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Nineteen Minutes is the book that has my attention at the moment. When I found it on Amazon the story line said “Nineteen Minutes asks what it means to be different in our society, who has the right to judge someone else, and whether anyone is ever really who they seem to be.
Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult reminds me of all of the horrid school shootings of the last few years.
There are times when I’m reading the book that I feel more and more that our world has gone to “hell in a handbag”!! Kids with guns in a school setting, what’s that all about???? When did parents lose sight of what is going on in the life of their children? What and why bullying? Why are there jocks versus nerds, parent versus child, teacher versus student? Why is our world full of violent computer games, tv shows and movies? You might say it’s what the public wants, BUT WHY??? It reminds me of the Columbine shootings and yet different.
This is book is a look at both the victims’ world and that of the shooter (who is also a victim, in his own way), This book is a hard book to put down because the entire time you’re seeking answers. The writing is riveting and poignant. The reality of a typical American school environment for students who suffer to stand out in the crowd and to those people who feed in to gain their desires. I’ve come to sympathize with everyone in the book as a victim, each experiencing loss of different degrees. It is absolutely coercive and constraining buta a scintillating read. I’m anxious to finish and update it on my blog.
The Weaver’s Girl by Gracie Ayers, based on life on Maryland’s Eastern Shore and a small village call Furnace Town.
I just finished this new book while sitting in my deer stand last week. The book is by Gracie Ayers and I was given the book by my best friend, Margaret Tongue, when I was visiting her a couple weeks ago.
Margaret took me to visit a museum in Maryland that she used to make costumes for. It was wonderful and the name of it is “Furnace Town”. The book is based around this museum and begins with a young woman taken back in time after an upset with her boyfriend. It’s a heartwarming adventure in this small village on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
Gracie Ayers has written three other books about the area and I can’t wait to get my hands on them too!
I want to thank my best friend, Margaret, for a delightful visit to her home and we are both looking forward to getting together again real soon for more laughter, tears, good food and more adventures in her world!
Margaret and I heading into the Blacksmith Shop at Furnace Town.
I’ll post more about Furnace Town in a future blog post.
Love you, Margaret!!
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.
Quilting, crafting and “other” books
Library in the upstairs foyer.
More in the upstairs foyer.
I do love to read, craft, quilt, crochet, garden, decorating, and so much more.
Do you ever get caught up in something that you just can’t seem to stay away from and then it seems to take up all your “free” moments???
My hubby got me an Android tablet in 2013 for my birthday and I’m absolutely addicted to it.
Android Nextbook 2013
So much so that I’ve neglected my blog and my quilting and my HUSBAND. We watch TV together at night but now I read while he watches TV. Android is the name of my “kindle” and I add new books to it every week while my “paper” books are gathering dust on the shelves upstairs.
Easy to charge and quick.
There’s over two hundred books on it currently.
Thanks hubby for my wonderful gift and I’ll try very hard not to neglect and ignore you from this moment on. I’ll also devote more time to my blog and my quilting before I forget how!!!
Nora Roberts does it again. It’s a wonderfully romantic, thrilling and grab you by the seat of your pants book. I’ve read the entire trilogy and couldn’t put them down!! Love, romance, witches, fantasy, it’s all in this book!!
Check out my GoodReads list to see more of my favorites and lots that I want to read.
I’ve just recently finished this series of Nora Roberts books and as always loved them all. Love, mystery and lots of humor in all three make them a treasure!
I’ve also in the last few months read and love Karen Whites, “The Girl on Legare Street”, “House on Tradd Street”, and “The Strangers on Montague Street”. Just recently a fourth book in the series has come out called “Return to Tradd Street” but I haven’t started it yet because I’m two-thirds into “The Atlantis Gene” and three-quarters into another Nora Roberts goody called “The Dark Witch”.
Our bookclub is reading “The Mermaid Chair” and I’ve got to get started on it as well. The Atlantis Gene and Dark Witch are the last two the bookclub read. As usual, I’m so behind that eventually I’ll catch up to myself 😉 ! All of these books are good reads but my problem is finding time to read and if I read at night I get through a few pages and fall asleep!
It seems the only time I really get to read a lot is when I go to my deer stand and take the books with me. I can read a whole book in a couple days in that quiet, serene setting and not fall asleep and get to watch wildlife at the same time.
I have recently become a big fan of author, Karen White and have read the Legare Street Trilogy. I’m patiently waiting for what will be a fourth book in the series and at which point it won’t be a trilogy anymore, I guess. Karen White keeps her readers enthralled in a story of love, mystery, supernatural and lots of humor mixed in. I would give them a rating of 10 out of 10. The first book is “The Girl on Legare Street”, second is “House on Tradd Street” and the third is “The Strangers on Montague Street”.
Karen White Legare St Trilogy-1st two books.
The Strangers on Montague Street
The fourth book “Return to Tradd Street” came out on January 7th and I pre-ordered it but it hasn’t arrived as of yet.
This is probably a good thing because I haven’t finished reading our book club selection and our meeting is sometime next week. I highly recommend Karen White and all of her books and here are a few more of her titles that are on my list to read.
More titles authored by Karen White.
Read, it soothes the soul and ignites the imagination!
Eight ladies that I work with have become members of a newly organized book club about a two months ago and we will have our second meeting the second week of May. I’ll be expanding friendship with some of the girls, getting to know some ladies that I’ve met but don’t know well, and meeting ladies I don’t know but hope to add to my friends group.
When we first met we each were to bring a list of books that we would like to read. Those books were put on slips of paper, folded and put in a hat to draw the name of the first book to read. The first book in my opinion was fantastic and the name of it is “Love Lies Bleeding” by Jess McConkey. I highly recommend it for all women!! It has a great story line, not too many characters and a strong woman as the main character.
I’ll blog each month about the books we read and hope it’ll give you some choices for your reading enjoyment. My list of books to read is constantly growing as you can tell if you hook up to the “GoodReads” link on my blog page. I love to read and have a very hard time finding the time to do it.
I am so enthralled with the new book I’m reading that I wish the evening to fly by so I can have an excuse to go to bed and read myself to sleep. It would be hard to convince most of my friends that a quilting book could have love, mystery, suspense, history and comedy all rolled up in one book. The Quilter’s Legacy is a combination of present day and early 1800’s and the time of the slaves. Old quilts and a journal tell the story of slavery and quilting. The story revolves around a family that comes to America to find a new life and . . .
Oh well, I don’t want to spoil the mystery so I’ll stop there but Jennifer Chiaverina is a wonderful author and the quilts described in the book are gorgeous!