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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 on November 21, 2016 at 2:04pm

I will check them out. Some of them were at my library, but checked out so I will get on hold for them, thanks!

Comment by Carol Vickers/OH on November 21, 2016 at 6:11am

Oh just thought of a few more of her books that I loved The Good Father, Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes, and The Midwife's Confession....all favorites.  Let me know what you think!

Comment by Carol Vickers/OH on November 21, 2016 at 6:03am

You won't be disappointed by Chamberlain, Amanda -- at least I'd be surprised.  The first one I read was Before the Storm and its sequel The Secrets She Left Behind.  Both are excellent.  Two newer ones that I really liked were Silent Sister and Necessary Lies.  This latest one Pretending to Dance is about a couple preparing to adopt a baby.  During the agency's background checks the mom to be goes back and faces some family secrets.  I really really liked it.

Comment by Amanda Best on November 21, 2016 at 12:28am

I did see that Fannie Flagg is releasing a new book soon, I can't wait! Janet, the only books by Debbie Macomber I have read are some of the series about a knitting shop, Blossom Street something or other. I remember liking them at the time.

Yes, Kathy, I do that, too. I even had the book of titles/authors of ones I had previously read, after it got too full I just stopped keeping track. I even came home with the third copy of one of Phyllis Whitney's novels awhile ago. I do have to go through my book shelves and at least weed out the duplicates, (or triplicates!).The upside for me is that even when I forget the story exactly, I remember which books I liked and rereading them is like visiting an old dear friend.

Carol, I have never heard of Diane Chamberlain, I am going to go look her up at my on line library site, thanks!

Comment by Janet/MO on November 18, 2016 at 3:33pm

I have done that quite often.  There are also times when I read the dust jacket to see if a book sounds familiar, but then still can't decide if I have actually read the book before or just the dust jacket. 

Comment by Kathy Koehler Holm on November 18, 2016 at 9:31am
Hi Everyone!..do any of you have this problem...I go to the library and bring home a bag of books only to be disappointed that I have already read them!..I use to keep the author's name in a small book that I would take to the library...but now, that book has become two big notebooks!!...so now I stand at the library shelves with no notebooks, hoping it will force me to go to new authors!..but temptation wants me to grab the old faithful books!...does that sound like you? But I will say that I have gone back to reading the Federlist Papers...because of the election. ..I think I will start reading biographies...my DIL suggested that the president's wives were a good read into the behavior of the presidents...a least it is something different..
Comment by Janet/MO on November 18, 2016 at 6:16am

I just finished reading the last 2 books in the Rose Harbor Inn series by Debbie Macomber.  I highly recommend that series.  The main character is a widow who buys a bed & breakfast in Cedar Cove WA after her husband is killed serving in Afghanistan.  There are 5 books in all.  This is a series that I recommend you read in order so as to not spoil some of the story lines.

Fannie Flagg has a new book that is either just out or coming out soon.  I hope my local library has a copy of it. 

Comment by Carol Vickers/OH on November 17, 2016 at 9:43pm

I'm reading Diane Chamberlain's Pretending to Dance.  She's one of my favorite authors and this is her newest book -- really good!

Comment by Amanda Best on November 17, 2016 at 9:37pm

Whew, it has been quiet here.

I had sort of forgotten about the Monica Ferris books, handstitcher. Since you reminded me I have reread the first o e and I am on hold for the second audio book. 

The Mr. And Mrs. Darcy book sounds great, Kathy.

I read my libraries November book of the month, The Boys in the Boat. It was about the Olympic eight man crew team that went to the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. It was a fascinating book, and I highly recommend it. Pretty sad in places, but riveting, too.

I am also re reading the final Trade Street series book by Karen White.

I found A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg at my library this afternoon, and happily checked it out. Its the only book of hers that I haven't read before. 

I also read the next two Agatha Rasin mysteries. I was saddened to hear the both M.C. Newton's and Louise Penny's husbands both passed away recently. They are two of my favorite authors.

What has everyone else been reading?

Comment by Kathy Koehler Holm on October 8, 2016 at 1:51am
Hello All!...thank God for our books!!..my DH has been driving me crazy with his aches and pains!...at least I have our stories to jump into!!...I just finished a terrific book called Pride and Prescience by Carrie Bebris....very excitingly!!..it is a Mr and Mrs Darcy Mystery....loved every minute with a lot of twists!!.....I have a lot of Ebooks to read from GoodReads....which I need to work on....
 

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