Thursday, July 9, 2020

Good Books (updated at the end)


Sometimes I go for awhile reading the first 50 pages of books I can't finish! But lately I've read some amazing books that I think you would all enjoy!

I'll start with a book I checked out from the library (info at the end of this post) and gave 5 Stars on Goodreads! The Hired Girl. If you love Anne of Green Gables, you'll love this book. The main character will win your heart just like Anne girl did and you will NOT want the book to end. It's delightful...what more can I say!


The Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schlitz

And for a book that you can enjoy over and over again,


The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy


It is a work of art with a beautiful story that can inspire us all during these difficult times.


"What do you think success is? asked the boy. To love, said the mole."

Thanks Terra for reviewing it on your blog, Terra Garden! I'm so glad you did! Terra is a blog friend and an author as well!

And another book to inspire and uplift us by another favorite blogger is


 Through Love's Eyes by Marilyn Moseley. 

Marilyn blogs at Mountain Top Spice. Don't you love the name of her blog! The words of her book are as beautiful as the photos she's used. She really created something special and it's a perfect time to surround ourselves with books that inspire. 


Thanks Marilyn for sending me a copy of your book. I will cherish it. 

Books....a lot to be thankful for today!

 

Have you read a book lately that you think I would enjoy?

PS I check books out from the library as ebooks and read them on my IPAD. 

Easy peasy! I love it! 

I’m joining Thankful Thursdays and

I like Thursdays HERE too!



36 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello Diane,

All these books sounds and look wonderful. Thanks for the suggestions and reviews. I'll see if I can find them. I love the quotes, especially the Helen Keller quote. Take care! Enjoy your day!

Susie said...

Diane, I truly want to read again. Need to get my cataract surgery done...too many times canceled. Ted's appt out weigh mine most times. The virus has caused it to be canceled also. But the little book with the boy,mole, fox and horse , I saw that on the today show one morning. I really want to see it. Blessings to you, stay safe, xoxo,love, Susie

Sandra said...

I have probably never read a book that you would enjoy because I only read fiction and I like action books. It's a great thing that everybody can have the type books that they like and I think reading is a wonderful thing and I would be lost without being able to read. My husband doesn't read books and I feel like he misses so much besides it's cheap entertainment

Ellen D. said...

I read the book "The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse" and enjoyed it so much that I had a copy sent to my daughter. It is a lovely, touching book with many heartfelt messages.

Tom said...

...is there more than one Good Book?

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

It looks like you have been reading a lot of book lately Diane. It's fun relaxing with a good book to read. I'm reading the classic A Room with a View.
Hope you enjoy the rest of the week and weekend.

Edna B said...

These books sound interestibg. I love reading, and yes I have been reading quite a bit lately. Books have always been my friends. Enjoy your reading, hugs, Edna B.

Arlene @Nanaland said...

I always love getting book recommendations Diane. I have read The Hired Girl and I liked it very much.

Cranberry Morning said...

Good morning Diane!
Mr. C and I are taking turns reading The Hobbit to the grandkids. And when we travel, I like to read aloud to him. Right now it's either from Constable on the Hill (a young policeman in Northern England) OR Ten Days in a Mad House by Nellie Bly. I do love the Eric Larson books and would like to get a copy of The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz. Right now I'm reading The Case for the Psalms: Why They Are Essential by N.T. Wright and my new Word on Fire Bible: the Gospels. It's beautiful!

Have a wonderful Thursday, Diane. xo

Beside a babbling brook... said...

Thank you for reading suggestions! I always love to find them! -smile-

'The Hired Girl' oh my, just the cover art, would make me want to read that book. Isn't it delightful???

I have been reading lots of E-books of late. Having found a wonderful site, which gives me the names of Free E-books. I will give the link to it, in my next post.

I'm not ready to use my library again, and so, am loving finding these E-book suggestions. Not every Free book is a Winner. But this site, is giving me a lot, which I am enjoying. -smile-

Pamela M. Steiner said...

Now I want to read that first one, "The Hired Girl". That sounds so good. I haven't been doing much reading this summer. In my spare time I have been working on genealogy, and it it like a good mystery novel. I hope to make a report one of these days on my findings. Thank you for sharing these books with us. They all sound good.

Pamela M. Steiner said...

Oh, and I forgot. Congratulations on winning that book from our dear friend in Idaho! You are certainly blessed to receive that. I hope to order it soon. It looks wonderful.

Home Sewn By Us said...

Good morning! I was able to get The Hired Girl right away from the library. Thanks for the recommendation. I love Anne of Green Gables - I can't wait to read it. ~smile~ Roseanne

PaintedThread said...

My mother may be lending me her tablet so I can read more ebooks. :-) The artwork on "The Boy..." is beautiful. Good stuff.

Vee said...

Intriguing! I always am curious after a book review.

Terri D said...

I read Cozy Mysteries and books with police, private investigators, FBI, etc., etc. I have never read Anne of Green Gables or Little Women. Just not my thing. The art in the last two books you shared is beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Ann Thompson said...

I'll have to check these books out. The last two I've started have been duds and I gave up on them pretty quick

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

That first book looks like a winner! Thank you!

LA Paylor said...

Oh how nice that is... more good books to seek... thank you for the beautiful review of them... the art in the horse book is so good... thank you for being in the I Like group, you add a lot!
LeeAnna

Terra said...

Hi Sweetie, thanks for mentioning me and that darling book I recommended. I will check out your friend's book, it looks upbeat too. I am in need of upbeat during this time of pandemic, the world is in need too.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Anne Shirley is among my favorite book characters, so I've noted The Hired Girl. Also the title by Charlie MacKsey. The artwork intrigues me.
After reading 50 pages or so, I find the story boring, I'll go to the last chapter and read backwards until I find the resolution of the conflict or I'm curious enough to continue reading forward.
If you like mysteries, historical fiction, and Sherlock Holmes, you might like the Mary Russell series by Laurie R. King. Her stories are set in the early 20th century. Mary is a young woman married to a much older Sherlock Holmes.

Inger said...

Thanks for the recommendations. I'm always looking for a good and perhaps unusual book to read. I will get The Hired Girl as I love Anne of Green Gables.

happyone said...

I just read Anne of Green Gables recently and loved it. Have the rest of the books to read too.
So I'll have to get The Hired Girl. :)

grammajudyb said...

Thanks for 5he book recommendations. My reading has taken a downturn lately. I blame it on a couple of things. But it’s time to “ put on my big girl panties” and get over it! I definitely want to find a copy of , The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse!

Teresa said...

Me encanta leer, los libros en papel me gustan más. Un beso.

Joyful said...

Thanks for the book recommendations. I will add the first book to my list of books to read.

BeachGypsy said...

howya doing girlfriend? That first book looks really good, I am now on the hunt to get it! ha ha Hope your week was good. Oh my gosh, the summer heat is getting here, isn't it??!! Dang. Makes walking/hiking awful hard. I'm so glad your roof is now fixed! Are you still trying to get out and hike early in the mornings??? Oh, and yes, you can borrow stuff, ha ha LOL. I'm sure we would if we lived close to each other.

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

Such wonderful book reviews Diane! I definitely would like to read The Hired Girl, it sounds like a wonderful story! And what lovely artwork in the 2nd book you reviewed. I appreciate your kind review of my book, I was so excited to be able to send you a copy, and I love the pictures you chose to highlight in your collage, thank you so very much! I appreciate you sharing the book with your readers! With much love from Idaho!

Crafty in the Med said...


Hello Diane. After 10 months I am back in blogland. I am feeling good about being back and renewing my contact with my blog and my blogger friends so I am offering a Fresh start giveaway to all craft bloggers world wide and beyond :-) So many Good books!! Thank you for the interesting review of these books. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse! sounds particularly good! Keep well Amanda x

Laurel Wood said...

Thank you for the reviews. I have visited Marilyn's blog. Wishing you a nice Friday!

A Bit of the Blarney said...

Thank you for sharing these books. The Hired Hired Girl sounds very interesting!Have a great weekend!

Mary in Peoria Handmade said...

Thanks for this book list!

Jeanie said...

Oh, those illustrations in the mole book are exquisite. I may have to find that one!

My Tata's Cottage said...

I Just finished an older book called Anna May Wong: From Laundryman's Daughter to Hollywood Legend. Unfortunately in the early 1900's Asians were discriminated against in movies. It took a long while to read it. It was just heartbreaking how hard she worked and yet was given demeaning parts with little access for anything better. So I took a break from reading for a bit. I found a ton of books about Western NY where our youngest daughter and her hubby live. So once the weather cools this fall I will read them. There are some interesting stories. IT was nice to stop by and see you here. Hoping all is well in your part of the world. Take care and enjoy a wonderful weekend. HUGS

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

Oh thank you for this lovely list of books. They all look like delightful reads. I have to scout them out for myself.

I've currently got my nose in Agatha Christie's Miss Marple stories. And I'm reading a sort of memoir that I bought when I was in Oxford, England a few springs ago. I actually mention it in today's post on my blog, Ammonites & Leaping Fish, A Life in Time by Penelope Lively.

Wishing you a beautiful weekend, Diane!
Brenda xox

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

This reminds me that I have meant to thank you for recommending “The One in a Million Boy”....that was such a good book, and one I never would have found without you!.... I check out Kindle books from the library too....that has been a huge blessing to us because of how much we travel (usually) ... and now because of (well, you know why).