Fall is everywhere and our growing season ends tonight with a dip in the temps to 25 degrees! Brrrr!
I have just a few thoughts about the list.
1. Please proofread your book titles and authors. I will copy down exactly what you post and I don’t know all the titles and authors. If a title doesn’t look right, I will drop it. I won’t have time to check everything online.
2. I’ve tried to list popular books only once but a duplicate can sneak by me. I can almost tell you right now the titles of some of your favorites.
3. If you just list a favorite author that’s OK but I won’t be able to look up corresponding book titles.
4. I will post the list tomorrow with the heading Book Club List so when you want to go back to it, you won’t have to wonder which post it’s in.
5. Any more book titles that come in after I post the list will be added to next months list and I’ll just keep a running list until I announce again.
I have over 8 pages of handwritten book titles and I’m going to post these pages as photos – it’s the easiest way for me to handle this. And if you think it’s worth it, give me a couple ad clicks, either to open or close.
Wow! I’m nearly overwhelmed with your enthusiasm and my week has been filled with writing down titles. There were some comments early in the week that I wanted to answer and they’ve already been dropped from view. One was from Cheryl who knew Gayle – give me a shout back in the comment section – I see your mom so often and wish I’d run into you!
Until tomorrow and the Chicken Scratch Book List!
Since it will get so cold tonight, will you leave your pumpkins out, or do you pick them up so that they won’t freeze.
Lori – I leave them out -too many to bring in and I feed them to the goats when the season is over. Reed and I are going to take a load into town this Saturday and see if we can sell a few more for his college fund. Since they’re close to the house they’re quite protected.
I usually don’t like rereading a book, but in this case, I will continue to enjoy this one many more times. The book is entitled THE GIRL WHO WROTE IN SILK. It was written by Kelli Estes. It involves stitching, mystery and a little known era in United States history.
Looking forward to the book list and will go with your suggestion of setting aside time during the day. Anymore I fall asleep trying to read in bed. Here in cental New Jersey it’s been uncomfortably warm and rainy, cooler weather starting tomorrow, 50’s and 60’s.
I’m ready to quilt the Sugar Maple quilt and so grateful for your straight line quilting but my dilemma is choosing the thread color. How do you decide? And do you use the same color in the bobbin? Love your blog, you have inspired me in many ways!
Susan – I try to keep top thread and bobbin close in color and I’m a neutral thread girl – I’m not much for colored thread or variegated thread. Some shade of tan usually works on my quilts – sometimes even a dusty green. If the quilt has lots of red a dark rust or brown works better than red. My aim is to NOT see the quilting before I see the quilt pattern or fabrics and machine quilters who are experts don’t agree. And they’re doing what they love – for me it’s the fabrics and pattern. Probably more info than you wanted!
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng. She has another book too but can’t remember name. Both good.
Anything by Henning Mankell (Swedish author, deceased 2015)
My book list:
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles; the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon; The All Souls Trilogy and her newest one, Time’s Convert by Deborah Harkness; The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown; A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler; Mila 18 and QB VII by Leon Uris; Winds of War and War & Remembrance by Hermann Wouk; the four Jane Hawk novels about nanotechnology by Dean Koontz; and the following 5 series for mystery fans: Julia Spencer-Fleming’s Rev. Clare Fergusson novels; Louise Penny’s Inspector Armand Gamache novels; John Connelly’s Charlie Parker thrillers; Elizabeth George’s Inspector Lynley series and Deborah Crombie’s series featuring Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James. For the 5 mystery series, the Dean Koontz Jane Hawk books, the Outlander series and all 4 of Deborah Harkness’s books I would recommend that they be read in order, for obvious reasons! Thank you for doing this! I am really excited to see what other books are favorites.
Wonder By R. J. Palacio
An Invisible Thread by Alex Tresniowski and Laura Schroff
Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate (Author)
TVs author is Stacy Monson of Plymouth MN. Her books are Christian romance. She has 3 books
Dance of Grace
The Color of Truth
I read the second and third and am on the first one now. She is a personal friend.
Do looking forward to your list.
What do you mean by clicking on the sponsors? Opening the ads?
Rhoda Ebersole – when you click on an ad to look at that company’s product, we will receive a credit for that action. Even if you click in the X to close the ad, we will get a small credit. In this way we can continue to bring you the blog and you can help pay for it. In this way neither Country Threads or you, the reader, have to come up with any money to keep this blog going. It does take me lots of time and honestly if we can’t break even or a little more, we will discontinue the blog. I really do enjoy touching base with all the readers so I hope we can convince everyone to click ads open or closed. Hope this explains the ad situation, Rhoda!
Thank you for doing this for us, Mary. Hopefully, after this 1st time, it won’t be so all-consuming. Can’t wait for the list. I will take it with me on our vacation because there is great shopping in the Bend/Redmond area where we are going for a week.
Sue in Oregon – when I was at the thrift store today I was wishing I had the list in my hand. I did find the book about Dewey, the library cat in Spencer, Iowa.
Whoever Lisa Chaplin is, she and I are so alike in our taste in Books! Many of her favorites are mine, too. Thank you for doing this Mary, I will look for the list tomorrow!
Louise Penny now has 15 books in her series. They need to be read in order, and the first one is Still Life. The good news is now you can just go from one to the next and not wait a year!I
Love your patchwork pumpkin! I am looking at my pumpkin wallhanging which came in a Country Threads kit.
You might already have these….they have been around a while, but I enjoyed them so much.
Big Stone Gap series (4) by Adriana Trigiani:
Big Stone Gap
Big Cherry Holler
Milk Glass Moon
Home to Big Stone Gap
Thanks so much for doing this!
One by Rumer Godden – Episode of Sparrows
Three by Grace Livingston Hill (religious) – Brentwood, Happiness, Enchanted Barn.
Dorothy Gilman – Incident at Badamya, Nun in the Closet, the Mrs. Pollifax series (early ones)
I reread books so I can calm down and experience a known situation. Once in a while I read a new book (I loved most of Maeve Binchy’s), but I try to keep my reading down to a minimum so I get more sewing and photo work done!
Ruth in Maryland, a beautiful bright chilly day today!
Oops, that should be “Happiness Hill” by Grace Livingston Hill. Sorry.