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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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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.

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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.

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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!!

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Nancy Gartenman Posted - May 27 2022 : 10:29:21 AM

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

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?

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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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Jokamartell Posted - May 21 2022 : 1:21:59 PM
I recently received this beauty in the mail. I just want to crawl right into the pages of the book!! So comfy and cozy!! Looking forward to creating some fun things and I wanted to share!!

Karen :)
ceridwen Posted - May 20 2022 : 10:38:02 AM
My new Kim Diehl book came in ... Oh ... the simple joys of life ... A Latte and a great book ... lots of gorgeous projects.


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Jokamartell Posted - May 19 2022 : 6:51:44 PM
Carole, I had no idea there was another book by that author. I’m going to have to go check it out!! I love to thrift and always look for linens that have been stitched on. Thanks for sharing the title!! I love all things from this era. :)

Karen :)
ddmashayekhi Posted - May 19 2022 : 08:10:17 AM
I have been re-reading Jacqueline Winspear's, "Maisie Dobbs Mysteries" series. I got from my library the cd version for my husband to hear them driving to/from work and he loves them. I found I'm enjoying going back through the series as well.

Keep reading & sharing!
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Nancy Gartenman Posted - May 18 2022 : 08:44:25 AM
THAT SOUNDS LIKE A BOOK I WOULD LIKE. I looked it up on amazon , for the full three books in one it was more then a hundred dollars, even used ones. You better hand on the that one. Maybe my library can get it
for me. It sounds like a good one. I just finished reading A VOICE IN THE WIND last week. It was
also from that time period.
Nancy Jo

ceridwen Posted - May 18 2022 : 07:48:56 AM
Jean, thanks for the book suggestion.

The linens are quite the treasure. I was surprised when they were brought to me. The belongs to this person's aunt. Some are so stiff, starched I imagine. I'm surprised they have not attracted any kind of bugs. I need to research that at some point.

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JeanP Posted - May 17 2022 : 11:18:41 AM
Carole, if you are interested in good depression era reading, be sure to check out "The Four Winds" by Kristen Hannah. A marvelous story -- fiction but based on real occurrences during that time.
Also watch for another feed sack swap coming this fall. And when you get a chance, go back through and read the postings from the past feed sack swaps. Many fascinating stories, recipes, and depression era tidbits of information there.
When you go through your recently acquired sack of linens, I hope you will share photos and/or descriptions with us. What a treasure.
Farmgirl hugs,

"However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at."
. . . .Stephen Hawking
ceridwen Posted - May 17 2022 : 09:56:23 AM
Not sure why, but I've developed a fascination with Maple Syrup. Being from Canada, I grew up on the stuff, but somehow I've become intrigued by it. I'm presently reading these two books.


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ceridwen Posted - May 17 2022 : 09:53:17 AM
Oh Karen, that is a beauty. I love that book. I also have her other book; The Kitchen Linens Book ... Amazing as well.

I love the depression era. I have since been given a huge bag of depression era linens from a customer (My day as a Quilt shop owner Fibre Junction) who attended one of my clubs on the depression era. They are in a box in the back of the closet. Sigh!


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AndreaPA Posted - Apr 16 2022 : 04:22:03 AM
I just started reading the new book by Alan Hlad - A light beyond the trenches.

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sherone_13 Posted - Feb 24 2022 : 07:02:03 AM
I am currently reading the Highland Witch by Susan Fletcher. I just finished Secrets of the Chocolate House. It is the second book in the series by Paula Brackston. Sooooo good!


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Nancy Joplin Posted - Feb 23 2022 : 1:32:50 PM
Hi! I'm currently reading "Mankiller: A Chief and Her People. It's an autobiography of Wilma Mankiller, the first female Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation. I am enjoying reading it and learning some History from the Native American perspective. Wilma was influential in promoting rights for all people within her nation as well as women's righgts in this Country. Herstory is amazing!

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JeanP Posted - Feb 19 2022 : 12:40:02 PM
Marlene, that really was a marvelous book. The author, Delia Owens, and her then husband together wrote "Cry of the Kalahari" a wonderful documentary of their years studying lions on the dark continent. Her love of nature just exudes from her very being. And I found it so interesting that when she finally retired, she retired to Bonners Ferry, Idaho, just up the road from me.

Winnie, thanks for the recommendation. I think historical fiction is my favorite genre. And that sounds like a really good series I love reading about the middle ages in particular -- I'm a big time fan of Ken Follett's "Pillars of the Earth" series and have read the entire thing three times.

"However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at."
. . . .Stephen Hawking
Gijanedoe Posted - Feb 19 2022 : 08:15:58 AM
I have been studying the Constitution, and have learned that our Constitution is and has been under attack for decades, but no clear path to getting back to things being done correctly! Until recently! I found some books that explain how we citizens can take everything back without civil war. The “Tactical Civics” books are easy to read and give a complete plan to take things back!

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msdoolittle Posted - Feb 15 2022 : 5:28:56 PM

I don't read much fiction, but I really did enjoy that book!

I'm reading a book about ADD that I've already forgotten the title....LOL.

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Red Tractor Girl Posted - Feb 14 2022 : 4:26:12 PM
I just finished reading the trilogy by Sigrid Undset about the fictional young maiden, Kristin Lavransdatter, in the 1330s. It is a wonderful story of faith, passion, family, and national pride. Plus it is taking place in the Middle Ages and the details about life are fascinating. I highly recommend this series if you enjoy stories set in a totally different era and place.

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MBurns Posted - Feb 14 2022 : 3:10:57 PM
Reading where the craw dad's sing for bookclub.

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