Friday, July 17, 2015

Oh My...

I have a feeling that I am going to be hooked up to this book for a long time but this is going to be the last time I am going to post about it...until I cross the finish line. Yesterday I read 155 pages. It's not fast easy reading but it is totally fascinating and absorbing. It seems to revolve around a mystery in a park on New Year's Eve in NYC...there are perhaps six core characters...all of them pretty much living messy lives...some are homosexual, some have addictions, some are divorced, some are adulterous, some feel abandoned...in the early 70's. This author has a penchant for using big complicated words...Kathy...this book would fill up your Wednesday word posts for a year...at least.
He divides this book into sections with interludes...interludes that look like these...
I have to figure out a way to read this so that I stay sane...I think I am making it my day book and I am going to read this at night on my Paperwhite...it's the only way...The Rumor will be my reward. I will go from dark to light and back again.
Other stuff...
I have always loved quilting but I have not quilted in about three years...I was sorting some things the other day and realized that I have three unfinished quilts!
These...
Now...three years later...I have no clue why I chose those colors but I am determined to get them finished. I was gifted with the name of a lovely Amish woman who is going to finish them for me. I am so excited! We are driving to her house to drop off my quilts and batting and backing and binding...all of which I have to buy today!
Have an awesome weekend! I will be back on Monday!
Fondly,
Patty

 

 

15 comments:

  1. I love the way the interludes look. I guess I'd need a dictionary if I read the book? ;)

    I know you and the girls will love your finished quilts!

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  2. City on Fire does sound fascinating, but I can understand why you might want to keep it as a "day" book and read something else at night. I'll definitely be interested in you thoughts when you finish. Maybe if I decide to read it I'll have to start participating in Kathy's Wednesday posts!

    Hope you'll share a picture of the completed quilts. Enjoy the weekend :)

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  3. I stopped by your blog today. The quilts are beautiful.
    Ann

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  4. It's great that someone else will finish the quilts for you! One for you, one for Roxie and one for Lucy. You're all set for cozy reading in the Fall. :)

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  5. Well, I am interested in the Amish quilting. Why aren't you going to finish them? You are fortunate to have found a great quilter. I would love to live in an Amish area of PA.

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    1. It's incredible! We bought tons of fruits and veg there, too!

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  6. I hope to read The Rumor soon...I think I'll skip City on Fire until a calmer period in my life...LOL

    Love quilts, but have never made any....

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    1. That's wise...City On Fire is a chunkster!

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  7. Beautiful quilts, Patty. You have patience and talent! The book looks interesting, for sure.

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    1. Thank you, Mary! I probably could not do them again, though!

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  8. You look like the quilting type. Especially love that one with the flowers. Though unfinished, you did a pretty good job on them yourself. You can send me the one with the flowers when completed. Thanks. LOL!! :-D

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