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.
I am Midwest grown, born in the Amana Colonies in Iowa, retired medical transcriptionist now enjoying retirement by traveling, knitting, cooking with my husband, and playing golf.
I have lived in Iowa, Kentucky, Germany, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Florida