What I’m Reading: The Girl Who Wrote in Silk


I just finished listening to the audio book The Girl Who Wrote in Silk by Kelli Estes.  This is a book that was recommended to me by a blog reader.

The book toggles between two stories, one of present day, and one from long ago.  I really loved the story premise.  The toggling between the stories was done well.  I have to say that there is something that didn’t quite catch me and after thinking about it more, I believe the thing that I didn’t like was the reader.  Remember I listened to an audio book.  The reader has a clinical chopped voice and I think that’s something that didn’t sit the best with me.  The story good…the plot…good.  Admittedly it was a little predictable, but still very worthy of a read.

I would recommend reading this vs listening.  I think you’ll have a more enjoyable experience.

Here’s what Amazon had to say, [Read more...]

What I’m Reading: The Ploughmen


I just finished up listening to the audio book The Ploughmen: A Novel Kim Zupan.  I picked this book as I was waiting for my hold books to become available and needed something to tide me over until one of them became available.  The cover looked promising…the description sounded promising.

The book wasn’t the best. [Read more...]

Free Audio Book Opportunity


I got a very nice note from a blog reader, Sandy.  She writes:
“I have been following your blog for about six months and so enjoy reading about your interests. I grew up in Indiana as a country girl, too, and can so relate to many of your references. I have lived in South Carolina for the past 32 years and retired two years ago from being a middle school librarian and resumed my interest in quilting and sewing.  I enjoy your book/audiobook reviews and have been waiting for this particular email to come out from SYNC so that I could share it with you (and many others, since it’s FREE!).  It is fine to promote it in your blog, if you wish. 

 This site, if you aren’t familiar, sends two books per week during the summer for free downloads. They are current young adult books, for the most part, paired with a related classic from years past. This way you can build up your own library of audio books.”

Well that sounded awesome so I went to check it out.


Free audio books??  What’s not to love?  Here’s the link so you can check it out too.
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What I’m Reading: The Nightengale


I just finished up the audio book  The Nightingale  by Kristin Hannah.  I had been waiting and waiting for the book to become available via my online library.  I had heard so many good things about it.  So much so that I was int he middle on one audio book and dropped it (for a little while) so I could start listening to this.  With long waits for books I try really hard to listen to them and return them asap.

So was the wait worth it??? [Read more...]