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cheryl keyes
True Blue Farmgirl

468 Posts

cheryl
millinocket maine
USA
468 Posts

Posted - May 09 2016 :  05:50:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
hi all im in need of some reading material would love to hear some suggestions.. thanks

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sherone_13
True Blue Farmgirl

2285 Posts

Sherone
Evanston WY
USA
2285 Posts

Posted - May 09 2016 :  08:17:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am reading the Outlander series.....completely obsessed.....I am driving my family crazy!

Sherone

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DandeeRose
True Blue Farmgirl

1492 Posts

Alicia
Charlestown, IN
1492 Posts

Posted - May 09 2016 :  10:03:43 AM  Show Profile  Send DandeeRose a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Soil Sisters!!! by Lisa Kivirist

Also, Doon, which is more YA, but that's ok!

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forgetmenot
True Blue Farmgirl

3602 Posts

Judith
Nora Springs IA
USA
3602 Posts

Posted - May 09 2016 :  10:38:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
lol, Sherone! The Outlander series will do it to you!

Farmgirl sister #3926

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

468 Posts

cheryl
millinocket maine
USA
468 Posts

Posted - May 10 2016 :  06:19:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have talked to several people who love the outlander series I will have to read it.. how many books are there and who is the author?


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sherone_13
True Blue Farmgirl

2285 Posts

Sherone
Evanston WY
USA
2285 Posts

Posted - May 10 2016 :  07:51:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think there are 8 books, I bought the first 4 on Amazon in a nice boxed set. http://www.amazon.com/Outlander-4-Copy-Boxed-Set-Dragonfly/dp/1101887486/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1462891629&sr=8-3&keywords=outlander+book+series

The author is Diana Gabaldon. There is a TV series based on the books on Starz. https://www.starz.com/video/6dd18f29a87b4d3188e9963c7bf68e67 It is really good, but is rated R for good reason. Lots of very good acting, though. Many of the actors were nominated for Golden Globes. Doesn't hurt that there are cute men riding horses in kilts, talking in Scottish accents. Worth a watch. :)

Sherone

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forgetmenot
True Blue Farmgirl

3602 Posts

Judith
Nora Springs IA
USA
3602 Posts

Posted - May 10 2016 :  09:42:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I also love just about anything by Sharyn McCrumb. She has written a series "The Ballad Novels" set in the Appalachian Mountains. Following a trip through the Appalachian Mountains I happened upon Sharyn's books and thought "I had died and gone to Heaven". She wrights about the legends, geography and "contemporary issues" of Appalacia. Each Ballad novel centers on a historical event from North Carolina. The first novel in this series is If Ever I Return, Pretty Peggy-O I was hooked from then on. Sharyn has many other novels and I have read them all. Yes, I belong to her fan club and read her newsletters.

One of our own FarmGirls (Cherime MacFarlane) has a historical fiction series The McGrough Clan. I've read all of those too and loved them. She has a facebook page. We haven't heard from her in a while. She may be off researching a new book.

I am currently reading All The Stars In The Heavens by Adriana Trigiani. This is a NOOK low price special. It sounded vaguely familiar and I was looking for something distracting. I have always admired Loretta Young's acting. (I thought my mom looked like her. Ha!) Anyway, it is a much better book than I thought it would be and I recommend it. This author also wrote The Shoemaker's Daughter which I have not read; but, plan to.
Happy reading.

Farmgirl sister #3926

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

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DandeeRose
True Blue Farmgirl

1492 Posts

Alicia
Charlestown, IN
1492 Posts

Posted - May 10 2016 :  12:16:17 PM  Show Profile  Send DandeeRose a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Sherone, I started to watch that series recently, with my 14 yo daughter!! :O We turned it off pretty quick. If I ever get a chance to watch on my own I may. I wish they would leave some of that out! The storyline sounds awesome!

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prariehawk
True Blue Farmgirl

2914 Posts

Cindy

2914 Posts

Posted - May 10 2016 :  7:18:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have been reading "Because it is Bitter, and Because it is My Heart" by Joyce Carol Oates. I like literary fiction and this is the first book by her that i've read. i like it. I tried reading a couple of books by Jane Smiley, even met her, but i couldn't get into her books. I did read a YA novel, "Where Things Come Back", a powerful but very sad story. I have a to read list which I am constantly adding to. And I've read some books of poetry and/or essays by Mary Oliver and Wendell Berry. I read books that inspire me to keep writing my stories. In short, any good book that moves me.
Cindy

"Come by the hills to the land where fancy is free; And stand where the peaks meet the sky and the rocks reach the sea.Where the rivers run clear and the bracken is gold in the sun. and cares of tomorrow must wait till this day is done"--Loreena McKennit
"In many ways, you don't just live in the country, it lives inside you"--Ellen Eilers

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MnMotherMary
Farmgirl in Training

20 Posts

Mary
Jordan MN
USA
20 Posts

Posted - May 11 2016 :  09:06:23 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Any series of books by "Lauraine Snelling". Red River of the North series is excellent!
It's about families who emigrated to The Dakota's to homestead. It's all about there struggles and the way they lived & died & worked & rejoiced in the little pleasures.
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rachelbee
True Blue Farmgirl

207 Posts

Rachel
Carmel IN
USA
207 Posts

Posted - May 11 2016 :  09:44:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I just started Outlander not too long ago too. I'm almost halfway through the first book and have only seen the first episode of the show. I'm hooked!
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cheryl keyes
True Blue Farmgirl

468 Posts

cheryl
millinocket maine
USA
468 Posts

Posted - May 11 2016 :  5:30:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
thanks so much girls I must read the outlander series.. where should I get them? would the library have them? or should I buy them?? probs by them so I can read without a time limit?? where di you all get yours??

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rachelbee
True Blue Farmgirl

207 Posts

Rachel
Carmel IN
USA
207 Posts

Posted - May 11 2016 :  5:45:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by cheryl keyes

thanks so much girls I must read the outlander series.. where should I get them? would the library have them? or should I buy them?? probs by them so I can read without a time limit?? where di you all get yours??

http://plumkrazy.etsy.com
http://plumkrazyvintage.blogspot.com



Somehow I lucked out and bought them on Amazon for Kindle, all the books for $1.99 total! I'm not sure if they often do offers like that though.
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sherone_13
True Blue Farmgirl

2285 Posts

Sherone
Evanston WY
USA
2285 Posts

Posted - May 12 2016 :  11:43:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cheryl,

I just wrote a post about my Outlander addiction on my blog. It gives you all the links to buy the books on Amazon. http://annapearlsattic.blogspot.com/2016/05/new-obsession-outlander-on-starz.html Also, you can try the Library. The books have been out for awhile and are very popular right now. Our library just laughed at me when I asked to be on the waiting list. Don't blame me for your addiction. After reading my post, you have been fairly warned. (Btw, the post was written in a Scottish accent> :)

Sherone

Farmgirl Sister #93
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Old Spirit
True Blue Farmgirl

1490 Posts

Rae
MN
1490 Posts

Posted - May 12 2016 :  8:19:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just read Change of Heart by Rachel Good, Amish Christian fiction, was great! Also enjoyed Red River series by lauraine Snelling.



...those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles:...
Isaiah 40:31


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edlund33
True Blue Farmgirl

1443 Posts

Marilyn
Renton WA
USA
1443 Posts

Posted - May 13 2016 :  12:10:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have also been reading the Red River of the North series by Lauraine Snelling - I'm on the 4th book in the series. I seem to like to have several books open at once so I am also in the midst of reading Gaia's Garden by Toby Hemenway and House of Rain by Craig Childs. Other favorites I finished recently are Wild by Cheryl Strayed and The Necessity of Empty Places by Paul Gruchow. They are all great reads!

Cheers! ~ Marilyn

Farm Girl No. 1100

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Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
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knittingmom
True Blue Farmgirl

665 Posts

AnneMarie
Edmonton Alberta
Canada
665 Posts

Posted - Jun 01 2016 :  2:20:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Right now I'm reading a couple. The Church of Mercy by Pope Francis and Divine Mercy for Moms sharing the lessons of St. Faustina. I also have a book about homeschooling going on my e-reader.

Having multiple books going is like watching multiple TV shows :)



"There is no foot so small that it cannot leave an imprint on this world"

"The things that matter most are not really things after all"
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DandeeRose
True Blue Farmgirl

1492 Posts

Alicia
Charlestown, IN
1492 Posts

Posted - Jun 01 2016 :  4:49:55 PM  Show Profile  Send DandeeRose a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Reading the "When Calls the Heart" series by Janette Oke

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Old Spirit
True Blue Farmgirl

1490 Posts

Rae
MN
1490 Posts

Posted - Jun 01 2016 :  7:33:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
DandeeRose Are you reading the original series or the new ones that the tv shows are based on? I loved the original ones, in fact enjoyed all her books.

Rae



...those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles:...
Isaiah 40:31

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DandeeRose
True Blue Farmgirl

1492 Posts

Alicia
Charlestown, IN
1492 Posts

Posted - Jun 01 2016 :  8:15:04 PM  Show Profile  Send DandeeRose a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
The original. But I have been watching the series for a year or so now. SOOO different!!!

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Old Spirit
True Blue Farmgirl

1490 Posts

Rae
MN
1490 Posts

Posted - Jun 02 2016 :  03:01:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I know it is really different from the books, like it, but really liked the books. My first Jeanette Oke book was The calling of Emily Evans, fell in love with all her books after that!

Rae



...those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles:...
Isaiah 40:31

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Song Sparrow
True Blue Farmgirl

1010 Posts

Amy
Talleyville Delaware
USA
1010 Posts

Posted - Jun 02 2016 :  03:53:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I just finished I finished a wonderful book called "On Little Wings" by Regina Sirois. I loved it. it's her first book and I hope she writes more. Here's a write up. http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13409474-on-little-wings. I just started "The Mercy" by Beverly Lewis. I've noticed that many Farmgirls enjoy Amish fiction and wanted to try one. So far I'm really enjoying it. And now you girls have gotten me interested in Outlander!


Hugs and Happy Day!
Peace in our hearts, peace in the world
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DandeeRose
True Blue Farmgirl

1492 Posts

Alicia
Charlestown, IN
1492 Posts

Posted - Jun 02 2016 :  07:08:37 AM  Show Profile  Send DandeeRose a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Rae, I will look for that one!

Amy, I have a couple of Beverly Lewis books, but haven't gotten to them, yet.

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sherone_13
True Blue Farmgirl

2285 Posts

Sherone
Evanston WY
USA
2285 Posts

Posted - Jun 02 2016 :  08:07:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Amy, I love Beverly Lewis and I'm sorry we got you interested in Outlander. You are going to be obsessed with it very soon. :)

Sherone

Farmgirl Sister #93
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Old Spirit
True Blue Farmgirl

1490 Posts

Rae
MN
1490 Posts

Posted - Jun 02 2016 :  08:20:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Beverly Lewis is also a great read!



...those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles:...
Isaiah 40:31

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Lavender Rose
True Blue Farmgirl

1938 Posts

Brenda
Jackson MI
USA
1938 Posts

Posted - Jul 06 2016 :  11:40:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just read "The Keeper of Lime Rock" by Lenore Skomal. It's a true story about Ida Lewis America's most celebrated Lighthouse Keeper. Interesting history!

Now I'm finally reading "Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens. Should have read it 50 years ago for high school English class, but didn't. I have kept my copy of all these years. Somehow I passed the course though. Asked my sister if she read it and she said "No, I took an e and didn't care." My brother didn't read it either. Haven't asked my other brother, but something tells me he skipped reading it also. Guess it was a lost cause on all of us. LOL

I an enjoying it now though! "Outlander" just might have to try and find that series also. Everyone seems to be having fun reading it.

Farm Girl Hugs,
Brenda
#6218

Each day we add to our legacy-good or bad. Our Daily Bread

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