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Did You Get a Book for the Holidays?

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Post by diamondlil » Sat December 27th, 2008, 1:15 pm

I want a slow cooker recipe book. Which one did you get Amanda?
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Post by Divia » Sat December 27th, 2008, 2:41 pm

My step brother and my friend both got a slow cookers this holiday season. Hmm. seems to be the thing.

My friend also got a slow cooker book. I'll check the title. I know she kept on commenting that it had "nice color photos"
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Post by Carla » Sat December 27th, 2008, 4:00 pm

[quote=""EC2""]I doubt it as I always buy my own books these days. Haven't opened most of the pressies because we're waiting for youngest son to come home from work. He's on a 12 hour shift today. I've bought him a Terry Pratchett novel for his stocking filler. I think the title's Money, but I bought it and wrapped it a while ago, so I can't remember![/quote]

Would it be Making Money? If so, snap! I gather it features a run on a bank - prescient or what? (Pity the bank in question wasn't called Petra Borealis).
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Post by nona » Sat December 27th, 2008, 4:14 pm

I have a slow cooker low fat cook book, we've tried several recipes and they are great. I'll have to dig it out to get the title though.

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Post by diamondlil » Sat December 27th, 2008, 10:58 pm

[quote=""Carla""]Would it be Making Money? If so, snap! I gather it features a run on a bank - prescient or what? (Pity the bank in question wasn't called Petra Borealis).[/quote]

I've read this one. It was pretty good as normal for Pratchett!
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Post by Ash » Sun December 28th, 2008, 2:53 am

I didn't care as much for Money as I have his other books, but I think it was because there just wasn't enough discworld in it for me. I'll be your son will love it!

Ok, catch me up on the lingo - is a slow cooker like a crock pot from the 80s? I had one for years, and loved it. Then it just stopped working and I never replaced it. Whats the difference between them?

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Post by diamondlil » Sun December 28th, 2008, 2:56 am

Basically the same thing I think, except the cooking bowl in a slow cooker comes out from the unit whereas a crock pot was pretty much all in one.
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Post by Leyland » Sun December 28th, 2008, 3:26 am

Royal Road to Fotheringhay by Jean Plaidy is coming to me as the replacement gift from my mother for The Birth of Venus. I asked her for any Plaidy the bookstore had in stock and so chose Mary of Scotland over the only other Plaidy in stock, The Rose Without a Thorn, about Katherine Howard.
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Post by Ash » Sun December 28th, 2008, 4:23 am

Thanks Diamondlil - actually remembering now, thats one of the reasons I decided about not getting a replacement - cleaning it was a pain! But I'll have to check these new ones out

Its not a book, but the next best thing - Booklovers Page-a-day Calendar. My DH gets this for me each year. Many times the selections are ones I've read or knew about. But often I have found treasure. Tho I am bad and don't exactly wait for day to day to find books!

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Post by annis » Sun December 28th, 2008, 5:41 am

I've got John Stack's "Ship of Rome" on my TBR list , EC, so I'll be keen to hear what you think of it. It's due out here in the next month or two- I got an email from HarperCollins anoouncing its publication.

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