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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 Janet/MO on July 19, 2017 at 8:57am

I have been reading a series of murder mysteries by a man named Brian Freeman.  I am on the 5th one now.  They mainly take place near Duluth MN/Superior WI, but also have parts in Las Vegas.  Not necessarily books for the feint of heart though.  If anyone reads these books, I recommend starting with the 1st one entitled "Immoral".  The storylines themselves are not really affected if you read them out of sequence, but it will help you understand the characters themselves better.

Comment by Kathy Koehler Holm on July 19, 2017 at 6:56am
Good Morning Ladies...my reading has slowed way down to a crawl...I have to put drops in my eyes 2x a day and they play havoc with my reading....but I am reading a cozy mystery by Miranda James .."Arsenic and Old Books"..they have a Maine Coon Cat in the story, which I love to hear about his behavior...(we have three of them in our family..).the story is very interesting and moves on quickly...I will probably read all of her books...she holds my attention!
I have been watching a lot of P.D.James books..on UTube.(BBC)..love his stories!! But have never read any of the stories..so I picked up 2 of his stories to read...his stories have a lot of twist and turns...
Comment by Amanda Best on July 18, 2017 at 5:01pm

I am almost done with A Wilder Rose, which is about how the Little House on the Prairie books came about. I had no idea about the writing partnership between Laura, and her daughter, Rose. It is by Susan Wittig Albert and it is a great book so far.
A couple of a days ago I finished, Christmas Bells, by Jennifer Chiaverini. It was very good, but sad. I am glad that I didn't read it around Christmas as it wasn't very cheery, which is what I like to read around the holidays.
Has anyone else read anything good lately?

Comment by Amanda Best on June 26, 2017 at 6:22am

The Roots of the Olive Tree was pretty good except the ending. It was like she just got tired of writing the story and bailed. The answers to the mysteries were never given and it just left you wondering what the heck happened so I absolutely do not recommend it. A waste of reading time!
I am almost done reading Anne of Green Gables, I hadn't read it before and I am loving it. I watched the new show of it on Netflix and decided to read the book. It is a good show and book.
Hope you all have had some time to read some new things!

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!


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