Category Archives: Reading

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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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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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

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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

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There is a reason for everything

“Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.” <<< That’s a … Continue reading

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