Kindnes

Kindness and love are closely related.

James (Feb.’21) adds, “One begets the other.”

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READING OLD NINEPATCH ISSUES

While looking back through earlier issues of Ninepatch I paused on a couple of book comments. Back in 2012, M. Joan listed books she had read. Looking at her list I realized I, too, had read Alex Haley’s Roots and John Griffin’s Black Like Me and also Alan Paton’s Cry the Beloved Country. Until […]

RECOMMENDED READING

Following is a recent list of four books I recommend to Ninepatch readers:

1.What Was Good About Today by Carol Kruckeberg.  This is the story of the loving tender care the author gave to her dying eight-year-old daughter.

  2.We Are Our Mother’s Daughters by Cokie Roberts. An interesting memoir.

  3.Caroline by Sarah […]

THE BULLEY PULPIT

I finally finished reading the 752 pages of The Bulley Pulpit, Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft and the Golden Age of Journalism by Doris Kearns Goodwin. (After the book proper came 139 pages of notes!) 

The author went into great detail about the lives of President Roosevelt & President Taft. He also included the […]

FOUND AT THE COMMUNITY CENTER LIBRARY

I am still visiting a senior village’s community center library. I found a book by Jennifer Chiaverini. I have read several historical fiction books by this author, but none of her Quilt Series.

While there I found The Quilter’s Apprentice and also Round Robin (an Elm Creek Quilt novel.)

I like Jennifer’s Chiaverini’s other […]

READING ABOUT THE WHITE HOUSE

I have subscribed to White House History Quarterly for several years. Recently, I received number fifty-nine which spotlights the Winter Holidays and the White House. It has seventeen articles and beautiful photos showing the inside and outside of the White House over the years.

The front cover pictures President and Mrs.

John F. Kennedy […]

FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT’S BOOK

This book was first released in March 1933, the same month President Roosevelt was sworn into the presidency.  The title is Looking Forward and it was written by the president himself.  It has sixteen chapters and ends with his inaugural address.

  Most chapters are an outline of his plans to get the country out […]

LIONS

African lions: Internet photo

Last week I thought of this movie based on the book, “Man Eaters of Tsavo,” It told the real story of two man-eating lions that accosted a railroad crew in 1898 in the Tsavo region of Kenya. The animals were not acting like lions usually do. Maybe they weren’t just […]

READING MORE HISTORY ABOUT WWII

I just finished reading a book by Bret Bair. Three Days at the Brink, FDR’s Daring Gamble to Win World War II. The book goes into great detail how President Roosevelt man-aged to keep Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin on the same path – Roosevelt’s path! First, it carefully explains the difficulties with Churchill […]

ADULT FANTASY

Something occurred which usually never happens. I began a book from a “general fiction” section of the library.

I read thirty-five or so pages and just put it aside. I started a different book. It was not “general fiction,” it was “fantasy.”

I just can’t get on board with the fantasy other than the […]