Saturday, October 5, 2013

Oct 5 books read

The Movement of Stars by Amy Brill
Hannah lives on Nantucket and studies not only the stars but the workings of clocks, prisms and lighthouse lenses.
Her father has a new love and is moving to Philadelphia and he doesn't like the idea she will be home by herself. Edward her brother has finally come home with a wife, Mary.
She has had many marriage proposals and she contemplates accepting one so it will be suitable for her to stay and work on the island. She is so fascinated by the nebula's that she sees
and makes notes in her journal of seeing them. She will become famous with the refractors unveiling and she will attend. She works towards becoming the first astronomer.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

The Giving Quilt by Jennifer Chilvalli
Quiltsgiving get together annually for a winter session of camp to provide quilts to children in need, Project Linus.
Sylvia is the owner of the manor and she has many tasks to complete before the guests arrive for camp.
The twins live there along with their mother who helps run the place.
Love how the membership will be gathering the fabrics to distribute to those who will be sewing. They will camp in rooms at the manor and meet to not only talk but give each other tips and the room comes with home made meals and food is grown on the estate.
Opening day, after a meal, everybody introduces themselves and tells why they are there to quilt and what charity means to them.
Other activities are scheduled: historical quilts from the estate are discussed. There are chapters of those attending and how they interact with the others.
Loved all the stories and especially the quilting instructions.
Hated hearing of the fabric and how it's stolen from a shop that doesn't have a store.

I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

 What Makes Me Special - Gru the caterpillar - Garden Friends series) by Rose Mckey
This illustrated colorful children's book is about the life of a caterpillar.
Everyday Father sun wakes him up and reminds him to eat. then at lunch and then at dinner.
Gru enjoys hanging from a tree watching the other animals in the garden.
He was sad because all the others can do things he can not. He asks Father sun what is special about him and he tells him to just wait...
When the spring comes he pops out of his cocoon. He  realizes just how important and special they all are.

Zoya by Danielle Steel
This book is about Zoya, how she was raised and the war and how she travels with her grandmother to Paris to escape.
She's lost the rest of her family and friends in the war. She has one Faberge egg that was given to her from the Czar.
She knows she can sell it for a fortune if she ever has to.   After having sold some of their jewelry she accepted a job as a dancer.
Pain and turmoil overcome them during war time...Her grandmother wants her to marry the cripple man before she dies.  Zoya refuses.
Married, moved to US, stock market drop and now she's alone with the children and is back to dancing to survive.
A new life after he dies and she finds herself back to square one again...
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

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