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  • blueribbonfair 6:47 pm on October 18, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , browsing books, highly sensitive people, historical fiction, historical mystery novels, Kate Morton, , The House at Riverton: A Novel, weekend reads   

    The House at Riverton by Kate Morton -“Saturday Reads” Book review On “Good Reads” 

    This is a book review from one of my favorite authors I did on “Good Reads” today:The House at RivertonThe House at Riverton by Kate Morton

    My rating: 5 of 5 stars

    Though I did find the aspects leading up to the climax of the story somewhat tedious and had thought this would be the first Morton story I gave a 3 too, the ending set it over a top to a 5. Why, you might ask. Let me explain: The story was long, but I really like a long book. (Long stories take longer to read, since I hate a good book to be over too soon.) Many reviewers on here said they did not care for the characters: I totally got attached to them. It was a good read for me because the end totally tore me up. I knew something horrible was coming, but I never knew it would be that way she did it. It was actually somewhat a horror scene for me because I could see how vibrant it was and felt the pull of being in any of the girl’s shoes when the climax stabbed like a knife to my heart. You see, I a am one of those people that happens to be what is called a highly sensitive person. I really try to stay away from sad books because of this. About once a year, I make an exception. At the same time, (though I know Morton’s books are melancholy) I never knew this one would tear me up and apart like I did. I really cried. I especially could know and believe I could feel how Hannah felt at the end. How Grace was haunted by the ghosts she was. Hurt that Grace did not tell the truth in later years, but knowing nothing could be done to remedy such a tragic tale. No matter what happened later. It is and was so really to me, I cry as I type this. I am just so melancholy and know, that though this is a fictional story, that such things do happen. History marches on and there is so much truth the book brings to me: It was almost like a horror story in the end. (and it was for all ,except maybe Grace and the characters surrounding her when she was older.

    I even had strange dreams last night, not really night mares, just strange.) The book did have loose ends somewhat which I did not care for, but then, isn’t that the way of “real life?” So anyway, I could give nothing but a 5 got the way the book moved me.

    A quote that fits me:

    “Better to lose oneself in action than to wither in despair.”

    Kate Morton, The House at Riverton

     

    http://youtu.be/48DGNftMM7s If you want to learn about highly sensitive people.

    I thought you might get a glimpse also into one of life “gifts” in my personality I deal with  also. A gift that is very hard on me alos at times. The video is helpful in learning how to use this gift to serve others and also control it so I can keep from damaging myself with more health problems or keep myself from worsening my pain, etc.

    This book is historical fiction with mystery. Do you like a book with both aspects or mystery and or historical fiction? Do you like fiction at all. Maybe You like it in other genres? Comment if you have the time, so I can know you better also. What do you read or not?

     

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    • Ana Perry 4:07 pm on October 19, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Very nice post. A book review could be a nice series for you – weekly or monthly to help you increase your posting.

      • blueribbonfair 9:21 pm on October 20, 2014 Permalink | Reply

        I have thought of that; This is the first review I have been able to do in over a month. Thanks.I have not had time to read also like I used to. Audio books help a lot.

        • Ana Perry 12:39 am on October 21, 2014 Permalink

          I understand, I love to read but little time, audio books are invaluable. I wish there was an audio option on ebooks.

  • blueribbonfair 11:58 pm on August 20, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , browsing books, cooling off, fiction, , , hot summer, , social anxiety disorder, summer reads, , wild child survival story   

    It is so Hot in here: 

    It’s So Hot…….

    I Just want to lay under the drip hose over my back and

    Read a Summer Book:

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    A Test of Wills (Inspector Ian Rutledge, #1)

    Julie of the Wolves (Julie of the Wolves, #1)

    A Play of Isaac (Joliffe the Player, #1)

    What You Must Think of Me: A Firsthand Account of One Teenager's Experience with Social Anxiety Disorder

    The Cypress House

    The Last Thing I Remember (The Homelanders #1)

    One Kick (Kick Lannigan, #1)

    A few books I have sitting on my “to Read” list discovered on Good Reads. https://www.goodreads.com/

     
  • blueribbonfair 11:15 pm on August 13, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: browsing books, craft books, craft contest winners, , , etsy craft books, , homemade soap books on Etsy, ,   

    Wednesday Wandering into WP Weekly Photo Challenge 

    Textures in Paper 4 paper crafting.

    Textures in Paper 4 paper crafting.

    Heart embellishments in craft book.

    Heart embellishments in craft book.

    Fancy soap how to's.

    Fancy soap how to’s.

    Clay ideas. Can make projects with many different textures.

    Clay ideas. Can make projects with many different textures.

    Idea art project from cardboard my son made and won first place for a contest. Has many textures on it.

    Idea art project from cardboard my son made and won first place for a contest. Has many textures on it.

    These are all featured here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/DappledMoonEmporium?ref=search_shop_redirect.  I gladly welcome any suggestions or advice for my shop if you happen to desire to look it over. I am just starting out there.

     
  • blueribbonfair 8:37 pm on June 11, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: book stores, , browsing books, , , , web sites:books   

    A Marriage of books and Vintage Site 

    So you love books? So vintage makes you happy? Maybe you are into weddings? Well this may not be the type of wedding that comes to mind most of the time, but this site I found today =’s vintage and books added together.

    http://www.vintage-books.com/

    What I see:

    1. Photography
    2. Featured Books
    3. Browsing
    4. Links
    5. Book Quotes
    6. Rare books and collectible
    7. A-Z Categories
    8. Purchasing
    9. And More…….

    Book Looks: Vintage History Volume. Great old Photos

    Beautiful Books Of Yesteryear

    Beautiful Books Of Yesteryear

     
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