Tuesday, July 12, 2011

reading

I love to read, but have not done much this summer. I seem to be a reading ADDICT! When I start a book, the whole HOUSE could fall down around my ears. No laundry gets done, no food gets cooked ,cleaned up after OR bought. I do read now and then..but no stacks of books from the library. They just CALL to me...and sometimes they say things that are not nice! One of my coffee friends  lent me a book.  He reads ALOT..Mostly Nora Roberts from what I can tell.. I brought this one home and it took me a few days to read it.. I actually slept...cooked...and did normal things before I was finished reading it. One passage near the beginning made me laugh SO hard, I almost fell off my chair. Dogs and kids had to come into the room to see WHAT was so funny..



Here is that excerpt;




From Sister's Choice by Emilie Richards (go look for it...its a good summer read!)


Inside, Kendra admired the personal touches that Jamie had added to the cabin. "I love those place mats. Did you bring them with you, or did you find them here?"

Jamie hoped the praise was real and not just her sister's way of apologizing for her early arrival. "They're great, aren't they? I found them in a shop in Strasburg. They're denim strips, hand woven on a loom. I wish I had time to work with my hands. I've always wanted to do something. Knit, crochet, paint."

"Be careful what you wish for, and keep your voice down."

Jamie turned. "What? Who's listening?"

Kendra lowered her voice. "They're everywhere."

"Are you nuts? Who's everywhere?"

Kendra lowered her voice even more. " The quilters."

"Quilters?"

"Now you've gone and done it. They'll be here momentarily. Bolt the doors."

Jamie was relieved to see this more playful side of her sister. "Explain youreslf."

"I'm afraid you'll find out soon enought. Let's just say that if you ever had a yen to learn how to quilt, you're in the right place. Toms Brook is crawling with them."

"Does that have anything to do with the old quilts in your house?'

"I collect, they quilt,although I'll confess, they've taught me a little. Call it survival."

"I'll keep my eyes open."

"They'll sniff you out." ......



We are in TROUBLE now! Our SECRET is out! Muahahahahahahaha! Keep those ears out...You just NEVER know when you can HOOK a new quilter. I even got a new customer at the baseball game a week or so ago. My husband just thinks its an obsession...little does HE know!

2 comments:

paula, the quilter said...

Now I know what is coming! I just started this very same book several days ago.

Chocolate Cat said...

Oh that is so funny! I am like you, love reading but when I do that is all I do!!! I don't read as much anymore...