Hello again on Saturday Night! I'm still scrambling to get everything done before we go. There is work left at the office (not too much); I have at least 8 posts to get the basics in to save internet time on the ship; I have to color my hair AND I still need to pack. I have 32 hours less about 12 for sleeping so the next 20 are going to be a push!
Thank you to all who shared last week.
Many of you do listen to the radio but most listen in their cars (or truck for Texas Book Lover). Many agreed that they listen to audio books in car or on mp3s.
I was pleasantly surprised that I am not the only one who doesn't want to read the Shades of Grey series. That one got the most "not interested" votes at 10. Twilight seemed like the next "not interested" in reading choice although Harry Potter was there too. Then Lord of The Rings and the Dragon Tatoo series. I have to admit that I found the Harry Potter series entertaining listening but I still have books 5-7 to finish. I loved the LOTR when I was in college...I read the Hobbit and other books by Tolkien too. I hope Abby does enjoy the 50 Shades of Grey as she reads it. :-)
The Winner from SBB #62 comments is: #7 wanda There are still 6 'love' books to pick from and 1 Christmas choice (I guess I'll have to add some titles to that list soon). wanda please choose a book (or GC if international) from the remaining Love Books List for Giveaway, remaining Christmas Giveaway Book, OR pick from the Updated ARC/Review List and let me know your choice, your address and a choice of bookmarks by completing the WINNER FORM.
Q1. Faith Hope and Cherrytea asks: Do you read cookbook / recipe books? and if so, what are your fave categories? breadmaking, desserts, soups, salads, main course ... etc??
A: That is easy to answer for me. No. My DH is our cook and no one really lets me in the kitchen except to clean. So I'm not much into reading recipes. Although I think it is fun when a novel includes one and I sometimes try to get hubby to cook them. :-).
While trying to remember an author who has recipes at the end of their books I found this GREAT LIST:
Maybe I should try a young Foodie Primer?
Image found at Raising Foodies
Image found at Raising Foodies
Q2. To go with FHCT's Q1 I am pairing a question from nrlymrtl: How often in reading do you come across a food you are unfamiliar with and just have to give it a try in cooking it??
A: Again, since I don't cook, I don't have a big draw for food. However, if I see a food or dish that is new and the book isn't specific I might look up the food.
While looking for images this picture caught my eye!
Thanks to those who are sending in Questions. DON'T BE SHY! Surely everyone has a Q or two you'd like to ask. Input suggestions in this Suggested Question Form. At the end of each month I will draw from the suggestions I used the month before and that person will get a book choice or GC. I thank everyone for submitting questions but some of you others might want to get in a question or two as we have a few people submitting most of the questions so far. Either way - it works for me. :-) The question list is being replenished! Thanks for sending in questions! Thank you to our contributors for August: Margaret, Birgit, Marjorie, Faith Hope Cherrytea and nrlymrtl. Random.org choose 2 so Birgit gets a book choice.
Your turn to share:
1. Faith Hope and Cherrytea asks: Do you read cookbook / recipe books? and if so, what are your fave categories? breadmaking, desserts, soups, salads, main course ... etc??
2. A question from nrlymrtl: How often in reading do you come across a food you are unfamiliar with and just have to give it a try in cooking it??
SBB Comment Winners can choose a selection from the remaining Valentine and "Love" books or the remaining Christmas Giveaway Books - there are still about 7 books available to choose from. Also I have added the Updated ARC/Review List now.
a) Must be a follower;
b) Share a comment on any (or all) of the two/three questions above.
Open internationally and an international winner may get a smaller book or a $5.00 GC if I decide the mailing is too much.
I will pick a Comment winner from all comments made by Friday, August 31, 2012 at 10 PM central.