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What Quiltmakers Read

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 May 18, 2017 at 6:30pm

I have read quite a few Fern Michaels books, Vilma, and they are good.
I am reading the latest Gamache book by Louise Penny. It is great so far. I am listening to The Roots of the Olive Tree by Courtney Miller Santo. It has been very interesting, and i think many of you would enjoy it.
Happy reading everyone!

Comment by Vilma/AR on May 8, 2017 at 5:31am

I have been on the road and have listened to 2 books. 

Tis by Frank McCourt.  This is the second book after Angela's Ashes.  it picked from when he arrived in New York at the age of 18 years old until his retirement from being a teacher.  The next book is Teacher Man. 

Pretty Woman by Fern Michaels, fiction and small book, only 4 CDs.  I need to check out her other books. 

Funny how my husband will tell me that he rather drive in a quiet car but he really gets into the story of the book we are listening. 

Comment by Amanda Best on May 3, 2017 at 7:16pm

Great ideas, Carol! 

I just heard of another book that looks very interesting, but sad, maybe too sad for me. It is called The Radium Girls by Kate Moore. Has anyone on here read that one? 


Comment by Kathy Koehler Holm on May 1, 2017 at 10:15pm
Thanks ladies!!..I have recorded the info. so I can take the list to the library!..love it!..I have been trying to finish the books from "GoodReads"., but they just keep adding more books...so many are not of my taste...so, I truly thank you for your help!...
Comment by Carol Vickers/OH on May 1, 2017 at 7:04pm

Kathy, I may have already suggested some of these but here's a few I've enjoyed:

Orphan #8 by Kim van Alkemade

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

The Lacemakers of Glenmara by Heather Barbieri

The Daring Ladies of Lowell by Kate Alcott

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

Most not set in the most joyful periods of history but all page turners.

Comment by Amanda Best on May 1, 2017 at 6:48pm

Oh dear Kathy! No peeking! :0) Just kidding! I don't peek in mysteries or I wouldn't bother to finish the book. Did you read the Maisie Dodd historical mysteries by Jacqueline Winspear? They are intense and fascinating, in my opinion. I can't think of any other historical books to recommend right now, but I will try and think on it.

I am enjoying the Mary Kay Andrews books. They are pretty light, what my Mom calls "fluff" books, but that is what I am feeling like I need right now.  I did finish a very interesting book called " The Explorer's Guild; Volume 1 The Passage to Shambala by Jon Baird and Kevin Costner. It was a bit more violent than I care for, but the story and pacing were very exciting and page tunring, although I have to admit I did not understand the ending and I am bugging my brother to read it so I can discus it with him!

Comment by Kathy Koehler Holm on April 18, 2017 at 8:20am
Good Morning Ladies..I have been reading along but not writing...taking care of dear hubby John has become almost full time now..he is still sleeping, so I have some extra time...I am reading a easy, light book by Ann Granger,called the "Companion..1850" of course it is a mystery (now, if I could just stop looking at the end of the book for the murderer!!!..there, you can see it drives me crazy, when the book gets too wordy, continue going over the clues!..I am more patient taking out unwanted stitches out if my quilts!...I am ready to start a historical novel...do you gals have any suggestions?
Comment by Janet/MO on April 17, 2017 at 8:32am

I have seen her books at my library, but have never read them.  Will have to give them a try Amanda. 

Comment by Amanda Best on April 17, 2017 at 1:32am

That sounds really good, Janet! 

I found an new, (to me), author Mary Kay Andrews. Her novels are fun and light reading. I have liked the first two I have read. Ladies Night and Every Crooked Nanny. 

Comment by Janet/MO on April 12, 2017 at 6:27am

I am reading "The Last Mile" by David Baldacci.  It is a sequel to a book called "Memory Man".  The main character suffered a catastrophic head injury while playing football & now he remembers everything.  He ends up helping the FBI solve murders.  This is one of those times when it would be important to read the books in order. 


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