Wednesday, April 21

Reading a good book!

Every once in a while, I pick up a book that looks like it might be a "good read" in the bargin bin at the Dollar Tree Store. Last Friday I bought another one for a mere dollar. I started reading it last night and it's really good. Tonight, I decided all quilting and such would be thrown out the window so that I could read the book. Well, not literally, but almost. I scooted Kaiser out of my sewing room chair and sat down to read and couldn't quit reading. It was so peaceful to sit curled up in my chair and enjoy the quiet of the night with such a good book. I kept saying I'd read one more chapter and then I'd get up and post to my blog. Finally, my eyes said........you must stop reading.............get a blogpost done and back to the book. So, here I am and in case you'd like to read the book it's called "Recipes for a Perfect Marriage" by Morag Prunty. It's the story of two women.......a granddaughter newly wed who enjoys cooking and lives in New York.......and the words of her grandmother in Ireland and the recipes she shared with her as a child.........and then the stuff of life is intertwined in both their stories. It's a shame the book was in the bargin bin because it's better than many novels that I've read - or tried to read - that I paid a lot more for!!! I'm anxious to get back to the book so I'll leave you with something pretty to look at.......
These are the little bouquets that were on the table at my friend Arline's house this afternoon when she hosted our Bible Study group. I love the violets but it was the "Bleeding Hearts" that intriqued me. I had never seen real Bleeding Hearts before and they are lovely! My daughter would love the little doilies that Arline's daughter made. Pretty, aren't they? They added just the right touch to the table setting with Arline's pretty teacups and delicious treats. Sorry no photo of them. We ate it all. LOL! The afternoon was so pleasant and when we finished our lesson, we all marvelled at the beautiful day and what a treat this spring, almost summer, weather is for Minnesotans. Sure hope it's lovely where you are!
I've got a variety of blog topics coming up in the next few days. I will finally get to the post I was going to do last Saturday and never got to it. I realized earlier this evening that I will never run out of things to write about, plus I have boxes of photos from trips and such that could serve as inspiration for projects. I just seem to run out of time! LOL!
Going back to my book now. Sometimes one needs to take time to do something really relaxing. This book is it.
Sandi

12 comments:

joanne lendaro said...

Enjoy the book, sounds like a good one. The flowers are beautiful! Thanks for sharing, I'm missing the flowers I had back in IN, Bleeding Hearts was one of my favorites.

Crispy said...

There's nothing better than a good book. It's been a long time since I've found a book that I couldn't put down.

Crispy

Kaye said...

I Love to read, have recently started Jennifer Chiaverini's books of the Elm Street Quilters, they are soooo good. Like you when I really get into the book I hate to put it down. Our Katie is in 3rd grade and reads a lot. She is comical as she walks around while reading, my hubby calls her pepper a--

luv2quilt2 said...

I love bleeding heart, but I can't seem to keep them alive. I may try again this summer.

Owl Lady said...

I enjoyed seeing the bleeding hearts and the violets. I don't have any of the bleeding hearts, so I may have to get some. I do have violets scattered in the front lawn this year. We have never noticed them before, so I am not sure how we went from none to so many. I suspect that in earlier years they were mowed off before they had a chance to bloom.
I love to read, mostly mysteries, especially historical mysteries. I just finished one a few minutes ago that is part of a series by Miriam Grace Monfredo, set in the mid-1800s mostly in western New York. She uses real people of that time as characters along with her fictional ones and weaves her fiction into the actual events of that time.

Needled Mom said...

Isn't it fun to get a book like that? They are so few and far between these days.

Homemade Quilts by Granny said...

I love a good book and peace and quite.Trish

Micki said...

I love reading too...Enjoy your book!
Micki

FredrickColquitt032 said...

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Pat said...

Wonder if that book can be found easily now (since it's hit the bargain bin?) I have bleeding hearts, but last year they didn't do very well. :(

Simone said...

I love reading english books and thank you for the good post. It's also translated in german, but most of the books are better in original!
Have a nice day!
Simone

Sunny said...

Pretty flowers, and I love the little doillies (sp?) I am going to try to find that book. Some of my ancestors came from Ireland and I love anything to do with Irish history. Thanks for posting!

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