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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. Ooooh yes, please tell us all about it! I read The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris by David McCullough several years ago and loved it. It was a fabulous read! Oh, I feel for you, Pen. I've had to teach five of my teens to drive (the other five went to driving school which was pricey but worth every penny!) and I can't commiserate enough!
  2. Hi everyone! His Favorite Wife: Escape from Polygamy by Susan Ray Schmidt Shattered Dreams: My Life as a Polygamist's Wife by Irene Spencer Cult Insanity: A Memoir of Polygamy, Prophets, and Blood Atonement by Irene Spencer As you can see, I have been on a bit of a kick lately. The first one is the most interesting, the second is fun to compare to the first because these women were married to the same man, and the third I wouldn't recommend as I think it would only be interesting to someone who lived through the happenings in that story. I've also been pretty busy packing my house up to move into a larger home with several of my adult daughters. Trying to save a little money each month and my girls are fun to be around, too!
  3. Love the pics Amy and mum! So glad you had a fun meet-up!
  4. I just finished reading his obit in the NYTimes. What an interesting man! Did you know he joined the Boy Scouts when he was 12 and became an Eagle Scout within one year?! Dana Carvey's impressions of him were great!
  5. Kareni, that was very cool!! I actually follow him on instagram - it was super neat to hear more of his story. Negin, I love the James Herriot books and have read them twice. I listened to the first two on audio with one of my dds as we drove to swim practice for a couple of years. Love the photo and love that you had such a nice time there. I plan on visiting someday! I haven't finished any of my reading this week - I seem to start a lot of books and then lose interest and have to force myself to pick it up again.
  6. Negin, ((hugs)) I'm sorry you weren't able to see your brother for longer. Robin, this is the first I've heard of the Rabbi series - I'll be sure to look for it. Thanks! I read Spring Magic by D. E. Stevenson last week. Enjoyable, I liked the main character but had a hard time getting into the story. 3 stars. I'm about halfway through a YA that my 12yo recommended to me - Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram and liking it. Also still listening to J. Strange & Mr. Norrell - so good!
  7. I loved the Bear and the Nightingale and haven't read the next two yet BUT I hear they are good! Hope you feel better soon. 🙂
  8. Hooray!! So so happy that it went well for you!!!
  9. Hello friends! I read three books this week. Past Imperfect by Julian Fellowes - Story about the differing classes in England of the last century and how things have changed. I liked Snobs and this story is in the same vein but it really needed an editor. It could have been cut down by half and been much more enjoyable. The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett - The Queen becomes a reader. Very charming and a quick read. Before the Fact by Francis Iles - this is the book that Alfred Hitchcock based his movie Suspicion on. My 14yo and I watched it a couple weeks ago and I decided to read the book as the ending is different. I've always thought the movie ending something of a cop out. Anyway, the book was definitely worth reading and I realized that Hitchcock really cleaned up the characters so they were clean enough for Hollywood (of that time). Robin and Kareni, can't wait to look through all the links!
  10. I'm so glad you're ok but so sorry for your loss. ((hugs))
  11. Lol, realizing he wrote Foyle's War was what pushed me to give his books a try. 🙂 Hope you enjoy the new book! And I'm almost ready for another D.E. Stevenson - Spring Magic sounds like a good one!
  12. Sending positive thoughts your way 😊
  13. Good to see you again, Aethelthryth! Love your book list!
  14. I finished 2 books last week. Autumn Term by Antonia Forest- A boarding school book set in England in the 30s? maybe, the characters had depth and the writing was good. I'd love to read the next in the series but I'm not seeing it anywhere. The Sentence is Death by Anthony Horowitz - Second in his Hawthorne series. I enjoyed it and, as usual, didn't figure out the killer at all! Negin, love the photos and the concert must have been delightful! I'm going right over to my library and place a hold on Forty Autumns - sounds like a terrific read. Robin, I had my teens watch Wayne's World with me earlier this year and they loved it! Party on! lol
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