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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9 comments:

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

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  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 .. .. ..

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    1. Thanks for the recommendation!

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

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

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  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.

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

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  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.

    Lien.

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    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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