This weekend I read the entire novel, The Runaway Quilt, by Jennifer Chiaverini.
I read in the car, in the hotel room, sprawled on the family room sofa, gently rocking in the glider on the deck--just about anyplace I could find to sit and hold the book.
When I woke up on Sunday morning, my first thought was to grab the book and finish the last two chapters. I had to find out what happened to the babies (and I was happy that I had guessed correctly).
It's been a long time since I was so engrossed in a book.
It was pure pleasure.
I hated for it to end. (that's how I measure the success of novel...if I feel remorse that I've finished, it was a good read)
So I started reading another in the same series, The Sugar Camp Quilt. I am half done with that one.
I think there are 9 books so far in the Elmcreek quilt series. I have read only three. I should print myself a list and try to read them in their chronilogical sequence. In the book I am currently reading, I already know things about the characters that I should not know.
If you are looking for some easy summer reading, you might enjoy a book or two in this series. Chiaverini gives you enough information that you can enjoy any one of them even if you have not read its predecesor. You do not have to be a quilter to enjoy these, but if you are, the read will be greatly enhanced by the starring roles quilts play in each novel.
I had such a wonderful relaxing weekend.
And to top it all off,while crossing the Mackinac Bridge late Friday afternoon on my trip north, we saw this lovely rainbow over Mackinac Island.
I am so glad you stopped by to visit my garden. I garden in lower northern Michigan (zone 5) in far less than ideal conditions. I have too many pine trees, too much shade, too many rocks, herds of hosta-munching deer and rabbits who think my lilly buds are gourmet appetizers. I am by no means an expert in horticulture or garden design--just an amateur with a shovel and a passion. My garden changes daily during the summer and I will be updating frequently.
During the winter months, I blog about my favorite cold-weather hobby--quilting and just my everyday musings.
I hope you enjoy your visit, and that you will come back soon.