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text 2017-04-02 01:49
TBR: Cookbooks related to books
Sneaky Pie's Cookbook for Mystery Lovers - Rita Mae Brown
True Blood: Eats, Drinks, and Bites from Bon Temps - Alan Ball,Gianna Sobol,Karen Sommer Shalett,Marcelle Bienvenu,Alex Farnum
The Write Ingredients - Lori Foster
Killer Recipes - Susan Whitfield
The Book Lover's Cookbook: Recipes Inspired by Celebrated Works of Literature, and the Passages That Feature Them - Shaunda Kennedy Wenger,Janet Kay Jensen
The Unofficial Game of Thrones Cookbook: From Direwolf Ale to Auroch Stew - More Than 150 Recipes from Westeros and Beyond - Alan Kistler

Well, I went down the rabbit hole of Internet surfing today.  

 

Found lots of books to wishlist at my public library's ebook loans (mine uses overdrive).  The ones above are cookbooks with a book tie in.

 

Killer Recipes - Susan Whitfield synopsis says proceeds will go to breast cancer (these are recipes from mystery writers ).

 

After all, have to have new food stuff for upcoming Deweys 24 Hour Readathon and all the Derby parties...

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text 2015-11-05 07:19
Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts #40 - Rock Chick Redemption

Thirsty Thursday and Hungry Hearts - (un)Conventional Bookviews

Thirsty Thursday and Hungry Hearts #40

Welcome to Thirsty Thursday and Hungry Hearts, an original weekly meme hosted here at (un)Conventional Bookviews. So many of the books I read have food or drinks in them, some I'd love to try, and others I'd never ever want to taste... and I thought it could be interesting and fun to share some food and / or drink quotes...  If you want to participate, you can grab my logo if you'd like, or you can make your own, but please link back to me in your own post. The idea of Thirsty Thursday and Hungry Hearts is to share a quote with food or drinks that showed up in a recent read, as well as if it's something you think you'd like or not. Please share the title of the book it happened in, as well as the character who ate or drank the special little something you discovered between the pages of a good read. Please link up beneath, and visit other bloggers who are participating in Thirsty Thursday and Hungry Hearts as well. I'm still on my Kristen Ashley binge, and today, my Hungry Hearts quote is from Rock Chick Redemption. Roxie has decided to leave Hank and Denver behind, but Hank is sure he can convince her to stay... In order to leave on good terms, she wants to make him breakfast.

My Hungry Hearts quote:
"I'm going to have coffee, make you French toast for breakfast and you're going to take me back to Tex's. Then, I'm going to get my car, find Annette and go." "French toast sounds good." He obviously felt like ignoring the rest of what I said.  Whatever. "Do you have bread, eggs, maple syrup?" I asked. His head dipped and went to my neck. With his lips there, he said, "Probably."
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text 2015-10-31 10:41
Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts - Love Revolution

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Thirsty Thursday and Hungry Hearts #39

Welcome to Thirsty Thursday and Hungry Hearts, an original weekly meme hosted here at (un)Conventional Bookviews. So many of the books I read have food or drinks in them, some I’d love to try, and others I’d never ever want to taste… and I thought it could be interesting and fun to share some food and / or drink quotes…  If you want to participate, you can grab my logo if you’d like, or you can make your own, but please link back to me in your own post.

 

The idea of Thirsty Thursday and Hungry Hearts is to share a quote with food or drinks that showed up in a recent read, as well as if it’s something you think you’d like or not. Please share the title of the book it happened in, as well as the character who ate or drank the special little something you discovered between the pages of a good read. Please link up beneath, and visit other bloggers who are participating in Thirsty Thursday and Hungry Hearts as well.

 

I continue finding delicious food quotes these days, and today, I’m sharing a Hungry Hearts quote from Love Revolution by Michelle Mankin.

 

My Hungry Hearts Quote:

He moved into the kitchen, motioning for her to take a seat on one of the barstools. “Make yourself comfortable. You’ll be my muse. I want to cook for you.”
JR was a Food Channel addict. The admitted foodie was as picky about what he ate as he was about what he wore. She had teased him relentlessly about it. “You really do cook?” She raised and eyebrow.
“Yeah, baby.” He winked. “In the kitchen, too,… when I can. You ok with steak again? I’ve got tenderloin.”
“Absolutely.” She grinned. “I’m from Texas. We eat steak for breakfast.”
JR started pulling out pots and pans. His kitchen was decked out with all the latest high end stainless steel appliances. He set out a small pan and a skillet on the gas cooktop before putting a couple of filets on the counter to bring them up to room temperature. Then he started prepping for a sauce to go on top of them.

 

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15 authors to read based on your favorite drinks

 

No matter if it's a cup of tea or coffee, lemonade or a glass of wine, books and drinks go well together. This universal truth has been discovered not only by avid readers but also writers, some of whom became as well known for their drinking habits as for their literary achievements. Taking advantage of the summer time and the permanent feeling of thirst, we've gathered light-hearted recommendations of 14 well known and read authors and their drinks. Find your match, sip, read, and enjoy the summer reading time. 

 

 

Truman Capote called this cocktail his special “orange drink” so if you share his taste for upgraded orange juice, go for a screwdriver drink with one of Capote's books in your hand.

 

 
In this profession it’s a long walk between drinks.
 
Truman Streckfus Persons, known as Truman Capote, was an American author, screenwriter and playwright, many of whose short stories, novels, plays, and nonfiction are recognized literary classics, including the novella Breakfast at Tiffany's (1958) and the true crime novel In Cold Blood (1966)... read more
 
Truman Capote's most popular books on BookLikes:
In Cold Blood - Truman CapoteBreakfast at Tiffany's and Three Stories - Truman CapoteOther Voices, Other Rooms - Truman CapoteThe Grass Harp, Including A Tree of Night and Other Stories - Truman CapoteMusic for Chameleons - Truman Capote

 

 

Ernest Hemingway is known for his love for cocktails: Mohito, Martini, vermouth... Living in Havana, though, must have left a trace in his preferences and we bet Mojito was hight on the author's top drinks list. If it's also on yours, have a sip.

 

 

My mojito in the Bodeguita del Medio and my daiquiri in the Floridita.
quote on the wall of La Bodeguita del Medio, Havana, Cuba
 
Ernest Hemingway ranks as the most famous of twentieth-century American writers. Hemingway has been regarded less as a writer dedicated to his craft than as a man of action who happened to be afflicted with genius. When he won the Nobel Prize in 1954, Time magazine reported the news under Heroes rather than Books... read more
 
Ernest Hemingway's most popular books on BookLikes
The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest HemingwayThe Sun Also Rises - Ernest HemingwayA Farewell to Arms - Ernest HemingwayFor Whom the Bell Tolls - Ernest HemingwayA Moveable Feast - Ernest Hemingway
 

 

Asked by a translator to explain his text William Faulkner said:

I have absolutely no idea of what I meant. You see, I usually write at night. I always keep my whiskey within reach; so many ideas that I can’t remember in the morning pop into my head.

If you're fond of whiskey, try Faulkner's favorite drink: mint julep. 

 

William Faulkner's favorite drinkWilliam Faulkner

 

Civilization begins with distillation.
 
His first poem was published in The New Republic in 1919. His first book of verse and early novels followed, but his major work began with the publication of The Sound and the Fury in 1929... read more
 
William Faulkner's most popular books on BookLikes:
The Sound and the Fury - William FaulknerLight in August (The Corrected Text) - William FaulknerAbsalom, Absalom! - William FaulknerAs I Lay Dying - William FaulknerSanctuary: The Corrected Text - William Faulkner

 

 

Martini IS James Bond. James Bond IS Ian Fleming. If you like martini, you ARE James Bond for us. 


  

Never say 'no' to adventures.

Always say 'yes,' otherwise you'll lead a very dull life.

 

His first job was with Reuters News Agency where a Moscow posting gave him firsthand experience with what would become his literary bete noire--the Soviet Union. During World War II he served as Assistant to the Director of Naval Intelligence and played a key role in Allied espionage operations. After the war he worked as foreign manager of the Sunday Times, a job that allowed him to spend two months each year in Jamaica. Here, in 1952, at his home "Goldeneye," he wrote a book called Casino Royale--and James Bond was born... read more
 
Ian Fleming's most popular books on BookLikes
 
 
From Russia With Love - Ian FlemingGoldfinger - Ian FlemingDoctor No - Ian FlemingOn Her Majesty's Secret Service - Ian FlemingLive and Let Die - Ian Fleming
 

 

Cosmo was named the sexiest drink thanks to Candace Bushnell who popularize the drink in her Sex and the City series. If you adore Carrie Bradshaw, the Sex and the City's main character, grab cosmo and read/write on!

 

Candace Bushnell

 

I make mistakes. That's what I do. I speak without thinking, I act without knowing. I drink so much that I can barely walk... I'm a fantastic lover though, and an amazing friend. God knows I mean well.

- Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City

 

Candace Bushnell is the critically acclaimed, international best-selling author of Killing Monica, Sex and the City, Summer and the City, The Carrie Diaries, One Fifth Avenue, Lipstick Jungle, Trading Up, and Four Blondes. Sex and the City, published in 1996, was the basis for the HBO hit series and two subsequent blockbuster movies. Lipstick Jungle became a popular television series on NBC, as did The Carrie Diaries on the CW... read more
 
Candace Bushnell's most popular books on BookLikes
The Carrie Diaries - Candace BushnellSex and the City - Candace BushnellFour Blondes - Candace BushnellLipstick Jungle - Candace BushnellSummer and the City - Candace Bushnell
 

 

If you like Margarita, read Jack Kerouac who developed his love for this drink during his trip through Mexico. 

 

 

Jack Kerouac

Don't drink to get drunk. Drink to enjoy life.

 

Jack Kerouac's writing career began in the 1940s, but didn't meet with commercial success until 1957, when On the Road was published. The book became an American classic that defined the Beat Generation. His parents had immigrated as very young children from the Province of Quebec, Canada, and Kerouac spoke a local French Canadian-American dialect before he spoke English... read more
 
Jack Kerouac's most popular books on BookLikes:
On the Road - Jack KerouacDesolation Angels - Jack Kerouac, Joyce JohnsonThe Dharma Bums - Jack KerouacBig Sur - Jack Kerouac, Aram SaroyanThe Subterraneans - Jack Kerouac
 
 
 

 

Raymond Carver was Hemingway's mate not only in writing but also boozing. Some of the records reveal that Bloody Mary cocktail, which he named "heart starter", made his hangover breakfast. We definitely do not recommend this kind of diet but if you'd like to give the tomatoes a good stir, choose Bloody Mary. 

 

 

Drinking’s funny. When I look back on it, all of our important decisions have been figured out when we were drinking.

Even when we talked about having to cut back on drinking, we’d be sitting at the kitchen table or out at the picnic table with a six-pack or whiskey.

What We Talk About When We Talk About Love

 
Raymond Carver was born in Clatskanie, Oregon, in 1938. His father was a saw-mill worker and his mother was a waitress and clerk. He married early and for years writing had to come second to earning a living for his young family. Despite, small-press publication, it was not until Will You Please Be Quiet Please? appeared in 1976 that his work began to reach a wider audience... read more
 
Raymond Carver's most popular books on BookLikes 
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love - Raymond CarverCathedral - Raymond CarverShort Cuts: Selected Stories - Raymond Carver, Robert AltmanThe Best American Short Stories of the Century - John Updike, Philip Roth, Bernard Malamud, Martha Gellhorn, Vladimir Nabokov, Gish Jen, Ernest Hemingway, Raymond Carver, Cynthia Ozick, Tim O'Brien, Harold Brodkey, Robert Penn Warren, Joyce Carol Oates, Flannery O'Connor, William Faulkner, William Saroyan, Saul BellowWill You Please Be Quiet, Please? - Raymond Carver
 
 

If you like gin and tonic read J.K. Rowling or F. Scott Fitzgerald's. Both authors highlighted this drink as their favorite.

 

F. Scott Fitzgerald

 

J.K. Rowling

JK Rowling grew up in Chepstow, Gwent where she went to Wyedean Comprehensive. Jo left Chepstow for Exeter University, where she earned a French and Classics degree, and where her course included one year in Paris. As a postgraduate she moved to London to work at Amnesty International, doing research into human rights abuses in Francophone Africa. She started writing the Harry Potter series during a Manchester to London King's Cross train journey, and during the next five years, outlined the plots for each book and began writing the first novel... read more
 
J.K. Rowling's most popular books on BookLikes:
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPréHarry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPréThe Casual Vacancy - J.K. RowlingThe Silkworm - J.K. Rowling, Robert GalbraithThe Tales of Beedle the Bard - Beedle the Bard, J.K. Rowling

 

 F. Scott Fitzgerald

First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you.
 

 

F. Scott Fitzgerald was one of the major American writers of the twentieth century -- a figure whose life and works embodied powerful myths about our national dreams and aspirations. Fitzgerald was talented and perceptive, gifted with a lyrical style and a pitch-perfect ear for language. He lived his life as a romantic, equally capable of great dedication to his craft and reckless squandering of his artistic capital. He left us one sure masterpiece, The Great Gatsby; a near-masterpiece, Tender Is the Night... read more
 
F. Scott Fitzgerald's most popular books on BookLikes:
The Great Gatsby - F. Scott FitzgeraldTender Is the Night - F. Scott FitzgeraldThe Beautiful and Damned - F. Scott FitzgeraldThe Love of the Last Tycoon - F. Scott FitzgeraldGatsby Girls - F. Scott Fitzgerald

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

J.R.R. Tolkien admitted to be a beer lover. C.S. Lewis is known for his love to this golden liquor as well. Not so strange then that those two spent enjoyable time in pubs reading and discussing their writing, having several pints and paying close attention to what they were drinking. Reportedly, Lewis liked a good draft bitter off the wood, disliked bottled and hated canned beer. 

 

 

J.R.R. Tolkien

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor, best known as the author of the classic high fantasy works The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion... read more

 

J.R.R. Tolkien's most popular books on BookLikes

The Fellowship of the Ring - J.R.R. TolkienThe Hobbit - J.R.R. TolkienThe Two Towers - J.R.R. TolkienThe Silmarillion - J.R.R. Tolkien, Ted Nasmith, Christopher TolkienThe Children of Húrin - J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien, Alan Lee

 

 

C.S. Lewis

I can't imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once. 

Clive Staples Lewis was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably one of the most influential writers of his day. He wrote more than thirty books, allowing him to reach a vast audience, and his works continue to attract thousands of new readers every year... read more

 

C.S. Lewis' most popular books on BookLikes

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe - C.S. LewisThe Magician's Nephew - C.S. LewisThe Voyage of the Dawn Treader - C.S. Lewis, Pauline BaynesPrince Caspian - C.S. LewisThe Silver Chair - C.S. Lewis, Pauline Baynes

 

Honore de Balzac'a coffee addiction may be too much even for a hard-core coffee lover -- the author is believed to drink up to 50 cups a day! L. Frank Baum, author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, was much more moderate coffee drinker with four or five breakfast cups of sweet white coffee a day. How about you?

 

 

Honoré de Balzac

As soon as coffee is in your stomach, there is a general commotion.

Ideas begin to move…similes arise, the paper is covered.

Coffee is your ally and writing ceases to be a struggle.

 

Honoré de Balzac was a French novelist and playwright. His magnum opus was a sequence of short stories and novels collectively entitled La Comédie humaine, which presents a panorama of French life in the years after the 1815 fall of Napoleon Bonaparte... read more

 

Honoré de Balzac's most popular books on BookLikes

Père Goriot - Honoré de BalzacCousin Bette - Francine Prose, Honoré de Balzac, Kathleen RaineEugénie Grandet - Christopher Prendergast, Honoré de Balzac, Sylvia RaphaelLost Illusions - George Saintsbury, Honoré de Balzac, Ellen MarriageThe Unknown Masterpiece; and, Gambara - Richard Howard, Arthur C. Danto, Honoré de Balzac

 

 

If you prefer a hot aromatic tea than cocktails or coffee, make sure to follow George Orwell's golden rules of making a perfect cup of tea

 

 

George Orwell

One strong cup of tea is better than twenty weak ones. All true tea lovers not only like their tea strong, but like it a little stronger with each year that passes.

 

Eric Arthur Blair who used the pen name George Orwell, was an English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic. His work is marked by lucid prose, awareness of social injustice, opposition to totalitarianism, and commitment to democratic socialism. Commonly ranked as one of the most influential English writers of the 20th century, and as one of the most important chroniclers of English culture of his generation, Orwell wrote literary criticism, poetry, fiction, and polemical journalism. He is best known for the dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949) and the allegorical novella Animal Farm (1945)... read more

 

George Orwell's most popular books on BookLikes

1984 - George Orwell, Erich FrommAnimal Farm - George OrwellThe Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever - John Updike, George Eliot, John Stuart Mill, Thomas Hobbes, Richard Dawkins, Daniel C. Dennett, Carl Sagan, Mark Twain, H.L. Mencken, Christopher Hitchens, Ian McEwan, Salman Rushdie, Joseph Conrad, Ibn Warraq, Martin Gardner, Karl Marx, Bertrand Russell, A.C. Grayling, PeHomage to Catalonia - Lionel Trilling, George OrwellShooting an Elephant - George Orwell 

 

 

Jane Austen was well known for her feminist life approach, her language was witty, actions full of determination and books ground-breaking. This also refers to her culinary preferences. She adored ices and red wine. 

 

 

Jane Austen

But in the meantime for Elegance & Ease & Luxury . . .

I shall eat Ice & drink French wine, & be above Vulgar Economy.

 

Jane Austen was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction, set among the landed gentry, earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature... read more

 

Jane Austen's most popular books on BookLikes

Sense and Sensibility - Jane AustenEmma - Jane Austen, Fiona StaffordMansfield Park - Jane AustenJane Austen's Letters - Deirdre Le Faye, Jane AustenPride and Prejudice: The Wild and Wanton Edition - Michelle M. Pillow, Annabella Bloom, Jane Austen

 

 

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http://www.port-magazine.com/feature/combined-measures-great-writers-their-drinks/

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1507438/There-would-be-so-much-to-tell-her....html

http://www.openculture.com/2011/12/drinking_with_william_faulkner.html

http://www.foodrepublic.com/2012/10/30/7-things-you-didnt-know-about-ernest-hemingways-drinking-habits/

http://blog.biographyonline.net/2013/01/30-facts-about-jrr-tolkien.html

http://paperandsalt.org/2014/07/07/bloody-mary-cocktail-raymond-carver/

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review 2014-10-01 00:00
Sasha (Mixed Drinks #1)
Sasha (Mixed Drinks #1) - Rae Matthews I loved this book. Sasha had everything I could want in a romance. It was funny, witty, sexy, realistic, emotional and swoon worthy. I laughed and cried as I read this book. I finished it in one sitting because it was so easy to read and just plain addictive. I was delightfully surprised as the story unfolded. Rae Matthews did a stellar job on this. I can’t wait to read more of this series.

Sasha is a bartender who has really bad luck when it comes to guys. So much so that her and her besties have funny/horrible nicknames for all of her ex-beaus. They are hilarious! On a night after her most recent dating disaster, a regular at her bar has a bit of a breakdown. He starts trying to molest the girls, to show them how a real man should do it. Just in the nick of time Stallion, (aka Bash), waltzes in and saves them from disaster. He is the out of control patron’s Grandson. An unlikely meeting and these two have an instant connection. It is brief and he runs out before she even gets his name. As luck would have it, they meet again at a social gathering. Their next meeting finds Sasha in true form, embarrassing herself in front of a crowd. Trying to dive into the water from a boat, she slips and falls into a split into the water, right in front of everyone.

I even hear some genius call out, “How was your river douche?”

Not the best first real introduction, but definitely a memorable one. How embarrassing? I could completely relate to a girl who isn’t always so suave. I am the kind of girl who would split my pants on a date, which Sasha did on the first sex date. Bash is really cool and takes her faults in stride. He is a guy any girl could fall for, but he is hiding something. Not wanting to be “jealous girlfriend” Sasha patiently waits for him to tell her about his big secret. She ends up spoiling it for herself in an obnoxious way.

I loved how the story was broken up. The relationship between Sasha and her besties Megan and Sadie. They met when she was dating a friend of both of their boyfriends, that didn’t end well but at least she got to keep her friends after the breakup. There are some really great characters in Sasha, and who could forget her neighbor Betty.

I hurry out of the bathroom, only to see Betty showing Bash her new vibrator, and telling him that this little thing really drains the batteries.

There is some heavy subjects that come up in this story and the author handles them with grace, and veritable honesty. It is so refreshing to find a book about real characters, doing real things. I enjoyed how the author didn’t make it all doom and gloom and that the characters don’t take themselves too seriously. I really love the story. I enjoyed the writing style which sucked me right in. This story is true gem!
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