Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Excellent Read...

One day I got an email telling me I had won this book.  Very exciting and I was very pleased.  Then I forgot about this until months later when I received a package in the mail from the publisher.  Wow!  Claudia of Mockingbird Hill Cottage is the lovely lady who gifted this to me.  Now more time passes by while this lovely book sits waiting for me.  I had previous books to finish before I allowed myself to begin this one.  Last week the time came.
"The Kitchen Daughter" by Jael McHenry is riveting.  I could not put this book down without reading the entire thing from front to back cover. 
I never read much as a child or young adult.  My sister Marie is the reader.  She goes to the library regularly and checks out approximately two dozen books and finishes every one of them before they are due back.  She has always read voraciously.  It is a well known fact that if you want to spend time with her, do not go into a book store as she just goes into another world of reading.  Now that I don't work and am not consumed with other peoples companies I find I am enjoying reading a lot more than ever before.  Now I love to read.  I don't really have a favorite author or style of writing.  I am not especially fast at reading but I am getting more adept at it. 
If you like reading then I think you just might like "The Kitchen Daughter".  As a bonus for those of us who like food or to cook it does involve some recipes too.  I hope you enjoy this book if you decide to read it.
Thank you very much Claudia.  Yes, I will be sharing this with Marie as I am certain she will like it too. 
Cooler days of Autumn are here.  The light is fading sooner each evening and it is a great time to sit and read in a nice cozy chair after spending a wonderful day creating art. 
September surrenders to Fall...


  1. I try not to list reading as a hobby. It is as necessary as food IMHO. The season is definitely conducive to curling up with a good book! PS: I could hang out with your sister! lol

  2. I'm so glad you liked it! Isn't is a great story? - very moving and wonderfully written.

    It was my pleasure!


  3. I am intrigued! I'll have to check this one out...soon! Thanks for the tip. I am always trying to discover a good, new read. K

  4. I shall have to add this to my list.Thanks, Sharon

  5. So great to be able to relax on a comfy chair a read a great book. I am not a reader at tall, but can sit and read a magazine.
    I can't wait for the weather to get a little cooler here in Florida. I can't stand the muggy, humid, hot weather here. I wish sometimes I lived in a state that has all four seasons. I keep putting it on my wish list.
    Maybe when my husband and I retire. Well he retires. I tell him I retired at age 40, that was 4 years ago and still not working, only at home. LOL.

  6. I love to read as well. I love the way it transports me to another world and I get totally absorbed into it. If I like the book that is. I hate to judge a book by its cover, but I do sometimes. But this one has an intriguing cover. Thanks for sharing :)

    xx Jaime

  7. Looks like it may be a good book! I use to read so many books and it seems that all my time is spent creating now! I do have 2 books that I'd like to read soon!

  8. Thanks for the critique! I'll be adding this one to my reading list.

  9. Hi Sherry,
    Congrats on receiving the book. How fun to enjoy reading after a day of creating.
    I have always been a reader and I love books.
    This sounds like a great read and I will add it to my list.

    Thank you for stopping by for tea.
    Have a wonderful evening.
    Hugs and blessings,
    Celestina Marie

  10. Sounds like a really great book Sherry. I'm afraid I haven't read a book for years - ever since I really got into crafting. At bedtime I'm usually too tired to read. Funny, my sister is an avid reader too, although with two children she only really gets the chance to have a good read on holiday.

    Our evenings are getting chillier too with Autumn fast approaching - I'm looking forward to the leaves falling from the trees so I can collect some for more craft projects!


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