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Saturday, June 18, 2011

What Are You Reading?

The only thing that could possibly be me in this picture is the hat....hahahaha

It seems the only way I can stay out of trouble is to read a good book. I am wanting to find one now that will keep my interest for more than the first chapter. One that I can't wait for bed time to come so I can curl up with it. (Sad I know all I curl up with is a book or Tinkerbell)

So since I have not a clue what to read I know you can help me out. What is your favorite read for this summer?

It is 105 degrees here right now and I so need to clean house and do some yard things but I am tempted to take a nap.

Thank you for voting for Kaci in her Race for a Cure. We both appreciate you so much for caring and voting.

I hope all of you Dads have a great Father's Day. My son Clint is tops in my book for what it takes to be a Great Father. He works long and hard hours but comes home and showers his two babies with his love and guidance. Thanks Clint for being the best Father to my two grand babies.

Miss my Dad very much as I know a lot of you out here miss your Dad's too. My dad was young when he passed away but left us with nothing but good lovely memories of him.

Looking forward to your comments about what you are reading. Don't be shy I need a good

Love to all


Marilyn said...

I am reading "A Heartbeat Away" release by..????..memory fails at the moment. Sorry, oldfart syndrome!! LOL!!
I tend to read murder mystery thrillers by James Patterson or European History by Phillipa Gregory. I know.. what a difference.
Miss my Dad too.... He passed in 2004 of heart disease & Alsheimers...bad time for all. He was 72.
Have a Peaceful Day!!

Sue said...

Go check this post out from my blog. I think it reviews about 10 books that I enjoyed.

Happy reading!


Jon Lee said...
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Jon Lee said...

I am reading The Two Deaths of Daniel Hayes by Marcus Sakey. I have next up A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness. I am really liking Sakey's book. I love mysteries. I am looking forward to reading Harkness', and it is the first book in a series of three, the second to be published in 2012. Happy Reading.

Jon Lee said...

My first comment had a date mistake.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

I'm reading GONE WITH A HANDSOMER MAN by Michael West. She is a bloggy bud of mine and is a great authoress. Her blog is Designs By Gollum. Check her out!

Hope Christy is ok now!! Did CPS do a check on you?!?!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

NitWit1 said...

Well I have a Kindle and downloading a lot of free old stuff, so am into Pride and Prejudice, which I am sure I read 55 years ago in English Literature.

Don't remember it, but surely seems so unbelievable, I keep reading it.

Julia said...

Hi Maggie, I've been meaning to get the book "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett. It's on the National Best Seller list and I tried to borrow it from the local library and there were 60 people ahead of me on the list about a month ago so I opted out and have been meaning to buy it bur my work has been crazy lately.

You can see some film clips on-line.

It's on my list of book to get. I will go see the movie too. Have a great weekend. Hugs. JB

Arkansas Patti said...

The last one I read that I can highly recommend is "Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand. Based on a true story. She also wrote "Seabiscuit."
I have been reading a lot of first time authors on Kindle. Some really good, some not but almost all free.

Cherrie said...

You know me I am always reading!And I always curl up with a book in bed....alone! lol
I just finish reading "Night Road" by Kristen Hannah. This one like all Kristen Hannah books you will need a box of puffs near by. I love her books. I want my grandkids to read this book when they are teenagers. It really has a good message!
Now I am going to read all the other comments to see what they recommend! I am always looking for a good book!

Cats, Chancy, Mumsy said...

Well, sweet Maggie I won't be able to help you out with a good book to read. About all I have been reading of late is blogs, crossword puzzles, greeting cards and the newspaper. It has been quite sometime since I was still long enough to read a book of any kind. Hugs

Deb said...

I don't have any books to tell you about...this hot weather is something isn't it...I'm proud of my son he is a great Dad..

Kim said...

Last week I finished The Help by Kathryn Stockett. I liked it. Tonight I just started "Half Broke Horses" by Jeanette Walls. This is her 2nd book - the first one "Glass Castle" was fabulous.

shawkl said...

Maggie, one of the best books I have ever read was a Kindle book on my PC...and it was free! How great is that! I was on Amazon a couple of months ago and noticed that on the "Kindle" page (I don't have a Kindle)...that I could download Kindle E-books directly to my PC. First, I had to download the "Kindle for PC" software at the Amazon Kindle page. Then, I browsed through loads of books...mostly the free ones. Anyway, most were not anything I'd read...except the classics...then a very simple one caught my eye. "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Written by Herself" by Harriett Ann Jacobs. Now, at first I thought...sure; this is probably someone's own political view on this horrible subject...but I downloaded it anyway. Within the first few pages, I realized that the author was exactly who she stated she was...and her story was enthralling! I still have it on my Kindle PC...and plan on reading it again!

Bet you can't stop reading it either!


My Grama's Soul said...

Hi sweet friend......right now I'm reading THE FORGOTTEN GARDEN by Kate enjoying it thoroughly.

Hugs to you,


Donna said...

I am so seriously behind in reading that all I get in is a magazine or two now and then. I go to bed and read less than a page and it hits me in the face on the way!!

Have a good weekend, maggie!!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Maggie,

A book I enjoyed reading, is French Women don't get fat by Mireille Guiliano.
I hope that you are having a lovely weekend and many thanks for visiting me.


Jane Jeffress Thomas said...

I love Sara Paretsky and Janet Ivonavitch. One is chilling who done its and the other will have you laughing in bed. Be sure to read Janet's in order or at least read a few of the first one so you can get a picture of who is who. My library is wonderful about getting them for me.

StitchinByTheLake said...

The Help was good and an old series that is wonderful if you haven't read it is Jean Auel's Clan of the Cave Bear. Also Diana Gabaldon's series The Outlander. If you like detective books then James Lee Burke has a series about a detective in New Orleans/New Iberia, Louisiana that's excellent. Even though they are teen books The Twilight Series about vampires is excellent - I've read them all twice! And I also like Lee Child's series about Jack Reacher, a retired military policeman. Tess Gerritsen wrote a series about two women, a detective and a medical examiner, that is now a television series - Rizzoli and Isles - and those are good. And if you want some good, easy romances Robyn Carr has a couple of series that are fun. blessings, marlene

Whimsey Creations said...

If you like light fanciful books try Sarah Addison Allen - I'm on the last of her four books and The Peach Keeper was wonderful. Also have recently read The Help by Kathryn Stockett and I could NOT put it down - it was really good. If you like mysteries try Diane Mott Davidson or Susan Albert - they both have a series and it's really good to read them in order. I like Karen White's books too.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

My dear, I just finished a book that was absolutely one of the best I've read in a long time. In fact, I just posted about it Friday. You may want to go back to my blog and click on the 'older' link below near the bottom of my daily posts, and find Friday's post [the book blurb meme] and skim down below that. You, I really think, would love it. I know I couldn't wait, as you say, for bedtime so I could read more. And the ending...oh the ending, it was just so perfect. The book is called "The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott"....the author's name is in my Fri. blog post.

Oh, and YES!!! It's darned hot!! Hotter than a snake's belly in a wagon rut!!! And right now, no rain in sight...we're in a drought too. A terrible drought.

Heck...from all I typed here, you have your novel for the day. hehehehehe

Debby said...

No good advice in that dept. Hope to have some good reads while I am off for the summer.
I just returned from the best ever family vacation.
So glad that Kaci did so well. I did vote.
I miss my Dad as well. Six years now.

Are you feeling any better. (((((HUGS)))))

Anonymous said...

I love to read!! I loved the help, sarah's key was great[ author's last name is rosnay or something like that; the glass castle[ jeanette walls, dry grass of august[ ana jean mayhew] summer's child[ dianne chamberlain are just a few i liked. veronica

NitWit1 said...

I forgot to mention I read THE SHACK, NYT best seller a few years back. It will leave you pondering and thinking... and thinking....

NitWit1 said...

I forgot to mention I read THE SHACK, NYT best seller a few years back. It will leave you pondering and thinking... and thinking....

Marydon said...

I am so far behind in everything in life right now. I am so glad that Christi is okay. What a terrible experience. Golly, that would scare the tar outta me, too.

The only thing I am readin gis price tags as I opened another shop, to boot! Like I needed something else to do right now.

The books I love most are personal stories of people living in the earlier years. The other thing I like are personal history books of individuals ... how they lived & achieved whatever it is they did.

Harold is doing fine now. Pain is all gone everywhere. Yay! Relief!!

Going to bed now. If it is ok, let me know what day I can call ... I so hate to impose & know I need to just hear your sweet voice.

Hope all is going better with your back, sweet friend.
Love you always ~

Simply Soothing Studio said...

I am reading "Shanghai Girls". Very good so far.

Take care.


Sissy said...

Just finished Mary Jo Putney's "The China Bride". Delicious and well researched. Never read Putney before. She has written 30 books, so there is plenty of pleasure ahead for my nighttime reading. You WILL love this one - a wonderful romance and much historical backround. You mustn't miss it. She wrote it just for YOU, you romantic sweetie! Often I'll just pull a few books off the library's shelfs randomly and find some really great stories and the best writers with this method.

The LadyBugs Garden said...

I have been reading "The Game Of Thrones" by George R.R. Martin. There are 4 books and I am on book two. I love these books.
Have a great read!