Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Pile Of Books

A big pile of books to read 
(real ones, borrowed from the library)
and a nice pot of green tea,
equals one happy girl.


These three should keep me busy for the next two weeks.
And if not, I've got a couple more waiting in the other room. 

Have you read any good books lately?


Currently Reading:
The Girl In The Blue Beret - Bobbie Ann Mason
The Rose of Sebastopol - Katherine McMahon
The Last Runaway - Tracy Chevalier


28 comments:

  1. I have a lot on my mind to read lately, one of them is Big Brother by Lionel Shriver. I like to happen on bloggers who are reading. Hope you have lots of time to give us a report.

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    1. Peggy, this sounds like an interesting book. It is sad that we have such a love hate relationship with food, and that size is still an acceptable excuse for bullying and discrimination in this country. I'll have to add this book to my list.

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  2. Oh I love to read, I just read one recommended by my daughter. Written as a novel but 90% true....I couldn't put the book down. I loved it. Queen of the Water by Laura Resau. Are you on goodreads.com?

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    1. Rebecca, I looked up the review on goodreads. (Yes, I am on there.) It sounds very interesting. I like historical fiction, so it's going on my list.

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  3. I love to read too, Gayle! And I've been stocking up on green tea. Enjoy your reads!

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  4. The Last Runaway!!!! I loved it! I think I gave it the very highest rating that I give! Let me know if you like the other 2. I just got home from the library and I'm making myself a cup of coffee. Wouldn't we be a pair if we lived next door! Sweet hugs!

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    1. Glad to hear you enjoyed that book! We would make great neighbors!

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  5. I always feel so rich when I have a stack of books! Right now I'm reading Jane Gardam's Last Friends.

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    1. The trilogy sounds really good! I'll add it to my list. :-)

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  6. No, I have been busy...but I need to start reading again! Enjoy yourself

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    1. You need a third hand, as your other two are busy with your embroidery. :-) Have you given audio books a try?

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  7. I love anything by Tracy Chevalier but haven't read The Last Runaway yet. I just finished The Light Betwen Oceans by M.L Stedman and it was excellent. Just started A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra. So far so good. Reading and tea, my two favourite pass times.

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    1. Books and tea just go together! :-) Both of these books sound really good, and I've added them to my list.

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  8. I'll have to check out the books you are reading, I wonder if I could get them on Kindle? Tho, right now I have about 4 books I'm reading :)

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    1. Hi Judy, I do not know if these are available in a kindle or not. (I don't have an e-reader. I prefer having the real book in my hands.) Like you, I often read several books at a time.

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  9. I love real books, the ones with paper pages. I am not much of an ebook reader though l do read a lot of articles online. Nothing beats a good book and a lovely warm cup of tea or coffee. I have borrowed Wlibur Smith: For those in peril... But am feeling awfully restless these days and havn't managed to get started. Read two books this Summer by Mary Higgins Clark and Johan Theorin. I am in the middle of Henning Mankell's "Daisy Sisters" but finding it a bit unengaging. I am a bit picky as far as books go l think :-). Enjoy your reading and tea, Pam xx

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    1. Adventure books are great! I'll have to see if I can find the Daisy Sisters in English.. so far my search on goodreads has only come up with a German version. (I like having the real book in my hands, too.)

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  10. I love to read . . . problem is though, when I do . . . nothing else is accomplished.
    I just finished reading 'Me Before You' by JoJo Moyes. Very good . . .
    Enjoy your reads and tea . . .

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    1. Sounds like a sweet romance. I think I would like to work in the "Buttered Bun Tea Shop", too! :-)

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  11. I used to read all the time. I hate to admit how many books I have stacked on the nightstand that are gathering dust. That's the former librarian in ME!

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    1. Dust is easily wiped off. :-) As the weather gets cooler there will probably be more opportunities to curl up and read a book.

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  12. I wish I read more, but I tend to keep my hands too busy for reading! But, there is something about fall that is nice to cozy up and read!! Enjoy your books! xo Heather

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    1. Heather, have you ever tried audio books? Ears can listen while hands are busy.

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  13. Hello Gayle, your picture looks so inviting! I’m reading pride and prejudice at them moment, it's one that I love to pick up and read again and again. Next up is Isabel’s skin by Peter Benson and then. The husband’s secret by Liane Moriarty.
    I don’t know how I’ve missed so many of your posts – I must catch up now! :)

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    1. Those books sound intriguing, as well. My "to read" list has grown a mile long since writing this post. (Pride and Pejudice is one of my favorites, too.)

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  14. I love reading, and there's nothing like a good cup of tea and a wonderful read to relax me and transport me to another world.

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    1. Exactly. You can go around the world and back in time in the pages of a book.

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THANK YOU for your thoughtful comments. Replies to your questions will be posted here, so be sure to check back soon. Have a wonderful day! - Gayle, Garden Of Daisies