Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Bookclub and a little blog candy

Last night was book club and only two of us could make it and I was the only one to finish the book. Our book club read Population 485: Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time by Michael Perry. It is a non-fiction book about the author's experience moving back to his small hometown and his experiences on the fire department.

Will you do something for me? Leave a comment and tell me about a book you read that you just could not put down. I will randomly select a winner for some yummy ribbon I will send out. (I bought WAY too much for my sister's bridal shower invites). Please comment by midnight next Monday, Oct.8th, and I will post the winner on Tues. Oct. 9th. Thanks for your time and have a wonderful Tuesday!

35 comments:

Pattyjo said...

I have always failed at having the time to read a good book, except the Bible. The last book I read was called "Tested by fire". It was a book written by someone I met once. Excellent book.
BTW...my husband is retired from the firedepartment and also put time in the voluteer firedept. and we live in a small farming community. Maybe we should get the book you refered to.
Thank you for the ribbon offer.
rholschen@air-pipe.com

Cathy said...

I don't read as much as I should, cuz I'm always trying to stamp or bloggin. I love all the Danielle Steele books. I usually have to start the book in the morning with fresh coffee and I have to finish that same day. NO one is allowed to bother me on that special day. Thanks for a chance at your sweet candy.
cmeyers@hughes.net

Reality Show Reject said...

When I was on vacation, I read several good books. One was "The Wedding" by Nicholas Sparks. Another was "Flush" (don't remember the name of the author, but it's a children's book). I also read another Nicholas Sparks book, but can't remember the name of it that was pretty good. I read entirely too much while I was in Florida!! I've got an old blog candy post on my blog where I asked for suggestions on books. There are some great suggestions there. Thanks for the chance to win!

Rosella said...

The book that comes to mind is MONSTER by Frank Peretti. Love how he uses suspense in his books.

foodpartyfun said...

The last book that I read and couldn't put down was, Dear John by Nicholas Sparks. I can never put down his books until I am finished. Thanks for sharing!

Pat

nettystamps said...

I read fiction and I really like mystery/comedy.... A good author that fits both (mostly comedy) is Janet Evanovich. She is hysterical. I laugh out loud when I read her...so much in fact that my husband couldn't believe an author could be THAT good and read behind me....now he has read every book I have by her....

Thanks for the opportunity to play, have a wonderful week.

kearneykrafter said...

R Is For Ricochet...wonderful book!

jodene said...

My favorite books are Chicken Soup For the Soul. Very inspirational!! Thanks for the chance!

SaraFrawley said...

I loved the book "The Ultimate Gift." I forget who wrote it, but I couldn't put it down and it was a very quick read. I was very inspired by that book. Thanks for the chance at blog candy!
~Sara
www.PerfectSentimentsINK.typepad.com
slfrawley@ec.rr.com

HeyHeyPaula said...

I enjoy books written by Nora Roberts and also the books she writes under the name of J.D. Robb. Thanks for offering a chance for yummy blog candy.

trulycanadiangirl said...

Havent read that oe but my mom may enjoy it. Right now i am reading Confessiosn of a Jane Austen addict. If you love regency syle books this is a sure fav, this girl really knows her Austen. Jane Eyre is another fav of mine. And the Silk House Series by Linda Lee Chaiken (cant wait for #3 in december!!!) ~Chelsey

doverdi said...

I love the Danielle Steel books & can't wait to get her newest release. It usually takes me a day to read. lol Other authors I like are Kay Hooper, Jude Devereaux, Fern Michaels, Lisa Gardener, Iris Johansen, James Patterson...boy do I have favorite authors. lol

Andrea Hays said...

The last book I read that I couldn't put down was "Blink". It was very interesting and a quick read. I really need to read more. But reading cuts into craft time...life is rough! *Wink* Thanks for the giveaway! :)

Lori said...

I loved the book "Persian Pickle Club" by Sandra Dallas. It takes you back in time when women would get together to quilt. You'll be surprised at the twist!

Mandiannie said...

i so Love anything by Dee Henderson. Her Books are both inspirational and informative as well as great reading.

Momsnack said...

I belong to two book groups, so I guess I am an avid reader - also volunteer at Friends of the Library weekly book sale.
Marley & Me - by John Grogan - hilarious story about a family & their dog.
Snow Flower & the Secret Fan - by Lisa See - very interesting novel about Chinese culture in the 1800s
NancyS (momsnack)

CAKVD said...

Hello!! I love "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff" by Richard Carlson. It was so good for me to read and it was an easy read too. I love self help books.
Thanks!
Cheryl KVD

starqueen said...

Hi Erika,
I seem to be spending more time reading blogs than books lately, but the last non-fiction book I read was "Ask and It Shall be Given" and the last fiction book I read was "Wicked."

Thanks for sharing!

Angel Wilde said...

Anything by Francine Rivers, but especially Redeeming Love! A great book.

Karen Gladney said...

I am not much of a reader either but I did just finish the Dr. Phil book Self Matters. It makes you site back and learn things about yourself. It helped me out alot. I think there are times when we all need a bit of self discovery.

Tks for the chance of winning blog candy.

Alison Molumby said...

I just finished a good one -- Mary Modern by Camille DeAngelis. It's kind of a retelling of the Frankenstein story, but dealing with human cloning. Not a horror story, but a bit of a "be careful what you wish for" kind of tale.

Janine said...

The last Harry Potter was one I couldn't put down. I started it around 10:30 PM the day it was published and stayed up until 4 AM getting it done!

jantink@sbcglobal.net

Melissas said...

The best book I read this year is The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. A thrilling, suspenseful story without being gory or scary! Check it out!

Anouk Martin said...

I just finished reading The Friday Night Knitting Club. Great book about women and relationships.

crhessel said...

A great book is 'Water for Elephants' it is about an elderly man's journey through senality and remembering his job in the circus during the depression. Quick read, plus I couldn't put it down.

Lilian said...

a great book i just read was "kite runner"... it's riveting! :)

Kristine said...

A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon.

scfranson said...

You would love the Mitford series by Jan Karon !
Claudia Great blog !!

Cathy said...

I loved Population 485, maybe because I am from Wisconsin too, and have been a paramedic and a nurse. I also loved Kite Runner, and his new book A Thousand Splendid Suns.
Thanks for asking!
Cathy Silver
wi_nurse2003@yahoo.com

Natalie said...

I'm bonkers for the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer. All three books (Twilight, New Moon and Eclipse) were incredible, but Twilight was my favorite. I went sleepless several days wanting to finish them. My husband got them for me for my birthday, but I have to wait until then (only 6 more days) to read them! Can hardly wait!!

rebecca said...

I'm on a crime novel kick right now and just finished Cross by James Patterson. I'm about 1/3 through True Evil by Greg Iles. They are both great suspense writers, along with John Sanford. The book Kim (Reality Show Reject) mentioned is Flush by Carl Hiassen. I know, because I left it as a suggestion on her blog before she went on vacation. He's a wonderful writer, always weird/crazy/funny stories about Florida and the weird/crazy/funny people and events that inhabit it. Have fun reading your next book. Never leave home without one (I even keep one under the seat in the car). Thanks for letting me play along!

Vicki said...

OH...LOVE to read and I have SEVERAL that I've recently read. I am a big fan of suspense & horror books. The last one I read was from Stephen King called Lisey's Story, I've read this past summer: No Place Like Home by Mary Higgins Clark, Harry Potter & The Half Blood Prince (I know...I'm a little behind!), End of the Spear by Steve Saint (Excelelnt real life book that I don't usually read, but this was good!) and I'm in the middle of Lost by Michael Robotham. So if you like supense books or Stephen King, just let me know! I'll give you some titles!! Thanks for the chance at blog candy! Love your blog! :)

www.basementstamping.typepad.com

Pam Schwartz said...

Any book by Debbie Macomber. She writes nice books for women. Nothing too deep, just enjoyable and clean - that's what I like. I also like Barbara Delinsky's books, they are in the same genre but she hasn't had a new one for awhile.

Linda SS said...

I recently read 90 minutes in Heaven, by Don Piper. He had been pronounced dead for 90 minutes before he came back to life. I was so facinated by his story that I read it throughout. My favorite author is Nicholas Sparks & his books are hard to put down too. I love audio books & go to bed every night listening to a novel or the Bible on tape:)

Beth said...

This is a very interesting way to try to win your prize. I took the time to read all of the comments left. I am right in with those ladies who said Nicholas Sparks' books. He is one that I just can't put down. Memoirs of a Geisha was a recent read I couldn't put down. It was so interesting because the story was true. Thanks for the blog candy give away.