Tuesday, July 21, 2009

3 Books and 3 Blocks

I'm back...I know you're surprised because this doesn't happen often...I'll try to be better. I got my Designer BOM block and my Simply Sophisticated blocks done today. This is month 10 of Simply Sophisticated...I can't wait to see what The Fat Quarter Shop has in store for us when it comes time to put this together...we're almost done!

Part of what I love about our week at the beach is that we have time to read and read and read. The first book I read at the beach was The Guernsey Literary Potato Peel Society...what a wonderful book...very well written...a story that I really had no idea had happened...very enlightening. It wasn't mom's favorite...I really liked it. Not particularly light beach reading but a very good read.

The second book was Summer on Blossom Street ...this was more of a beach read...very light, very quick read (I finished it in a little over a day) and very good. I really enjoyed it. As mom said...it was a very nice story.

The third book I finished was The Help...this was by far the best book I've read in a long time. It was one of those books that I was very sad when it was finished. Oh I didn't want it to be finished. Again not a light beach read, but an outstanding book. Makes you think!

25 comments:

Darlene said...

Love the blocks!!!

I cannot go to sleep at night unless I read for a bit and some of my favorites are Debbie Macomber's books. Wonderfully light - a breath of fresh air.

Allie said...

Gorgeous blocks! Looks like some good reads, I'll make a list for the library - thanks~

Quilt Hollow said...

Must comment on blocks first...bravo! Secondly, I guess I'm going to have to check out Debbie Macomber's books as I see several bloggers have been reading hers. I'll tell mom about "The Help"...she has started reading alot since dad's passing. It is nice for me to pass her good reviews. Thanks!

Yvette said...

I just read all three of those books in the last month. What a coincidence! I loved all three!

Lea said...

Those blocks are lovely! and Thank you for the book review, I'll put thos book in my list. :-)

The Quilt Buddy said...

You are on a roll again!

Looks like I am going to have to add a few more books to my pile! Debbie Maccomber books are great beach reading books. "The Help" sounds interesting.

Have a good day!

Carrie ~ said...

Nice blocks, it will be fun to see them all together. Looks like 3 good books, sounds like a very nice time with mom. My mom would love "The Help" book, she puts me to shame with her reading.

Dandelion Quilts said...

Love your blocks, good for you! I appreciate the reads, as well!

Cornbread and Beans Quilting said...

Great book selections! I just finished the Guernsey book too! Loved it. Aren't you so glad Juliet married Dawsey? =)
Melissa

Cathy said...

Your blocks look wonderful! You are really staying up with the Glace' ones. I just got my block the other day.
Thank you for the suggestions on books. I really prefer "heavy" books so the last one really appealed to me. Our library has 100 holds on it so it is very popular! May need to part with some cold hard cash for it! LOL
Cathy

Gypsy Quilter said...

Lovely new blocks. I listened to the book about the island of Guernsey and it was very good indeed.

Anne Heidi said...

Your blocks look great- I just got my 2nd designer mystery block in the mail today- I should go sew....

*karendianne. said...

Beautiful blocks!!! I can't wait to see what the FQS has in store for you and us. ;)

Thanks for the feedback on The Help. I've got that on my reading list but haven't hit the "buy" button. This helps!

Happy Day to you my friend, Happy day!

Carol said...

Good for you getting your mystery BOM month done too. Don't forget to post a comment on Vicky's blog for your entry for the gift certificate. I loved the Summer on Blossom Street book. I read it very fast too, love how Debbie Macomber writes. Haven't read those other two books though. Right now I'm reading Midnight Sons Volume Two by Debbie Macomber, it's very good.

em's scrapbag said...

Your blocks look fabulous! I have place 'The Help" and Debbie Macomber's book on hold at the library. My friend is letting me borrow the other. Thanks for pointing out some good reads!

Juliann said...

I loved the Guernsey book and I have The Help on my reading list (which seems to be growing faster than my pile of unfinished projects!) Nothing like good reading and good stitching.

Erin said...

Fantastic job with your designer BOM - I plan to get up to date this weekend :)

Ginger Patches said...

Your blocks look great, I can't believe it's already month 10 of the SS blocks, it seems like yesterday I was debating whether or not to do it lol!! I almost started The Help last night after finishing Case Histories...I have a first edition so I'm debating waiting for the paperback so I keep it pristine condition...but it's sooo tempting and now, after that review, I may not hold out lol!!

Nancy in WI said...

Love your blocks! Nancy in WI

yellowfarmhouse said...

Love the blocks Carol - so pretty. Reading before I go to bed usually slows my brain down so I can shut down for the night. Need to check a couple of those books out.

Hugs- Karen

Marilyn R said...

Your blocks are beautiful! I will checking out a couple of the books you mentioned. I love a good book!

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

the Help is on my to-be-read stack right now.

Vicky said...

The Help was one of the best books I've read this year. I hemhawed about The Guernsey Literary Potato Peel Society, but based on your recommendation I'll go ahead and order it up on Kindle.

Your blocks are great!! Wanta do mine? ;)

Nan said...

Beautiful blocks!
I am always on the lookout for new books to read, and I think I just found 3! Thank you for the recommendations.

Kim said...

Oh, good to see your book report! I read the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society early this summer and loved it! Then I ordered and received The Help, but I haven't read it yet--now you make me want to get started! Thanks!