A good book....
False
The Water Cooler
A good book....
Discuss all things non-baking
Do you read a lot?  What's your all time favorite fiction?  What are you reading now?
1
Cat:3473a929-a609-4b85-8818-bf915c7505deForum:46fe1a99-7ba0-4d0b-8807-3a2be6e8c083
Cat:3473a929-a609-4b85-8818-bf915c7505deForum:46fe1a99-7ba0-4d0b-8807-3a2be6e8c083Discussion:7e4a837b-baa2-4f15-9291-3b45e217d5e6

Forums » Baking Forums » The Water Cooler » A good book....

You must be logged in to contribute. Log in | Register
 
 First << 1 2 3 >> Last
Forums  »  Baking Forums  »  The Water Cooler  »  A good book....

Re: A good book....

posted at 3/6/2011 2:18 PM EST
Posts: 7298
First: 6/23/2010
Last: 4/18/2014
aaahhhhhh -- Jodi Picoult -- how I love her work!

Re: A good book....

posted at 3/6/2011 3:34 PM EST
Posts: 992
First: 10/7/2010
Last: 8/28/2011
I read a lot; when I can.I like all type of (well-written) books.There must be a coherrant story line & characters I can relate to  or at least care about;
SmileRight now I am reading acollection of short stories( thrillers:;murder, mystery & mahem)  (12 N.YTimes best selling authors& 13 new  "rising stars" ; edited by Lee Child, himself an author of several" thrillers"I've enjoyed in the past;JackReacher, lead character) .
I find that short stories fit very well into my life.I can take a break from cooking & baking, start & finish a satisfying tale & go back " to work", in usually less than an hour.
It's surprising, to me, how  refreshing these"breaks"can be.As much as I enjoy cooking/baking; at times mincing, dicing & . slicing can become a tedious, bore.After my" break" I get to the part of  cookingI enjoy most:actually"cooking"where the  delightful & often amazing aromas overcome my senses.My physical & occupational therapists have  reccomended  "breaks" to prevent muscle cramps Cryfrom overdoing repetitous movements.How I spend these" threraputic breaks is  totally up to me Undecided...reading for pleasure is a good use of my" break" time.Smile

Re: A good book....

posted at 3/6/2011 4:28 PM EST
Posts: 658
First: 8/8/2008
Last: 6/5/2012
I used to love to read but my eye sight is really getting unpredictable because of my illness so I try to listen to Books on CD's from the Library.

Re: A good book....

posted at 3/27/2011 8:35 AM EDT
Posts: 3543
First: 1/16/2009
Last: 4/18/2014
I like mysteries and romance novels.

Re: A good book....

posted at 3/27/2011 9:06 AM EDT
Posts: 959
First: 1/30/2010
Last: 1/22/2013
In Response to Re: A good book....:
I want to read the five people you will meet in heaven.  I like any book I get my hands on.  I usually keep the book in the car if I get stuck in traffic or waiting in the Doctor's office.
Posted by Elsa M


I read this book.  I liked it, but I did not like the ending.  I had questions!  I wanted it to go further.

Re: A good book....

posted at 3/27/2011 9:30 AM EDT
Posts: 2164
First: 8/8/2008
Last: 4/18/2014
I love to read I like romamce time travel books but they are hard to find I try used book stores if the book is very good I will at a later date reread it

Re: A good book....

posted at 3/27/2011 10:01 AM EDT
Posts: 3406
First: 10/6/2010
Last: 4/15/2014
In Response to Re: A good book....:
I love to read I like romamce time travel books but they are hard to find I try used book stores if the book is very good I will at a later date reread it
Posted by Mary L


Oh, do I have a series for you!  If you have not read Diana Gabaldon's series you have to pick them up.  Starts with Outlander then Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager then Drums of Autumn.  There are a few other books that expand a bit on the characters but these are the ones you have to read! 

Re: A good book....

posted at 3/27/2011 6:25 PM EDT
Posts: 499
First: 8/12/2008
Last: 3/7/2012
No one has mentioned cook books!  I love books that combine stories and recipes. 
My most recently aquired one is Recipes...   Reflections...    Remembrances.... by Martha Campbell Pullen and Suzanne Crocker.
Interesting stories and yummy - sounding recipes.

Re: A good book....

posted at 3/27/2011 8:27 PM EDT
Posts: 992
First: 10/7/2010
Last: 8/28/2011
FICTION/ NON FICTION?
(A quote heard recently)"Fiction has to be believeable; non fiction just has to be interesting"Wink I just finished a book of "Thriller" Short stories & am about to start another..... What makes these stories so enjoyable is that they are believeable( might be real) but, gosh I hope notSealed

Re: A good book....

posted at 3/27/2011 8:51 PM EDT
Posts: 992
First: 10/7/2010
Last: 8/28/2011
For several years, I read Sue Grafton's alphabet (female) detective series. Easy to read  enjoyable stories....Each letter was more dificut to get  at our library & were allowed out of the library for only 3 days, maximum.The last one I remember reading was Q but I cannot recall the title. R was so hard to find; we bought our own copy for a planned 12 hour train trip & donated it to the library  after our return home the next week)  

Re: A good book....

posted at 3/27/2011 9:01 PM EDT
Posts: 992
First: 10/7/2010
Last: 8/28/2011
I
Oh yes,FRANCES; I love that type of cookbook too( each recipe has a story) of how the recipe originated; how the dish was part of a  family tradition, etc)
I must have 50+ of those in my vast collection&  haveread t hem all several times.Each time I pulled one ofthem out ofmy stacks (on bookcases)  & into  my kitchen;I find a new intersting story to delay  the start of my preparing dinner.Wink
n Response to Re: A good book....:
No one has mentioned cook books!  I love books that combine stories and recipes.  My most recently aquired one is Recipes...   Reflections...    Remembrances.... by Martha Campbell Pullen and Suzanne Crocker. Interesting stories and yummy - sounding recipes.
Posted by Frances M

Re: A good book....

posted at 3/27/2011 10:42 PM EDT
Posts: 528
First: 10/6/2010
Last: 6/11/2011
Like Water for Chocolate was the last book I read that included recipes.I do like to read, don't have too much time these days.
I usually read outdoors when the weather is nice and the days are long. I will read all types of books

Re: A good book....

posted at 3/28/2011 10:04 AM EDT
Posts: 1856
First: 10/8/2010
Last: 2/12/2014
I don't have as much time for reading as I'd like.  Of course now with mending hip I do.  As far as thrillers go I like the author Dick Frances.  He is British and I love the "Britishisms" in his writing.  Since he was a steeplechase jockey in his younger years his books all have some kind of racing theme.  Being a horse person I love them.
I also can spend lots of time reading cookbooks.  I can get carried away when looking for a recipe.

Re: A good book....

posted at 3/28/2011 11:09 AM EDT
Posts: 336
First: 11/28/2008
Last: 3/1/2014
I have been reading books written by Kristin Hannah.  I am able to go online w/our local college library and order the books I wish to check out.  They draw from most libraries in Northern WI.  It is just a new tool I am using and utilizing another of the library's services.

Re: A good book....

posted at 3/28/2011 11:19 AM EDT
Posts: 124
First: 8/13/2008
Last: 5/11/2011
I love to read, and do read just about any genre.  I'd have to say Sci-Fi, Horror and Alternate Histories are my favorite, but will read romance (mostly historical) and general suspense (especially medical).  I also have an extensive hardcopy library that includes all the classics, and well as an eclectic mix of modern.  The kindle is  a lifesaver while on the road - I do read a lot of the free books that are available in electronic format. 
Some authors I'd recommend: Anderson Gentry, Kim Harrison, Jared Diamond, Robert Heinlein, Harry Turtledove, Brian Lumly...the list goes on.

Re: A good book....

posted at 3/28/2011 11:48 AM EDT
Posts: 959
First: 1/20/2010
Last: 4/13/2014
I like Mysteries. I read a lot. I like Murder She Wrote books and the one writen by Eleanor Roosevelt.

Re: A good book....

posted at 3/28/2011 3:35 PM EDT
Posts: 3406
First: 10/6/2010
Last: 4/15/2014
I hit the used book store before a vacation and pick up a few books.  As I finish them I write a note on the inside front cover, something like .."kept me company from Illinois to Mississippi.  Great read..enjoy the book" then I leave it at a rest stop, restaurant or hotel for some lucky person to pick up and enjoy.  So if any of you ever come across a book look at the inside cover for a note from me.

Re: A good book....

posted at 3/28/2011 6:46 PM EDT
Posts: 3406
First: 10/6/2010
Last: 4/15/2014
In Response to Re: A good book....:
No one has mentioned cook books!  I love books that combine stories and recipes.  My most recently aquired one is Recipes...   Reflections...    Remembrances.... by Martha Campbell Pullen and Suzanne Crocker. Interesting stories and yummy - sounding recipes.
Posted by Frances M


I love going through my cookbooks and occasionally adding to the ever growing collection.  I really should go through them, I think I mentioned that once before.  It is so difficult to do though.  I will bring any that I don't want to my Curves and let them go through them first then I will donate what does not find a new home.

Re: A good book....

posted at 3/29/2011 12:39 AM EDT
Posts: 1627
First: 8/9/2008
Last: 6/11/2013
I used to read all the time but not much lately!! Too much time on the computer!! I have a
friend who buys food magazines all the time and gives them to me after she is done. Paula
Deen, Rachael Ray, Taste of home, Southern Living, etc. I can hardly keep up with all of
them. I get some really good recipes. Hubby went to the swapmeet Sat. and got me a
cookbook on Irish Cooking. I love to read cookbooks!! I also read our newspaper and 2
from MI to keep up with what is going on. Most of my family still live in MI. I also love the
books that have both stories and recipes. I also love Amish Cookbooks. They always
have neat sayings in their cookbooks.

Re: A good book....

posted at 3/29/2011 6:12 AM EDT
Posts: 1101
First: 8/8/2008
Last: 11/28/2013
I enjoyed Ken Follet's "The Pillars of the Earth" and really enjoyed his book "World Without End". Another good book I read many years ago that the movie didn't compare to was "Memoirs of a Geisha" by Arthur Golden. I also enjoy books by Catherine Coulter, Douglas Preston, Robin Cook, and many others.
 First << 1 2 3 >> Last

Forums » Baking Forums » The Water Cooler » A good book....