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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 here some suggestions and reviews from stitchers who like to read.

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Favorite books to Read!!

Started by Kathy Koehler Holm. Last reply by Kathy Koehler Holm Feb 16. 52 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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Favorite Reading Books from your Children

Started by Kathy Koehler Holm. Last reply by Ellen Pearce May 28, 2014. 5 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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If you could...

Started by quiltingmama. Last reply by quiltingmama Mar 4, 2014. 6 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

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Comment by Carol Vickers/OH 4 hours ago

Me too, Janet.  It was like she had the beginning she wanted and an unexpected ending but the path in between just didn't link the two together and so she just ended it.  Maybe I'm missing something and someone else might get the connection and it will be an "aha" message for them.  But not me.

Comment by Janet/MO 4 hours ago

I hate it whenever one of my favorite authors seems to lose it at the end of a book. Some times it is like they just got tired of writing that particular book & just wanted to end it.  I am reading "Wayfaring Stranger" by James Lee Burke.  His writing style takes a bit to get used to, but I like his books.  

Comment by Carol Vickers/OH 5 hours ago

OK, I finished Jodi Picoult's Leaving Time.  There was A LOT about elephants, their life cycle, communication, breeding habits, family/herd relationships, etc. etc. etc.  Yes, probably more than I ever needed/wanted to know.  But in between all that was a nice story of a young girl in search of her mother who disappeared when she was a toddler.  Throw in a psychic and an elderly detective and it was a pretty good read (if you went fast through all the facts about elephant hormones).  But the ending was dumb, dumb, dumb.  I won't spoil it for anyone who reads Picoult but lets just say it went way beyond an "unexpected twist" to ridiculously dumb....just can't think of another word.  Sad, I used to love her books.

Now I'm on to Five Days Left by Julie Lawson Timmer.  About a hundred pages in and I really like it.  Never read anything by her before so I'll keep you posted. Mara, terminally ill, and Scott, a foster father, in two separate but linking storylines both have just 5 days left with the ones they love the most. I think I'm going to like this one a lot.

Comment by Ellen Pearce on Friday

Kathy-it's good that you are able to have some time away.  I'm reading John Piper's Future Grace and listening to messages on refnet which is available on internet.  All good.  The best way to keep the negative thoughts away for me is in following Phil. 4:8, whatsoever is true, good, honorable, just, lovely and gracious.  

Comment by Kathy Koehler Holm on Friday
Speaking of Bible Study,...my favorite is Kay Arthur's Precepts!..a lot of work but fabulous!..I need to start again and find a church that is offering her classes..she is from Cleveland, Tenn., I think.....I did Revelations with her and 2 years doing Romans...she is on Direct TV, so I can only see her when I visit the Castle (daughter, Julie's home).... Tomorrow, I will be going home to DH....dealing with his dementia and Alzheimer's is stressful, to say the least..so I get away afew days every week...it is good for him too....
Comment by Janet/MO on Thursday

He is like dealing with a kid some times Vilma.  Your bible study sounds interesting.  

Comment by Vilma/AR on Thursday

Janet, funny about the loose screw with your DH.  My last bible study will be next week and we are off until September.  Learned a lot about the Jewish Feast and its meaning.    

Comment by Kathy Koehler Holm on April 27, 2015 at 7:48pm
Amanda, that is exactly what I did!..the books I was reading just left me depressed, so I purposely went to the funny story books...I must have sampled 10 books before I actually kept a book to read....the main requirement was it has to be fun, easy to read, ..a light weight!.story!......I am surrounded enough by crime, violence, disease and craziness everyday..(and that is where I live)...Well, I have found some gold mines filled with great books....I need some R&R from the junk that is being shown to us....so, that is what I am going to do....
Comment by Ellen Pearce on April 27, 2015 at 4:05pm

I liked the 30's and 40's movies, too.   

Finished Foundation-Ho hum.  Seemed very juvenile, no depth.  Nothing to think about.

Comment by Amanda Best on April 27, 2015 at 2:38pm

Sounds like the book sale was a good one, handstitcher! Our library has a room, (about the size of an average bedroom), that always is full of books to buy, I have found many books there and it is like a treasure hunt, you just never know what you are going to find!

I, too, do not have television, there was hardly anything worth watching on there and so there was no use paying for it. Plus, I love hours of quiet. Or I listen to audiobooks or music and that is much more enjoyable than most TV programs. I do miss watching TCM, but from what I can tell it is not the same anymore, with lots of movies from the 50's and 60's, where as my favorites are nearly all from the 30's and 40's.

I finished Tallgrass by Sandra Dallas, and it was sad all the way through, it just left me with a very melancholy feeling. I am not sure if I will finish the other book I have from the library by her, or just take it back. I think I need a break from the sad ones and to go on a happy book spree. I will have to look through my stacks of waiting to be read things!

 
 
 

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