Sunday, February 22, 2015

The Book I read…and the one I didn’t.

This is one of the best books I’ve read in a long time. And a very easy read.

It’s A Man Called Ove

by Fredrik Backman.

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I know someone did a review on their blog but I don’t remember who. Please let me know if it was you! Because of the blog review, I requested the book from the library and read it this week! It’s amazing and I would recommend it to anyone and everyone! It has a high rating on Goodreads and I gave it the highest!

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak also has high ratings and I bought it at a book sale last weekend. But I’ve decided not to read it. Not right now anyway.

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I love going on Goodreads and reading the reviews left by my friends. It helped me decide whether to read The Book Thief right now or wait. I’ll wait.

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Right now I’m reading a good old faithful, Maisie Dobbs mystery, Leaving Everything Most Loved by Jacqueline Winspear. It’s so very good…

and I’m so very sick. Please keep me in your prayers. I thought I had allergies from the pollen but it has developed into fever and chills, coughs and congestion, headaches and general misery. (just ask my hubby, lol)

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Luckily I have this medical book to refer to. I bought it at the thrift store awhile back for a quarter and guess what?

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It still has the bandaids!

I’m joining Beautiful Sunday and

Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday.

Books

Have you read a good book lately? One that you’ve given 5 stars? Have you read the books I mentioned?

43 comments:

acorn hollow said...

I hope you feel better soon it is going around here.
I have written down a man called ove. I love masie Dobbs books. I got a new book for valentines day and I am trying to read it slowly as I never get new books.
Susan Branch a fine romance.
Cathy

NanaDiana said...

I am so sorry you are sick...but...I hate to tell you this- I don't think those bandaids are gonna work for you. I sure hope you get over whatever it is fast. I am still coughing here after all this time. Not as bad-but it is still there when I do much of anything. Crazy things going around this year.

I haven't read any of those books..and I didn't know about the Goodreads site I will have to look it up. I am just reading John Grisham's Sycamore Row right now. It is my "car book" that I take along to read when I have to wait on something.

Have a good Sunday and get some rest. xo Diana

Stacey said...

Diane, I hate that you have "the crud" as we call it. Not the flu? I know lots of people have been getting terrible colds lately. My mom and brother both had it with the symptoms you mentioned. Maybe it's not a cold but some other virus...anyway, get well friend.

The books you mentioned sound great. I'll add them to my list. :)

Linda H said...

So sorry you're not feeling well. Rest up and hopefully it will pass quickly.
I've added this book to my list...

ann said...

Oh, I do hope that you are getting better. Yes I am reading a rather good series, but it is rather tedious reading at times, the Outlander Series. I am not quite half way through the 6th book A Breath of Snow and Ashes. Each book is 700-nealy 900 pages with so much detail--nearly moment by moment narrative of what each person does and thinks. None the less, the stroy is compelling and at times I cannot put it down. Do get well, dear Diane.

Elizabeth said...

Diane, so sorry to hear that you are not feeling well,prayers that you are well soon! I have been rereading some Gladys Taber books,I love those!

Dewena said...

I hope Doctor Dan helps you to feel better soon! Are you sure you don't have the flu?

I've not read any of the books you've listed here but will write down A Man Called Ove, although usually I prefer novels written by women. I've just ordered The Accidental Empress and am looking forward to that but lately I've been in a comfort book cycle and have been rereading all my Gladys Taber books. Maybe something to do with the cold here and being iced in the house, needing Gladys' wisdom.

Feel better soon!

Vee said...

No. I read blogs. Sad. Pitiful.

Diane, I am praying that you will feel better today. Sounds as if that nasty old flu bug found you. Time for Tamiflu?

That little book is so cute and must be worth more with the bandaids still in the wagon.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Hope you feel better soon. I love the Maisie Dobbs series. I'm reading the Meg Langslow mystery series right now.

Diane said...

Get well fast!! Take good care!

Art and Sand said...

I love the Maisie Dobbs series and just turned my son's fiancee onto her. Jacqueline Winspear lived (might still) in Ojai and used to do book talks. I never made it to one, but always wanted to.

Teresa said...

I will have to look that book up. I read the Book thief and also saw the movie. I liked it. But I like stories about life back then.
I hope you feel better soon. It sure has been a winter for illnesss! Seems like people are getting one thing just to start on another. But maybe with spring coming and better weather (able to get outside) it will get better. e are getting freezing cold again. I always hope that will freeze the little buggers to death!

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Get well soonest!

20 North Ora said...

Get well soon!

Judy

Lorrie said...

That Mack truck is making its rounds. I'm still feeling YUK and this is the 5th day. Not fun at all. I hope you are at the end of this nasty flu.

A Man Called Ove sounds like a fun books to read.

Maureen Wyatt said...

Stick one of those boo boo strips on and feel well soon!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Oh, no. So sorry you are feeling under the weather! Take care and get better soon! Love Doctor Dan!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Oh Sis, I've been sick also and it's not fun. I am finally starting to feel a bit better so wishing you a quick healing. I've not read any of the books you mentioned but will add 'A Man Called Ove' to my list. Love the Doctor Dan book and bandaids! Such a great find.
Get well soon my sweet friend,
Linda

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Diane,
I am so sorry that you are under the weather. I have heard that a nasty virus is going around. I think it is very important for you to rest and take a few days off from hiking, we need you well!
Warmest of Hugs,
Jemma

Mary Cromer said...

I love that you enjoy so many wonderful things, including book reading. I get so involved in so many other things and hardly have a moment to read anything. For the most part, my reading months are Winter and Spring and I have yet to pick up my first book...maybe on my train ride, but then again, probably not~

Jeanne said...

Oh I do plan to read A man called Ove!!
I am now reading a YA classic called "A Wrinkle in Time"
Do feel better soon. I hate the chills, worse than anything. If you can get out in bask in some sunshine.

Shug said...

I certainly admire those who read and read a lot. Me...I just can't make myself do it. I get way too sleepy!
The crud has been going on around here. Hope you feel better...

Ariadne said...

I saw the movie The Book thief and I loved it.AriadnefromGreece!

eileeninmd said...

Diane, I hope you feel better soon, sending my prayers and get well wishes.. Thanks for the book reviews. I will add them to my list.. Have a happy new week ahead!

Primitive Stars said...

Always love a great read, books are a comfort. Thanks for sharing, Francine.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I haven't read any of the books mentioned here Diane but have finished a few on my ereader around the pool.
I'd give 5 starts to 419, 1000 White Women, Red Joan and What She Left Behind.
I'm lucky that I can use Visa points to buy books for my ereader, our small library doesn't have too many books.
Thank you for linking to Mosaic Monday.

Arlene Grimm said...

Diane, I did a book review on A Man Called Ove. I have to say it is the best book I have read this year!! Hope you feel better soon.

Jane and Chris said...

Imagine I'm there...made you soup, wrapped you in a blanky,and done all your chores. Now rest and get better soon.
Jane x

Tina at Home Sweet Home 14 said...

So sorry to hear you're sick! Get well soon!!

Carla from The River said...

Hello,
Get Well Wishes to you!!

Thank you for the books to read. :-)
I just finished The Call of the Wild.

I love that the book still had the band-aids in it.

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

I am so sorry that you are sick, sweet friend. I hope you start feeling better quickly. Make hubby take good care of you. xo Laura

Lynn Holland said...

I've read the book thief and enjoyed it. I will see if I can get Ove here in the UK.
I'm reading an autobiography Guy Martin. He is an English motor bike racer who is so down to earth he still mends trucks for a living despite being a tv personality.
He is one of life's eccentrics and an all round good guy
Lynn :)

Jackie and Joel Smith said...

Sounds like a great book - will have to check it out! Get well soon~

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Thanks Diane - off to check out your recommendations. xo

Debby said...

Feel better. We have pollen around April. Yellow clouds. That can make you miserable.

Linda R said...

I will have to put that book on my list.. I Love to read. So sorry to hear that you are not feeling good my friend. Get well soon.

Hugs, Linda
My Happy Place

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

I will have to check that book out and I hope that Doctor Dan helps you to get well asap! :)

Donna said...

It sounds like the flu but a visit to the Dr may be in order to confirm. Saying so prayers now my friend. I love Maisie too!

Maggie Ann said...

So sorry you are sick! May the Lord help you recover soon...maybe you are already feeling better?! Loved your medical book with the handy bandaids. We all need one of those. Your sense of humor is sweet!

I am reading Lorna Seilstad novels......the ones about the sisters. And I just finished' 'to see the moon again' I think is the title....its the latest one by Jamie Langston Turner and I LOVED it so! You get well soon!

handmade by amalia said...

I adore Maisie Dobbs. I've read them all and there won't be any more for a while as the author is taking a little break from the series. Oh well.
Amalia
xo

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Oh I want you to feel better so soon. The books look interesting but most of all I think Doctor Dan is the one for you right now. That and a few hugs from the dollies.

Terra said...

Be well!
I love the Maisie Dobbs series and am reading them in order. I just read her Elegy for Eddie so you are one or 2 books ahead of me. Did you read The Rosie Project? It made me laugh. Send me a friend request on Goodreads :)

Jill said...

I read "A Man Called Ove" too - it was a very different book! It was good though.