Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Reading instead of sewing

After work yesterday, I was determined to sit and sew a bit.  I wanted to make a star block for Beth at LoveLaughQuilt, start my Zig Zag Quilt Challenge quilt, and maybe make another string block for myself. 

But first, I thought, let me finish this book I am reading - Magic Hour by Kristin Hannah.  I highly recommend it, folks; it was an entertaining and emotional read, a bit predictable, but so interesting.  By the time I was finished, the kids wanted dinner (EVERY DAY they want to EAT!  Sheesh!  Apparently, parenting is a full time job!), and then it was nearing bedtime and then I got sleepy and well, you know, I never made it to the sewing machine.

I started another book at lunch today, Where The Heart Is by Billie Letts.  I know I am late to that party, it was an Oprah's Book Club book years ago and then a movie, but so far, I'm enjoying this as well.

What I'm starving for is some more quilt fiction!  I've read everything I can get my hands on.  There is a Southern Sewing Circle mystery series by Elizabeth Lynn Casey that isn't quilting, per se, but I have read the first and am waiting on the 2nd to arrive so I can read that, too.  In the meantime, I read the Florabama Ladies Auxiliary and Sewing Circle, a silly title but an entertaining read.  Got any other suggestions for me?


Becky said...

All of Billie Letts books are good....I also like Lorna Landvik. I have all of hers. And of course, Fannie Flagg is hilarious in her books. I think my favorite light reading is by Haven Kimmel, "A Girl Called Zippy". I have read it multiple times (every couple of years) and it still makes me laugh out loud.

Auntie Em said...

I'm about 3/4 through "Prayers for Sale" by Sandra Dallas, and I'm really enjoying it. Plenty of quilt references in it, too. She also wrote "The Persian Pickle Club" which I would also call quilt fiction, and it was a good read.

Auntie Em said...

Forgot to mention "Alice's Tulips", also by Sandra Dallas.

Michelle said...

I loved the Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton. I read one of her others too and loved it. She's a new favorite author.