Category Archives: Books

Best Book of 2014

  “Everything I Never Told You,” the début novel by author Celeste Ng, tells of the tragedy that strikes the Lee family when their 16-year-old daughter Lydia goes missing one morning. The author effortlessly weaves in the back story of the … Continue reading

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The Cay

The Cay by Theodore Taylor My rating: 4 of 5 stars The Cay is an adventurous work of fiction that shows a beautiful relationship between Phillip and Timothy, the story of a blind white boy and an elderly black man … Continue reading

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Girl with a Pearl Earring

Girl With a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier My rating: 4 of 5 stars Enjoyable historical novel. The main character is a servant in the house of the 17th-century Dutch master, Johannes Vermeer, and is used as the model for … Continue reading

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Wild by Cheryl Strayed

★★★ I’ve read several books in this same hiking adventure genre. Bill Bryson’s A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail was funny. Southbound, The Barefoot Sisters, #1, by Lucy Letcher and Susan Letcher was fluffy. Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer was some serious stuff. The following … Continue reading

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Some would think I became French when I married…

Reminiscent of Peter Mayle’s A Year in Provence,  Almost French: Love and a New Life in Paris by Sarah Turnbull was an enjoyable read. When asked how she came up with the book’s provocative title, she said – “It’s tongue-in-cheek. … Continue reading

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A Stack of Books and a new toy

I recently splurged and bought myself a new light box. I was using a 25-year-old Princesses tracing box until the bulb went out and apparently they are not replaceable. Or I’m not as smart as a 5th grader because I … Continue reading

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Hand Quilters Unite!

This is the second year, in a row, that the American Quilt Society has brought one of their shows to my home town, Grand Rapids, MI. I had quite the treat to meet up with one of my online friends … Continue reading

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