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I am still on the Wounded Heart, the first Senft Amish book. Also looking through my HE cookbooks, drooling over recipes I'd like to try!! emoticon

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I finished the Senft Amish series and loved it. Now I'm reading Curtain by Agatha Christie. I love her writing but having a slow time getting into this one somehow. At first I was reading a paperback I got at a rummage sale but realized I had this in a smaller hardback book (don't like to read the big, heavy books in bed) so I'm using that. Some of the older paperbacks have such tiny print!

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I'm starting to read HELP: Healthy Exchanges Lifetime Plan. In the introduction one thing she says that really strikes me is " What I do care about is never saying hello again to any of those unwanted pounds I said good-bye to!" That's a good motivator.

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7/13/13 2:29 P

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I love The Wounded Heart. I am on chapter 3 or 4 and enjoying it immensely. I have been reading mostly just before bed. I did wake up about 5 the other morning and read a bit in it.

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I've started the Tempted Soul and I'm enjoying this continuation of the stories of the three friends, Amelia, Emma and Carrie. Hate to see this series end but I found the author's website and see she's signed a contract to write more Amish book series- this time with a focus on herbal medicine I think.

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7/9/13 6:10 P

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I just ordered The Wounded Heart by Adina Senft from Amazon. I should have it tomorrow. So I will start reading it. I'm looking forward to it. I want to read something just for fun and relaxation.

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I just finished The Hidden Life by Adina Senft and I loved this book!

This was the second in a trilogy about three Amish ladies who are lifelong friends who quilt together every Tuesday. Each book focuses on one of the three friends and how all of their lives are moving along.

So today I will be starting book 3, The Tempted Soul. These just keep getting better and better.

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I started another J A Jance book yesterday. Rattlesnake Crossing. A Sheriff Joanna Brady mystery.

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Just checking in to see what we're all reading. I'm still reading Spark Solution and The Hidden Life is getting really interesting so after DS leaves today I think I'll have a good read! How about you?

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Thanks, Jan, for bumping up this post. It is a good idea to keep it going. I am quite sure Sarah would be pleased. I have been reading some in the Spark Solution. Not too much else right now. Spring and summer are really busy for me. So it is more newspapers and magazines. I did get Country Woman yesterday and have read some in it.

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I have two chapters to finish Skeleton Canyon a J A Jance mystery. Love her books. I finally got them so I could read them in order. I took a break to come on the computer for a few.

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I'm reading The Hidden Life by Adina Senft (can't pronounce that last name). It's the second in a trilogy about three Amish ladies who are lifelong close friends. Each book focuses on one of the three friends. I am really enjoying this series. A TOPS friend got me started and loaned me the books. I'm about halfway through this book.

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6/27/13 11:09 A

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Jan, I also remember how Sarah would post this every so often. Thank You for your post. I think we should keep this up.

I am reading "Frozen Heat" by Richard Castle. I know Richard Castle is the character's name on Castle. So I am thinking it is written by one of the writers of the TV show. I am not sure about this but this is my opinion. They have Nathan Fillion's picture on the back cover with Watch Castle on ABC. Anyway, it is an interesting read.

I have a Murder She Wrote book that I have not read yet but should start also.

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I have been remembering how Sarah would post this every so often and I'm wondering what is on your nightstand to read?

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I'm in the third book, The Mercy, of Beverly Lewis's Rose trilogy. The first book took me a little longer to get into - I think mainly because she was laying the background and introducing characters for the three books- but that didn't last long and they are hard to put down.

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I know y'all are reading so what's on your nightstand?

Anything really good?

I don't have anything started right now but looking for something good to get lost in.

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Sarah, I agree with you about the exchanges making a good balance. I also try to avoid more than one starch in a meal. Of course, those were the days before the reduced calorie bread- it is nice to have the option to have two pieces of bread to make a sandwich.

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10/4/12 3:35 P

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Jan your book soounds really good. I do enjoy Beverly Lewis Thank you for such an interesting review.

Yes the Weight Watcher cookbooks have the exchanges. I have always felt you learn more about the foods you eat through exchanges. Before I was introduced to exchanges, I never gave it a second thought about having potatoes and corn at the same meal for instance. I learned not to have 2 or starches in the same meal. Those lessons have stuck with me all these years.

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Sarah, Are the older Weight Watcher books the ones that used the food exchanges? I remember those days and they worked pretty good.

I'm reading The Thorn by Beverly Lewis - the first in the Rose Trilogy series. This book is about Rose, the youngest daughter in an Amish family. Rose helps take care of her mother who is seriously injured from a buggy accident some years prior to this time and is unable to walk, experiences a lot of pain. Rose's older sister, Hen (Hannah) left the Amish community to marry an "englisher" (non-Amish) and now has a small daughter but she is coming to regret leaving her Amish roots and seeing her husband's expectations of how to live and how to raise their daughter. Hen tries to explain her difficulties to her husband but he totally denies her Amish heritage. He finally agrees to let her return to her parents home for a short time to "sort herself out". Meanwhile Rose is beginning to experience a dilemma of having a very nice young Amish man want to court her and starting to realize a young man who was adopted into the Amish Bishop's family (who hasn't joined the church and is rather contrary) who she has been a good friend to - also wants to court her. I'm about 4/5th through and it's hard to put down at this point. They usually leave you eager to read the next book in the series.

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I wanted to bring this forward to see what everyone is reading.

Right now I'm reading on some of the first Weight Watcher cookbooks. Lots of program info in them that is interesting.

I am also reading some light romance books.

What are you reading?

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I just got through reading "Murder, She Wrote, Trouble At High Tide". It is one of the new ones. It is a hardcover book but it took me only two days to read it. This time I was completely wrong with who the murderer was. It is a very interesting book. It also takes place at the beach on Bermuda. I went to Bermuda years ago when I was graduating from Junior College (1969) and loved reading about Bermuda now. I would highly recommend this book. I love the way Donald Bain says the books are written by Jessica Fletcher and him.
Of course, Jessica Fletcher is a fictional character but by reading the books you think she is very real. I just found out Donald Bain had come to one of the bookstores in Arizona this past January. He is coming out with more books so I hope he comes again and this time I am going to check when and where he is coming. For people who like reading mystery I would highly recommend this book.

Jan, The Fiddler by Beverly Lewis sound interesting. I think I will read it.

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I'm in the middle of John Grisham's The Partner.

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I thought I'd bump Sarah's thread up because I'm reading a good book.

I'm reading The Fiddler by Beverly Lewis. This is about a young woman who is a concert violinist who is feeling the constant pressure of her vocation and the expectations of her father, manager and boyfriend. Without their knowledge she performs as a fiddler and enjoys the break of doing something just for the joy of it. As she was returning home from a fiddling concert, she gets caught in a torent of rain and finds herself stuck with a flat tire on a back road with no cell contact. This is where she discovers there is a dimly lit cabin nearby where a young Amish man is staying. She takes shelter in the cabin untilt he young man can change her tire. She is so impressed with her time at the cabin of just being herself - not a celebrity- that the next day when Michael asks her to come visit his Amish community, she agrees. The Amish community reminds her of her childhood days when her grandparents were living on a farm with nearby Amish neighbors.
That's where I'm at in the story and I'm loving the way Beverly Lewis writes and takes you right into the world of her characters so it is hard to put the book down.
I was glad to see on Facebook that the second in this series will come out this fall.

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I've been reading Murder In Three Acts by Agatha Christie. It's an older paperback and I usually read it in bed before I fall asleep. I always have the same thought when I open it up to read "Good grief this print is small, I should have brought my reading glasses!" This book was written in 1934 and sometimes it takes me awhile to get into the era and mannerisms of the characters but I always consider Agatha Christie's classics.

I also found two paperbacks at the flea market last weekend and I've heard this series is good - Miss Seeton Undercover and Bonjour Miss Seeton. It looks like the Miss Seeton series is done by different authors. The lady at the flea market booth said she'll have more next month.

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I'm reading Crooked House by Agatha Christie. This is a 223 page paperback written 1948. Aristotle Leonides is murdered and it must be one of the family who lives with him. I'm on page 124 and haven't figured it out yet but I have my suspicions. This is relaxing reading for me. There's nothing like an English cozy.

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I am reading The Wedding by Nicholas Sparks. So far it is really good. It is a short book, a bit over 200 pages.

It is written from a husband's point of view on his marriage and why it is failing.

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LOL That is too funny!!!

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This is a bit off topic but DH and I were glad to see one of the cable channels (TVland?) is showing two Murder She Wrote shows around noon on weekdays. Unfortunately, too often after it starts DH says "I remember who did it!" Lol.

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Louise this is the first Jessica Fletcher book I've read. I thoroughly enjoyed it so there will be more in my future.

Jan I read Agatha Christie a long time ago. Just really loved the books. I'm crazy about Miss Marple, she makes me want a cup of tea!

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Sarah I had read Three Strikes And Your Dead. I have a lot of Murder She Wrote books. I love them!

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I finished Spider's Web and started "Crooked House" by Agatha Christie. Read it years ago but don't remember how it ended so it's a go!

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Just finished Three Strikes and Your Dead. It is a Murder She Wrote book. Good story. I enjoyed it.

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I just spent the day reading Santa Fe Rules by Stuart Woods.

Seemed like a good way to spend a rainy day with my cold.

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Besides reading the Elvis book, I am also reading "Look Great, Feel Great, 12 Keys to Enjoying a Healthy Life Now" by Joyce Meyer. I had read it before but I thought it was time to reread it again. She has some very interesting points.

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Now I'm reading Life's too Short to Fold Your Underwear and The Secret Life of Bees. Both are very good.

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Evidence & Discovery by Thomas Buckles. Ohhhhhhh you mean for pleasure lol! Not much but am trying to work my way through Kitchen Table Wisdom as I have time.

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I am reading"Baby, Let's Play House, Elvis Presley and the Women who loved him" by Alanna Nash. My daughter gave me this book for Christmas. I am reading about Elvis's mother right now. It is a very interesting chapter. Actually I just finished the Chapter about her. Now I am going to start reading Chapter 2. I love reading about people's lives.

I also do love reading murder mysteries.

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Just the bible right now.
I do .like murder mysteries too.
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I am reading Spider Web, a mystery in the Benni Harper series by Earlene Fowler. It started out slow for me but now I'm in the engrossing part. I have two Debbie Macomber books waiting as well as others. I sort of see how the mood strikes me when I finish my current book.

Sarah, Jean Auel is from Oregon or at least she used to be. It always amused me when you say her name it sounds like "owl".

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I just finished The Help. I enjoyed it and also enjoyed the movie.

I am thinking that now I will start Clan of the Cave Bear. I really want to read the Earth Children series. But I also want to read Stephen King's Dark Tower series. There are a ton of books I want to read.

So what are you reading? What do you want to read?



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