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Monday, January 9, 2012

Two of my Favourite Things...

Quilting and Reading.. yep- these are two of my most favourite things- especially in January... I have just finished reading New York by Edward Rutherfurd. OMG!! I think I have yet ANOTHER favourite author! This is the first book of his that I have read- but it won't be the last. Have you read any of his others? If so I'm looking for suggestions/recommendations please! He writes historical fiction - in the same manner as James Michener. I LOVED New York - I learned SO much about the city and it's history. I borrowed this from a friend, but will definitely be buying my own copy so I can read it again...
Next up on my reading list? The Postmistress by Sarah Blake, and/or Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult (a Christmas gift- Thanks Barb!! :)
Today I have finished the last 18 blocks for my current quilt project. Tonight I will assemble them into the last three rows, and tomorrow I'll "get it all together".. Wait - I just remembered I have a movie date tonight with my hubby... I guess it will be another late night in the studio.... what else is new?

Peace,
Linda

The secret to contentment is knowing how to enjoy what you have...

14 comments:

MissesStitches said...

I've read other books by Rutherford, and look forward to reading New York. I've also read the Postmistress. Very good! Thanks for telling us about New York (the book).

Linda H said...

Misses Stitches, what other ones by him have you read? Any you would highly recommennd?

Anonymous said...

I have read Rutherford's other books and enjoyed them all. I didn't know about New York...I'll have to put that one on the list. The first book of his that I read was Sarum and I was hooked. I would probably start with that one and then The Forest. Enjoy.

Sue W in Bathurst

Shelley said...

Tell us why you liked this book Linda! lol!What's it about?

Linda H said...

Shelley- it's about the history of New York City. It begins back in 1664 when the Dutch were setting up trade with the Indians (and NYC was then known as New Amsterdam), and progresses right up through the building of the city to the falling of the Twin Towers. I learned so much about place names, buildings, wealthy families - all the background on what makes New York the wonderful city it is. Having been there 5 times now, I could identify with so many things in the book....

MissesStitches said...

Linda, I've read Sarum and London. Both were great. I especially loved Sarum, as I have a fondness for that part of England.

Kathy said...

I REALLY like your NEW "blue" page photos, nice change Linda!!

Linda H said...

I guess Sarum might be my next Rutherford read...
Kathy- thanks. It's not perfect, I want to play with it a bit more and maybe have a 4th photo. But for now it will do...

GailM. said...

Hey, I love your new blog header...

Donna C said...

I, too, like your new photo....I will see you next week...

Wendy said...

Love your new Blog header. The pics are great! I would not add another picture. Rule of thumb in decorating is use odd numbers..1, 3 5 etc. It is perfect!

ashenka said...

Linda, it's wonderful blocks! I think it will be very beautiful thing from them ! :)
thank you for visiting and comment!
Masha

Sue said...

I just found your blog. Love your blue quilts!
I've read several Rutherford books: London, The Forest, Princes of Ireland,Sarum, etc. Enjoyed them all. Thanks for the recommendation of New York. :)

Linda H said...

I found London and Rebels of Ireland in a used bookstore last week.. have added them to my "Read Soon" pile. Looks like the commom concensus is he's a great author... thanks everyone.

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