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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 Vilma/AR 5 hours ago

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.  

Comment by Amanda Best yesterday

I read The Daring Ladies of Lowell, too, Kathy, I liked it, but didn't love it. I read another book by her that was about Hollywood and Carole Lombard and Clark Gable during the filming of Gone With the Wind. It is called A Touch of Stardust, and I loved that one. I haven't read The Dressmaker, though.

Awhile ago I read, The African Queen. It was really good throughout 99% of the novel, but I was very disappointed in the ending. Has anyone else read that one?

Comment by handstitcher/IL on Saturday
I also loved that book, Kathy! I have The Dressmaker, but forgot about it. Thanks for reminding me!
Comment by Carol Vickers/OH on Saturday

Loved the Darling Ladies of Lowell, Kathy.  Made me really appreciate the lives our forefathers (and "foremothers") lived and all the things they went through.  We are so blessed today!

Comment by Kathy Koehler Holm on Saturday
I am reading a second book at the same time...wonderful..called "The Darling Ladies of Lowell" by Kate Alcott...a historical novel of the women who worked in the cloth mills in Lowell , Mass...and how they changed history...she is also the author of the Dressmaker..
Comment by Amanda Best on Thursday

Haven't heard of it, but I will have to look for it, Kathy. 

Comment by Kathy Koehler Holm on June 23, 2016 at 7:13am
Good Morning!!..the heat is driving me to the library for new books...I found a real charmer!!..actually it was the dust cover that sold me!..it us called "An Appetite for Violets"...it is a novel about kitchen life in France and London in 1773...plus a mystery..can't put the book down!!..fascinating!..it is one of a kind!! Very interesting!...hope you will try this one!
Comment by Amanda Best on June 21, 2016 at 3:34pm

I picked up another bag of inexpensive, ($1.00 a bag!!!), books from the library sale. One was a very nice illustrated edition of Rebecca, I read it some years ago, but I think I will read it again, soon. 

I have still been reading the Barbara Graham quilting mysteries and really enjoying them. Also, I am almost caught up rereading all the Agatha Raisin's to be ready for the new one in September, (I think that is the release date).

My local library didn't have any Marie Bostwick novels, and the online library only has the five Cobbled Court ones, so I will have to look for the others somewhere else.

A lady from my local guild gave me a great book about the making of the movie version of Gone With the Wind. It has been fascinating reading.

 Funny story, Vilma!

Comment by handstitcher/IL on June 20, 2016 at 6:25am
Cute story, Vilma! Right after I saw your post on From Here to Home, I saw it on the new books shelf at the library. I really enjoyed it. Then I saw I had missed her last book, The Second Sister, so I read that one too. It's unrelated to her series, but is a stand alone book that takes place in Door County, Wisconsin. I liked it a lot.
Comment by Kathy Koehler Holm on June 6, 2016 at 7:29am
That story is so funny!
 

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