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Have you read a good book lately?
Joannequilts Send a Message
Williamsburg,OH
Thought I would start a new thread about books we have read...good and bad and why! Share your loves and hates!

Joanne
7/29/2010 4:57:33 PM
The last fiction was the Aloha Quilt by Chiavarini. The fun thing was because one of my step daughters lives in Hawaii, I could pronounce most of the words. LOL
Non-fiction was Sherman's Christmas about Sherman in Georgia. I am a history geek, particularly the Civil War and WW11.
7/29/2010 6:56:53 PM
Irishgram Send a Message
Hibernating
Hi Joanne, Good idea...I am an avid reader, as well as DH, probably have 3-4 books going at a time...Right now I'm into the Amish books by Beverly Lewis...There are 3-4 to a series and I'm really hooked, trying to read them in order....Ms Lewis was raised in Lancaster and seems to have her facts pretty exact...I'd highly recommend these books...What I liked, no four letter words and no sex, although we know it happened, lol....
DH like mystery and he's funny, when he picks up a good one, he literally can't put it down....
I've enjoyed the Stephanie Plum adventures and all the Elm Creek books....
Happy reading!
7/29/2010 7:00:44 PM
lorettav Send a Message
Fluffy's mom
I love to read. My favorite arthur is Belva Plain. The only thing wrong is if you start reading one of her books you can't put it down.
7/29/2010 9:41:56 PM
fabricgirl Send a Message
sewing in NJ
I Usualy like to read in the summer but haven't picked up 1 all summer but usually it's the Elm Creek series but not right now with all the wedding stuff going on I can't focus .


Lois
7/30/2010 1:38:48 AM
lucieshouses Send a Message
Calif.Dreamin'
Joanne, I'm glad you started this thread because I was going to today!
Since moving into DD#2's house in Temecula, DH and I have found some used bookstores and outlets. After my eye appt. today we'll be going to the Lake Elsinore Outlet and I know there's a bookstore there, DH is looking for something to really get into.

Yesterday, I bought Patricia Cornwell's "Scarpetta", I've read most of her books and wait for the paperback...I bought it for $1.00.
I also bought Janet Evanovich's "Seven Up"...just started reading her.
I hope to try many more authors. Lucie
7/30/2010 6:38:04 AM
mommybvl3 Send a Message
Springfield, TN
Hi Joanne,
I love Joyce meyer books I just finished one called How to hear from God and I'm reading her new one Never Give up it is a really good book I also Love to watch her on tv I also just read French women don't get Fat if you have a chance to read it you should you will fall in love with France like i have i have read both of her books here latly I do more reading then quilting and I have also been reading books about home schooling and magazines on quilting and home schooling thanks for posting this thread Tina
7/30/2010 7:58:35 AM
Hi,
Love to read books,but mostly history books,the one that we did not like to read in school.Right now I am reading the french revolution.I dont know any one that has the same interest in history like me.
Happy reading
Kathy
7/30/2010 9:57:39 AM
Checkers Send a Message
California
Kathy - I know I enjoy it so much more now that i'm not in school. I like historical novels. Seems like no time to read lately.
mary
7/30/2010 10:34:14 AM
Rockinrobin Send a Message
San Marcos, CA
I was an avid reader growing up and used to read a lot of Stephen King (I don't anymore!) I also liked the John Jakes historical fiction series. I stopped reading novels for a long time and just picked up one by Harlan Caban (sp?) called "No Second Chance". It's a whodunit about bout a guy whose wife is murdered, kid is kidnapped and he is shot and the cops think he did it. The writing is mediocre, since there seems to be a lot of unecessary fluff but I'm still enjoying the story. I'm kind of reading it out loud to DH but he gets bored with the fluff and frankly so do I. I skip a lot of it for his benefit. Almost done with it.

I also love Jennifer Chevarini but hers can be somewhat predictable. Great light reading tho and I just finished Sugar Camp Quilt.

My all time favorite book of my whole life was Gone With The Wind. I must have read that one a hundred times and always wished Scarlett would love Rhett at the end! LOL I didn't much like the sequel.
7/30/2010 3:15:58 PM
lucieshouses Send a Message
Calif.Dreamin'
I just finished "The Friday Night Knitting Club"...didn't expect that ending! Lucie
7/30/2010 4:18:27 PM
mequilter9158 Send a Message
crispy leaves
I just picked up a new Nora Roberts book this afternoon from the library. This one is called "The Search" and I know that once I start it, nothing else will get done. I've read all of her books and really enjoy the trilogy's she's done.
7/30/2010 5:33:29 PM
purrfect-lady Send a Message
Gig Harbor, WA
I've loved reading since even before I learned to read! The bookmobile coming to our rural area was an eaglerly-awaited event and I learned to write my name at age 3 so I could get my own library card. And they made me write my real name "Virginia" instead of my nickname. It was HARD!! There are so many letters! Luckily most of them are "I's"! As a reward for earning my card, the ladies on the bookmobile let me take my pet lamb on board one day. And I dressed in my dress-up bride's costume. That was fun!! With an intro like that, who wouldn't love to read!!

And I still can't get enough of books. I ALWAYS have at least one book going and I listen to audio books when I sew/clean/garden/cook. I like fiction and some of my favorites are:

J.A. Jance
Mary Higgins Clark
Mary Daheim
Diane Mott Davidson
Leslie Meier
Janet Evanovich
Joanne Fluke
Lisa Scottolini

I just finished Evanovich's 'Sixteen'. I like her books because they have enough action to keep the story moving, enough humor to keep it fun, and Gramma Mazur. Do you think Stephanie will ever choose between Ranger and Morelli?

Mary Z

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7/31/2010 6:07:44 AM
Chrissy1 Send a Message
BELIEVE :-)
Boreing as it may sound, I read cookbooks. Usually those that have more than just recipies. I search out the ones with stories about the recipe and history of the people that wrote them. Latest is the Sisters books. One is 100 heirloom baking recipes and there is a food one also.
7/31/2010 5:31:19 PM
scrapquilter48 Send a Message
winnipeg, mb,canada
Bought from thrift store, 1-Debbie Mccomber, loved her 1st read, this one didn't finish, found beginning bit challenging with all the names 1 chapter dedicated to each person..Needed to take notes, passed on to friend, she read and loved it, but yeah bit of work in beginning.

Now opening new one from Emilie Richards, Parting Glass, again from thrift store. Don't know how far into book I'll get..

Danielle Steel are light reads, and those I finish, so it is possible for me to push myself and get into the story..I admire all you book lover's, cause I struggle to become more of a reader..
8/2/2010 6:39:07 AM
Irishgram Send a Message
Hibernating
Maryz, I've copied your list of authors, some of which I really like, but some are new to me....I'll check them out when I get to the Library....And, I've also wondered about the men in Stephanie's life...I haven't seen any more about the movie but it's being shot right here in Pgh....

Chrissy, I also love to read cook books and I love to study maps...I guess along with quilting, eating and traveling are my favorite things to do.....
8/2/2010 11:47:01 AM
I haven't read in a while. I have been so busy, I am like irish, I love reading the Amish stories. I read all of beverly Lewis, I have read Cindy Woodsmall, and Wanda Brunstetter, I have a list of other Amish authors. I buy used books when ever possible. and we have a book store near me that gives credit for used books so you can get a discount on new purchases.
8/2/2010 6:09:39 PM
towens71 Send a Message
Oklahoma
I've been reading the Sigma series by James Rollins, they are sort of sciency, but very good. I've also got a few quilt type mystery books that I haven't started yet. I'll let you know if they are worth the time!

Traci
8/3/2010 6:06:07 AM
I love anything by Anne Rivers Siddons! I have also, started reading Elizabeth Berg, and of course, James Patterson.
September
8/4/2010 6:22:40 PM
quilter78 Send a Message
Michigan
I am an avid reader and have read all of Nora Roberts and most of Debbie Mccombers. Some one recommended Susan Wiggs books and and one that is especially good is. Summer Holiday is real good. I will check out some that you mentioned for I usually check out five books at a time and have them read before they are due.. I usually get mine at the library and occasionally buy them at the super market.
I am a quilter but have taken a break from it, money wise. but will be getting back to it for I have two small quilts that are done except for the hand quilting.so will start soon.. It seems I sew more in the winter time.. summers like to read , I am not one for watching television.. When I see a movie on television that I have read I think my gosh all the good stuff they left out.. they are so condensed. I strongly recommended Susan Wiggs book called Summer Holiday. It is of a elderly man who is dying of cancer and hires a private nurse and goes on a holiday. He has a list of all the things he wants to do befoe he dies. What is so good is the way the nurse takes care of him. there is some humor in it also. She also wrote a book call The Hostage and it starts with the Chicago fire and how they get through it.. there are three books in that series. Hostage starts during the fire and this rich gal is taken into hostage and ends up at Isle Royal, Isle Royal is in Lake Superior, It is very good. If any of you gals read some of these books let me know how you like them.. Mary Ann
8/4/2010 6:29:32 PM
quilter78 Send a Message
Michigan
P.S. Thanks for starting this thread on books I will be sure to check on here every day.. I usually do check here every day but haven't wrote any thing of late.. I have been on here for three year now and miss some of the older ones. A lot of new people. and young ones. I think I am the oldest here now age that is.. The first quilt I made was for a raffle for our local library which we were just setting up.. It was a sampler and the colors were a mauve rose and blue mainly.. it went so well we made 1,500 dollars on it. that is net after I paid the amish to hand quilt it.. Did several more for charity and then when I made them for my self did the hand quilting my self. Of course by then I had a good teacher.. I love hand quilting it is so relaxing.. and not hard at all, the main thing is the wrist action. I have also made numerous wall hangings and table runners.. made one king size quilt for my son with all wild animals, he helped pick out the material. His friends offered to buy it but he will not part with it.. He is so prowd of it of course brags that he picked out the material. there are bears, deer,elk, racoons, beaver, and that is just a few.. I used the snow ball pattern and with the darker green around it. and the border out of camaflauge material the green one.. So I would get some blue in it found some material of loons and also one of canoe on a lake, also a winter scene.. I had put a picture of it on here a while back and called it my ugly quilt.. Well my ugly quilt doesn't seem so ugly any more for all the men loved it and wanted me to make one for them..

I take that back it has been a lot longer than three years. the years go by so fast.. I will have to check and see how long it has been. We didn't have this many people on it then.. Mary Ann
8/4/2010 6:58:14 PM
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