ANOTHER MYSTERY SERIES

I just finished a mystery! It’s called, Remembering the Dead and is written by Elizabeth J. Duncan. It’s set in Wales and includes some history.

The cover blurb says, “Amateur sleuth Penny Brannigan attends a dinner party at a posh country house–where a historic chair disappears and a waiter is murdered.”

The author has […]

NEW BOOKS ORDERED

I am still reading! I just ordered three new books through Doubleday Book Club. (I get one free for ordering two!) One is a mystery: John Grishams’s new, Camino Winds.

The other two are historical fiction. The Queen’s Secret is about Queen Elizabeth’s mother. The other is about the Lincoln Conspiracy of 1861. There’s […]

WHILE ISOLATING

I finished reading The Help by Kathryn Stockett. The author grew up in Mississippi and her family had a maid named Demertrie who she dearly loved. She always wished she had asked Demertrie what it felt like to be black in Mississippi, working for her white family. (It never occurred to her to ask.) […]

A NON-FICTION READ

I just finished a non-fiction book you and the Ninepatch book club members might like. (Especially those of you who live in Florida!) The title is Palm Beach, Mar-A-Lago, and the Rise of America’s Xanadu by Florida author and historian, Les Standiford.

A partial blurb about it says, “Here is the … history of […]

NO BOOK CLUB, BUT…

Though our book club did not meet in May, I read the volume we had agreed on. It was The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny.

Hidden in the wilderness of Quebec is a monastery hous-ing twenty-four cloistered monks who have become famous for their ancient chants. Because of their profound effect on people, the […]

THE FIRST LADY

I enjoy reading and missed my public library which was closed for so long due to COVID 19. However, I read Free Melania before all that happened.

It’s the unauthorized biography of Melania Trump, the President’s wife. I enjoyed reading about her growing up in Communist Slovekia. That must have been difficult. But now, […]

BEGINNING A NINEPATCH BOOK “CLUB” LIST

Following are two titles to add to your Ninepatch book “club” list. The first is a light mystery: A View to a Kilt by Kaitlyn Dunnett. Here’s part of the blurb on the story, “A series of blizzards have kept tourists away from Moosetookalook, Maine, and shoppers out of Lisa MacCrimmon’s Scottish Emporium. But […]

THE WAY I HEARD IT!

I read an interesting book yesterday by Mike Rowe.  The title is The Way I Heard It!.  It is his life story intertwined with stories about famous and infamous people’s lives. You may not have heard the fact he presents from Mel Brooks to baseball great Ted Williams. The book is patterned after Paul Harvey’s The […]

SPRING READING

Recently, I finished the book The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kid.

The story was inspired in part by the historical figure of abolitionist and suffragette, Sarah Grimke. The tale is set in motion on Sarah’s eleventh birthday her parents gave her ownership of ten-year-old urban slave named Handful.

The book follows the women’s […]

WAITING

As I wait for warm spring weather, I have been reading memoirs of Holocaust survivors. – those from WWII who survived the cruelty of the Nazis in France, Germany and Poland. One I readwas The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris. (I passed it along to a good friend several states away.) (See next.)

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