Sunday, July 22, 2012

Summer reading

We're heading to the cool mountains. I'm taking books, both real books and ebooks.
A pile of fabric too, I hope to come up with something to show you.

I love to read. I love good writing. I just finished a book about Gertrude Stein and Alice Toklas, Gertrude & Alice by Diane Souhami. She did a lovely job of bringing them to life. What characters they were!

I'm currently reading Heartburn by Nora Ephron. I read it when it came out in the 80s and after reading so much about her life when she died recently, i thought I should revisit it. It's always interesting to read a book again, years after that first read. Boy is she funny. She was and always shall be.

I'm also taking along The Chaperone, Laura Moriarity's new book. Laura lives in Lawrence and I got to hear her talk about this book recently. It's about a notorious flapper and my Grandma (posing right) was a flapper. So I can't wait to read this one.

Ebooks! I'm loving quilt ebooks. I am finding them fun to look at on my reader. I recently got Sunday Morning Quilts by Amanda Nyberg & Cheryl Arkison. It has great quilts and a great chapter about organizing scraps. I dream of the day when my scraps are organized, I think this could help.

Last but not least, I'm taking John Irving's new book, In One Person. I hear it is more like Garp than his recent work. Fingers crossed!


  1. Your Grandmother is beautiful! Have fun on your trip. I noted down the tittles of the books to add to my list. Thank you!

  2. Thanks for the reading suggestions. My book club is on a Hemingway kick and I'm bored stiff reading The Sun Also Rises. That flapper one sounds intriguing.

  3. Add me to the Flapper list as well, sounds intriguing. I am just finishing up Beastly Things by Donna Leon. Enjoy the mountains and the coolness there. I am spending the day sewing....yea!

  4. I reread Heartburn every 2 years. It is touching and hilarious. As well the recipes are fantastic!

  5. Those books sound fascinating (I clicked over to Amazon to see more). Karmen

  6. Thanks! I love good book recommendations. Have fun in the mountains!

  7. I enjoyed The Chaperone. Another really good book I read recently is Leonard Pitts' new novel, "Freeman."