November 13th, 2016

stock; lilies

reading is fun-damental.

Books! I could use some recommendations for new titles to try, because it's often difficult for me to find something I really like. So here are my questions:

• What are your favorite novels that have been recently adapted into movies/TV/etc.? (I've read "The Martian" and "Wild" in the past year and thought they were both fantastic.)

• What are your favorite true crime nonfiction books? (I've read "Helter Skelter" as well as most of Ann Rule's work.)

• If you read Star Trek novels, what are your favorites? (I'm a TOS Trekkie and thinking of getting into them, but there's so damn many I don't know where to start, LOL. Spock and McCoy are my favorite characters, though.)

• I've tried to get into romance novels but they're always too melodramatic for my tastes. Have you ever read any you found to be more... light-hearted?

(no subject)

I had an argument with a coworker about chicken.

I argue that if you buy the whole chicken for yourself, let's say it's about 4 pounds, that it's more of a savings in that you get lots of meat, you can make plenty of meals, and you can use the bones and some older veggies for some delicious stock to have either immediately or freeze for later. Let's say the chicken is $12

My coworker says that that's all nonsense and whole chickens are plumped up full saline and other things to make it seem like a savings, and that you might as well buy a package of 4-5 chicken breasts, lets say $7, and that chicken stock doesn't cost much anyway (let's say $2.50/carton)

Who is right?? What say you??