Thursday, May 26, 2011

The #spbkchat cookbook list

This week's #spbkchat was about cookbooks, which naturally turned to talk of food. It was a great chat, and made more than one chatter hungry, I'm sure!

The list:

Family Cookbook (Test Kitchen)
Sizzle Seduce and Simmer
The Love Verb
Like Water for Chocolate
Edmonds Cookbook
Jane of Lantern Hill
The Blue Castle
Windy Poplars
Star Wars Cookbook
Shrek Cookbook
The Girl Who ... (series)
500 Great Curries of India
Last Dinner of the Titanic
QE2 Cookbook
Miss Piggy Cookbook
Barbara Cartland's Romance of Food
On the Road
Brady Bunch Cookbook
Gilligan's Island Cookbook
Corinna Chapman (series)
Family Circle's Cooking: A Common Sense Guide
Faith Fairchild
Eat, Pray, Love
Meals Without Meat
Natural Vegetarian Dishes for New Zealanders
Cuisine Magazine
First Catch Your Weka
A Cottage Garden Cook Book
Better Homes and Gardens
Too Many Cooks
Real Food
200 Years of NZ Food and Cookery
White Moas and Artichokes: Paintings, Prose and Preserves
Encyclopaedia of Food and Cookery
Big Fat Duck Cookbook

Gia deLaurentis
Ina Garten
Jane Green
Laura Esquivel
Haruki Murakami
Rebecca Dew
Steig Larson
Camellia Panjabi
Jack Kerouac
Kerry Greenwood
Katherine Hall Page
Jo Seagar
Fionna Hill
Elizabeth Gilbert
George Monbiot
Alison Holst
L M Montgomery
David Veart
Christine Dann
Rex Stout
Nigel Slater
David Burton
Shona McFarlane
Margaret Fulton
Hestor Blumenthal


Thursday, May 19, 2011

The #spbkchat romance list

This week's #spbkchat was all about romance fiction, and it sparked a lively discussion and debate.

New faces popped up in the stream, and that's always great to see, among the awesome regulars who join us every week. On behalf of myself, Marg ( and Tanabata (, we thank you for making it an awesome chat every week.


The list:

Natural Born Charmer
It Had to Be You
Smart Bitches (series)
Match Me if You Can
This Heart of Mine
Whistling In The Dark
White Palace
Anna and the French Kiss
The Hunger Games (series)
Lilli-Pilli the Frog Princess
Feathers for Phoebe
The Bronze Horseman
The Next Best Thing
Devil in Winter
Jane Eyre
Anna Karenina
Madame Bovary
Wuthering Heights
The Charm School
Love in the Time of Cholera
A Matter of Class
True Blood (series)
Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List
Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist
Daddy Long Legs
Dash & Lily
Gaudy Night
Agnes and the Hitman
Charlie All Night
Faking It
Almost Like Being in Love
Pride & Prejudice
Bet Me
North and South
The Winter Sea
Here Comes the Groom

Mike Gayle
Nick Earls
Mark Barrowcliffe
Dominic Knight
MLN Hanover
Nicholas Sparks
Terry Pratchett
Tamara Allen
Nalini Singh
Melanie La'Brooy
Toni Jordan
Erica Hayes
Dominic Knight
Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Jennifer Crusie
Julia Quinn
Glen Savan
Annie West
Paula Roe
Marion Lennox
Kelly Hunter
Fiona MacArthur
Lilian Darcy
Sharon Archer
Melanie Milburne
Lexxi Couper
Jess Dee
Rhian Cahill
Emma Darcy
Christine Wells
Helene Young
Keri Arthur
Erica Hayes
Tracey O'Hara
Bronwyn Parry
Stephanie Laurens
Anna Campbell
Anne Gracie
Vashti Farrer
Rod Clement
Paullina Simons
Diana Gabaldon
Suzanne Collins
Kristan Higgins
Lois McMaster Bujold
Lisa Kleypas
Penelope Todd
Jane Austen
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Victoria Dahl
Rachel Gibson
Mary Balogh
Suzanne Brockmann
Dorothy Sayers
Judy Nunn
Catharine Asaro
Steve Kluger
Candy Tan
Sarah Wendell
Georgette Heyer
Susanna Kearsley
Neil Gaiman
Erica Hayes
Oscar Wilde
Elizabeth Gaskell
Charles Dickens
Marian Keyes
Karina Bliss


Thursday, May 5, 2011

The #spbkchat general chat list

It was a general chat for tonight's #spbkchat, which is always interesting because the topic ranges so far and wide.

Here is tonight's list:

Madame Bovary
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Harry Potter
The Name of the Wind
Wolf Hall
Game of Thrones
Project Daedelus
Clash of Kings
Vorkosigan (saga)
Warhammer 40k
Books in the Trees
When She Came Walking
The Graveyard Book
Tempting a Proper Lady
Tuscan Rose
City of Fallen Angels
Dark Roots
Totto-chan The Little Girl at the Window
The Elephant Vanishes
My Name is Red
Anna Karenina
Pride and Prejudice
Northanger Abbey
Sense and Sensibility
Downton Abbey
Room With A View
The Machine Stops
Wuthering Heights
Jane Eyre
War and Peace

Raymond E Feist
J R R Tolkien
Robin Hobb
Thomas Hoover
L M Bujold
Tim Jones
Neil Gaiman
Owen Marshall
Michael Ende
Penelope Todd
Georgette Heyer
James Tiptree Jnr
Elizabeth Bear
Elizabeth Moon
Joan Vinge
Anne McCaffrey
CJ Cherryh
Debra Mullins
Rachel Caine
Cassandra Clare
L M Montgomery
Joan Aiken
Elizabeth Enright
Christopher Golden
Cate Kennedy
Gene Wolfe
James Tiptree
Alice Sheldon
David Levine
Jack Marx
Orhan Pamuk
Mikhail Lermontov
Jane Austen
J.G Farrell
H. G. Wells
Jim Butcher
J V Jones
Jane Lindskold
Robin Hobb
Jim Butcher
David and Leigh Eddings
E M Forster
The Brontes
Leo Tolstoy