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levisgrammy
Scattered Prairie Hen Honcho

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Denise
Ohio
USA
7176 Posts

Posted - May 02 2022 :  05:02:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I always have 1 or 2 books going at a time it seems. I just started one, Walnut Creek Wish" a story set in Amish country. In the morning I have been reading, Jesus Calling. My cousin recommended it. I am also reading Copernicus, in the fantasy genre.

Denise~~

Sister #43

"I am a bookaholic with no desire to be cured."

"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path"
Psalm 119:105

www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com
www.torisgram.etsy.com

quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

3760 Posts

Linda
Terrell TX
USA
3760 Posts

Posted - May 03 2022 :  09:58:00 AM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I have finished several books in the past 2 weeks. Ed and I both are trying to watch less TV and read more. The only thing about reading is that I cannot also crochet or sew while reading. In the past I have tried books on tape, but I get sidetracked when doing something else, and have to keep repeating sections of the tape. LOL!

I cleaned out a lot of the books I had and sent 7 boxes to the Senior Center here last fall. I still have a lot of books that I kept - some because I wanted to read them and some "just because". LOL!

My mother had a large assortment of Orphan Train books, which I now have, and I want to read some or all of them. My great grandmother and her brother were "passengers" on the Orphan Train from NYC and were "placed" in homes along the way. They were separated but did somehow keep in touch with each other later on. My great grandmother was placed with relatives of Ulysses S. Grant and her brother was placed with a farming family. He was not a lucky one and was only chosen by the family because they wanted a worker. He ran away a couple years later. My mother wrote an article for one of the Orphan Train Society annual publications and I will find it and get my facts completely straight. Ed has finished one of them and learned some things that I hadn't learned yet.

If anyone would like me to start a thread on the Orphan Train I can do that. Many people do not know that this ever existed. It was a way to help NY get the many orphans off the streets after their parents died from the diseases that plagued the country at that time.

Currently Reading:
Orphan Train a novel by Christina Baker Kline (very interesting story about a young orphan and an elderly Orphan Train rider)
Stash Envy and other Quilting Confessions and Adventures by Lisa Boyer ( a collection of funny short chapters on various topics known to quilters)

The books I have finished are:
While My Pretty One Knits by Anne Canadeo (a knitting mystery)
Ocean Waves by Terri Thayer (a quilting mystery)
The Piano Teacher by Lynn York (a mystery - my mother had put a newspaper book review about this book in the book and it wounded good. For me, it was very slow and I struggled to finish it, but I did.)

On my list to read are:
The President is Missing by James Patterson and Bill Clinton
The President's Daughter by James Patterson and Bill Clinton
Apple of His Eye by Kelly Caldwell )
Sarah's Choice by Wanda Brunstetter ) Amish stories
Lilly's Wedding Quilt by Kelly Long )

If anyone would like to read some of these after I am through, please let me know. NOTE: The 2 James Patterson books already have a list of people that want to read them.

Linda B
quiltee
Farmgirl #1919
FGOTM for August, 2015 and April, 2017

Edited by - quiltee on May 03 2022 09:59:51 AM
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levisgrammy
Scattered Prairie Hen Honcho

7176 Posts

Denise
Ohio
USA
7176 Posts

Posted - May 03 2022 :  12:35:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Those sound interesting about the orphan train.

Denise~~

Sister #43

"I am a bookaholic with no desire to be cured."

"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path"
Psalm 119:105

www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com
www.torisgram.etsy.com
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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

2903 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
2903 Posts

Posted - May 06 2022 :  12:44:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This past week, I finished two books. One was Cousin Claude by Mary Jane Holmes and the other was Mother Carey's Chickens by Kat Douglass Wiggin. Both Authors wrote in the late 1800s and their stories are a snapshot of the traditions and way of life in families of the time. I have been enjoying looking into some of these early authors and why they were well read and enjoyed into today. Women authors had a hard time getting published but they persevered. It is fun to learn more about this interesting era of change in our country and the struggles of women in a male dominated world.

Winnie Nielsen #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Girl of the Year 2014-2015
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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

3760 Posts

Linda
Terrell TX
USA
3760 Posts

Posted - May 06 2022 :  2:27:57 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I finished "Orphan Train a novel" and found it very interesting - great insight into what some of the children faced after finding new homes on their ride west. I may take one of the Amish books on the cruise in case I get bored and want to read. LOL!

Linda B
quiltee
Farmgirl #1919
FGOTM for August, 2015 and April, 2017
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levisgrammy
Scattered Prairie Hen Honcho

7176 Posts

Denise
Ohio
USA
7176 Posts

Posted - May 06 2022 :  4:49:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Winnie,
I enjoyed Mother Carey's Chickens. It has been quite awhile since I read it. I need to put it on my read again list.

While we were out today, we stopped at an antique mall and I found a few things. One of these is a book of United States history. It is very old and was used in school at one time I am sure. Will have to check the dates. Looked interesting and thought I would enjoy reading it as I am sure its subject matter is no longer taught.

Denise~~

Sister #43

"I am a bookaholic with no desire to be cured."

"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path"
Psalm 119:105

www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com
www.torisgram.etsy.com
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levisgrammy
Scattered Prairie Hen Honcho

7176 Posts

Denise
Ohio
USA
7176 Posts

Posted - May 22 2022 :  5:25:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Currently reading Orchard of Hope by Ann Gabhart. Just started but it is pretty good so far. Set in Kentucky during the time of segregation.

Denise~~

Sister #43

"I am a bookaholic with no desire to be cured."

"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path"
Psalm 119:105

www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com
www.torisgram.etsy.com
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darlenelovesart
True Blue Farmgirl

5088 Posts

darlene
Loleta California
USA
5088 Posts

Posted - May 22 2022 :  8:41:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am at moment reading two MC Beaton mysteries one with Agatha Raisin another is Hamish Macbeth.
Both good mysteries in Scotland.
Darlene

Farmgirl # 4943

Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything.
Tell God what you need, and thank him for what he has done.
Philippians 4:6

Just follow God unquestioningly.
Because you love Him so, for if you trust His judgment there is nothing you need to know.
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levisgrammy
Scattered Prairie Hen Honcho

7176 Posts

Denise
Ohio
USA
7176 Posts

Posted - May 23 2022 :  02:46:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I love Hamish Macbeth. Have you ever seen the show they made called Hamish Macbeth?

Denise~~

Sister #43

"I am a bookaholic with no desire to be cured."

"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path"
Psalm 119:105

www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com
www.torisgram.etsy.com
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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

3760 Posts

Linda
Terrell TX
USA
3760 Posts

Posted - May 23 2022 :  10:46:30 AM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I have finished Lilly's Wedding Quilt and am reading Sarah's Choice now.

Next on my list are The Secret Life of Bees and The Kitchen House.

I love mysteries of most kinds.

Linda B
quiltee
Farmgirl #1919
FGOTM for August, 2015 and April, 2017
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darlenelovesart
True Blue Farmgirl

5088 Posts

darlene
Loleta California
USA
5088 Posts

Posted - May 23 2022 :  3:13:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes I enjoyed Hamish on line until we lost the channel here.
Darlene

Farmgirl # 4943

Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything.
Tell God what you need, and thank him for what he has done.
Philippians 4:6

Just follow God unquestioningly.
Because you love Him so, for if you trust His judgment there is nothing you need to know.
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levisgrammy
Scattered Prairie Hen Honcho

7176 Posts

Denise
Ohio
USA
7176 Posts

Posted - May 24 2022 :  4:55:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Who wrote Lily's Wedding Quilt Linda?

Denise~~

Sister #43

"I am a bookaholic with no desire to be cured."

"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path"
Psalm 119:105

www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com
www.torisgram.etsy.com
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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

3760 Posts

Linda
Terrell TX
USA
3760 Posts

Posted - May 24 2022 :  5:00:58 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Kelly Long wrote Lilly's Wedding Quilt, one of the Amish books I read. Would you like to read the Amish books when I get done? I will mail to you.

Linda B
quiltee
Farmgirl #1919
FGOTM for August, 2015 and April, 2017

Edited by - quiltee on May 24 2022 5:04:30 PM
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darlenelovesart
True Blue Farmgirl

5088 Posts

darlene
Loleta California
USA
5088 Posts

Posted - May 24 2022 :  6:46:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Linda the secret life of bees sounds like a good one.
Darlene

Farmgirl # 4943

Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything.
Tell God what you need, and thank him for what he has done.
Philippians 4:6

Just follow God unquestioningly.
Because you love Him so, for if you trust His judgment there is nothing you need to know.
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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

3760 Posts

Linda
Terrell TX
USA
3760 Posts

Posted - May 24 2022 :  7:01:14 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
The Secret Life of Bees is supposed to be a very good book. I think I received it in a swap from another farmgirl. After I finish my current book I hope to read that one.

Linda B
quiltee
Farmgirl #1919
FGOTM for August, 2015 and April, 2017
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darlenelovesart
True Blue Farmgirl

5088 Posts

darlene
Loleta California
USA
5088 Posts

Posted - May 24 2022 :  8:29:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh good it sounds interesting!

Darlene

Farmgirl # 4943

Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything.
Tell God what you need, and thank him for what he has done.
Philippians 4:6

Just follow God unquestioningly.
Because you love Him so, for if you trust His judgment there is nothing you need to know.
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levisgrammy
Scattered Prairie Hen Honcho

7176 Posts

Denise
Ohio
USA
7176 Posts

Posted - May 25 2022 :  03:06:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Linda,
I've not heard of Kelly Long. I'd love to read it!
I think I may have Sarah's Choice but I'm not sure. I'll check.

Denise~~

Sister #43

"I am a bookaholic with no desire to be cured."

"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path"
Psalm 119:105

www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com
www.torisgram.etsy.com

Edited by - levisgrammy on May 25 2022 03:07:57 AM
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