What is your current "read"?

Discussion in 'The CookingBites Cafe' started by Lynne Guinne, May 25, 2017.

  1. Lynne Guinne

    Lynne Guinne Senior Member

    Location:
    New England
    I am a voracious reader - sporadically. Or, more to the point, seasonally. I'm a cozy mystery addict, especially those that have recipes included. It's interesting to see someone's reaction when they taste a certain food, say they like it, and ask what the recipe is. When I tell them I got the recipe from a murder mystery, it usually stops them in mid-chew. :laugh:

    I do read other types of books. I just finished an interesting non-fiction called "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks". The subject matter deals with growing human cells in a laboratory, cancer research, medical ethics...and a family. Although it is a non-fiction book, it read like a fast-paced novel.

    I also have two books on my stack, a large-print James Patterson non-fiction, "The murder of King Tut : the plot to kill the child king" for when I'm pedaling away on my stationery bike, and "Banana Cream Pie Murder", a cozy mystery with food.

    I also have a stack of magazines for those times I want to read a page or two, and that's all the time I have!

    What are you currently reading? What are your favorite reads?
     
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  2. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    I've never heard the term cozy mystery! I read only murder mystery - currently Ann Cleeves. I simply cannot sit and read a book so I only read when eating! This means a book lasts me ages. What I do sit and read is cookery books, however,
     
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  3. Yorky

    Yorky Uncomfortably numb

    Although I have a collection of books which are all read, I have stopped buying hard copies. Ebooks (in my case on Kindle) are far more user friendly to my deteriorating eyes and I'm currently reading Jo Nesbo's latest offering - "The Thirst". I also have periods of extensive reading (one book in two days) and then a lapse into a week or two of not even opening a book.
     
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  4. MypinchofItaly

    MypinchofItaly Über Member Recipe Challenge Judge

    Location:
    Milano (Italy)
    I really like this thread @Lynne Guinne ... I have to admit you've anticipated me because I wanted to create it .. you've been faster than me! :happy: well done.
    Well, I'm a voracious reader too, ever since I was a child. Paper books, not online or kindle, personally I do not love them at all. I have a pretty stocked bookcase in my house, because my husband also reads many books. Those I prefer are literature books, I like classics and books on the theater/screenplay, but I love also authors such as Ginsberg or Kerouac or Arthur Miller. After dinner, I always try to dedicate a bit to reading, even a short essay or a story. Right now I'm reading Robert Capa's book "Slightly out of focus".
     
  5. Cinisajoy

    Cinisajoy Senior Member

    Location:
    Texas
    At the moment really nothing, but I just finished "I married a best seller" by Shelia Hailey. (Ebook).
    Hollywood Moon by Joseph Wambaugh. His non-fiction is better. And Chicken Soup for the Sister's Soul.
     
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  6. Lullabelle

    Lullabelle Midlands, England

    Location:
    Leicester UK
    Unfortunately I don't get much chance to read but when I do it will most likely be a Stephen King book.
     
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  7. Lynne Guinne

    Lynne Guinne Senior Member

    Location:
    New England
    Stephen King. *shudder* His books scare the daylights out of me, Lulla!

    Checked this out on Barnes and Noble. Sounds interesting. I'll have to add it to my already-too-long list on my library account. Thanks for the suggestion.
     
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  8. Lynne Guinne

    Lynne Guinne Senior Member

    Location:
    New England
    A cozy mystery doesn't have any blood or graphic details that some murder mysteries include. The story lines are a bit more "fluff", but someone always ends up dead! They are usually quick reads, too. I'm never able to devote an entire day to just sitting and reading, but I am able to charge my way through a cozy in two short evenings. One of my favorite authors is Laura Childs. She writes three different series: a tea shop proprietress based in Charleston, South Carolina; a scrapbooking shop owner in New Orleans, and a small town cafe/bookshop/knitting shop owner located somewhere in the U. S. heartland.

    If you like gripping murder mysteries and don't mind blood and gore (but appropriate and important to the story line), I can suggest Linda Castillo's "Kate Burkholder" mystery series. They are gripping, the story line is tight and detailed...and the one book I read is where I found out what the term "exsanguination" meant...and details on how to perform one. :stop: One of these days I will go back and read the rest - yes, they're that good.
     
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  9. Yorky

    Yorky Uncomfortably numb

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  10. MypinchofItaly

    MypinchofItaly Über Member Recipe Challenge Judge

    Location:
    Milano (Italy)
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  11. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    I'll check your references out. Thanks!
     
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  12. classic33

    classic33 Guest

    "Against The Wind", Yazuyki Ozeki.
    Peddaling for a pint(What else but Guinness) from Japan to Ireland.

    Various family trees, a few science periodicals.
     
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  13. Lullabelle

    Lullabelle Midlands, England

    Location:
    Leicester UK
    I am not entirely sure if he is a genius or in need of help :laugh: eitherway some of his stuff is cracking. The Green Mile is 1 of the most amazing books I have ever read, then I watched the film which left me in a flood of tears amazing piece of work.
     
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  14. Cinisajoy

    Cinisajoy Senior Member

    Location:
    Texas
    Have you read the Jack Daniels series by JA Konrath?
     
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  15. Elawin

    Elawin Über Member

    I get mainly audiobooks these days, either bought or from our local library. I prefer crime, historical fiction (such as the Shardlake or Giordano Bruno books), or a good horror story (such as ones by Shaun Hutson). Most of the Stephen King books bore me half to death, and I've only actually managed to finish two of them (Christine and Misery).

    At the moment I am actually reading a proper book - The Snowman by Jo Nesbo. This one's a paperback and the print is a bit larger than average. I've got all 11 of his Harry Hole books, and the first two and the next four are audiobooks.
     
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