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Mothersweets last won the day on August 17 2013

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About Mothersweets

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    Love to read, knit.

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  1. @tuesdayschild I borrowed Piranesi from the library... and then it sat on my bookshelf until it was due back. 🙂
  2. I took the quiz and got the same as @marbel You got: Polyhymnia: The Muse of Song When it comes to romance novels, you like them sweet and pure. The simplicity of the traditional stories, the comfort of a happy ending, and the silly but swoon-worthy tropes are what you live for. I do love a happy ending! Fun quiz! I finished The Searcher by Tana French last week. I figured out who was the mastermind in the village fairly quickly but I still enjoyed the story. Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman has been highly recommend by my sister so I used my Audible credit an
  3. Yes to the bolded. Sorry for not being clear!
  4. They used the Penguin Classics edition , May 2003 reissue with Robin Buss translating. As for archaic word use - what I meant was when Dumas used a word that has come to mean something different nowadays or if it was a word that we, living in the 21st century, don't really use any longer. 🙂
  5. Hi Junie, I read the unabridged Count of Monte Cristo a few years ago and loved it. Never thought I would like it as much as I did BUT I actually listened to it with the Craftlit podcast - it's like an annotated audiobook. The host talks about the book and what is going on in the chapter(s) that are read that week and explains a few things - like archaic word use, etc.- and reading it this way made the entire book so so so enjoyable! Just thought I would throw this out here as a way to read the unabridged (yeah, it's insanely long) version without having to slog through it all. The entir
  6. This was hilariously spot-on! Thanks, @Kareni @Dreamergal, Island of the Lost just went on my TBR list - thanks! I've finished three books so far this year: The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake - from GR: On the eve of her ninth birthday, unassuming Rose Edelstein, a girl at the periphery of schoolyard games and her distracted parents’ attention, bites into her mother’s homemade lemon-chocolate cake and discovers she has a magical gift: she can taste her mother’s emotions in the cake. She discovers this gift to her horror, for her mother—her cheerful, good-with-crafts, can-do mo
  7. This is a wonderful book! It's an audiobook, too.
  8. I just noticed this one last night - glad to hear a good review of it. Thanks!
  9. I was surprised to find that I've read 45 books this year. I really struggled to find books that would hold my attention well enough to actually finish so I think for every one book read I probably started three or four that I gave up on. My top reads for the year were: If It Bleeds by Stephen King - I love how he tells a story and these were not really horror stories, they were more Twilight Zone-ish. No Man Knows My History by Fawn Brodie - beautifully written, non-hagiographic biography of the founder of Mormonism, Joseph Smith. The Ladies of Grace Adieu by Susanna Clar
  10. On the Knit companion site you choose which platform you use - iPhone or android - and then it will walk you through everything you need to know.
  11. Yes! The one I have (but forget to use) is knitCompanion. It works with any pattern and is easy to use. Are you on Ravelry ? It's a wonderful resource! Happy knitting 🙂 🧶
  12. Hello everyone! My reading this year has been super weird - I tend to check out five library books and end up reading maybe one. Well, the one that made the cut this time was Moonflower Murders by Anthony Horowitz. I've enjoyed his previous mysteries and while I wasn't able to completely figure out whodunit, I did pick up on what clues were important so yay! me. lol @Laurel-in-CAI'm so impressed with your ability to read and crochet at the same time! I've been doing a lot of gift knitting so have been listening to podcasts/audiobooks and watching tv instead of reading. I wish I could read
  13. We are fascinated with Japan at our house! We like Rachel and Jun, too, and another good channel is Life Where I'm From. It's made by a Canadian man who is married to a Japanese woman, they have 2 kids and live in Japan. He makes all kinds of videos on everyday life in Japan and they're always well-done and super interesting! This one is my favorite: Kyushoku: The Making of a Japanese School Lunch
  14. Hello everyone! I actually finished a book last week. 🙂 The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey. Story of a childless, middle-aged couple who decide to try their hand at Alaska homesteading in the 1920s. They are struggling to make a go of it when a snow child appears. Lovely story told in a fairy tale fashion - I really enjoyed it. I recently found something that made me think of everyone here. I think most of us are familiar with the book, "Diary of an Edwardian Lady" - there are puzzles made using images from it! Country Diary: Winter jigsaw puzzle there is a puzzle for each season, too! I
  15. 😢I was really hoping he would beat pancreatic cancer. He will be missed.
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