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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Six Sentence Saturday

Welcome to Six Sentence Saturday.
Where I try to express my thoughts on recent reads using only 6 sentences!!!!.
At the end of each review I will post a
rating scale of 1-5 using the cute and original (lol) Playing Cards.
Rating scale will be as follows:

5 of Hearts- You must read this book NOW!!
4 of Hearts- A great read, put it on your TBR list.
3 of Hearts- Glad I read but no big deal

2 of Hearts- Why did I finish this?
Joker Card - Don't bother (why did I?)



A Single Thread by Marie Bostwick
** What a lovely book!! There wasn't a part in this novel that I didn't enjoy or truly believe could happen. I'm a big sucker for stories that involve women, hardship, friendships, and some sort of craft, this one has it all. I wanted to live in their town and be friends with all of them. I could so see myself learning how to quilt with the help of Evelyn, the main character.Thankfully, there is a sequel, A Thread of Truth, which is resting happily on my library loot shelf!!

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Crossing Stones by Helen Frost
** I'm not sure how I heard about this book, but I'm very happy that I picked it up to read. What I loved the most was the free form poetry that Frost incorporated into the story. She also designed her words to simulate the lake and the stones that the characters crossed daily to visit with each other. I haven't read many books that are about WWI and this one brought the horrors of the war to me without the gore. Eighteen-year-old Muriel will capture your heart, she's a feisty young lady who questions the reasons for this war and finds out that even in the United States you must watch what you say or write. Highly recommended for history buffs, young people, those that love poetry, and anyone looking for a fast-moving story.

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Bone Volume 2: The Great Cow Race by Jeff Smith
** I can only gush when I talk about this charming graphic novel series. I am so in love with Fone Bone and his sheer innocence. His heart is filled with love for Thorn and there are some amusing moments when they're at the town festival and a sweet talker tries to take Thorn away from him. If you are looking for a book to get your reluctant reader to read, I would ABSOLUTELY tell you to grab this series. The best part is that you, an adult, will enjoy this just as much as your child!!! I'm so happy that I have many more installments to look forward to!!

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27 comments:

  1. Another great reading week for you! Crossing Stones sounds good, but if there's too much poetry in it, that would be a problem for me - poetry is over my head.

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  2. A Single Thread sounds wonderful. Glad you enjoyed it so much. Plum Harbor, fictional town in Knit, Purl, Die (by Anne Canadeo)is one of those towns I would love to live in too. Have a great weekend!

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  3. Sadly, I feel a little like Kathy with the poetry. It made you like it more, but it might make me like it less. I've got one to read soon that has poetry in it. We'll have to see if it changes my mind.
    And I still want to check out Bone :)

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  4. Ladies- the poetry in this is nothing to be scared about...there's no underlying message it's just in free style without rhyming or anything like that...give it a try!! :)

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  5. I'm with the others - I kind of hate poetry! I know that's awful, but true!

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  6. I'm putting A Single Thread on my tbr list. I read the first Bone book and really enjoyed it.

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  7. A Single Thread sounds really good. I haven't heard of it before. I'll have to look it up (or see if it's in my bookstore!)

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  8. Love those six sentence. I'm glad you liked A Single Thread. I remember seeing it on one of your Library Loot posts. I'm going to see if our library has it plus the one Kaye mentioned. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. the first has been added to my TBR!

    I'm going to try a graphic novel for my "never been tried" genre this year! thanks for your comment about my Virginia Woolf post. I didn't know if I dared post it, I was afraid I would sound ingnorant :)

    Have a nice day Staci :)

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  10. A single thread sounds good. I just decided to close the book on UP for Renewal. I was trying to push myself to read it and decided that was silly. Why waste my time on something that I wasn't getting into.

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  11. Crossing Stones sounds wonderful. Anything that gets a 5 is definitely on my radar!

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  12. loveeeeeeeeeeee these reviews!!!! i always enjoy my saturdays with u! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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  13. Crossing Stones sounds very interesting. I ahven't read too many books about WWI either. Great job on the reviews!

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  14. Your comments on A Single Thread have me wanting to go that book!

    Kaye, you gave me an idea about a genre I've never tried. Thanks for the tip. I've got a reading challenge to read 10 books this year from authors or genres I wouldn't normally choose.

    Happy Reading!

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  15. Wow, great list, Staci! I've read good things about A Single Thread and I've added Crossing Stones to my list. Still haven't read a graphic novel but I'll get there : )

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  16. I'm glad that you liked A single Thread,it is a heartwarming book. I love books about women's friendships. I haven't heard of Crossing Stones but it grabs my interest. I like a unique style to writing and with your 5 star rating, I have to give it a chance!

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  17. Love the sound of A Single Thread, I'm on a bit of a roll with the Blossom Street series and loving the knitting so this sounds right up my alley.

    Beautiful cover on Crossing Stones, the story interests me but the poetry not so much. However I trust your opinion so I should be brave and give it a go, 5 rating is not to be ignored LOL

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  18. I've been wanting to red more poetry and crossing stones sounds like an excellent start!
    -amy

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  19. I've got both A Single Thread and A Thread of Truth on my shelf. Hope to read them this year. The cover of Crossing Stones is amazing.

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  20. Glad to see you've read so many great books lately Staci! I haven't heard of any of these books before your reviews, but I may have to keep my eyes peeled! Hope you had a great weekend!

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  21. WWI + gorgeous cover? I want Crossing Stones! Also, I'm happy you're continuing to enjoy Bone :D

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  22. You had a great reading week!

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  23. I enjoyed A Single Thread when I read it this summer on vacation. As a former quilter for a lot of years I recognized the same friendships that developed as we sat with needle and thread. It was good to remember it again. The story was easy and pat. I think I rated it the same as you!!

    Crossing Stones sounds terrific.Another one to add to my list.

    Thanks for sharing with your six sentences!! You had a winning week!

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  24. Just wanted to tell you that I have an award for you.

    http://wordsmithonia.blogspot.com/2010/01/3-great-awards.html

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  25. Looks like you had a great reading week! A Single Thread sounds interesting, I love this kind of stories too.

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  26. I think I'd enjoy Crossing Stones and since you gave it a 5, I'm in!

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