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I just finished The Help by Kathryn Sockett (which was terrific, by the way.) Santa brought me a Kindle and I am looking for my next download. :)
 

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Ooooh, how do you like your Kindle?? :D

I'm reading Under the Table: Saucy Tales from Culinary School by Katherine Darling.

From the Publisher
A deliciously entertaining memoir about one woman''s adventures in the student kitchens of the legendary French Culinary Institute -- flavored with celebrity chefs, eccentric characters, and mouthwatering recipes
To anyone who has ever dreamed of life in a French kitchen, imagining days filled with puff pastry and sips of vintage wine, Katherine Darling serves up a savory dose of reality in this funny, fascinating, and altogether delightful account of her time spent slaving over a hot stove, wrestling with veal calves, and cleaning fish heads at the French Culinary Institute in downtown New York City.
As she goes from clueless amateur to certified chef, Katherine and her quirky fellow students learn the secrets behind the art of French cooking and frequently find themselves the objects of scorn and ridicule as their teachers wage psychological warfare over steaming pots of bisque. The kitchen, they soon discover, is no place for soft-hearted romantics. It''s a cutthroat world, and no one ever made a soufflé without breaking a few eggs -- or cracking a few heads together. From the basics to the final exam, Darling reveals everything that goes into the making of a chef.
Filled with delicious food lore and trivia, and including dozens of classic and original French recipes, Under the Table takes readers deep into the trenches of one of the world''s most prestigious cooking schools -- and shows what really goes on behind the doors of every great restaurant kitchen.
 

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Christmas gift - Gen. Rick Hillier's memoirs (former chief of the Can. Armed forces), also on my wait list are "Dog Man" (about a japanese man that preserved the akita breed) and "Last Chance to See, part two" (about endangered species, written by Stephen Fry and Mark Carwardine.. Douglas Adams cowrote the original). Also looking forward to the new Nevada Barr mystery, 13 1/2.
 

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I just finished reading " Sometimes a Great Notion" by Ken Kesey- a classic- but I liked it so decided to read it again. I'm looking for a good fun fiction for an up coming beach trip, any suggestions. I don't read scary books, and I'm one of the freaks on the planet that didn't like Harry Potter or the Twilight series:eek: For Christmas I got a book called " 501 must-read Books" gives a reveiw on each and everyone of the books- mostly classics- but fun none the less.
 

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I can't remember the author's name, but a book called "Hardtack and Coffee" written by a formor Union soldier from Mass. about everday soldier life during the Civil War.
 

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"Parenting for Primates" by Harriet J. Smith.

She was a primatologist and later trained to be a clinical psychologist. I've been interested for many years in what we can learn about imprinting in primates and other animals that may have useful application to humans and this, I think, will deal with some of that.

 
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