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post #46 of 5727
not as much as i'd like...a couple of hilarious articles in the atlantic this month, the obituary of the despotic ruler of turkmenistan made me laugh til i wept...and lots of cookbooks, four new ones this week, one newly written, three vintage ( a chinese a vegetarian and one from lancaster county pa)
post #47 of 5727
Q&A is done - fun read if you can suspend reality long enough to accept the premise. Anyone else read it?
post #48 of 5727
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Originally Posted by jagela
not as much as i'd like...a couple of hilarious articles in the atlantic this month, the obituary of the despotic ruler of turkmenistan made me laugh til i wept...and lots of cookbooks, four new ones this week, one newly written, three vintage ( a chinese a vegetarian and one from lancaster county pa)

Here's a nice book.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Limited-Editions...QQcmdZViewItem
post #49 of 5727
Heat - Bill Bufords account of apprenticing in Mario Batalli's kitchen

The Far Corner - A history/reminiscence of football in the northeast of England

The Whiskey Robber - Very funny story of alcoholic semi-pro Transylvanian hockey goalie turned bank robber in post-communist Budapest
post #50 of 5727
Still chipping away at Gibbons...

Also working in some poetry (Roethke, Eberhart, Oxford American Anthology) and Lake Wobegon.
post #51 of 5727
dormouse, you are too kind. i adore mfk fisher. my favourite is the one where she goes through one meal and analyses it. my favourite moment was learning there is nothing you can buy in an american supermarket that has not been touched by corn (except maybe the fresh fish if they have any). hate to hijack this thread with food books but have you read steingarten's books? i hugely respect him amongst modern food writers.
post #52 of 5727
count of monte cristo
post #53 of 5727
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Plutarch
Very Good, Jeeves!
Have temporarily shelved Midnights Children
post #54 of 5727
Basilica, The Splendor and the Scandal: Building St. Peters by R.A. Scotti

Baroque: Architecture, Sculpture, Paintings by Rolf Toman
post #55 of 5727
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Originally Posted by designprofessor
The Autobiography of a Tibetan Monk, by Palden Gyatso

Speaking of Tibet...

The Third Eye by Lobsang T. Rampa

A good yarn even though Rampa was exposed as a hoax. Also probably not as soul crushing as the Autobiography...
post #56 of 5727
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Originally Posted by jagela
dormouse, you are too kind. i adore mfk fisher. my favourite is the one where she goes through one meal and analyses it. my favourite moment was learning there is nothing you can buy in an american supermarket that has not been touched by corn (except maybe the fresh fish if they have any). hate to hijack this thread with food books but have you read steingarten's books? i hugely respect him amongst modern food writers.

I used to pick up copies of Vogue simply to read his articles. He's that rare food critic who's not a food snob.
post #57 of 5727
Jaqueline Winspear's Pardonable Lies (a Massie Dobbs mystery)

Post WWI British detective/psychologist. Good stories, easy reading.
post #58 of 5727
Just finished:
Right Ho, Jeeves--Wodehouse

Now reading:
Spring Fever--Wodehouse (I've been on a bit of a Wodehouse kick. )

Now starting:
Shantaram--Gregory David Roberts
post #59 of 5727
Endymion Rising by Dan Simmons (sci-fi)
post #60 of 5727
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Endymion Rising by Dan Simmons (sci-fi)

I read Hyperion, which was interesting if a bit conceited. I lost interest after reading The Fall of Hyperion.
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