What are you reading?

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by chorse123, Mar 13, 2006.

  1. jagela

    jagela Active Member

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    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)
     


  2. Matt

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    Q&A is done - fun read if you can suspend reality long enough to accept the premise. Anyone else read it?
     


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    Dormouse Senior member

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    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
     


  4. romafan

    romafan Senior member

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    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
     


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    Still chipping away at Gibbons...

    Also working in some poetry (Roethke, Eberhart, Oxford American Anthology) and Lake Wobegon.
     


  6. jagela

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    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.
     


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    Very Good, Jeeves!
    Have temporarily shelved Midnights Children
     


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    Basilica, The Splendor and the Scandal: Building St. Peters by R.A. Scotti

    Baroque: Architecture, Sculpture, Paintings by Rolf Toman
     


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    Hartmann Senior member

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    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...
     


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    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.
     


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    Jaqueline Winspear's Pardonable Lies (a Massie Dobbs mystery)

    Post WWI British detective/psychologist. Good stories, easy reading.
     


  13. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    Right Ho, Jeeves--Wodehouse

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

    Now starting:
    Shantaram--Gregory David Roberts
     


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    Endymion Rising by Dan Simmons (sci-fi)
     


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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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