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Aug 16, 2019 09:59:25   #
nanad wrote:
I never realized so many people use these wash cloths, they must not dry overnight so I was wondering if they start to take on an odder ? are they for washing dishes or as facecloths? just wondering. Thank you


For dishcloths - new one each day.
I knitted several at once and have been using them now for a couple of years, but always pop them in the wash at the end of the day.
 
Aug 15, 2019 07:56:13   #
I use DK cotton or DK craft cotton. Following advice from members here I've washed them either in the dishwasher or washing machine or bleached them. Hope that helps.
Aug 13, 2019 04:31:44   #
My step-grandfather grew sweet peas in his back garden and I used to help him, from about age 4, pick a few for my grandmother.
Whenever I hear their name I think of those happy days and remember their smell. Divine.
Thank you for the lovely reminder.
Aug 12, 2019 15:12:17   #
smasha12 wrote:
I finished Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng and enjoyed it. There were parts that really made you stop and think. In a way, it was about motherhood and what makes you a mother. Also about different paths to motherhood. And it was also about making judgments of others without understanding. I wanted to know what happened next to at least one of the characters.


Thank you - have added this author to our lists. regards, Sandra
Aug 12, 2019 06:42:09   #
Thank you for all the posts and comments. I have copied all of them over to "our latest R & D" section, page 13.

Many thanks.
Aug 12, 2019 06:41:32   #
Hi - another new topic, copied over: thank you everyone.

Possumlj posted – Author Myla Goldberg:
I have read 2 books by her so far - Bee Season (as in spelling bees) and Wickett's Remedy (as in patent medicine). No sword fights, but real, breathing people making real life decisions. Her books are small, short (275 or so pages) and easy to hold. Back to the library Monday to get some more of her books (and Siri Hustvedt's, too),

I read Bee Season too. Years ago. Enjoyed it as I recall.

Interesting. Here are Myla's books.
https://www.goodreads.com/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&query=myla+goldberg
 
Aug 12, 2019 06:38:17   #
Hi - thank you for all the comments - I have copied everything over to "our latest Recommendations & Discussions" section, page 13, as members will not have received email prompts to the new topic. I'm sure others will post on all your comments. Thank you.
Aug 12, 2019 06:37:04   #
Another new topic from Main Page - copied here as you will not have received an email prompt:

Maisyb posted
All We Ever Wanted, Emily Griffin- kept me turning the pages

Other comments posted:
Thanks!
Glad to hear you enjoyed it as I've got this one ready to start, funny timing!

I just finished Ruth Ware, Turn of the Key. It kept me listening (I use audiobooks) but I haven't yet decided how much I enjoyed it. I should have figured it out but I didn't LOL

Thank you for the recommendation.

I checked GoodReads on this one. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36344555-all-we-ever-wanted

Books that examine status quo interest me.

I've just finished two non-fiction books for adult summer reading at the library. Both were superb and challenge your concepts on a variety of issues.

Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok tells the story of a legal immigrant from Hong Kong trying to make it in America. With transportation and papers subsidized by an aunt, Kim and her mother are obligated to work in her sweat shop on piece work and live in her tenement with no heat as they repay the debt. Kim is a hard worker and through the years her opportunities in America expand.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7362158-girl-in-translation?from_search=true

Ashley's War by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon recounts the choosing, training and working of service women in support of special ops male soldiers by comforting and extracting information from women and children incidentally caught up in night raids in Afghanistan. It was one of the most difficult books I ever read. It challenges concepts of war, women in war, a volunteer Army and cost of war to family, friends and the nation through telling the service history of these magnificent women.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23019289-ashley-s-war?from_search=true

Another worthwhile read by Lemmon: The Dressmaker of Khair Khana
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8584913-the-dressmaker-of-khair-khana?from_search=true

Just read a review of Turn of the Key in today's paper. Sounds like a good read.

It is a good read. There are times you won't want to put it down and it really kept my interest through most of it. I had the occasional moments of impatience with the main character, but it would pass.... and I thought the end fit. I also think I should have figured it out, but didn't *doh*


I came back to say I am enjoying All We Ever Wanted (Emily Griffin) and will probably look out more of her books.
Aug 12, 2019 06:32:54   #
Copying over a new topic which was posted on Main Page. Thank you everyone.

Possumlj posted: Prisoner of Zenda: "I just finished reading this silly thing. Simple-minded swashbuckling adventure with sword fights and people leaping into the moat. I thoroughly enjoyed it."

Other comments followed:
There was a very old movie based on this book. I vaguely remember it.
I read it when I was 12 or 13. I enjoyed it.
That book was on our bookshelf when we were kids. I think I read it in late grade school or early high school. We also had "The Sword in the Stone".
I read it years ago also and enjoyed it. It had been on a list of books to be read. I am still working through book lists. There is too little time.

I am participating in my library's summer adult reading program. It's fun and you get little prizes each week like a note pad. The library also has a year long challenge so I listened to Gone with the Wind on Libby as one of my challenge books. The audio book took 49 hours. The category was to read a book that you had previously enjoyed. I'd read Gone multiple times which means I've spent hundreds of hours of my life between book, audio and movie on this work.

Gone is one of the top 100 in the Great American Read - still I wonder if it warranted the time expenditure. Although, part of the reread issue is having no library in the town I lived when younger and possession of a copy.

There were two movies put out with this title. I think Ronald Coleman played in the first movie based on this book and I can visualize the second movie based on this book, and I am thinking Stewart Granger played the lead but I could be wrong (what?)

And now see the film. The old one with Ronald Colman and Madeleine Carroll. There is a newer one with Stewart Granger using the identical dialogue. My husband's all time favorite. Should have kept count of how many times he showed it. Enjoy.

There is a 2nd book where the hero returns. Can't remember the title.

I figured there had to be another book, because the author let one villain go running loose. There needs to be another book where he gets his comeuppance.
Aug 12, 2019 06:29:01   #
Thank you everyone for all your comments and possumlj for your post. I will be copying everything over to "our latest Recommendation & Discussions" section, page 13 as members will not have received email prompts to a new topic on main page. I am sure other members will be adding their comments soon. Thank you again.
Aug 12, 2019 06:27:14   #
Just finished John Harvey's "Darkness & Light" - definitely a good read. New author for me.
 
Aug 10, 2019 07:02:12   #
Thank you everyone. Your help is much appreciated.
Aug 9, 2019 12:07:20   #
I am saving some petals from a special occasion bouquet and then wish to laminate them into a bookmark. So far I've saved the petals,placed them in kitchen roll and they are now sitting between pages in a very heavy book. Very Victorian I know! My challenge is to ultimately place the petals in a strip to laminate so I will have a beautiful bookmark. Just wondered if anyone had done this and any tips would be most helpful. Thank you in advance.
Aug 8, 2019 09:52:49   #
Updates etc.
Thank you to everyone who has viewed Book Club pages and thank you, also to those who have passed on their recommendations and comments - I personally love hearing all the comments and recommendations and this page is the first I visit each time I log on to KP.

Back in May this year we had to start this new section as we had reached 99 pages (and KP rules say each section must only be 100 pages long).
I've just looked back at the figures for the previous period i.e. February 2018 to May 2019 and note that nearly 54,000 members have viewed that section (between March and May alone the page was viewed by 12,000 members). It is to view only now but still members keep reading the reviews which is wonderful.

Our latest r & D section here has been viewed by 4,083 members already and that's just since late May - the linked page of authors has been viewed 484 times.
The poetry pages have now been viewed 1,552 times and our List of all Authors has been viewed 859 times. Welcome page has been viewed by nearly 5,000 members.

If you are new to Book Club please do post here at any time, we love to hear from members. And once again, a very big thank you to all those who have made this section of Book Club an interesting and great place to be. kind regards, Sandra
Aug 7, 2019 15:19:04   #
sorry double post ...
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