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World Book Night 2013

Back in April ~ I can’t believe how time has flown ~ I participated in the World Book Night giveaway. I requested one of the children’s or YA titles, but those seem to be very popular, so I was given a romance novel, Montana Sky, by Nora Roberts to distribute. Of course, I read it first and now I’m a new Nora Roberts fan! I am definitely not stuck in one genre for the books I read. Here I am picking up my books at Kids Ink Bookstore in Indianapolis:





And delivering them to Coburn Place Safe Haven, a medium-term residence for battered women and their families.



I imagine that the women who live at Coburn Place and the women of the staff of the residence would enjoy a good romance novel now and then!

Here’s what’s on my Kindle, iPad, Audible and bedside table at the moment. I just finished The Light Between Oceans by ML Steadman (heartbreaking, but beautiful) and am reading Life After Life by Kate Atkinson which I’m only a few chapters into, but so far I love it. In YA I’m listening to The Diviner’s by Libba Bray(just started it, but it’s good so far)Β and just finished Seraphina by Rachel Hartman – I stayed up until 2am reading and then had to read the end so I could go to bed. I guess you could say I loved it. I’ve also read several Nora Roberts paranormal romances too! So many books…sigh. What are you reading?

7 thoughts on “World Book Night 2013”

    1. Yes, so many books, so little time as the saying goes! Mark, I checked out your website and love your profile picture. I noticed that one of your books is about quilting, so can I leap to the conclusion that you made the wall hanging behind you? One of my future projects is to make a quilt for my bed. The same saying could be applied here – so many projects, so little time!

      1. Thanks. I like that picture, too. My wife’s the quilter. Kim, my wife, also knitted the sweater I am wearing. It’s my cold weather writing sweater. πŸ™‚ I used to crochet and do cruel embroidery and paint. But that was a long time ago. So many hobbies, so little time.

        We have an inn, two art schools, one is a painting school and the other is an art quilting school, and a chocolate factory. (I’m the chef. And yes, I am writing a cookbook. LOL. Our students have been hounding me.) The Quilting Sleuth is about quilting but it’s also about the conflict between the new and the old, the traditional (bed) quilts and the type of art quilting we teach at the Hudson River Valley (fiber) Art Workshops, and, of course, about sleuthing. πŸ˜‰ (My wife tells me that there are already novels with a quilter detective. But, I asked her, a detective quilter who is a goth and thinks she’s a vampire?) I also have a horror series, they seem to come in series, don’t they? First book, 1/3 finished. It’s a lulu. The mussy haired god of writing is squeezing me like I’m his personal tube of Brylcreem. LOL.

        Your bed quilt project sounds wonderful. Kim is also trying to cover each of our beds (21 not including where we sleep) at the inn with a quilt but our guests and art students keep buying her quilts off the beds. Sigh. Good luck with your quilting project. Make sure you have a good sowing machine and you might think of sending it out to be quilted, unless you already have a long arm. If not, check out the Man Quilter. He does wonderful work. We’ve used him for our daughter’s wedding quilt.


      2. I do have a good machine, but I agree that paying to have it quilted is the way to go. I’m not sure if I should go with a traditional design or something more eclectic.

        Your books sound fun and interesting! As does running an Inn, and an art school. I may write a cookbook myself someday on how to cook meals for a family composed of vegaterians, carnivores and no-carb eaters!

      3. Thanks. I think my books are fun though they have a dark side, too. Writing them is fun. Yeah, I was a vegetarian for years and and years. Vegan, too, for awhile. My two brothers still are. Fun is the name of the game. One of my goals, always love what you do.

        Man Quilter is all free motion.

  1. I am reading Christopher Moore, Susan Vreeland, and William Makepeace Thackeray. The queue is full and I’m doing my best to get back to science fiction and fantasy. πŸ˜‰ But first, I want to read more Dr John Evelyn Thorndyke adventures by R. Austin Freeman.

    I read on my kindle, mostly, but one of my waitresses lent me three hardcover hardcopies of Moore’s work. Scrambling to keep up!

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