What are you currently reading?

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Laudiesdad69 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:41 am

I am reading through Brian May's Red Special, The Guitar That Rocked Queen and The World. It details how he made his electric guitar from scrap materials without power tools, and about how necessity becomes the mother of invention. It is really interesting to me as I have Brian May replica that was made by a guy that actually took his home made guitar apart and made him an exact replica of it back in 1982 to use as a spare.

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by zupfgeiger » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:59 am

Jack Douglas wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:27 pm
zupfgeiger wrote:
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Hi Jack. I am happy to get news from Virginia. I hope you are doing well. Actually I am adding some interesting books to my cookbook collection these days. I am in regular contact with Andrea Tacchi about cooking topics. He is a great expert of Tuscan food and two times a week I get photos of the succulant meals he prepares in the kitchen of his workshop. So I followed his advice and bought an old standard book, written by Paolo Petroni, The complete book of Florentine cooking. It's a kind of MUST read for Italian food lovers. I will check Pat Conroy as well. I remember your addiction for high class salads...Another book that recently got excellent reviews is: Nosrat Samin, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat - Mastering the elements of cooking. It should arrive any day.
Michael,

We use the Paolo Petroni book for authentic Florentine cooking and it’s excellent. You’ll find the Pat Conroy cookbook filled with some of his interesting stories and recipes from all over Italy and France plus some excellent Southern cuisine. I’ll look for the Nostrat Samin book.

I’m counting down the days until my shoulder surgery scheduled for Dec 21. This Sunday we’re flying to California and likely in the vicinity of the fires. It may turn into an ‘adventure ‘.

Cheers,
Jack
Got the Samin Nostrat book yesterday evening and slipped through it. A bit disappointing. Much basic stuff, I knew before, but some interesting recipes like low temperature salmon, prepared in the oven with 110 degrees over 50 minutes.

Good luck and fingers crossed for your shoulder!!!
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by doug » Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:30 pm

“Certain Prey,” by John Sandford
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by doug » Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:37 am

“The Devil Wins,” by Robert Parker.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by jostrat » Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:20 pm

"To Your Scattered Bodies Go" by Philip José Farmer.

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Post by Todd Tipton » Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:56 am

I'm currently reading Marvel Comics six months behind on Marvel Unlimited. It is all one huge soap opera!
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Marttiko » Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:53 pm

Löytöretkillä Lontoossa (Expeditions in London) by Aino Kallas. She was novelist and married to Oskar Kallas, Estonian ambassador positioned in London in 1920's.

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Flawiler63 » Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:10 pm

"Rites of Spring: The Great War and the Birth of the Modern Age" by Modris Eksteins. This has to be one of the most stimulating, thought-provoking books I have ever come across, a real brain-opener.

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Flawiler63 » Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:21 pm

Re Post by Erik Zurcher » Saturday 18 November 2017, 23:07 pm
The Blackhouse by Peter May, the first book of his Lewis Trilogy. *****
When a brutal murder on the Isle of Lewis bears the hallmarks of a similar slaying in Edinburgh, police detective Fin Macleod is dispatched north to investigate. But since he himself was raised on Lewis, the investigation also represents a journey home and into his past.

Highly recommended!
Utterly agree and don't stop there, go for the whole trilogy. Due to my bad eyesight I listen to audiobooks nowadays, and thank goodness there are unabridged recordings available which, due in particular to Peter Forbes' readings, bring the particular flavour of the Isle of Lewis to life.

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by LarryShone » Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:15 pm

Nearing the end of Dracula. Never read it before and, well it's tedious at times and its hard to believe how this book, consisting of letters and diary entries, could have spawned such a legend! No film I've seen comes anywhere close (tho I'd like to see the 1922 film Nosferatu)
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Mike Steede » Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:09 pm

LarryShone wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:15 pm
Nearing the end of Dracula. Never read it before and, well it's tedious at times and its hard to believe how this book, consisting of letters and diary entries, could have spawned such a legend! No film I've seen comes anywhere close (tho I'd like to see the 1922 film Nosferatu)
My understanding is that vampires have ancient folk tale roots in Slavic countries, so Bram Stoker pinched the idea... The Brothers Grimm did likewise with their stories taken or inspired from German folk tales.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by LarryShone » Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:40 pm

Mike Steede wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:09 pm
LarryShone wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:15 pm
Nearing the end of Dracula. Never read it before and, well it's tedious at times and its hard to believe how this book, consisting of letters and diary entries, could have spawned such a legend! No film I've seen comes anywhere close (tho I'd like to see the 1922 film Nosferatu)
My understanding is that vampires have ancient folk tale roots in Slavic countries, so Bram Stoker pinched the idea... The Brothers Grimm did likewise with their stories taken or inspired from German folk tales.
I watched a movie the other night called Shadow of the Vampire (2000) about the making of the 1922 film Nosferatu. The director was told by the estate of Bram Stoker that they are not allowed to film the book. So they just renamed it Nosferatu and went ahead...
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Mike Steede » Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:50 pm

LarryShone wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:40 pm
Mike Steede wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:09 pm
LarryShone wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:15 pm
Nearing the end of Dracula. Never read it before and, well it's tedious at times and its hard to believe how this book, consisting of letters and diary entries, could have spawned such a legend! No film I've seen comes anywhere close (tho I'd like to see the 1922 film Nosferatu)
My understanding is that vampires have ancient folk tale roots in Slavic countries, so Bram Stoker pinched the idea... The Brothers Grimm did likewise with their stories taken or inspired from German folk tales.
I watched a movie the other night called Shadow of the Vampire (2000) about the making of the 1922 film Nosferatu. The director was told by the estate of Bram Stoker that they are not allowed to film the book. So they just renamed it Nosferatu and went ahead...
Nosferatu is in public domain now and on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCT1YUtNOA8
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Steve Kutzer » Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:03 pm

I just finished The Twelve Live of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti. This is one of my favorite genres - the coming of age story. It interweaves the story of a teenage girl growing up and her criminal father's story, before she was born and catching up in time as it goes along. This is one of the finest books I've read, and the writing is spectacular. “He left the table and followed, as if she were a magnet drawing him away from his better judgement”
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by doug » Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:05 am

“Extreme Prey,” by John Sandford.
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