Friday, May 8, 2009

More Books

Just a quick post tonight--with a few new books that should be on your "Must Read" list.

The Lost Quilter by Jennifer Chiaverini--excellent

The Guild in the Granary by Alma Lynn Thompson (McDiggs Publishing). A mystery that you cannot put down.

Anything by James Grippando

The Agatha Raisin series by M.C. Beaton

The Jack Reacher series by Lee Child

The Shenandoah series by Emilie Richards

Anything by Earlene Fowler; she's probably my most favorite author, especially with the Benni Harper Mystery Series, which is quilt-based.

If you haven't tried audio books yet, give them a try. It took me a while to get used to "just listening", but audio books are great in the car or while you are doing some unexciting stuff. I listen to a lot of things I might not take time to read in print. It is almost like a vacation for your mind because it concentrates on the spoken word, not the 5 billion other things you are usually thinking about!

Are you remembering to smile? In these tough times, a smile from anyone is welcome. And, I'm passing this along for your consideration: On the back of our envelopes let's write "In God We Trust". It seems that the government wants to take that phrase off our money. As most of America is Christian based (at least the last I knew), let's stand up and be counted. It costs nothing, but lets people know where we stand.

Can you believe it?!?!?! I actually did get posts up three days in a row!

Stay safe and keep quilting!

1 comment:

  1. Anno... Annnoy.. I can't say itMay 9, 2009 at 8:12 AM

    I thought this was a very worthwhile bit of reading...

    The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways , but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness.
    We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.
    We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.
    We've learned how to make a living, but not a life. We've added years to life not life to years. We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We've done larger things, but not better things.
    We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.
    These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom.

    Remember; spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever.

    Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side.

    Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn't cost a cent.

    Remember, to say, ' I love you ' to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you.

    Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again.

    Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.

    Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.


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