Saturday, March 6, 2010

I am being overrun by books!!


I have a stack of 6 books sitting in front of me and one in the mail. Then there is another stack in the guest room with at least 3 paperbacks by daughter left for me at Christmas when she was here. My problem is I have been very distracted.

I am very late in finishing a baby blanket that I am knitting for a baby that was born last week. It has turned out to be a boring but pretty pattern and I get easily distracted. And then, there is the Internet and all the blogs I read and the time I spend on Facebook.

I need to step up to the plate and decide which book I need to start first. Actually, I am half done with 90 Minutes in Heaven by Don Piper. He spoke in our church about his car accident and being declared dead for 90 minutes before someone noticed he was still alive. A very good book about how he saw heaven.

Spinning Forward by Terri DuLong is a novel about small town life in Florida and she is a knitter. I have corresponded with this author since she has a blog. I think this book will wait until I am in Montana for the summer.

Two wonderful books which the Trout has already read by the same author, Michael Sanders, are Families of the Vine and From Here, You can't See Paris. Since we love France and will be there soon, we do enjoy reading this kind of a book. I hope to get to them before we leave.

My blogger friend, Sam on 'My Carolina Kitchen' suggested The Sharper Your Knife, The Less You Cry, by Kathleen Flinn, the story of romance, food and Paris and attending the Le Cordon Bleu cooking school. I know I will love this book!!

I picked up Dear John by Nicholas Sparks at Costco last week. I love all of Nicholas Sparks' books and have heard good things about this one.

And then, the one in the mail. It is titled Somewhere to Belong by Judith Miller. It is a novel about people living in the Amana Colonies in the late 1800's. I am really looking forward to this one because that is my ancestors she is talking about. I commented on a review of the book and the author saw it and corresponded with me. I told her I would be critical because I have lived these stories of the past all my life. The book should be here this week. I am also in a drawing to win one on a blog of the reviewer and I have my fingers crossed for that one. I can certainly pay this one forward.

23 comments:

  1. Thank you for the book suggestions! The Sharper Your Knife, The Less You Cry, sounds like something I would really enjoy, so I will be looking for it. My sister is in Juneau, I wonder if she could get it for me at Costco?

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  2. Grandma Tillie, "The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry", would probably have to be ordered from Amazon. I have found that Costco books are very recent and change often. Thanks for visiting.

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  3. Sooo many books so little time! I have been listening to books on cd when doing jobs that require my hands but not my mind.

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  4. hello there..and I am happy to meet another book lover! glad yous topped by my blog! it so nice of you..come again!

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  5. Hello Susan,
    Thanks for the mention here and I do hope you'll enjoy SPINNING FORWARD when you get to it this summer.

    Since I'm a confirmed Francophile, I'll be ordering Flinn's book as well, so thanks for the heads-up on it.

    And Bon Voyage to you, as you mentioned going to France......have a nice glass of Sancerre for me!
    A tout a l'heure,
    Terri

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  6. I really enjoyed The Sharper the Knife, etc. I love reading about cooking and I liked the look into the Cordon Bleu cooking school. I thought about going for a while but it doesn't sound like fun at all. I'll just stick with the one day cooking classes I think.

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  7. Terri, how wonderful you stopped by. I did start your book and was interrupted and decided this is a book I want to read completely in one or two days, so will enjoy it later. You have another book in the making don't you? Glad we have a warmer forecast for our weather down here this week.

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  8. I loved Dear John... You could finish it in a weekend. Enjoy the reading. I think you have a long plane ride coming up in a couple of months....perfect time to catch up on the rest.

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  9. Thanks for the recommendations, Susan. Books do accumulate faster than I can read them, but I'm intrigued by several you mentioned so will add them to my stack. I'm going on vacation next week and will have the chance to catch up a bit.

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  10. Me too! I had planned on reading this afternoon, and here I am, reading your blog!
    I have a pile on my desK: Long Walk to freedom (Mandela), Istanbul the Imperial City (John Freely), The New LIfe (Pamuk), and Stranger Shores (Coetzee) ....

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  11. wow... awesome sounding reads.... i like anything by Sue Grafton... mystery series...
    happy trails
    gp

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  12. You may be a bit behind in your reading but you are dong lots of fun things.

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  13. I have a large pile of books right now too. Just finished the The Elegance of the Hedgehog, which I think you may have recommended. It took me awhile to get into it, but by the end I was intrigued. Now I will set it aside and read it again at a later date. There was much to take in. I am now reading My First Best Friend, which is short stories. Reading is much fun.

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  14. I would love to read The Sharper the Knife... It sounds like you've got a pretty full plate!

    I would love to be your FB friend! If you email me with how to find you I'll request you as a friend. Cathy and I are friends on FB too.

    Have a great week! :)

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  15. you're a busy woman - I have little time to read - but the book on the description of heaven sounds interesting - you show us the finished baby blanket?
    many greetings - Ruth

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  16. What is it about books? My husband and I currently have 8-10 sitting on the coffee table... BUT should I happen upon any of your recommendations, well... yes, I'll probably get one or two of them. ;) Have a great week Susan.

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  17. Too many books is always a good thing! I love it when I look in my stash and see that many waiting for me!
    Readaholic is what I am...and obviously you two as well!

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  18. It sounds like you have a wonderful trip planned. There's nothing like a good transatlantic flight to get caught up with your reading!

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  19. Stumbled upon your blog... love the Title! :) I just left Dear John for my mother to read, great book. Hope you enjoy!

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  20. What great books you have lined up.I copied those titles, but I am like you; almost too busy with the blogs to read anymore.
    Rita

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  21. Nothing better than being surrounded by a stack of books. Enjoy.

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  22. I love books! I'm reading "The Shack"....er, I am listening to "The Shack". My life is so crazy busy, that I finally resorted to downloading unabridged books and listening to them during my commute to work and while cooking or cleaning. Now, I can zip through books! When are you off to Germany?

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  23. Susan, I wish I had more time to read. It's so relaxing. I hope you enjoy "The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry." Thanks so much for mentioning me. I wish I was going to France with you.
    Sam

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