"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > The Back Porch > Off Topic Discussions
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-02-2008, 11:54 PM   #631
Cook
 
sichuan dingdong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 91
hello fellow readers

i read a lot of stephen king stuff when i was younger. thought he was the best then and remember many of the stories as being gripping and scary. i have not been on much of a horror kick lately though. just wanted to ask if any of you have read books by the author christopher moore? i found the book lamb to be one of my favorite reads ever. it is not for those who can't make light of their own belifes but is a great book at heart. the rest of his stuff is still fun and in the same style but having passed lamb along to people from 80yrs of age to 20yrs i have yet to find someone who did not find themselves touched by it. thanks for any replies and am always looking for new reads.
__________________

__________________
sichuan dingdong is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2008, 03:48 AM   #632
Master Chef
 
expatgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Texas girl living in Kazakhstan
Posts: 5,575
I'm not deep..........so I read whatever I want to..........pretty much a mish mash though I really don't care for sc-fi or fantasy......my DH takes up that end of it........he's never given up his books so we have millions and I'm willing to part with some of mine.......the landlady gave us 3 shelves of bookcases to add to only add to his collections.......I actually resent her.........it only enables him......
__________________

__________________
The only difference between a "cook" and a "Chef" is who cleans up the kitchen.
expatgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2008, 09:04 AM   #633
Head Chef
 
DramaQueen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Posts: 1,347
Quote:
Originally Posted by expatgirl View Post
I'm not deep..........so I read whatever I want to..........pretty much a mish mash though I really don't care for sc-fi or fantasy......my DH takes up that end of it........he's never given up his books so we have millions and I'm willing to part with some of mine.......the landlady gave us 3 shelves of bookcases to add to only add to his collections.......I actually resent her.........it only enables him......

Since I'm a firm believer that books are meant to be read not stored, I pass on all of my books or donate them to the local library if they're purchased by me. I never read a book twice and have stopped buying them since my library carries or can order any book I want. You might want to talk your husband into donating his books. Hospitals and libraries would love to have them.
__________________
Visit my blogsite: Chew On This
DramaQueen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2008, 09:53 AM   #634
Cook
 
m00nwater's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 81
I like to re-read some stuff, but I also share a lot of my books.

I read W.Michael & Kathleen Gear, Terry Goodkind, Pauline Gedge regularly. I will read pretty much anything you put in front of me, but those are the authors I read consistently. I also like Sarah Waters and Jean M. Auel. By far one of the most influencial books I have read and re-read, and given away and re-bought about 5 times is Anthony De Mello's Awareness. This book opened my eyes up to a whole new world.
__________________
m00nwater is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2008, 12:25 PM   #635
Master Chef
 
expatgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Texas girl living in Kazakhstan
Posts: 5,575
Well, when you hit Alzheimers.......any book is always a new experience.....jest kidding...nope.......I 've tried to talk him out of his collections.......I guess some of them are collector items by now........he drives me crazy........if I had kept every book that I ever owned we'd be looking at millions.........instead of his thousands.........and then you add debate daughter to it and then you're really looking at millions.........the stuff she reads...........
__________________
The only difference between a "cook" and a "Chef" is who cleans up the kitchen.
expatgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2008, 02:55 PM   #636
Head Chef
 
qmax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Puget Sound convergence zone
Posts: 997
Got two going: the old Leon Uris book, The Haj, and The Mergers and Acquisitions Handbook. The latter is a bit dry.
__________________
qmax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2008, 06:19 AM   #637
Senior Cook
 
Lynd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: England
Posts: 414
Quote:
Originally Posted by DramaQueen View Post
Christine was probably one of King's best books too. I loved it. The intensity was "edge of your seat" stuff. Of course it's fantasy, with few exceptions all of King's works are fantasy but this one is good. I read this one about 10 years ago. At the begining of each chapter, King quotes the first few lines of songs that were popular in the 60's since the car is a '63 Plymouth. While I was reading the words to "Run Around Sue" the song came on the radio at the same time. Absolutely freaked me out. I'll never forget it.

The movie is very good, catch it on Netflix or Blockbuster if you can.
I watched some of the Carrie movie a few nights ago actually, it was really really great. I'm sad I didn't record it but I was too tired!
__________________
Lynd has too many handbags
Lynd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2008, 12:06 PM   #638
Traveling Welcome Wagon
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Somewhere, US
Posts: 15,919
Right now I'm reading Darkness, by John Saul.

Barbara
__________________
Barbara L is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2008, 01:22 PM   #639
Master Chef
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: E. Pa.
Posts: 8,281
I've been reading old Reader's Digest Condensed books. The books came from deceased brother in law's house.
__________________
LadyCook61 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2008, 03:04 PM   #640
Master Chef
 
expatgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Texas girl living in Kazakhstan
Posts: 5,575
LC, some of them are really quite good.....just depends on who the editor is and how much they abridged the book.........was turned on to several authors because of RD condensed books........I'd forgotten about them....thanks for reminding me...actually except for a few coffee table books those are the only books that you will find in my sister-in-law's house and I know that she's never read them.......how can you only own 10 books in your whole lifetime????? The biggest brag that she and her brother made was that at the 4 years of being at Texas A&M neither one of them had checked a book out of the library.........oh, my goodness, that's something to brag about...........don't get me wrong......they are smart but dumb at the same time..... I love them to death, however ..... but when we go their houses I always make sure that I have a stack of books to keep me company..........unless I want to read a boating magazine (nothing wrong with that---no plot, however) I'm on my own......
__________________

__________________
The only difference between a "cook" and a "Chef" is who cleans up the kitchen.
expatgirl 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 11:34 AM.


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