Saturday, October 12, 2013

Oct 12 books read

Sugar Camp Quilt by  Jennifer Chiaverini
Wanted to read all the books in the series and this one sounds fascinating.
Dorothea is making Uncle Jacob's quilt. He had a certain design but to her the squares did not make sense.
Once you realize what they are depicting the secret will be out. The story tells of the times before the war when slaves were owned by others.
She hopes to get the quilt done for Christmas day to surprise him. She really labored over it and he didn't seem to appreciate her best work.
The women are also involved in album blocks where everybody signs a section of muslin. It is also known as chimney sweep and they are hoping to get 80 blocks.
Days later she notices the quilt is not on the back of the rocking chair. Silas had given her a gift-silver comb and mirror and she will treasure it.
Her uncle is acting differently than normal and is making more trips to the camp and she watches for clues as to what is going on...
Loved the chat about the maples and how they were tapped back then. So many mysteries, loved the clues and following the trails.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

I am not afraid of Monsters by Sharlene Alexander
Illustrated very colorful children's book showing the size, shape and other attributes of things that could be considered monsters.
But the little boy is so brave but one night he does feel something licking his toes and tickling his feet he runs out of his room
but he remembered he really is brave and finds out what it is that is under his bed sheet...
Love this book and the 9 puzzles at the end that would really fascinate a child to do.

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