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brianna.e
True Blue Farmgirl

54 Posts

Brianna
Gladstone Michigan
USA
54 Posts

Posted - Oct 08 2016 :  2:38:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I don't know about you but I am never without a book. Be it a paper and ink or my kindle, I have one with me at all times and I am constantly on the look out for new books (or old) to read. So sisters, I turn this over to you- What are you reading now? How are you liking it?

I am currently making my way through a few books: The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald, The Bookshop by Penelope Fitzgerald, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg, and The Storied Life of A.J. Finkry by Gabrielle Zevin. I am also rereading the Midnight, Texas series by Ms. Harris :)

Your turn!

ddmashayekhi
True Blue Farmgirl

4258 Posts

Dawn
Naperville Illinois
USA
4258 Posts

Posted - Oct 08 2016 :  8:10:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I just picked up Alan Bradley's latest Flavia de Luce novel, "Thrice the Brinded Cat Hat Mew'D". I love this series and this is book #8. I'm also halfway through "The Summer Before the War" by Helen Simonson. Then I will read Stephen Kelly's second book, "The Wages of Desire". I just finished his first one and really enjoyed this World War II detective series. For non-fiction I'm nearly finished with "The Bird Lover's Garden", by Margaret MacAvoy and Pat Kite.

I am an avid reader and probably read about 10 books per month. I wish I had time for more, but life kind of gets in the way!

Dawn in IL

"We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses." Abraham Lincoln
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blessedhomemaker
True Blue Farmgirl

105 Posts

Tina
West Virginia
USA
105 Posts

Posted - Oct 13 2016 :  8:19:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Slow lane by Monica Wilkinson

~Tina

My main blog~ http://frontierhome.blogspot.com

My food blog~
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Psalm 62:5~ Find rest, O my soul, In God alone; my hope comes from him.
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edlund33
True Blue Farmgirl

1457 Posts

Marilyn
Renton WA
USA
1457 Posts

Posted - Oct 14 2016 :  2:13:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I just finished reading two books by Craig Childs - House of Rain and Finders Keepers - a Tale of Archeological Plunder and Obsession. I have enjoyed learning about the natural history, cultures and archeology of the American southwest since I was a young child so I found these books to be very fascinating and am axiously awaiting the arrival of two more of his books.

I just started the first chapter of Ancient Places - People and Landscape in the Emerging Northwest by Jack Nisbet. It was recommended by a friend who also enjoys natural history and cultural landscape subject matter.

Currently I'm half finished with The Hour of Land by Terry Tempest Williams - written in honor of the 100th anniversary of the National Park System in 2016. I'm enjoying it and since she is writing about many National parks that I've never visited it has been fun to follow along with her in my map book. This, of course has led to alot more exploring of the map pages in states I've never been to before. So it's been kind of like reading a book with a bonus armchair travel adventure and I've added some new places to my bucket list that I never knew existed.

And last but not least I'm on the fourth book in the Red River of the North Series by Lauraine Snelling. I am enjoying this series but finding used copies of all the volumes has been an ongoing challenge. Happily I found book four recently so now I can finally finish reading to the end.




Cheers! ~ Marilyn

Farm Girl No. 1100

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Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
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churunga
True Blue Farmgirl

3270 Posts

Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
3270 Posts

Posted - Oct 14 2016 :  4:00:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am reading The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss. This paperback is 1,107 pages thick. I have to reserve it from the library and it has many people waiting. It will take me months to read this book.

Marie, Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

Try everything once and the fun things twice.
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gramadinah
True Blue Farmgirl

3509 Posts

Diana
Orofino ID
USA
3509 Posts

Posted - Oct 14 2016 :  4:01:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Anne Morrow Lindbergh A Gift From the Sea. Fitting as I am at the coast in Oregon. Just started so I have no idea what it is about as yet.

Diana

Farmgirl Sister #273
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Nancy Gartenman
True Blue Farmgirl

8625 Posts

Nancy
West Seneca New York
USA
8625 Posts

Posted - Oct 15 2016 :  06:28:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Reading the "Outlanders". Its a big book so will keep me busy for awhile.
Nancy Jo

https://myrockingchairandme.blogspot.com/
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LilDebbie
True Blue Farmgirl

107 Posts

Debbie
Days Creek Oregon
USA
107 Posts

Posted - Jan 23 2017 :  5:43:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm reading The English Breakfast Murder by Laura Childs..It's a Tea Shop Mystery.Kindof Agatha Christy style in modern times..
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Tumbleweed
True Blue Farmgirl

956 Posts

Nancy
Texas
USA
956 Posts

Posted - Jan 23 2017 :  7:31:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh Debbie
I love the Tea Shop mystery series. I think I have read 5 of them now. Love Laura Childs!!!!

TW

The fun begins where the pavement ends!
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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

4791 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
4791 Posts

Posted - Jan 24 2017 :  07:05:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I just finished The Widow's War by Sally Gunning and it was fantastic. It is a historical novel set in a whaling town of Cape Cod in 1761 and shows the life of a recently widowed woman who fights for her rights under the law for he share of her husband's property. She has grit, unwavering determination, and a passion to be independent and make her own decisions. As you can imagine back then, under English law, women were property and had few rights. She was a Farmgirl at heart in every way. If you are looking for an inspirational read, I highly recommend this book!

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

3602 Posts

Judith
Nora Springs IA
USA
3602 Posts

Posted - Jan 24 2017 :  08:19:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Love the tea shop mysteries. I have read all to date. I am still reading "The Joy of Poetry" by Megan Willome, "the life-changing magic of tidying up" by Marie Kondo, "How the Light Gets in" by Louise Penney (mystery), "The Magnolia Story", by Chip and Joanna Gaines.

Farmgirl sister #3926

"Courage is not the absence of fear, but the belief that something is more important than fear." Ambrose Red Moon
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LilDebbie
True Blue Farmgirl

107 Posts

Debbie
Days Creek Oregon
USA
107 Posts

Posted - Jan 24 2017 :  10:28:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm going to make note of that book and see if I can find it. Sounds like a great book.

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Originally posted by Red Tractor Girl

I just finished The Widow's War by Sally Gunning and it was fantastic. It is a historical novel set in a whaling town of Cape Cod in 1761 and shows the life of a recently widowed woman who fights for her rights under the law for he share of her husband's property. She has grit, unwavering determination, and a passion to be independent and make her own decisions. As you can imagine back then, under English law, women were property and had few rights. She was a Farmgirl at heart in every way. If you are looking for an inspirational read, I highly recommend this book!

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015

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LilDebbie
True Blue Farmgirl

107 Posts

Debbie
Days Creek Oregon
USA
107 Posts

Posted - Jan 24 2017 :  10:34:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I just started the next one.The Jasmine Moon Murder. Sortof makes me want to open a tea shop. Actually there's a house along the coast I would LOVE to buy even tho it's in a little town. I think it would be PERFECT for a crafter's retreat. Nobody lives in it right now and when we go visit our 23 year old girl I look at that house and say "You will be mine one day". But that would mean no chickens. So will have to wait. lol..


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Oh Debbie
I love the Tea Shop mystery series. I think I have read 5 of them now. Love Laura Childs!!!!

TW

The fun begins where the pavement ends!

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Tumbleweed
True Blue Farmgirl

956 Posts

Nancy
Texas
USA
956 Posts

Posted - Jan 25 2017 :  9:17:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Geez Debbie
Wish we lived closer to each other. You sound like fun to hang out with.

TW

The fun begins where the pavement ends!
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ceridwen
True Blue Farmgirl

762 Posts

Carole
Northeast New York
USA
762 Posts

Posted - Feb 01 2017 :  10:55:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Brianna, I too am never without a book or my journal. I love to read.

Just finished reading The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, Douglas Carlton Abrams. What a great book!

Carole
Farmgirl Sister 3610 - Nov 7/2011
http://www.carolesquiltingetc.com
http://www.fibrejunction.com
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janamarieje
True Blue Farmgirl

926 Posts

Jana
Southern California
USA
926 Posts

Posted - Feb 01 2017 :  11:54:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Has anyone read A dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron or Hidden figures by Margot Lee Shetterly? They both sound like great movies but I would much rather read the books but can't decide which on first.

Jana
#7110
http://www.emhardt.com

Gardening is cheaper than therapy and you get tomatoes. ~Author Unknown
All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt! ~Charles Schulz
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ceridwen
True Blue Farmgirl

762 Posts

Carole
Northeast New York
USA
762 Posts

Posted - Feb 01 2017 :  12:00:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jana, I did see Hidden Figures in the theater and would recommend it! Such a great movie! I plan on buying the dvd when it comes out! I can only imagine that the book is also great! I did peruse it, but I have other books that I need to read before I buy another book! lol

Carole
Farmgirl Sister 3610 - Nov 7/2011
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http://www.fibrejunction.com
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suny58
True Blue Farmgirl

2354 Posts

Dianna
Jack Al.
USA
2354 Posts

Posted - Feb 01 2017 :  6:16:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hacksaw Ridge!! Wanted to read the book before I see the movie in DVD! So far....gripping!

Farmgirl #7703
Dianna
"Blessed are they that see beautiful things in humble places, where other people see nothing." Pissarro
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AFinkberry
True Blue Farmgirl

310 Posts

Ally
Kalama Washington
310 Posts

Posted - Feb 14 2017 :  3:15:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am currently reading a few things, but the big one is "The Homemade Kitchen" by Alana Chernila! It's been my kitchen bible for the last few weeks!
But I am rereading "Station Eleven" (post-apocalyptic theater/symphony troop traveling around the great lakes) and I just checked out the third book in the "Outlander" series, titled "Voyager"
Happy reading!

Ally
Farmgirl Sister #5672

"There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness." ~His Holiness the Dalai Lama
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ceridwen
True Blue Farmgirl

762 Posts

Carole
Northeast New York
USA
762 Posts

Posted - Feb 16 2017 :  07:15:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Currently reading Polishing the Mirror by Ram Dass! Great book!

Carole
Farmgirl Sister 3610 - Nov 7/2011
http://www.carolesquiltingetc.com
http://www.fibrejunction.com
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ddmashayekhi
True Blue Farmgirl

4258 Posts

Dawn
Naperville Illinois
USA
4258 Posts

Posted - Feb 16 2017 :  12:49:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm reading #9, "Light from Heaven" in the Mitford Series. Amazingly each book keeps getting better in this series!

Dawn in IL


"Don’t let anyone ever tell you that this country isn’t great, that somehow we need to make it great again" Michelle Obama
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nubidane
True Blue Farmgirl

2634 Posts

Lisa
Georgetown OH
2634 Posts

Posted - Feb 16 2017 :  4:52:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dawn, I've always appreciated your book choices, and went online and reserved a few of the Mitford series on CD (listen in car while driving for work). Am looking forward to a change. I have been listening to some Jodi Picoult, and it can get intense for sure.


"We must reject the idea that every time a law’s broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.” – R.R.
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ceridwen
True Blue Farmgirl

762 Posts

Carole
Northeast New York
USA
762 Posts

Posted - Feb 22 2017 :  10:11:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Presently reading Mad Genius by Randy Gage - Thinking outside the box! Amazing!

Carole
Farmgirl Sister 3610 - Nov 7/2011
http://www.carolesquiltingetc.com
http://www.fibrejunction.com
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Marilyn Hartman Sullivan
True Blue Farmgirl

1134 Posts

Marilyn
Oxford PA
USA
1134 Posts

Posted - Feb 22 2017 :  12:15:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rereading "Centennial" by James Michener. I can read and reread just about everything he wrote.

Farmgirl #6318
"Where there's a will -- there's probably a family fight."
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blessedhomemaker
True Blue Farmgirl

105 Posts

Tina
West Virginia
USA
105 Posts

Posted - Feb 22 2017 :  10:04:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The Tale of Hilltop Farm by Susan Within Albert ( fictional story about the life of Beatrix Potter)

~Tina

My main blog~ http://frontierhome.blogspot.com

My food blog~
http://mysimplenorthernkitchen.blogspot.com

Psalm 62:5~ Find rest, O my soul, In God alone; my hope comes from him.
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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

7337 Posts

Denise
NJ
USA
7337 Posts

Posted - Feb 23 2017 :  04:22:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dawn, I loved the Mitford series.

Reading, "Boxed In" at present.

~Denise~
Farmgirl Sister #43

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

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