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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 on Tuesday

Yes, I love the exchange book section in our small library here and in the senior center.  I have kept books for months and don't have to worry about being overdue.  I was going to bring my kindle on my last trip but decided not to because I try to travel light.  I don't wear expensive jewelries because I can't afford to lose it, I keep it at home.  On our last trip, we went to see our son and brought 3 lap quilts, table runner, snacks and goodies in our luggage and I thought we packed lesser clothes, but we were still under the weight required.  Amazing, how one can get away with fewer things we thought we need.

Comment by handstitcher/IL on Monday
Lea, here they are called "Little Libraries." I think they're a great idea. Not sure how long the idea has been around, but locally, we've only started getting them over the last year or two. Our library has a free book exchange and so does my school for staff. There's also a cart at school for children to exchange books.

Like you Vilma, I worry about losing books when I travel, although it hasn't happened (yet).
Comment by lea on Monday

It's 6am now been up for 2hrs. Just reading your notes,

something came to mind. Here in Wpg those who want

plant a pole in ground and the other end has a box that holds books.

Books of various sorts that go in this box, anyone passing by can take

when done bring back, or put another.. It is to encourage reading.

FEBRUARY here is love to read mth so much is shared on media.. Can never pass off on a good book. We also have huge book markets at our malls 2-3 times a year..

Comment by Vilma/AR on Monday

Amanda,  I feel the same way about travel with enough books to last me the whole trip.  I always bring at least 3-4 books.  I like getting them from the exchange books section of my library, it is free so if I lose them it doesn't cost me anything.  I have not lost one yet.  I like the Reader's Digest Large Print Books, they are two books in it and they are the ones I like to read.  

Comment by Janet/MO on Monday

I hope to buy The Sound of Glass soon to go with my collection of Karen White books.  She is one of my favorite authors. 

Comment by Amanda Best on Monday

So sorry I haven't been online in a while, Kathy. the only other person who works in my department fell and cannot come to work for another week and a half so I have been having my shifts and hers, and haven't had any time to get online.

I don't know anything about audio books on Kindle Unlimited. When I went to Amazon to check it out I was amazed! Being able to switch from audio to e-book and having then be synchronized it awesome. I don't know how to tell which books have that feature though, I am sorry, I don't have the Unlimited program, I just did the free trial. I get my audio books through the library. Maybe you can ask the Amazon help section, they are usually more than willing to help you figure something out. Hope this helps.

About The Girl on The Train, it is hard to say. I finally read it because like you said, it is everywhere! If I had not heard so much hype about it I would have thought it was good, but I guess I just expected it too be really fantastic with all the popularity it has right now. It wasn't awful, but it wasn't life changing, or totally enthralling, either. 

I just finished a new book by Karen White called The Sound of Glass. It was really good, but very emotional. I have loved every book I have read written by her.

I also finished, Dorothy Must Die and it was a good adventure, even though some of the scenes were pretty gruesome. I will not be able to watch The Wizard of Oz without thinking of it.

Can't have a trip without a book. Have fun, Vilma! That was always as important to me as what clothes I was taking, which books and how many. It is funny, I always felt like I had to take enough to make sure I wouldn't run out, even though you can get books most places.

Comment by Vilma/AR on January 29, 2016 at 11:31am

While visiting our kids,  I read 3 books from an old Reader's Digest Condensed Books. 

Gracie by George Burns,  the story of Gracie Allen told by George Burns,  very personal and hear warming story.

Horse Thief by Erskine Caldwell, a short story and made shorter because it is condensed version.

Norman Rockwell's Greatest Painting by Hollis Hodges, story of some of the town folks that was in his painting.  

Gong on another trip next week and bring a book or two. 

Comment by Kathy Koehler Holm on January 22, 2016 at 10:49am
Amanda, I am new when it comes to Audio books..since just signed up to Kindle Unlimited ....I am not sure which audio books are free and which ones you. Pay for..or do they have a list of just free u limited audio books you can use from?..everywhere I look the book..The Girl on the Train is everywhere..did you like it?..was it any good?....
...after holding the book..The Curiosity Shop...I think I gave new muscles in my arms..;;;).. You are right ..the story of Watership Down is sad!..so I started a new book..the about a 1890 psychic and a murder in the dark..light reading..I need that!..your book...."the forgotten walk" sounds so interesting..thanks!...
....I brought home a bag of scraps and my sewing machine from my daughter's house (the Castle)..to sew here at the apartment...it will be tight but I don't feel comfortable leaving my DD at the apartment alone..his Alzheimer's has gotten alittle worse..., but not bad enough for a Alzheimer's House...I wish he loved to read like us!..
Comment by Amanda Best on January 22, 2016 at 8:11am

I finished The Nature of the Beast, very interesting. I also started and finished, The Girl on the Train, it was different. It seems to be a popular book right now, and I guess there is going to be a movie later this year.

The other book I finished is called Bold Spirit, 

Helga Estby's Forgotten Walk across Victorian America, by Linda Lawrence Hunt. It was wonderful and I strongly recommend it. It was very interesting and sad, too. I think anyone slightly interested in history will love it, pick it up if you get the chance!
Comment by Amanda Best on January 19, 2016 at 1:09am

I do the same thing, handstitcher, when I am down I like to read light. fun books.

I started Watership Down, many years ago and if I remember correctly it was very sad, I never finished it, maybe I am remembering incorrectly.

I am reading the latest Inspector Gamache novel. All of the other ones I listened to, but since Ellen told us that the previous audio book narrator passed away and this new one was read by some one else I decided to read the print version. I want the characters to continue to sound like that in my head.

 

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