Category Archives: books

Lonesome Dove book club dinner

Last year a friend of mine started a book club. It’s just six of us and we take turns picking books and meet once a month at someone’s house for dinner and discussion. Sometimes the cook tries to match the dinner to the book. This month was my turn and I decided to make everyone […]

1,000 books

I’ve apparently been buying too many books lately because I just reached 1,000 for my library. A complete works set of Jane Austen hardcovers rounded it out. I know the number because of librarything, one of my favorite websites. (Incidentally, I just got runner up in a bookpile contest there that I entered over two […]

More bread

To continue from my Artisan Bread in Five post, here is more bread! Sun-dried tomato and parmesan: Focaccia with onion and rosemary: Vermont cheddar:

True Grit

I am incredibly excited for the new Coen brothers movie coming out this winter – True Grit. The book by Charles Portis is probably one of my favorites. The 1969 John Wayne movie is great. (As is its 1975 sequel based on the main character, Rooster Cogburn.) I’m a big fan of the Coen brothers […]

Artisan Bread in Five

I recently bought the book Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day. The premise is that you mix a big batch of dough and then store it in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. When you want a loaf of bread, all you do is pop a hunk out and bake it. Now the […]

reading stats for 2009

I kept track of all the books I read this year and here are some stats: Total books read – 105 Average per month – 8.75 Most in one month – 15 Least in one month – 4 Fiction – 80 Nonfiction – 25 Bought new – 31 Bought used – 20 Received as gift […]

December books read

The Time Machine by H.G. Wells (fiction, science, free ebook) Morning Light by Catherine Anderson (fiction, contemporary romance, bought used) Forever After by Catherine Anderson (fiction, contemporary romance, bought used) See You in a Hundred Years by Logan Ward (nonfiction, memoir, borrowed from library) Better Off by Eric Brende (nonfiction, memoir, borrowed from library) Baby […]

November books read

At Home in Stone Creek by Linda Lael Miller (fiction, contemporary romance, bought new) Evangeline by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (fiction, poem, free ebook) Fast Women by Jennifer Crusie (fiction, contemporary romance, bought used, reread) A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore (fiction, humor, bought used) You Suck by Christopher Moore (fiction, humor, received as gift) Showdown […]

October books read

More Proficient Motorcycling by David Hough (nonfiction, motorcycles, bought new) Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson (nonfiction, activism, bought new) Cutting Loose by Susan Andersen (fiction, contemporary romance, bought used) State Secrets by Linda Lael Miller (fiction, contemporary romance, bought used) Last Chance Cafe by Linda Lael Miller (fiction, contemporary romance, bought used) He’s […]

September books read

Campfire Cuisine by Robin Donovan (nonfiction, cooking, received as gift) The Technique of the Love Affair by A Gentlewoman (nonfiction, romance, received as gift) Things My Girlfriend and I Have Argued About by Mil Millington (fiction, humor, received as gift) The Rebel Doctor’s Bride by Sarah Morgan (fiction, contemporary romance, free ebook) Crazy for the […]