which is sort of a suspense/thriller book that centers around a young boy who has Asperger's syndrome. It's very, very good and has grabbed me to the extent that I am totally ignoring my two other books.

Can't wait to see how this turns out.
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Old 03-25-2016, 03:48 PM   #3723
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At the moment I have three books I'm reading, but am focusing on a Jodi Picoult novel entitled House Rules, which is sort of a suspense/thriller book that centers around a young boy who has Asperger's syndrome. It's very, very good and has grabbed me to the extent that I am totally ignoring my two other books.

Can't wait to see how this turns out.
That sounds good Katie...
House Rules by Jodi Picoult — Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists

I need a short break from Jeffery Archer's "The Clifton Chronicles". Wonderful series!
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Old 03-25-2016, 03:55 PM   #3724
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House Rules by Jodi Picoult — Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists

I need a short break from Jeffery Archer's "The Clifton Chronicles". Wonderful series!
It is great, Kayelle. I'm practically burning the pages I'm going through it so rapidly.
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Old 03-26-2016, 10:44 AM   #3725
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I recently finished "Killing Lincoln" which was very good. Now I am reading 2 books. The first is "Velocity" by Dean Koontz. Kinda creepy but not scary...yet. The other is "The Great Gatsby" by F.Scott Fitzgerald. The English class I interpret for a Deaf student is studying that one so I need to read it to know how to help her understand it! I never read it in high school but did see the movie with Robert Redford and Mia Farrow.
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Old 03-26-2016, 11:59 AM   #3726
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At the moment I have three books I'm reading, but am focusing on a Jodi Picoult novel entitled House Rules, which is sort of a suspense/thriller book that centers around a young boy who has Asperger's syndrome. It's very, very good and has grabbed me to the extent that I am totally ignoring my two other books.

Can't wait to see how this turns out.

This really interests me, Katie. Reminds me a bit of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime".
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Old 03-31-2016, 02:59 PM   #3727
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I returned the John Kruk book to the library yesterday. If you like baseball, and you like stories about the game from inside the clubhouse, this would be a fun read.

Seems like a different book followed me home. My new check-out item is called "Save Room for Pie" by Roy Blount Jr. Seems to be another non-recipe food book. Since the writer is a frequent contributor to NPR's "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me" and our son absolutely loves that show, I figure I'd give it a chance. We'll see if I can make it through the book.
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Old 03-31-2016, 03:55 PM   #3728
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Just finished this:

Amazon.com: The Secret Chord: A Novel (9780670025770): Geraldine Brooks: Books
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Old 04-22-2016, 08:31 PM   #3729
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I'm reading Blessing The Hands That Feed Us (Thorndike Large Print Health, Home and Learning): Vicki Robin: 9781410468376: Amazon.com: Books

So far the book has been interesting and Vicki Robin is an interesting person. I'm not sure it deserves a place on my bookshelf but it is a book that causes me to think about the food choices that I make. A good example of a thrift shop "catch and release" book!
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I just picked up To Race the Wind, by Harold Krents, the inspiration for the blind hero of Butterflies Are Free.

The last time I read this book was in 1973, I think, the year before I left home. I'm really looking forward to reading it again.
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