Monday, December 08, 2008

No clever title here

This weekend I read the best book I've read in a while. Do you read this series? I've been following Faith Fairchild since the first mystery novel. When I started reading it I felt like I had a lot in common with who Faith was, mom, ex-career woman, sleuth. Ok, I wasn't a sleuth but I always wanted to be one since I read Harriet the Spy in elementary school.

Anyway, this particular book was so good because it really reminded me of all the books I read as a kid about going to college. There are two story lines, one takes place in the 60's at a woman's college and then the story in the present. It just had me thinking about the past and what it was like going to college in the 70's. The way things were for women, what it meant to have a college education. All the things that weren't available to women then that are now. It was good. I enjoyed it.
Today we're taking photos of our projects!!! Guess I better get ready to leave the house. Have a good day people!


Blogger Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I love book recommendations because buying a book at the bookstore is sometimes like being a monkey throwing darts - you get what you get and you have to be happy with it or toss it. We don't have a library in our town - it is planned, but it is a small town. Can't wait to see your projects. Thanks for visiting me. Its going to be a fun week - but crazy!

12:09 PM  
Anonymous Jackie said...

I love that series of mysteries!! I love the setting in New England and all. I have one I haven't read yet - I'll have to find it!

12:56 PM  
Anonymous cherry Tree Lane said...

Hmmm. Never heard of it, but now I am thinking I MUST visit

2:39 PM  
Blogger Candace said...

Thanks, Pam! I love mystery series and haven't seen that one! Since I began college in 1968, it ought to be an interesting read for me! I'm currently finishing up Laurie King's Sherlock Holmes/Mary Russell series.

3:42 PM  
Blogger CJ said...

Ahhh, Harriet the Spy. :D That takes me back. WAYYYY back. :0
I haven't read this series but I like to get a good recommendation.
Pictures of projects??? DO we get to see??

4:07 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Thanks Pam! I read the last book you recommended on your blog and loved it! I haven't read this series and it sounds like one I would be interested in. I like a good mystery. Should I begin with the first, some need to be read that way?

5:46 PM  
Blogger julieQ said...

I love mysteries too. Thank you for the recommendation! Sounds so good to curl up with a good book.

5:55 PM  
Anonymous randi said...

I have never heard of these books. Thanks for the recommend!

9:00 PM  
Blogger Miss Jean said...

I always carry a book with me wherever I go. I'll have to look into this series.

9:05 PM  
Blogger Nicole said...

Oh I know that book--the main character's husband is a minister, right? And she is a caterer? If I am thinking of the right sereies, there are a lot of books in it. Isn't it great when you discover a new author that you like and they are prolific?

3:16 PM  
Blogger Simply This and That said...

Can't wait to see....

9:50 PM  
Blogger eamylove said...

Thanks for the book info. I loved "Harriet the Spy" too, and am going to have to reread that one, too. I'm always looking for a good mystery series!

5:00 AM  
Blogger mascanlon said...

I just read the newest book in the series (I love reserving online at the library!) Its one of my favorite series. And Pam, I am so excited, I did 8 of the pin cushions after seeing your version. My friendship group is going to be bowled over. I hope to get a photo to share this weekend but was so thrilled I had to tell you now!

6:13 AM  
Blogger Minick and Simpson said...

Thank you for the book recommendation! I hope they are on audiobook as that is my choice (I can read while I quilt!) I too am a fan of Laurie King's Mary Russell series. And yes, please post pictures soon.


7:07 AM  
Blogger Penni said...

I have been trying out lots of new books lately and I think this looks like a interesting read. I have a question. What kind of camera do you use for your blog photos? I usually use a point and shoot for my blog photos unless I am really trying to take a portrait. I would love to know what brand/model it is. Your photos are always great. I love the artsy look.

7:24 PM  

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