"A Thousand Splendid Suns" Khaled Hosseini. His novel "The Kite Runner" is more popular, but this is wonderful story, and in my opinion the better book.


Abandoned in Havana, Cuba - trapped in time. Ice cream colored decaying buildings and cars from the P. There's not Cuba, it's a Balat in Istanbul/Turkey ❤️


The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett. Historical fiction that is also a murder mystery, architectural education on building cathedrals, love story. Thank you Ken Follett for the gift of many pleasant hours spent reading your book.

What a romance!  It was a fairly easy read and a good story.  Saw the movie as well and though, to shorten it, the producers took a few liberties, thought they did a good job of keeping to the storyline.  Recommend.

Water for Elephants - Sara Gruen - absolutely love this book and refuse to see the movie.

this is PERFECT

This is awesome! We used to make nooks like this in our bedroom closets when we were kids. A perfect place to daydream. The video-game playing kids of today are really missing out!

Drowning Ruth

two books this week

Drowning Ruth Christina Schwarz A Novel Book Oprah's Club 2000

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Roald Dahl - my favorite "Read Aloud" books.

Just about EVERY Roald Dahl book is worth a read, for pure enjoyment and nostalgia if nothing else. If you haven't read the classics, James and the Giant Peach; The Twits; The BFG, or Fantastic Mr Fox . Get reading!