UKQU BOOK CLUBPublic Group active 3 days, 3 hours ago
Sharing recommendations for quilting related FICTION books and providing a forum for discussing them. Everyone welcome!
The news article which started off the Book Club; https://ukqu.co.uk/quilting-fiction-books-ukqu-book-club/
I found it quite a gentle book to just sit in the sun and read over the weekend. I might read another one but agree i might not enjoy them if i read them all in one go, every now and then would be nice.
Some interesting ideas about whether or not to read other books in the series. I did find that if I read several in quick succession I got quite bored, but one every now and then worked fine! I found the Christmas one to be the most disappointing – I hadn’t quite registered that it was really a cook book with some small snippets of…[Read more]
I really enjoyed this book when I read it last year but felt I had to stop with just this one and not continue with the series…I’m sure I would get bored and that that would spoil the enjoyment I got out of this one.
I have to confess that I too love the idea of meeting with such an amicable group of women, all of whom are able to make time on a regular basis to quilt.
And for me this was also the first ‘quilt’ novel that I read.
I’m enjoying re-reading it…
I love it, mainly because I would love a group of quilting friends (who i see in person as opposed to just chatting to on the internet) and lets be honest who wouldnt want to live and work in a place like Elm Creek manor. It was also the first fictional book i had ever read about quilting. However Im still going to read this one again this month…[Read more]
‘The Quilter’s Apprentice’ by Jennifer Chiaverini.
July is a manic month for me – it’s almost summer holidays, but not quite. Daily life carries on as usual, although this year the heat seems to be making every task take twice as long!
So the book for this month is a relatively straight forward read, and many of you may well already have read…[Read more]
Finally got my book im about half way through it, not sure it will be a favourite (I think it jumps back and forth too much for my simple braincell). Any ideas what the next book will be since we are nearly in July 🙂
Lots of love
Possibly not but while there’s less funding there’s less ‘research’ able to happen, so less help can be given… We should at least be trying to help those with mental health issues to lead happier, if not more productive, lives.
I would agree – modern mental health issues seem to be becoming ever more acute, and while there’s a lack of money, I also wonder whether we know how to fix them?
I didn’t mind the cassette tape and looked forward to the chapters where we found out about Maria’s life in her own words. I enjoyed the book but I didn’t like Caroline much. Seeing the quilt on Liz Trenow’s website helped me, I couldn’t understand why they were having so much trouble getting to the ‘lozenges’. I think I’d like to have a go making…[Read more]
I think society is more tolerant of some issues today. I don’t think there is enough support given (money from the government to use in the community, not institutions) for modern mental health issues.
Today’s question is a little more philosophical and prompted by a comment by Maria Pomirska – feel free to reveal as much or as little as you want to…
Maria was locked away because she threatened the rules of a rigid society.
Have we become more tolerant today, or are there still certain social improprieties that attract similar punishment? Do…[Read more]
Maria, that’s absolutely fascinating! I’ve seen a couple of documentaries which indicated that this practice wasn’t uncommon, but it’s always interesting to know of a first-hand source. I find it frightening that such things ever occurred – and presumably were though to be ‘for the best’ at the time.
I wonder if there are similar modern…[Read more]
- Load More