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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 - Apr 22 2024 : 2:53:03 PM
Nancy, I really enjoy mysteries and am a big fan of Jacqueline Winspear's "Maisie Dobbs" series.
Have fun using the ideas from your book Shennandoah, hope they come out like you planned.
I just finished a terrific book that just came out this year written by Sara Nisha Adams. It is her second book called, "The Twilight Garden". It takes place in London during 2019 where a couple of strangers are forced to share their back garden. They finally quit bickering with each other when someone puts photos of what the shared garden looked like years ago. Restoring the garden helps bring them and their community together as friends. Really a pleasant and cheerful read though the ending made me tear up. I look forward to reading more books from this new author.

Keep reading!
Dawn in IL

"In the Spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours." Mark Twain.
shennandoah Posted - Apr 20 2024 : 6:30:21 PM
I just finished reading this book. Much easier to get through and comprehend than most books on the topic and I have a few great ideas to use in the garden including a productive and eco friendly way to cool down the greenhouse in a Texas summer. Cant wait to see if it works!
Nancy Joplin Posted - Apr 19 2024 : 8:19:19 PM
My husband and I are ready some fun mysteries. Over the years as educators, we have had to read things for our careers. Now retired, we get to read for fun and are really enjoying it! I have been reading Robert B. Parker novels, while my husband has been reading the C.J. Box books. We are enjoying our daily reading time. and enjoying retirement as well. It is so much fun hearing what everyone is reading!

Nancy 8352
ddmashayekhi Posted - Apr 16 2024 : 1:33:23 PM
Thanks for the recommendation Winnie. I read the book and learned more than I had ever known about Benjamin Franklin.

I just finished reading Anna Lee Huber's new book, "Sister's of Fortune". The story is based loosely on the lives of the Fortune sister's. Their family decided to travel back on the Titanic after their 4 month Mediterranean/European/Egyptian tour. The story was based on many actual facts about the passengers and the Titanic. I found it difficult to put down. Hope everyone can find it at their library, its well worth reading!

Dawn in IL

"I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees." John Muir
Red Tractor Girl Posted - Feb 25 2024 : 08:26:44 AM
I just finished Walter Issacson's biography of Benjamin Franklin. Beautifully written and easy to read, I was stunned at how little I knew about one of America's most important Founding Fathers If you love history, this is both a fun and enlightening read.

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
FGOTM- October 2018
VT Oma Posted - Feb 24 2024 : 07:19:46 AM
Run Rose Run by Dolly Parton and James Patterson, I am almost done.

VT Oma
Farmgirl #5766

MaryJane Posted - Feb 23 2024 : 11:01:25 PM
Do you recommend The Quite Nice and Fairly Accurate Good Omens Script Book?

MaryJane, Farmgirl #1 Plowin' Thru ~ giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting ~
shennandoah Posted - Feb 22 2024 : 5:51:29 PM
Vanessa Neverwhere is one of my favorites. My daughter and I love the good omens series on Amazon too.

Im having to read loads of non fiction for work so probably nothing of interest here (business books). Though I am reading about raising sheep!
Audra Rose Posted - Feb 13 2024 : 7:19:12 PM
I have gravitated to listening to audiobooks while I quilt. So far I've gone through Terry Pratchett's books and am listening to a collection of Neil Gaiman.

Farmgirl Sister #6754
ddmashayekhi Posted - Sep 29 2023 : 3:07:26 PM
It looks like everyone is finding some really great books to read. I am currently reading Natalie Jenner's latest book, "Bloomsbury Girls". The books takes place in London in 1950. The story revolves around a bookstore in London and has an interesting cast of employees. The 3 women that work there are getting fed up with the male employees being promoted and running the bookstore into the ground. Change is in the air for all of them. A really fun and interesting book.

Dawn in IL

"The heat of autumn is different from the heat of summer. One ripens the apples, the other turns them to cider."

Jane Hirshfield
criley Posted - Sep 27 2023 : 7:05:18 PM
Hi all!!

I just finished The Circus Train by Amita Parikh. I did enjoy the book. It seemed a little lengthy and drawn out now that I think back on it, but perhaps it is because I wasn't able to keep a steady schedule of reading. I am now starting The Girls in the Stilt House by Kelly Mustain. Has anyone read either?


Farmgirl Sister #4938
Livin' the Life of Riley
AussieChick Posted - Jun 29 2023 : 2:34:05 PM
I just finished reading "Three Weeks with My Brother" by Nicholas Sparks & Micah Sparks. I have to thank Vanessa (Audra Rose) for this book. She sent it too me as part of the "Cabin Fever Reliever" Swap earlier this year. The book parallels Nicholas & Micah's three-week trip around the globe together with stories of their childhood, including the triumphs & tribulations that brought them to this point in their lives. If you are a world-traveller or even a "want-to-be-world-traveller", may I suggest this book to inspire your journeys both at home & far away.

Farmgirl #6058
Farmgirl Sister of the Year 2021

"The happiest people don't have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything they have".
MBurns Posted - May 29 2023 : 10:20:07 AM
Love these books too andrea.

Farmgirl friends are fun.
AndreaPA Posted - May 28 2023 : 05:46:59 AM
Just finished The Forgotten Bookstore in Paris. Starting The Librarian of Burned Books. I keep saying no more WWII books but here I am reading more. I need to pay better attention, I bought one book twice. Pushed me to finally get a library card.

Farmgirl# 8166
FGOTM May 2023
lovecatsandsunshine Posted - Apr 10 2023 : 5:27:20 PM
Fire and Air by Patty Wagstaff

I'm hoping to get her autograph at air show in Beaufort SC

FGOTM April 2023

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ddmashayekhi Posted - Apr 10 2023 : 06:18:29 AM
I have finished reading a couple of Bill Bryson's travel books. Very interesting and rather quirky to boot. For fiction I just finished reading Jacqueline Winspear's "The White Lady" and Carlene O'Connor's "Murder at an Irish Bakery". I also used several recipes for our Easter dinner from "Midwest Fresh: Modern Recipes from the Heartland" cookbook by Maren Ellingboe King. All of them are good reads and I'm impatiently waiting for Rhys Bowen's newest Molly Murphy mystery "All that is Hidden".

Keep reading and sharing!
Dawn in IL

"Spring: a reminder of how beautiful change can truly be."
MBurns Posted - Apr 09 2023 : 1:47:24 PM
Just finished the edge of belonging by Amanda Cox. Really good read. Highly recommend.

Farmgirl friends are fun.
Dreamer42 Posted - Apr 04 2023 : 5:31:56 PM
What a great deal Andrea, I wonder if our local library has books sales, used to go all the time when the boys were small, but havne't been in years. I do love a good bargain on books! Really love to have a stack of unread books waiting for me. I love that feeling. I just finished reading the book: Before we were yours. Bitter sweet for sure, based on true life events of Ms. Tann and the Tennessee Childrens Home where children were stolen/taken and adopted out to well to do & high society families. I also recently finished: This I know. About a daughter of a preacher who had the knowing and her father thought it was the work of the devil. Both were good reads. I think my next read will be: The light we can not see. It's been waiting for me for over a year now. I do love to hear about the books you other farmgirls are reading, helps me get out of my reading rut. :-)

Farmgirl Sister #7038
Red Tractor Girl Posted - Apr 04 2023 : 4:29:25 PM
I just finished a book on the life and presidency of Woodrow Wilson. It was a long read but so interesting. I knew very little about this important President during WWI. It was very interesting to learn about the divisions in America at that time which we still struggle with today. Plus, the impact of the war here at home was another area I knew little about. Currently, I am reading a wonderful book by Doris Kearns Goodwin on the leadership of Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson. So far it has been another great read and I am learning much about these four different but impactful Presidents.

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
FGOTM- October 2018
AndreaPA Posted - Apr 04 2023 : 04:11:09 AM
I'm finally reading The Book of Lost Names. Read 9 chapters so far and I'm loving it. Went to the library book sale on Friday. Almost felt guilty for taking so many books then when I was paying the lady said come back tomorrow for $5 bag day. Fill your bag and pay only $5.
Finally got my library card :)

Farmgirl# 8166
Marcy Posted - Feb 06 2023 : 09:28:48 AM
I just started reading Agatha Christie A very elusive women by Lucy Worsley. Love it so far.


Farmgirl #170

FGOTM August 2012

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give...Eleanor Roosevelt

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
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
FGOTM- October 2018
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!


Lean on me, when you're not strong, And I'll be your friend, I'll help you carry on, For it won't be long, 'Til I'm gonna need, Somebody to lean on.

Farmgirl Sister #93
FGOTM August 2021

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