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cheryl keyes Posted - May 09 2016 : 05:50:13 AM
hi all im in need of some reading material would love to hear some suggestions.. thanks
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Killarney Posted - Sep 07 2020 : 4:14:53 PM
Barbara, I love Fannie Flag! I have read all of her books. I own one signed copy!
HollerGirl56 Posted - Nov 27 2019 : 2:38:35 PM
Well ladies---I grew tired of Lizzie Borden and have moved on to Christmas stories and Fannie Flagg. always reading---sometimes two books at once. My love of reading may be a curse---I read everything I see.

Old Age Ain't No Place For Sissies!------Bette Davis
loribeck Posted - Oct 22 2019 : 7:39:48 PM
That is freaky, Barbara. I will have to check into the new Lizzie Borden book. I have watched the movie a couple of times.

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HollerGirl56 Posted - Oct 22 2019 : 10:17:44 AM
Ladies--- I am reading the new 2019 book about Lizzie Borden. I finally understand how she did it---I think---all us college girls loved the Elizabeth Montgomery movie in college---and I got hooked. OMG--- I hope I wasn't Lizzie in a past life---LOL> It turns out Elizabeth Montgomery was a distant cousin to Lizzie---freaky or what? Happy Halloween!

Old Age Ain't No Place For Sissies!------Bette Davis
loribeck Posted - Jun 26 2019 : 7:37:45 PM
I'm a huge fan of James Patterson. I love the Alex Cross series. I'm hooked on his books.

Lori Beck
etcharb Posted - Jun 26 2019 : 1:57:42 PM

I read Lost Roses. It was great. I liked it even better than Lilac Girls. Last month I attended a talk given by the author, Martha Hall Kelley, and was able to meet her and have her sign my book afterwards. She's a very gracious person. It was a real treat!

Nanniekim Posted - Apr 25 2019 : 7:59:51 PM
Nora I love the Greenvalley book fair. I always go there when I visit my daughter in Virginia. Last time I wished I had an extra suitcase!

Right now I'm reading Lost Roses by Martha Hall Kelly. A gift from my kids. Enjoying it so far.

nubidane Posted - Apr 21 2019 : 7:51:29 PM
All of Barbara Kingsolver books are compelling. I am particularly drawn to The Poisonwood Bible, bit all of her reads are worth it.
etcharb Posted - Apr 21 2019 : 6:29:15 PM
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle is one of my favorite books. I've read it twice and will probably read it again someday.

JennyBryant7807 Posted - Mar 15 2019 : 7:36:55 PM
I'm reading Animal, vegetable, miracle for one of my badges and love it! It fits my lifestyle of self sufficiency and inspiring at the same time!

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firecatinc Posted - Mar 15 2019 : 1:17:41 PM
I went to Greenvalley Bookfair and got an Amish Quilting Trilagy which Inam enjoying on these Spring like days.

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ddmashayekhi Posted - Mar 15 2019 : 11:03:34 AM
I have been fortunate enough to read many wonderful books this winter. Two stand out because of their superb stories that made me smile, think, laugh and cry. Both books were the authors first ones, "The Lido" by Libby Page (England) and "The Red Address Book" by Sofia Lundberg (Sweden).

I hope you can find these books at your library. They tell the story of elderly women who's life stories are told and entwined with the young women who become a part of their life. Please take the time out to look them up! Both authors are amazing and I hope their next books will come out soon.

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Simple Living Posted - Mar 04 2019 : 07:35:36 AM
One of our farmsisters Connie, has me hooked on reading Joanne DeMaio novels. She is a very talented writer.

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blessedhomemaker Posted - Mar 02 2019 : 6:07:12 PM
Powerful of Pinecones by Karen Andreola
Stepping Heavenward by Elizabeth Prentiss


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etcharb Posted - Jan 24 2019 : 09:58:15 AM
I recently finished The Reckoning by Sharon Kay Penman. What I didn't realize until I finsihed was that it was the last book in a trilogy and I hadn't read the first two! That explains why I was a little confused here and there. Overall, though it could stand on it's own and was an excellent read. I will definitely read the first two. I was also excited to see that Penman has a new book coming out soon, The Land Beyond the Sea. I can't wait to read it.

Escape from Camp 14 was a real eye-opener! I had not previously known about the labor camps in North Korea and how horrible they are. According to the author, the existence of the camps are officially denied by the North Korean government but can be plainly seen on Google Earth. The book is the memoir of the only person known to have escaped from this particular camp, one of the worst. Since he was born in the camp he knew of no other life until a new prisoner started telling him about the world outside the camp. He made a bold and daring escape, traveled to China then eventually South Korea and America. Now he works for a human rights organization and splits his time between California and South Korea. His story is gripping, appalling, and hopeful all at the same time. It left me wondering how he is doing now. He was able to physically escape the camp, but was left with PTSD and a pretty nasty form of survivor guilt from being the only person to ever escape. His mother and brother had attempted it earlier, were captured and executed. He and his father had been tortured to find out if they knew anything about the planned escape and he always worried that after his own escape his father may have been tortured again and possibly executed, but he will never know. This book tells a lot about not only the labor camps, but life in general for almost all North Koreans. As one of the chapters is titled, it's "nothing to envy."

I also just finished Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield. It's part magical realism, part historical fiction, and part mystery. I loved the lyrical flow of the writing and found the story fascinating.

Right now I'm reading Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng and Sisters of Prophecy by Jude Pittman and Gail Roughton.

ceridwen Posted - Jan 24 2019 : 08:03:18 AM
Presently attempting to finish The Wise Heart - A guide to Universal teachings of Buddhist Psychology by Jack Kornfield. A wonderful book, so enlightening!

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etcharb Posted - Dec 27 2018 : 12:43:21 PM
My latest reads are: The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens (excellent book!), Carnegie's Maid by Marie Benedict (very good), Vox by Christina Dalcher (pretty good), The Return of the Heroine by Kaye Michelle (very good), and the Nightingale by Kristin Hannah (excellent!). Right now I'm reading The Reckoning by Sharon Kay Penman and Escape from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West by Blaine Harden.

Jenn, I just sent you a friend request on Goodreads. How is The Man in the High Castle?

HollerGirl56 Posted - Dec 26 2018 : 08:10:27 AM
I just finished The Christmas Promise---it was short and simple but a great Christmas story.

Old Age Ain't No Place For Sissies!------Bette Davis
firecatinc Posted - Dec 25 2018 : 2:29:13 PM
I received my mother's favorite book for Christmas this year "The Other Wiseman". She would read it every year at this time of year.

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forgetmenot Posted - Nov 02 2018 : 12:21:20 PM
Marie, I read those books also! It's a fun read especially if you are familiar with the areas of MN that she writes about! Enjoy!

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DesignsByJennMiller Posted - Oct 30 2018 : 3:06:57 PM
Good idea Eileen, here's a link to me:

I am currently reading The Man In The High Castle by Philip Dick because I am also currently watching the show on Amazon. The show is very captivating and am hoping the book is close. It has some interesting things in it that really make you think.

Jenn M.
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etcharb Posted - Oct 09 2018 : 6:57:22 PM
Hey, sisters - are any of you on Goodreads? If so, let me know so we can "friend" each other. I'm at

etcharb Posted - Oct 09 2018 : 1:57:48 PM
I finished the Nightingale. It was wonderful. Now I'm reading Crazy Rich Asians (hilarious!) by Kevin Kwan and Return of the Heroine by Kaye Michelle. Kaye is a local author. I've been in contact with her recently. She may join the writing group that meets weekly at my house. I would love that! I've only just started her book, but so far it's very good.

ddmashayekhi Posted - Oct 08 2018 : 3:00:21 PM
I just finished an excellent book called, "The Lido" by new British author, Libby Page. The book is about a unique friendship between an 87 year old lady and a 26 year old young woman. They meet while trying to save their local swimming pool that has been around since 1938. The story was really beautifully written, it made me laugh and cry. I really recommend this very touching book! Hope your libraries have it!

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forgetmenot Posted - Sep 30 2018 : 10:47:23 PM
Originally posted by forgetmenot

Thank you, Eileen, for the lead to BWL. I entered the contest.

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"Courage is not the absence of fear, but the belief that something is more important than fear." Ambrose Red Moon

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"Courage is not the absence of fear, but the belief that something is more important than fear." Ambrose Red Moon

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