Tuesday, January 16, 2018

What I'm Reading: 1/16/2018

The book study I'm involved in on The Long Winterby Laura Ingals Wilder has been and continues to be something that I'm really enjoying!  

I've read chapters 1 - 6 and already I'm picking up on things that I had forgotten the first time I read it.  Here are some of my observations and take-aways this second time around ...

Chapter 1:  Pay attention to the signs - the signs were everywhere for Pa and Laura to notice and see that it was going to be a long hard winter.

Chapter 2:  Trust your instincts - Pa felt the urge to hurry and he was right.

Chapter 3:  Listen to what nature is telling you - the lack of wildlife to be found before the storm was concerning to Pa.

Chapter 4:   Prepare for the unexpected! Ma had never heard of a blizzard in October, but they had one.  Also I found it interesting how Ma stretched those beans and how simple their entertainment was.

Chapter 5:  Pa knows something is not right, he can sense it.  Also, I was intrigued by Ma’s shawl and shawl pin.

Chapter 6: Pa’s concerns continue. The silence of nature and ‘the weather’ have him on edge.  He predicts it’s going to be a hard winter.


The other book I'm reading is  Powerless, The Year The Lights Went Out by Suzanne Goldring.  Here again, I am really enjoying this book.    Here's the synopsis that Amazon gives for the book:

A nationwide power cut sends the UK into darkness and the lights are going to be off for a long time. There is no mains water, no petrol and no news. Towns and cities are chaotic and dangerous. Who will survive the months ahead without electricity? But out in the country, Sandra is determined to keep going. Can she keep her family healthy through the long, wet winter? And can they all adapt to life without power?

Like I said, I'm really enjoying the book, but I'm not quite finished with it yet so I'll hold my review until I do.  Hint, unless something changes, it's going to be a good one!!!
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She looketh well to the ways of her household … Proverbs 31:27


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12 comments:

  1. Just added Powerless to my reading list. Thank you for the suggestion.

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  2. Hi Patsi! Is the book study still open to join? I've seen several people mention it and I would love to join in. The Powerless book sounds great too, I'll be looking forward to your full review.

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    1. I found that the book Powerless is a free reading book in the Kindle prime lending library, so I checked it out last night. I'm enjoying it.

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    2. Little Penpen, email me at pantrytalk @ yahoo (dot) com regarding joining the book study.

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  3. Patsy, I finished the book Powerless. I enjoyed the book too. I liked it because it was a day to day account of what was going on. Thanks for sharing it. Paula in Kansas

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    1. Paula, I'm glad you enjoyed it, I'm enjoying it too!

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  4. Funny, I reread that book every year. It tells alot about the human spirit and perseverance.

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    1. It does, doesn't it Out My window!

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  5. I am new to your blog and am enjoying it very much. I have been looking for new books to read this cold winter and thankyou for reminding me about the Laura Ingalls books. I think those are just what I was looking for. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Marianne, welcome to the A Working Pantry family! Those Laura Ingalls books are quite special aren't they?

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  6. I have been reading and re-reading the Laura Ingals Wilder books since I was in 2nd grade (I’m 56 now), and The Long Winter is my very favorite in the series. I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve read it.....I read it every winter as an adult for years. It’s been about 5 years since the last time, I think I’ll get it out and read it again! I got my sense of being able to make do, and I know how to survive lean times because of those books. Very informative the way she goes into detail about how things are done or made. Those books probably had the biggest influence on me as I grew up.

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    1. Kathy, they do teach so many valuable lessons, don't they!!!

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