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Initial post: 16 Jan 2013 11:14:14 GMT
Last edited by the author on 16 Jan 2013 11:16:59 GMT
pixie says:
I know this is the cooking forum but we do read other books too.
I have read some really good ones and thought it might be good to post a few of them.
Some may be travel or have a bit of food in them, I'd like to share.

Reading tis at the moment and it is a laugh!

Maureen goes to Venice We all know a "Maureen" I'm sure!

Loved..In the Blood: A Genealogical Crime Mystery #1 (Jefferson Tayte) The first of three. If you love family tree mysteries you'll love this and the other two.

Trouble on the MarchA policeman's lot is not a happy one! A sort of Tom Sharpe farce!

Anyone else read something good lately?

Posted on 16 Jan 2013 11:21:10 GMT
Currently enjoying the "Montalbano" series of novels that inspired the TV series they showed on TV.
And I bought a book from Amazon France last month, as you know...

I've been reading Montalbano aloud to DH and we laugh, because it sounds like it was written by DH and his best mate, the same kind of humour. He wants me to read the French book to him too but he will sit there and criticise my accent so do I or don't I?

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Jan 2013 11:23:41 GMT
pixie says:
Yeah! Go for it!Lol!

Those kindle books were in the sale Ori..I tipped my friend off as she is a massive fan too!

I love reading, and being read to, lucky DH!

Posted on 16 Jan 2013 11:25:11 GMT
I don't have a Kindle, a friend does and she finds it nightmarish to use, she says it only reads Kindle books and that's not on for me. Also if you go to Project Gutenberg's page the manager has things to say about the amount of involuntary ads on the Fire...

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Jan 2013 11:30:46 GMT
pixie says:
Haven't got a new style one Ori just the old keyboard...think it's obsolete now. No ads on it just books. Bit cluncky but good and simple.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Jan 2013 11:32:45 GMT
Have you tried it out with the download onto your PC for free, Orinoco?
I've found it to be quite handy for Kindle only books.

Posted on 16 Jan 2013 11:49:03 GMT
I don't like to read books on the computer, the screen tires my eyes.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Jan 2013 11:54:19 GMT
Yeah, it certainly takes some getting used to - but I have got a few cracking recipes out of a few cookbooks.

Posted on 16 Jan 2013 14:47:09 GMT
I guess if I had a comfy chair in my office it would help. Fortunately I don't or I'd be sitting here all day and night. So in a way it's a good thing. LOL

Posted on 16 Jan 2013 18:46:45 GMT
pixie says:
Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death Agatha is a horror, says what she likes when she likes. Not always good in a village.

Agatha Raisin and the Vicious Vet

Posted on 16 Jan 2013 21:05:09 GMT
I read that one Pixie, she sounds a right horror but you can,t help but admire her. It was a damn sight better than chick lit rubbish that seems to cough up e wry where these days. I could do with some good reccomendations. I,ve read all the pratchett, and Stephen kings, game of thrones was a bit heavy for my taste. I don,t want intellectually over the top of my head books, or rubbishy love slop happy ever after stuff either. I just read one that you recommended about different couples and their dinner party menu,s, quite enjoyed that.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Jan 2013 21:07:06 GMT
I loved hearing those books on Radio 4Extra - I thought Penelope Keith was spot-on as Agatha Raisin.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Jan 2013 22:49:29 GMT
pixie says:
Well if you want something really good Steve Robinson is fab...

That Maureen one is a hoot too!x

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Jan 2013 22:52:09 GMT
pixie says:
I'll post up some freebies...

Steve Robinson books are really good if you like mystery family tree.

Death of an Obnoxious Tourist (Dotsy Lamb Travel Mysteries)These are good too.xx

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Jan 2013 22:52:53 GMT
pixie says:
Didn't hear those Suzy...will have to see if they come round again, bet she was good!x

Posted on 17 Jan 2013 11:24:52 GMT
pixie says:
I'd Sooner Starve! (The story of a hapless restaurant owner)

Bit of fun!

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jan 2013 14:33:39 GMT
Isobel Ayres says:
That's what I've got, too - I don't see the point of the Kindle Fire or the backlit ones - I thought the whole point was that it was supposed to be like looking at paper, rather than a screen?

I'm currently reading the Wheel of Time The Eye Of The World: Wheel of Time: Book 1 series by Robert Jordan, on book 8 of 14. They're not great literature but are entertaining enough for the train.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jan 2013 14:36:41 GMT
pixie says:
A fantasy fan Isobel?..I haven't read any of those, more into thrillers,humour,historyand I do like the village who dunnits!
I love my kindle! I find it amazing that I can have all those books in my hanbag!

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jan 2013 19:23:50 GMT
Very funny book.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jan 2013 19:26:32 GMT
pixie says:
Try Maureen when it's free Diamond. I'll keep an eye out!xxxx

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jan 2013 19:55:12 GMT
Cheers Pixie, that would be great.....

Posted on 18 Jan 2013 09:08:06 GMT
Currently reading "Cod: The Biography of a Fish that Changed the World" by Kurlansky. Good read.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Jan 2013 09:53:27 GMT
pixie says:
That's got excellent reviews!

I've just started..

The Main Line Murders Got it when it was free...most of my books are!

Posted on 18 Jan 2013 12:45:00 GMT
finny lul says:
Recent read
'A train in Winter' by Caroline Moorehead. It's a thought provoking insight into women's resistance in World War 2. On similar lines, I read
'A life in Secrets' by Vera Atkins.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Jan 2013 13:47:51 GMT
pixie says:
A Train in Winter: A Story of Resistance, Friendship and Survival in Auschwitz This it finny? looks good.
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