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cheryl keyes Posted - May 09 2016 : 05:50:13 AM
hi all im in need of some reading material would love to hear some suggestions.. thanks

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JeanP Posted - Feb 03 2023 : 11:26:40 AM
I'm reading a wonderful book that I think our Farmgirls would like. "Unravelling" by Peggy Orenstein is outstanding. Not only is it an entertaining yarn (pun intended) but she gives such interesting background of the history of each step in the process. It has really made me think a lot about where our myriad of consumer goods come from. It is newly released, but hopefully your library will be carrying it. It is definitely worth the time spent to read it.

Stay warm and well and keep us posted so we know whether or not to send the St. Bernards with the brandy casks.

"However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at."
. . . .Stephen Hawking

"When life gives you junk, make a junk journal."
. . . .jean pici
Red Tractor Girl Posted - Jan 17 2023 : 5:03:00 PM
I just finished reading Elizabeth Gouge's The Green Dolphin. I have read many of Gouge's books but this one might be my favorite. If you have never read anything by this British author, I highly recommend trying her out.

Winnie #3109
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JeanP Posted - Jan 16 2023 : 10:31:29 AM
I am currently reading a thriller, "When No One is Watching" by Alyssa Hawker. I'm only in a couple of chapters and so far am not too impressed. But it is the February selection for our book club, so I'll stick with it. When I'm done with it, I intend to read "Violetta" by Isabel Allende. She is one of my all-time favorite authors. I love everything she has ever written, especially "Daughter of Fortune" about the '49 Gold Rush.

"However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at."
. . . .Stephen Hawking

"When life gives you junk, make a junk journal."
. . . .jean pici
sherone_13 Posted - Jan 16 2023 : 06:40:03 AM
Just finished Stephen King's Fairytale. So good!

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AndreaPA Posted - Jan 14 2023 : 5:51:29 PM
Karen I never got the notice to renew. I had to get in one line to do the paperwork & pay to renew (Friday's 8am-3:15pm only). Then had to wait in another line to get my picture taken.

I didn't finish the Second Life of Mirielle West yet but since I was in the area, I picked up 2 more books. The Saints of Swallow Hill and The Lost Book of Names which was recommended by several farm sisters.

Andrea
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JeanP Posted - Jan 07 2023 : 7:52:19 PM
I am currently reading books about letter writing to get in the mood for LauraBell's awesome Lost Art of Letter Writing swap. Now I am remided of Nick Bantock's marvelous books, "Griffin and SSabine Trilogy". Has anyone else read these? They are fun works of art.
jean

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Blessed in Colorado Posted - Jan 07 2023 : 7:31:01 PM
Jean I read all three of the books you listed as you recommended them to me. They were great I enjoyed them all, thank you for recommending them.

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Debbie
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Jokamartell Posted - Jan 07 2023 : 6:38:21 PM
Andrea, that’s a long time!! Smart thinking to take a book. I’m so thankful we can renew online! :)

Karen :)

To quote one of my past preschoolers “Not one of those Karens, but a good Karen”! Haha
AndreaPA Posted - Jan 07 2023 : 08:23:26 AM
I just started reading The Second Life of Mirielle West. Read 8 chapters so far and it's really good. Had to renew my drivers license yesterday and it sure made the time go fast. I was there almost 2 hours.

Andrea
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AndreaPA Posted - Oct 17 2022 : 5:08:44 PM
I'm glad you liked the book Dawn.
Heather - yes, same author and it's on my list!
Debbie & Jean - Well now I'm going to have to get a library card, my list is getting to long!

Andrea
Farmgirl# 8166
JeanP Posted - Oct 12 2022 : 10:05:47 AM
I love to read !! I have almost a thousdand books on my Kindle and usually read around 150+ a year. Well, you know, I live in the boonies and we have long winters up here. LOL. Anywway here are three Civil War era books for you to consider. I enjoyed all three --
1. "Thread Collectors" by Shaunna Edwards
2. "Rebel Behind Lines" by Seymour Reit
3. "The Cotillion Brigade" by Glen Craney
Enjoy and let us know what you think if you read any of them. Maybe we could have some discussions.

I just finished "The Fire and the Ore" a fascinating read about the Mormon handcart migration and the challenges of being a polygmous wife. Historical fiction based on the author's real life ancestors.
Happy reading,
jean


"However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at."
. . . .Stephen Hawking

"When life gives you junk, make a junk journal."
. . . .jean pici
nndairy Posted - Oct 11 2022 : 6:30:13 PM
Now that you mention it, I don't think I've ever seen any from the civil war era either. I'll have to keep my eye out - that would be interesting I think.

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Blessed in Colorado Posted - Oct 10 2022 : 7:17:11 PM
I just finished Magnolia Palace, great book and The Land Between Us. Both excellent books, one goes back in time between 1960 and 1916. The Land Between Us is about WW II both fabulous historical fiction. Thank you Heather.
I really enjoy historical fiction from WWII, I only wish I could find it from the Civil War Era.

Big Hugs,
Debbie
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and the Ocean.” Lord Byron”

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nndairy Posted - Oct 10 2022 : 7:06:00 PM
Andrea - I just read the same book not to long ago! I'm not 100% sure but I think the same author also wrote The Lost Book of Names. It's another WWII book about helping Jews - mostly children - escape and the book of lost names is a code so the children's real identity isn't lost. If you like The Forest of Vanishing Stars you'll like it.

Krista - That sounds like an interesting book!

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ddmashayekhi Posted - Oct 10 2022 : 6:10:01 PM
I loved this book. It was very interesting. I hadn't realized the seeing eye dog school had begun in Germany. The story was very compelling and I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in WW1. Thanks for telling us about it Andrea.

Dawn in IL

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AndreaPA Posted - Oct 10 2022 : 5:02:53 PM
That sounds like a good one Krista. I'm going to add it to my list.
Dawn - have you finished the book yet? I hope you liked it.
I just finished The Forest of Vanishing Stars by Kristin Harmel. It's about Jews who escaped the Russians and Germans. It's about people helping each other survive. The book is based on facts. I never heard about the people who hid in the forest in Poland. There is a book "Defiance" and a movie with the same name is based on the book. I might add this one to my list too.

Andrea
Farmgirl# 8166
MaryJanesNiece Posted - Oct 05 2022 : 2:04:30 PM
I just finished reading “The Lost Girls of Willowbrook”. It was a very good book and a hard one to put down. Not very many books suck me in this bad. What made it even more intense was the fact it was based off the real Willowbrook State School in Staten Island and all the horrible things that happened there. I wasn’t aware of this place until I found the book. I’m so happy it was finally shut down. I have also enjoyed learning about the history of this site.

Krista
ddmashayekhi Posted - Jun 07 2022 : 07:29:13 AM
That sounds like a good book Andrea. I just ordered it from my library. I enjoy reading books about WW1.

Dawn in IL

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AndreaPA Posted - Jun 06 2022 : 3:18:51 PM
Looks like some great books everyone is reading. I just finished A light beyond the trenches by Alan Hlad. I couldn't put it down. It's about WW1 and a school that trained seeing eye dogs for blind veterans.

Andrea
Farmgirl# 8166
Red Tractor Girl Posted - May 27 2022 : 11:40:52 AM
Wow, Nancy, those books must be special to have caught your attention and not intimidated by 500 page stories! I have added them to my ever growing list of books to read. There is simply not enough time to explore every wonderful author!!

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
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Nancy Gartenman Posted - May 27 2022 : 10:29:21 AM

Winnie,
I just finished book two in the " FRANCINE RIVERS" SERIES. "VOICE IN THE WIND" AND
" ECHO IN THE DARKNESS". I just ordered her 3rd. book in the series. Really
keeps me busy. Both of the first two had almost five hundred pages. Learned a lot
and sure held my interest.
Nancy Jo



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levisgrammy Posted - May 27 2022 : 07:25:21 AM
Karen, that Bowl Me Over looks like a fun crafty one. Will have to look into it.

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Jokamartell Posted - May 26 2022 : 8:11:14 PM
April, I’m gonna have to look for that book. I just finished Corrie ten Boom’s The Hiding Place. It was very good but is a true story and quite heavy….so I’ve decided I need some lighter reading.

Jean, I would totally be in for a scrap swap!!! :)

Karen :)
JeanP Posted - May 26 2022 : 12:48:04 PM
Oh my, some great sounding reads there. I must look up "Clara's Kitchen" -- that's right up my alley. And the new crafty books look fabulous with some neat projects that just might lend themselves to another Scrap Happy swap. Any interest?
hugs,
jean


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. . . .Stephen Hawking
Dreamer42 Posted - May 26 2022 : 12:17:28 PM
I just recently finished "Clara's Kitchen" which was a mix of family history, WWII history and recipes of foods her family ate during the depression. Was such a fun and interesting read, quick read as well. Currently, I'm nearly finished with the book: Self Love Experiment. This has been a great read, it's a shame more of us aren't taught to love ourselves growing up like we are taught to love our neighbor. I'm pretty certain most of us could be better at loving ourselves. I'm trying.

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