30 June 2013

2013 Books - June

Bittersweet - Cathy Marie Hake

I enjoyed this book - I've mentioned this author a few times before. Would recommend.

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The Diary of a Provincial Lady - E.M. Delafield

I enjoyed this book and would recommend it, but I don't think it would be everyone's cup of tea.

Fancy Pants - Cathy Marie Hake

Yet another book by this author that I enjoyed. Would recommend.

Fly Away Home - Jennifer Weiner

Not much to say about this book except I enjoyed it and would recommend.

Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain - Portia de Rossi

This book was recommended to me by my cousin. I found it well written and a compelling, sad and interesting book. I've chosen it as one of our July book club books. Would recommend.

The Goodbye Quilt - Susan Wiggs

Somewhat maudlin throughout, I still enjoyed it and I guess I would recommend it.

Already Home -  Susan Mallery

I really enjoyed it and would recommend.

The Only Way Is Up - Carole Matthews

Although I was absolutely disgusted with the main character's choices at one point, other than that I enjoyed this book and would recommend it.

The Illustrated History of the Housewife, 1650-1950 - Una A Robertson

A very interesting non-fiction book. Would recommend.

The Christmas Wedding - James Patterson

Enjoyed it and would recommend.

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Chewing the cud: Tales of a dairy-farming housewife - Bridgette Jochems

Another non-fiction book. Lightly and amusingly written, I did enjoy it and would recommend it.

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  1. Thanks, always love book recommendation posts! :)

  2. WOW you seriously read all those in a month
    Way beyond impressed!

    Few there I have requested from library so thanks for recommendations

    Currently reading and LOVING Denniston Rose - I went to Denniston earlier this year and LOVED it fell in LOVE with it and am LOVING the history .. .. ..

    1. Thanks for the recommendation!

  3. Cripes! Thats impressive, im so jealous at all the reading youve done!

    1. Don't be - it's partly because I have a chronic illness.

  4. Hi Jen, I was sitting having my dinner tonight, in the Pacific Northwest of the USA, and I was thinking about your blog and how much I enjoy it. You give me a little window into New Zealand, a place that I have never been. You share the happenings of your adorable family. I learn all the time from your handy hints and how to's. I get wardrobe ideas from your what I wore on Sunday pictures.(love those) The photographs you post are incredible! Your blog is something I really look forward to reading, and I just wanted to thank you for taking the time to write it, and put it out there into the world.

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words. They were especially welcome today, when I was feeling so discouraged. Seriously - thank you!!

  5. I wish I was an avid reader so I could post an impressive monthly lineup like this. For someone with a chronic illness you sure do keep yourself busy, not only reading but crafting and baking and coming up with cool tricks, and blogging, of course. I am truly impressed, Jen!

    I hope you are having a lovely weekend.


    1. Thanks so much for your kind words. I feel better when I am busy and try to do what I can, even though it's much less than I used to. I'm learning to accept a slower pace and still enjoy my hobbies!


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