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I've only gone and bought more baking books...
Fri 21-Jun-13
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mike.
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I have just gone on a mini book buying spree and added 3 more baking books to my shelves. I got the Hairy Bikers pie book and baking book (based on their European Bakeation series), and the 'How to avoid a soggy bottom' book of hints and tips from the British Bake-off series.

I just need time to sit and read them whistle

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Sat 22-Jun-13
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Oh dear! It is a slippery slope you know! I am trying to thin out my books as have far too many. I do like Hairy dieters though, also River Cottage books.

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Sat 22-Jun-13
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Unfortunately the Hairy Biker's books are quite thick and won't fit on the recipe books shelf without a bit of rearranging (I'll have to count our books soon to see just how many I have. Some of mine are still at my parents house so I won't include those).

Also I have no idea when I'm going to actually have time to sit and read them properly but I had a quick flick through last night and mentally bookmarked half a dozen recipes or so so at least I won't be short of ideas for the near future.

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Thu 4-Jul-13
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If you have too many books, there is only one option, move house, I can't bear to throw books away, but when I moved in with Mike I HAD to rationalise my collection, it nearly made me change my mind about living together...

Fri 5-Jul-13
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Another shelf required I think. I love cookery and craft books but do need to thin them out a bit. I thought about doing a book exchange but that would not reduce the number. When my kitchen is finally done I plan to have a long shelf for my books. I still have some packed in boxes.

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Fri 5-Jul-13
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We definitely have too many books for the number of shelves in the house. I'm really bad at getting rid of books but recently did get rid of some of my textbooks from my undergraduate degree 20 years ago (that was actually quite easy cos the books were still at my parent's house so it would have been harder to not get rid of them! My dad was complaining about the weight causing the ceiling to sag surprised)

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When my son moved out he left a dozen cases of comic books and they each weighed a ton, so I can sympathize with your dad. Son finally took them away once he had a big enough place of his own but I bet they are still stored unopened in his basement! The collection, which is probably worth a pretty penny to collectors, relates to his teenage years which was 20+ years ago.

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Fri 19-Jul-13
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After my parents culling my textbooks, they next decided to get rid of some old cookery books. On wednesday they brought round a set of Gary Rhodes books, Hairy Bikers Mum Knows Best, and best of all, my copy of Marcella Hazan's Italian Cookery book. I now need to find room for all of them, whichever ones I choose to keep...

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Fri 19-Jul-13
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I daren't look through my cookbooks ......  far too many of 'em!

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Sat 20-Jul-13
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I was quite ruthless and culled my cookery books, although I do have 2 houses to keep them in. Saying that for some reason all the books I culled were diet ones.whistlewhistle

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Sat 20-Jul-13
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I've yet to find room on the shelves for these new ones. Hopefully they'll have some ideas for cold food to eat while it's still too warm for hot meals!

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I gave a couple of boxes full of cookbooks to a charity shop when we were moving down here.  Those that I have left seem to have bred and multiplied since we've been down here though......ponderwhistle

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Sat 20-Jul-13
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I confess to recently buying a boxed set of Marguerite Patten war time cookery. It was only £4.50 posted here so impossible to resist. Like Eileen it is the diet books I am getting rid of!

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Sat 20-Jul-13
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Sooliz said:

 Those that I have left seem to have bred and multiplied since we've been down here though......ponderwhistle

cookery books have a habit of doing that Sue.

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eileen54 said:

Sooliz said:

 Those that I have left seem to have bred and multiplied since we've been down here though......ponderwhistle

cookery books have a habit of doing that Sue.

 

Yes, and migrating to other houses too Eileen!!! winkwhistlebig_laugh

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