Thursday, January 16, 2014

The End of Your Life Book Club

I have always loved books, after all I was an English teacher, so reading was, and still is, a big part of my life. When I was teaching high school, a majority of the books I read were young adult literature like the Harry Potter series or The Hunger Games.  Now retired, I am starting to read more adult literature.

One book that I just finished was excellent, so I want to recommend it to my blog readers.  It's called The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe.  I know, the title sounds a little depressing, but trust me, it's not.  It's more inspiring and hopeful than sad.  The book is written in memoir form and told by an adult son who forms an informal book club with his mother to have something to talk about during her chemo treatments for cancer.

As I was reading, I found myself jotting down the names of books that I would like to read and then discovered that the books and authors were already listed at the end of the novel.  Should you decide to read this book, you will find out that it is not just about cancer or dying, but about love, family and especially books.  It shows how books can affect or change lives.
 "For one who reads, there is no limit to the number of lives that may be lived, for fiction, biography, and history offer an inexhaustible number of lives in many parts of the world, in all periods of time~ Louis L'Amour
Never fear, this blog is still about quilting, but if there is one thing I have noticed, most quilters are readers too.  

I finished piecing the middle of the Falling Charms, no borders yet.  I used two charm packs and it will be plenty big enough for a twin bed.   The colors and design are are more winter than Christmas; I like that since it can be used more.  It reminds me of a zig zag quilt now that I see it on the bed.

I wish my readers happy winter quilting and happy reading!


  1. I am putting that book on my list! The quilt is beautiful!

  2. I love your quilt! Must try one of those, thanks!

  3. It's a fun quilt and a nice break from Celtic Solstice! Hope you are staying warm.