Winter Reading Program
Posted 10 January 2012 - 11:44 AM
It is time to do a lot of reading again, the Winter Reading Program is on again. Need to read 15 books by the end of March.
I have read 2 books now and am on the 3rd book. Close to the half way mark in it.
I have read: The Blessed, by: Ann H. Gabhart and The Outsider also by Ann. They are books about the 'Shakers'. I don't remeber hearing about 'Shakers' before, so was/is interesting. Has anyone here ever heard about them???
The Shakers are kind of/sort of like the Amish, only they don't believe in anyone being married. It would be a very rough life for most people, but, they are mostly satisfied in the books. Of course the books are only fiction. I did look them up on line and there are only a very few, like 3 or 4 left in one place and I think that may be all that is left today.
You all have a great day now.
Posted 03 February 2012 - 08:54 AM
I have read 11 books now but, can't remember right now just what all of the names were/are. I can say that 3 of the books were about before, during and after the Civil War. The writer used real names and war facts, but added a lot of other things. Therefore, it is still called a Fiction book.
Anyway, I only have a few more to go so will win another 'Winter Reading Cup'.
Posted 03 February 2012 - 09:29 AM
I just finished My Antonia by Willa Cather and really enjoyed it.
Posted 03 February 2012 - 12:00 PM
Posted 03 February 2012 - 03:02 PM
OK. Lori and I (Michael) are IN!
Can we read MORE than 15 books by the end of March, PLEASE!!!!!
Seeing we both read about 2 or 3 books at a time and we read ALL the time I think we might do that (15 books) by next week if Lori hasn't read that many already!
Can we count the few books we read on the kindle while we were testing it out? LOL (like the long winter, the Hand of Fu- Manchu?).
OK, I am off to read the one I have here now :
the Green Glass Sea by Ellen Klages
also reading Magyk by Angie Sage ............ that one is in the pioneer room so I can read it by lamp light, in the dark, wrapped up in a blanket so I am safe and warm ! LOL
and just to tax my brain a bit I am also reading-
On Time it is all about the history of clocks (a non-fiction book)
Just got done with 2 westerns but for the life of me can't recall the titles and Lori just took them back to work with her? But these are only the ones from this week, sorry
THE AMISHWAY HOMESTEADERS
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Posted 03 February 2012 - 06:58 PM
I still find I need a clock to look at in each room of my house.
I used to help strip and refinish the cases on so many for his shops. He was well respected for his work in the western US. He started out with 3 basket cases and a couple of books to study in fact.
books........ hmmm...... i have downloaded a bunch on kindle for pc but been so busy that when I do sit down away from keyboard it is to work on learning to knit socks..... but I did get some nice books . I will have to look through them and choose one to share about
Edited by arby, 03 February 2012 - 07:00 PM.
Posted 17 April 2012 - 11:17 PM
This last winter I have been reading books wrote by Quaker's, it's about how to follow the Word. They tend to live simple and plain so it has been interesting to read their take on Consumerism and I have learned alot.
I need to get on Goodreads and put these books on my list (which by the way is a great site!)
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