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Mothersweets last won the day on August 17 2013

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    Love to read, knit.

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  1. Hello everyone! I didn't finish anything this week but did make good progress with The Count of Monte Cristo - I'm up to ch. 49 at this point and have a good handle on what is going on and who everyone is, lol. I'm in the middle of a very funny memoir - The Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater: Essays on Crafting by Alanna Okun and am about to start A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton. I need to hurry with it as it is due back at the library in 4 days. @Ali in OR I read Ghost Map a few years ago - I look forward to hear what you think of it!
  2. I'm very behind on The Count of Monte Cristo. I tried to do some catching up (I'm listening to it) but I couldn't remember who in the world they were talking about so I guess I'll have to backtrack even more. Also have three or four books on my nightstand and have been falling asleep during the first few pages of each one! I really should start reading during the day. Thanks for the thread Robin!
  3. Hi everyone! It's a been a few weeks since I posted. I only have two books to share but they were both good ones! Winterkill by C.J.Box -This is #3 of the series and while I enjoyed it there were still a couple things that didn't make sense in the plotting. Overall I gave it three stars and will read the next one soon. Mystic River by Dennis Lehane - This one grabbed me right at the beginning and had me staying up much too late at night! Three boys are childhood friends until something terrible happens to one of them. One grows up to be a police detective, one is an ex-con, and one struggles to have a "normal" life. The ex-con's daughter is murdered and the detective is put on the case and the story really takes off from there. I know this was made into a movie a while back but I never saw it so the story(and the ending!) was all new to me. @Negin I didn't realize Goodreads has changed - I'm only seeing a new color? green It has always been a weird layout and super cluttered for my taste. I considered joining BookBrowse but it looks just as clutter-y. Also, sometimes my reviews and/or edits don't show up right away or I'll log in and all my review stars have disappeared and then magically reappear later. Who knows?
  4. @Kareni I loved True Grit! the audio version is excellent, too!
  5. I'm almost finished with Hallelujah! The Welcome Table: A Lifetime of Memories with Recipes by Maya Angelou. Absolutely delightful cookbook/memoir - I want to try several of the recipes before it has to go back to the library. I recently listened to the History Chicks' episode on Maya Angelou and Oh my goodness! She did enough living for 3 or 4 people! I read a terrific essay this morning - Salman Rushdie: Ask Yourself Which Books You Truly Love and I thought y'all would enjoy it, too.
  6. I've finished two books in the past week: The Choice: Embrace the Possible by Edith Eger This very highly recommended a few weeks ago by @Negin and I wholeheartedly agree! Wonderful memoir by a Holocaust survivor, written with so much insight and empathy and love. Something that surprised me was that Ms. Eger lived in El Paso, TX and graduated from UTEP - much of my family is from there and it's rare to hear of anyone actually wanting to go there, lol. The House on Vesper Sands by Paraic O'Donnell I thoroughly enjoyed this mystery/supernatural thriller. It is set in late Victorian England and follows three different characters as they figure out a series of murders. The writing was terrific and the author really was able to evoke the feel of dirty, grungy, cold London. The voices of the characters sounded of the time and not just modern people with modern sensibilities wearing Victorian era costumes. I listened to the audio and the narrator was fantastic. Looking forward to going back through the links posted!
  7. I finished two books last week! Later by Stephen King. Quick read about a young boy growing up with an unusual ability. Daughters of Zion by Kim Taylor. Interesting memoir of growing up in a fundamentalist cult. I just finished chapter 35 (it went on forever!) of The Count of Monte Cristo so am a little behind.
  8. Happy Easter everyone! I finished Open Season by C.J.Box. It's the first in a long-running mystery series about a game warden in Wyoming. I liked it!
  9. @tuesdayschild I have not - thanks for the heads up!
  10. Last week I finished an audiobook - Emily Goes to Exeter by Marion Chesney. Spinster housekeeper inherits a good amount of money and decides to travel and ends up playing matchmaker when things go awry. Fun, fluffy story and I want to read the next in the series. I'm currently in the middle of a couple of recommendations from last week's post and have a few more coming from the library that I'm looking forward to. @tuesdayschild I've enjoyed the Dering series by D. E. Stevenson, too! I think Bel Lamington was the last one I've read so it's about time to find another. 🙂
  11. Frindle Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days! The Mysterious Benedict Society Danny the Champion of the World - or almost anything else by Roald Dahl. Bunnicula The World According to Humphrey
  12. Hi everyone! I finished four books this week! Killers of the Flower Moon:the Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann. Incredible story and one that I am sorry that more Americans don't know. The lengths white people went to in order to steal the wealth of the Osage was horrifying. The Good House by Ann Leary. This story follows Hildy Good, an alcoholic realtor in her hometown of fictional Wendover, Mass. Great characters and the narration by Mary Beth Hurt was terrific. The Stationery Shop by Marjan Kamali. Love story set in 1953 Tehran, Iran and America. Made me cry at the end. The Push by Ashley Audrain. Oh man, I started this book just before I went to bed at 10:30 Friday night...and finished it at 2:30 in the morning. I'll just link to the GR page: The Push @SKL Have fun with your new puppy! What breed?
  13. I've been looking for a new case, too! There are so many that I like that I'm having a hard time deciding. Should I get a cheap one? or spend a little extra and get something a little more unique? maybe a plain one? maybe something super colorful? Plain but then I could find a cute pop socket pretty and colorful unique and I can add my name to it simple but pretty pretty but my current case is very similar Sometimes I think there are too many choices, lol
  14. @JunieThank you! @Karenithe "50 Bad Book Covers" made my day!😂
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