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Here's a great place for fellow bookworms to chat about what they're reading or have read.  Whether it be fiction or non-fiction let's hear some suggestions and reviews from stitchers who like to read.

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If you could...

Started by quiltingmama. Last reply by Kitty Pearl Nov 4, 2015. 10 Replies

If you could write a book (or if you have) what would it be (genre) and why??I'm curious because I've always thought it would be fun to write a book.  :-)Continue

Favorite Reading Books from your Children

Started by Kathy Koehler Holm. Last reply by NC from PA May 31, 2015. 7 Replies

Tell me what books your children enjoyed hearing you read/or they read?..so I can pass on the same joy to children, reading your books to them in the school library, come Fall.

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Favorite books to Read!!

Started by Kathy Koehler Holm. Last reply by Kathy Koehler Holm May 17, 2015. 54 Replies

Miss Read..author...Friends of Thrush, Christmas Village, Farther Afield, Over the Gate, Village .affairs,No Holly for Miss Guinn..etc.Simon Brett..author..Mrs.Pargetter, mysteriesAnn…Continue

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Comment by Amanda Best 9 hours ago

No, Carol, I haven't heard of it, hope you enjoy it.
Thanks, Janet!

Comment by Carol Vickers/OH yesterday

Started the Lace Makers of Glenmara by Heather Barbieri this weekend.  Not too far into it yet so I can't comment yet.  Has anyone else read it?

Comment by Janet/MO yesterday

I hope you win the contest Amanda.  That is a great prize.  That book sounds interesting. 

Comment by Amanda Best yesterday

I just finished To Kill a Mockingbird last night, I think I love it more each time I read it. I think this is the fifth time I have read it in the last three years.  

I found out that the prizes for the teen/adult summer reading program are (4) $75.00 gift cards to Barnes and Noble. I have most of read most of my choices for the entries, so I am excited to enter. One of the entry requirements is to read a book published this year, I chose The True Tails of Baker and Taylor, the library cats who left their pawprints on a small town and the world, by Jan Louch. It is great so far.

Comment by Amanda Best on July 18, 2016 at 1:53pm

Yes, that seems to happen a lot in our library, too, handstitcher. The computers often have people at them, but most of the time my family goes no one is actually looking for books or reading. Glad to hear that your daughter is getting some use out of the books.
That is really neat about your dads's friends donations, Janet. More special and enduring than flowers, I think.
I am almost done with my first Sharon McCrumb novel, Songcatcher, it is great so far. I am re-listening to To Kill a Mockingbird, too.
The newest Agatha Raisin novel comes out in September, and I just purchased the only one I haven't read so I am excited!

Comment by Janet/MO on July 3, 2016 at 4:12pm

I would miss the internet, but I could definitely do without having a tv!  Talk about a waste of time for the most part.  My parents lived in a very small resort town for the last few years of my dad's life.  He was a very avid reader & the librarians lived seeing him come in.  When he passed away, 2 of his friends donated $1,000 to that library in his name. 

Comment by handstitcher/IL on July 3, 2016 at 9:19am
Amanda, our library has great reading programs. All ages in the summer and a second one in the winter for kids. The kids all get to pick out a free new book after they finish their reading log. Local businesses donate goods, coupons, gift certificates, etc. for raffles. They also have a spinning wheel each time you complete a level. One year I kept winning free books! A few years ago, they started handing out yard signs to support the library. They take photos and post them on their website. If your house with a sign is photographed, you get a $25 town gift certificate. My kids have grown up with the library reading programs and we all still participate. The only downside is that the book selection is so picked over during the summer due to the increased traffic from the reading program!

DD is doing an internship in a very small town this summer (under 1,000 people). She doesn't have internet service or TV, so she spends her free time reading. The librarians there love her. Most of their patrons come to use the computers and don't check out books. She said she's gotten books there that have never been checked out before.
Comment by Janet/MO on July 3, 2016 at 7:23am

Our small library has an adult reading challenge.  I won a really nice coffee cup that says "I Love to Read" on it during the 1st year's contest.  They also do a summer reading program for kids. 

I am currently reading "Five Presidents".  This is the 3rd book that Clint Hill wrote about his 17 years as a Secret Service agent.  He started under Eisenhower and this book is broken up in to sections about each president.  Right now I'm reading the section re: Lyndon Johnson.  What I have found interesting is how different each person was with regard to how they treated the agents who were there to protect them.  That job is definitely one best suited to someone who is single and who doesn't care if they have a personal life or not! 

Comment by Amanda Best on July 2, 2016 at 5:53pm

Oh bummer, Vilma!!! 

I picked up Looking for Me , by Beth Hoffman at my library and it is really good so far, sad, though. Thanks for telling me about it, Carol.

I have been trying to read books for my library's Summer Reading Program. I didn't know that they had one for adults, but this year they do. They have a list of different things like, " Read a book you previously abandoned, Read a book you should have read while in high school, and Read a book someone recommended to you," etc...  Do your libraries do something similar?

Comment by Vilma/AR on June 29, 2016 at 5:45am

We have a club here that does a bi-annual book sale.  That is where I get most of my books.  Well, they announced that they will stop the book sale and will be giving the books to our library to be sold at the annual craft show.  Oh, I had a lot of fun in that book sale.  Oh well, nothing last forever.  

 

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