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Category Archives: Reading
Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
★★★☆☆ Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in “The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas.” She survived—and famously testified that her fifteen-year-old brother, Ben, was the killer. Twenty-five years later, the Kill Club—a secret … Continue reading
Posted in Books, Finishes, Reading Tagged books, Dark Places, Dark Places by Gillian Flynn, reading, spoilers, The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant 4 Comments
The Silent Sister by Diane Chamberlain
★★★★☆ In The Silent Sister, Riley MacPherson has spent her entire life believing that her older sister Lisa committed suicide as a teenager. Now, over twenty years later, her father has passed away and she’s in New Bern, North Carolina … Continue reading
Paris The Novel
I loved this book! This was my first Edward Rutherfurd historical novel and it will not be my last. It is the history of Paris as seen through the eyes of several generations of families–aristocratic, merchant and the lower classes. I … Continue reading
Posted in Books, Reading, Review, Travel Tagged book review, books, Edward Rutherfurd, Eiffel Tower, history of Paris, Paris, Paris by Edward Rutherfurd, Paris the novel, reading, travel 5 Comments
This is why I love my library. It is free.
Gray Mountain by John Grisham My rating: 1 of 5 stars It’s been a long time since I wanted to give up and quit reading a book. Also, a long time since I’ve talked back to a book so much. … Continue reading
Posted in Books, Reading, Review Tagged book, Goodreads, gray mountain, John grisham, reading, review 8 Comments
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
Posted in Books, Reading Tagged amazon, best book 2014, Best book of the Year, book, book club, book review, celeste ng, Everything I Never Told You, family dramas, favorite books, reading Leave a comment
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
Posted in Books, movie, Reading, Review Tagged adventure book, James Earl Jones, movie, read aloud, teen books, The Cay, Theodore Taylor, tween books 1 Comment
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
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
Posted in Books, Reading, Travel Tagged Almost French, books, Eiffel Tower, Paris, Peter Mayle, reading, Sarah Turnbull 4 Comments
How many different stars in a constellation?
That is what I have been working on this week. Counting the stars. I pulled out a dozen, or so, quilting books and after flipping through them all, I picked out a variety, of different stars, and started making them. … Continue reading
Posted in Fabric Tuesday, Linkys, Quilting, Reading, WIP Tagged fabric, pattern, quilt, quilting, star, Steven King 13 Comments
Rain, rain it’s okay to stay….
I have so much to do today…. I have more to do than I can bother taking the time to make a list to get done…. Drizzly rainy days will guarantee I stay in and get “something” done…. Machine quilting … Continue reading
Posted in Bloggers' Quilt Festival, Christmas, fabric, Quilting, Reading, Sewing, swap, WIP Tagged book, charm quilt, granny square quilt, Malka Dubrawsky, sewfrench, The Story of Edward Sawtelle, WIP 13 Comments