Monday, July 20, 2015

Perfect Reading Weather!

One huge sigh of relief...I finished my 927 page almost too heavy to lift book...City On Fire. I ran through a gamut of feelings with this book...love...hate...impatience...awe...and finally relief! It is amazing to me that this author was able to put all the pieces of this huge book together...the partitions between chapters...the epilogues...were amazing and often annoying...the fonts were all different and often hard to read. It just makes me wonder what this author will write next. Whew!

So...Satuday Den and I drove for 27 minutes to get to my Amish quilt lady's house. My first time ever in an Amish home. It was pristine...she has five children and the girls were all doing housework...laundry, floor washing, gardening. We looked at my quilts by lantern light. It was so cool. I now have a new Amish bestie! We have to go back to take her quilt binding. And...she said I can come watch her can in August! She can't quilt during canning months.

On our way home we stopped at a farm stand...also Amish...and bought local fruits and vegetables...tomatoes, baby beets, corn, cucumbers, peaches, green beans, Lima beans, candy onions, all delicious! And I bought this sign...perfect for now...right?

Back to reading weather...it is so HOT here...scary hot! Popsicle hot! Eat only cold foods hot! Yikes!
I am reading a very relaxing book...thank goodness...it's light, fun, carefree and not 927 pages...
More book talk tomorrow...
Cheers,
Patty

 

 

11 comments:

  1. Yay for finishing that book!

    I hear you about the heat - we are about to melt.

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  2. Sounds so restful! But that 927 page book, not so much. Although I have enjoyed the lengthy ones now and then.

    I just finished Freedom's Child, my only Vine book left on my stack...and while I liked parts of it, I didn't love it; the writing style felt tedious. I think I won't request any more Vine books for a little while. I picked up The Murderer's Daughter, from NetGalley, and I'm enjoying it a lot so far.

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    1. I know exactly what you mean! I have 5 Vine books left...but they are all good ones!

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  3. Hmmm...I will pass on that one. It doesn't put a fire under me. It doesn't look like you slowed down your reading, but as long as you enjoy it that's good!

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    1. You are right on...you would not enjoy this one at all.

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  4. It's hot here too... around 90 and since our flash floods and thunderstorms it is also very humid. Not used to it.

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    1. Humidity is a tough thing to get used to...sigh!

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  5. I've been to the Amish region of PA several time with my family when I was younger. Good food to be found there too. Sounds like quite an experience with your quilts. Just wondering how you contacted her since she shouldn't have a phone if she is a true religious Amish person. Anyway, good luck with that. Love the flowers and the sign!

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  6. I always enjoyed going to Pennsylvania Dutch country with my mother as a kid. The Amish fascinated me! How did you meet your Amish bff?!

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