Catching up on Books and Movies with a giveaway

It has been a while since I talked about the books I'm reading and movies to recommend.  For those getting my posts via email, you might not know that I link my Goodreads reviews on the sidebar so you can see my latest reviews.  I like to read a variety of books, lately becoming bored …

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Catching up to Christmas

I am working on several new projects for this holiday season, but nothing is ready to show yet.  I will be working on our quilt-along this afternoon, the next step is tomorrow.  My weekend sale online orders from all my favorite retailers are coming in for new projects for the blog, thread and fabric should …

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Catching up on Book Reviews

In the last two months, I have caught up with several good books from three good authors, and one in the not so much category.  In each case, I picked up new titles, at least new to me, from authors I have enjoyed in the past.  I have already put abbreviated reviews on Goodreads for …

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Bread Alone by Judith Hendricks – A Book Review

Is there anything more cozy than the aroma of baking bread? No matter if it is wheat, sourdough, white or whatever your favorite, that wonderful scent of rising yeast and browning crust makes my mouth water.  I really love sneaking the end piece as soon as the bread can be sliced, crusty and crackling. Just …

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Gone Girl, The Hundred Foot Journey, and Mark Lipinski

A book and a movie, not even close to the same genre, but I recommend both for different reasons.  Plus, a neat surprise from Mark Lipinski! Gone Girl is a psychological thriller, one of the better ones I have ever read.  I put on Goodreads that it was one of the most diabolical plots I …

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More Decorating with Books

Here are additional interesting ways to hide your book stash decorate with books. They can be put in lots of places, not just on shelves.  I used this set of Monica Ferris' Needlecraft Mysteries as a display in my sewing room on the mantle over the fireplace. A tiny quilting book is in the lap …

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Decorating with Books

I love to read, and I have a huge To-Be-Read pile.  To keep the ones I have read and want to keep, along with all the ones I want to read under control, I use books to decorate.  They are literally all over the house.  Here are some of the ways I use books as …

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The Thirteenth Tale

Ok, it is Friday the 13th!  What better day to talk about a book called The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield? Sometimes you hear about a book and think, I need to read that. Then, looking at a discussion you find a lot of people hated the book, so it goes to the back burner …

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The Sharper Your Knife The Less You Cry

Foodie books are a real delight for me.  I enjoy reading the stories behind the scenes, especially for places I will never go, like Le Cordon Bleu.  I particularly enjoy books that teach me something as I am reading about someone’s adventures in the food world.   The Sharper Your Knife, The Less You Cry is …

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2014 Ultimate Blog Link Party

Welcome to From My Carolina Home!    I am participating in The Ultimate Blog Party, so this post covers what my blog is all about.   I am a quilter, crafter, sewing enthusiast, wool worker, stamper, gardener, hiker, reader, photographer, and I like to cook.  I am a longtime foodie, with a kitchen full of …

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