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Monday, 28 September 2015

BOOKS

My granddaughter is taking this book in grade 7 English. I saw a copy at a gs and bought it for fifty cents I thought it would give her and myself a nice chance to discuss it. . It was an easy read and I found it quite interesting. So much so that I requested more of this author's books from the library.  Although the book is fiction the author has based his books on various things in his eventful life.

 
These are my library books right now:  The Quilt is by the author of Hatchet. I had about an hour today to start it and I'm halfway through. It's a thin book but a good one.  I've read all Maeve Binchy's books so reading this what appears to be short essays should be good. 
I was looking for the book A Year of Biblical Living by A.J. Jacobs but it wasn't available ( I'll have to request it and wait) but meanwhile I took this one out. Mennonite Girl......well, I was one, wasn't I.


These next 2 photos are of books I acquired over the weekend and have added to my stack of "to be read".  

Another Splash of Gin and Tonic is a humorous gardening book  "confessions of a compulsive gardener".   Mama's going to buy.....   I bought this book strictly because I have read and enjoyed Jean Little so I'm hoping I'll enjoy this one too.  The books I've read by her have been for older children. Once again...easy reads.
 
Finally, two of the books that I'm reading these days  .( I am often reading 3 or more books at a time. I do eventually get through them all). The Gladys Taber is a reread and the Mennonite Foods.... is the kind of book you can  pick up and read random bits. Some history, recipes, that kind of thing. Both my parents were born in Russia so some of the places in the book are names familiar to me.

This has turned out to be a lengthy post. If you've stuck it out you deserve a prize. I made scones again today so come on over for tea. We can sit on the porch because the afternoons are just warm enough to be comfortable.  Will it be Earl Grey? or maybe a nice herbal tea?

            Granny Marigold

13 comments:

  1. Wow G.M. We have pretty much the same taste in books! I enjoy Maeve Binchy and Gladys Tabernacle very much. Looks like you have lots of great books to read. I usually have 3 or 4 books on the go too.
    I would love to come and sit on your porch with you and have a cup of tea.
    Take care.

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    1. Robin, I have to grin every time I think of Gladys "Tabernacle". Silly autocorrect!!

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  2. My kids loved Hatchet. Looks like you've got a lot of reading ahead... I've added a couple of those to my to be read list. Don't you just love going to the library? The scones and tea sound like a wonderful snack... I'll be right over!

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  3. "Another Splash..." and the Mennonite Folkways sound good to me. I need to see if they have it here at the library. If not, they will probably be able to order them from another branch. I remember as a little kid, my mom reading us the Gladys Taber Stillmeadow pieces from the Family Circle magazine. We always looked forward to the ones involving winter. Phil/Eagle Bend, MN.

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    1. Those columns that G.T. wrote for Family Circle were what first drew me to her writing. Now I wish I'd have kept them all. Her books are so hard to find now and when you do find them they are not affordable!

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  4. Hi! I think plain old tea sounds good to me today! That is quite an interesting list of books you posted. I think I will request the Mennonite Girl from our library. Enjoy your reading time! Nancy

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    1. Let me know if you do read it, how you liked it. I'm about halfway through and I think tomorrow afternoon I'll be out on the porch reading again.... might even finish it.

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  5. Goodness me, you do have a stack of books waiting to be read. I am envious at the thought of sitting on the porch in the afternoon with a cup of tea and a book. Looks like the book title "Another Splash of Gin and Tonic" should be one I need at work right now (forget the gardening part, lol). If I come for tea, could I please have it in a lovely Devonshire Lace cup & saucer from the set you showed in your last post? I am positively green with envy!
    Ellabie

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  6. I love to read, and am not doing enough of it right now. I envy you sitting on the porch with a book and a cup of tea! I can't imagine reading more than one book at a time. Even if I don't like it that much, I usually manage to plow my way through a book once I've started it. Those kinds of books are probably better for me, then I don't get quite so excited about reading it, so it is easier to put it down and go do some work:)

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    1. I'll usually make myself read at least the first 30 pages, then if I'm not enjoying it I give it up. Life's too short to read books I don't like.

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  7. I enjoyed all this post, to the very end! I think Hatchet would be my pick to read from your selection. I just may look for that. Right now I am reading "At Home in Mitford" by Jan Karon. My sister has all her books and loves them. She has been trying to get me to read them so I've started on the first one and love it! I would love to come for tea!

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  8. In response to Henny Penny's comment about Jan Karon's books - have you read or seen her picture book called "The Trellis and the Seed"? It is a book for all ages but I especially love it as I love gardening and all things plants.

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  9. I read Bruchko aloud to my boys when I was homeschooling them many years ago. Quite a stack of good books! :)

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