Friday, June 12, 2015

To Read or Not to Read?

That is the question! I have two really good libraries close by so I stop by one of them every week. And I always see interesting books to check out. I don't always read them though. There's just not enough time to do everything I want to do. 
I DID read At the Water's Edge this week and it was very good.


(I read Mademoiselle Chanel last week and I liked it, too!)


I read The Dry Grass of August but didn't like it at all and I  just finished Like Dandelion Dust. It was good.

This week I checked these out and I read the first 50 pages of each one.


I will not read A Spool of Blue Thread. (I didn't care for the story) but I will read The Cavendon Women some other time. The Cavendon Women reminded me of 'Downton Abbey' just a bit and I think I would enjoy the story and the characters but I'm just not interested in it right now.

I did get one in the mail this week that I know we will all enjoy!


 The Mystery of Lucy by our very own Nana Diana. 
(You can get your copy HERE)

I'm joining Literary Friday HERE.

What are you reading this week?

32 comments:

Art @ Home said...

I read At The Water's Edge, too, and I loved it! I will probably review it in a week or two. I'll have my Literary Friday post up later today. We didn't have electricity all day yesterday! :/

WHy did you decide not to read A Spool of Blue Thread?

xo,
RJ

ann said...

(Long deep sigh).. Blogs. That's about the extent of my reading. I devoured 8 books in the Outlander series; now I guess I am taking a break. I have two new Philipa Gregory books to dig into, a Nora Roberts #2 of 3 to finish, and #3 to read. I have thought, too, about rereading some of the classics on my shelf, stories that I love: Tess of the D'urubervilles, for example.

Stacey said...

If I start a book and don't like it, I don't finish it.

I'm reading Whistling Past the Graveyard and in the very first paragraph I was hooked!

Stephanie said...

You lucky girl! You already have sweet Diana's book :) I can't wait to get a copy and begin reading it as I know it will be a fabulous book. Happy reading, my friend, and happy weekend. Hugs

Arlene said...

I gave up on the Cavenden Women about half way through...I prefer the REAL Downton Abbey!! I have been on a Philippa Gregory kick in the last few weeks. And I have picked up the new book by Candice Bergen about her life as a wife and mom. I seem to be doing more reading this summer and less tv watching.

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

I am glad to hear that I am not alone in checking out books and not reading them. There are too many good books to read, so if I don't like one, I don't keep reading. Love Sara Gruen, must get her new book, thanks!

Simple and serene living Laura Walker said...

I read several books a week. I am obsessed with reading. Always have been. I admit that I sometimes check books out that I don't read. It is usually because I find I am not in the mood for them. xo Laura

BeachGypsy said...

That old church and cemetery look so quiet and peaceful! I can just hear the birds singing!

Catherine Holman said...

I read A Spool of Blue Thread and hated the ending. It was a total waste of time. I don't enjoy reading about dysfunctional families. I'm picking a new book up today that I ordered from our library. I'll let you know if I like it.

Susan said...

Have you read, Girl on the Train? I couldn't put it down! Enjoy your relaxing time, XOXO

Musings from Kim K. said...

I purchased Diana's book too and left it at the Aframe and won't be back there for awhile. Darn! Thanks for always sharing book titles with us!

handmade by amalia said...

So many books, so little time :-0
Amalia
xo

Linda H said...

I am currently reading the Clifton Chronicles by Jeffrey Archer. They're very good, I'm about halfway through the third one. They are a fairly quick and easy read.
Have a great weekend, whether it involves reading or not. :)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I check out books from my library all the time. Some I put on hold and they notify me when they are there. I just picked up Mary Kay Andrews latest 'beach town' and will start it today! I also start a book and if it doesn't grab me I stop reading it also. So little time and too many books to read anything that I don't enjoy. You pick out some interesting books and I always enjoy your Goodreads reviews.
hugs,
Linda

Jen @ The Light Laughed said...

Funny now it's summer, and I seem to have a list of books I want to read that's longer than my arm. I was just telling Linda at Crafty Gardener that the pile behind me is towering, and threatening to fall over. But winter will come, and there will be time then. For now the garden and blogging take whatever free time I have available.

Thanks for the recommendations!

Jen

Terra said...

That was fun to read your reviews and I appreciate hearing what you did not like too. You got me interested in the Sara Gruen book and the novel about Chanel. Did you see my current post? It shows 10 books I bought at the library sale, with some authors new to me and some old favorites like Miss Read.

Carla from The River said...

Hi,
I only got a few pages into A Spool of Blue Thread, but did not like it. So I did not read!

I watched the movie, Like Dandelion Dust, I thought it okay, not a favorite.

I agree, we might like them or we may decided to put them down and return to the library. :-))

I just received The Mystery of Lucy too :-))
Carla

Linda Kay said...

Unfortunately, Diane, I'm just reading the blogs on my blog list. That is between packing stints. Have a great weekend.

Susie said...

Diane, The Chanel book sounds interesting. I am starting my book of Lucy tomorrow. Hope you have a wonderful weekend, xoxo,Susie

Primitive Stars said...

Love a good book, Thanks, Francine.

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Thank you for these recommendations, Summer- the perfect time for enjoying a inspiring read!
Hugs,
Jemma

Deborah Montgomery said...

To read or not to read? It's always read for me! Although I guess if I start a book and really don't like it, I go on to the next. But you're right; there's never enough time to do all the things we want!
Have a good weekend Diane!

acorn hollow said...

I read the dry grass of august and enjoyed it. I have read sara Gruen before and liked her. the others I am not familiar with. I just haven't been reading as much as usual you are right just to much to do and not enough time to do it.
Cathy

Jill said...

I just finished The Cavendon Women, it was ok, I hadn't read one by that author in years, I don't know if I would be rushing to take out any more...

Karen Ann said...

Funny - I have A Spool of Blue Thread on my nightstand.. read about 20 pages of it and just couldn't get into it. IT's been sitting there for months. I am reading All the Light We Cannot See and I love it. Great read -



Stephanie said...

This is one thing I need to do this summer, is read some books. I have four shelves of books plus a drawer full of books waiting for me to read. I love collecting them when I shop at second hand stores, to save for that lull in time to read. Those books you mentioned looked interesting.

Jolene said...

Oh, I have wanted to pick up At The Water's Edge. It looks like you are having a great time reading this summer.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I love to read! There just hasn't been as much time for it as I'd like lately. I've received Diana's book so I've just got to carve out time for it soon! It sounds very good. Are you going to do a review?
Have a nice weekend!

Vee said...

I have enjoyed reading the reviews that are coming in of Diana's book...looking forward to yours.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

I'm stating a new book soon at the recommendation of another blogger, titled Sweater Quest. I just finished the Meg Langslow series. I did try another series and just read the first few pages, but didn't like the language so will be returning those to the library.

Sam I Am...... said...

Oh my! Nana Diana wrote that? I've seen her out on various blogs for years now. How wonderful! Congratulations Nana Diana! What an accomplishment! I'll be reading her book for sure and I wrote down the other ones just in case I have nothing to read! LOL!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I loved the Anne Tyler as I always do love her books. But I agree with you that it is not necessary to finish a book one doesn't enjoy. I am a slow learner because I only figured that out a couple of years ago ;)))... I realized life was too short and too full of fun things to do to waste time on anything you aren't enjoying. ( Well, maybe except for cleaning the bathroom once in a while ;))