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Books, books, everywhere!

My library is so full!  Next rainy day project is organizing all of my books.  I do have a few because I collected them over the years for my retirement and now I’m retired.

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Quilting magazines

Quilting magazines

Quilting, crafting and "other" books

Quilting, crafting and “other” books

Library in the upstairs foyer.

Library in the upstairs foyer.

More in the upstairs foyer.

More in the upstairs foyer.

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I do love to read, craft, quilt, crochet, garden, decorating, and so much more.

Another Win

Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt

Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt

The week before Christmas I won another book through my Read It Forward site and their contests. The title is Angela’s Ashes and the book is based the author, Frank McCourt’s childhood and adult life. It is a New York Times bestseller and a Pulitzer Prize Winner. I’m really looking forward to reading it and suggesting it to my book club.

There’s nothing finer than curling up with a good book and float away into another life and time, don’t you think!!

You can find books that I have read on my Goodread’s site and my reviews.  Here’s a few books that I read in 2015 and are on the site:





GapCreek_Robert Morgan

GrayMountain_John Grisham




Home by Toni Morrison

Home by Toni Morrison

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin

Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin

Some of the books are audio and I listen to them when I travel to and back to visit my brother since it takes a little better than an hour to get to him and some I read when I was traveling back and forth to work.  Now most of my actual book reading occurs at night while hubby is watching TV.  I tune out of the TV and into my Nextbook.


Audiobooks I’ve Read in 2014


My drive to work each day is 40 – 45 minutes depending on the weather, traffic and my lead foot!!!  To make the ride a little more tolerable I listen to audiobooks.  I love books and love read but that’s not allowed while driving.  🙂   An average CD will last about 7 – 10 days depending on the book.  I’m a huge Nora Roberts fan and have a lot of her books and a bunch of her audiobooks and have listened to all of them.  The hardcover books are piling up at home because about the only time I have to read is at night when I go to bed but I fall asleep before I’m through one page.  I also like to books with me to my hunting stand but hunting season alas is over for now.

Here’s a few of my audiobooks with MY rating:

East of Eden by John Steinbeck  –  currently listening to and read when I was in high school, great but a little too much “commentary” .  I give it 4 stars.

Accused by Lisa Scottaline  –  different from what I normally read but really good storyline and a great author.   4 stars.

Three Sisters Trilogy by Nora Roberts  –  I never found a Nora Roberts book I didn’t like.  5 stars.

In the Garden Trilogy by Nora Roberts  –  I never found a Nora Roberts book I didn’t like.  5 stars.

Birthright, Northern Lights and Blue Smoke Trilogy by Nora Roberts  –  Great series.  5 stars.

Bride Collection by Nora Roberts  –  5 stars.

Born In Trilogy by Nora Roberts   –   Another great series. 5 stars.

Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy by Nora Roberts – My favorite of all the Nora Roberts series.  5+ stars.

The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd  –  Different but probably wouldn’t read it again, love this author.  3 stars.

The Tradd Street Collection by Karen White  –  Next to Nora Roberts, Karen White runs a very close second.  5+ stars.

The Inn Boonsboro Trilogy by Nora Roberts  –  Great series.  5 stars.

The Choice by Nicholas Sparks  –  Nicholas Sparks keeps me entrenched in his stories.  5 sars.

Wolves in Chic Cloth by Carrie Karasyov  –  Never see what’s coming!  4 stars.

Sweet Magnolias Series by Sherryl Woods – 5 stars.

Invitation Only by Kate Brian  –  3 stars.

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown  –  Good mystery. 3.5 stars

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold  –  Great story/mystery, hard to stop listening to once it got started.

A Chesapeake Shores Series by Sherryl Woods   –  Sherryl Woods rates right up there with Nora and Karen!!. 5 stars.

Wyoming Men Series by Diana Palmer –  Romance at it’s best.  4 stars.

Just Kate by Linda Lael Miller  –  Linda Lael Miller books are intriguing in every way.  5 stars.

Stone Creek Series by Linda Lael Miller  –  Good romance series.  My daughter got me hooked on this series.


I think I’ll start doing a monthly or bi-monthly book review of the what I listen to or read.  I would appreciate any recommendations and you can also see what else I’ve read or plan to read on my Goodreads link.  Sign up and lets be reading friends.