Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Calling All Bookworms!!!





Did the title catch your eye?
So, I'm on the lookout for good historical fiction or mysteries. Maybe you can help me? I'm trying to get in the habit of reading more. I got a novel for Christmas and I'm still not done with it (Yes, it's March :-) So.... that's why I'm on the lookout for some new and exciting books. I really like historical fiction. Do you have any suggestions? What books have you read lately? What did you like/dislike about them? Comment and tell me!
~Kathryn (aka Chatty Kathy)

22 chatty people:

godsgirlz1 said...

I read the Red Rock Mystery Series. Its christian based and it has like 2 or 3 mysterys at a time. One book can be very finger nail biting so hopefully you don't get scared very easily with books. =D

Kathryn said...

Thanks, Godsgirlz1!! I will check that out!! And no, I won't get scared. I just LOVE scary books :-D

Grace Nation said...

I'm so glad I've found your blog, Kathryn!
I'm also an aspiring writer in all the amazing spear time I've got ;)
My favorite historical novel is "Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway"...Jane Austen is great as well.

Happy Reading!
~Grace~

Rachel said...

oh..I'm not sure. but a while ago, I found a classic, under the lilacs by Lousia May alcott, it isn't what you may call historical fiction but its fiction and its written back then.


I just found it was a good book

Kathryn said...

Hello, Grace!! (Haha, that's my middle name :-)
Anyway, thanks so much for commenting! I really, really appreciate it!!!
I am always on the lookout for other aspiring writers. How wonderful it is to meet one!!!
Hey, I will check that book out! Thanks so much for telling me about it. It's weird, so many people talk about the Jane Austen books, yet I've never actually read one! Next time I go to he library, I am SO picking out one :-D
~Kathryn ♥

Kathryn said...

Thanks, Rachel! I don't think I've ever heard of that book. But of course I've heard of Louisa May Alcott :-)
I will check that out!! I really appreciate everyone taking the time to tell me about these books!!!

Trinka said...

I really liked it when I read it :) Of course I was in 3rd grade and a couple of the words went straight over my head... :)

Kathryn said...

Cool! Yes, I used to read Nancy Drew when I was in 3rd grade and I had trouble with some of those words! Yah....

Nine said...

Ugh..........I dont even know where to begin!Why don't you try some of the Jean Ure books?
I just finished one of them about a month ago(about the two girls that run away)
Hope you find some nice books!
PS: I won't be able to post for a while 'cause we are going on holiday.
Love
Nine
xxx

JesusChick said...

Alright, I know exactly where you need to go:
http://www.lamplighterpublishing.com/
Lamplighters are AMAZING books! I can't even stress how much I love them. They are books that were written back in the day, and they print them again with beautiful covers :) They are ALL Christian, and have fabulous morals behind every story. A favorite of mine is A Peep Behind The Scenes. They are not in many libraries, but WELL worth purchasing!
If you are interested, I'll give you a list of the books I have read from them and my opinions :) Just leave a comment on my blog and I'll get back with you! :))

Kathryn said...

I will check those out, Nine! Thanks so much for telling me!!
Have fun on your holiday!!!!!!
Love,
Kathryn :-)

Kathryn said...

Thanks Jesus Chick! I looked it up, and they look really exciting!!! I will definitely see if I can find them at a local library. Wow, I have gotten so many wonderful book suggestions!!!
Love,
Kathryn :-)

JesusChick said...

That's great, Kathryn! I'm glad you have receieved a wonderful response! :D

P.S. YES we should have a party! What kind of cake will you bring??? ;) *coughcoughCHOCOLATEcoughcough* Oh whoops, I should really go to the doctor to check out that cough ;)

Joy ~ Doodlebug ~ said...

Here's my loaded list. :) All of them are decent, of course.

-I love the Dear America books. They are (rather short) "diaries" of girls from different time periods. There are two slave-time stories, a Civil War story, an American Revolution story, the story of an Irish girl that immigrates to America, the story of a girl that is taken captive by Indians, and the story of a girl who moves to America to be married to a coal miner (although that one is a bit more...grown up. I don't care for that one much.) I believe there is also one on that is set on the Titanic. These books have different authors.

-Revolution is Not a Dinner Party by Ying Chang Compestine. This is a novel, set in China's Cultural Revolution. Love this book! It may have one bad word, but I can't remember for sure. It's a great book, and being the China-lover I am, I think it's just perfect. :)

-Mao's Last Dancer. This is actually a true story, but it is so interesting. Li Cunxin was brought up in an extremely poor village and then out of nowhere was picked from his school to attend the Beijing Dance Academy hundreds of miles away from his home village. He became a world-famous dancer and came to the states. It's not historical fiction, but it's a great story. It's by Li Cunxin.

-Shadow Spinner by Susan Fletcher. I could read this book over and over and over again!

-Homesick by Jean Fritz. Another non-fiction book, but still a great story!

That's all I can think of for now. Have fun reading! :)

God bless you!
Joy :D

Kathryn said...

LOL
Chocolate sounds grrrrrreat!!! And we must have chocolate icecream to go along with that :-D
To everyone that doesn't know it already: TODAY IS JESUS CHICK'S BIRTHDAY!!!!!! Spread the news around!!! We want as many people at this party as possible!!!!! :-D

P.S. Uh, like yah, that cough sounds terrible! Nothing a little chocolate can't fix!

Kathryn said...

Thank you SO much, Joy!!! These look like wonderful books! I have heard of Dear America before, and some are at my library I think! I will check those out!
Love,
Kathryn

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Kathryn said...

Hi Emma! Thanks for the link!

memory said...

I haven't read too much historical fiction, so I guess I'm not that much help, sorry! :P

Thanks for your comment on MY book post! :) I have Alone Yet Not Alone! Great book. Did you know that they're coming out with a movie based on that book? My brother enjoys reading G.A. Henty books too! Yay for reading :)

SoUtHeRnPiNkY.bLoGsPoT.cOm

Kathryn said...

Hello, Memory!
You're so welcome! I really enjoy all of your posts :-)
Yes, I did know about the movie and I can't wait!!! I thought they said it was coming out in January, then February, now it's March already! When is it going to come out, LOL!?!
Yes, the G. A. Henty books are really good!
Thanks for the comment, Memory!

Joyfull, Emily said...

Haha that story about the duck is hilarious i got my duck at a tractor suply store that's funny. Where do you live?

Kathryn said...

Haha, I thought I would share that with yah cause you have ducks... sigh... I'm not allowed to say where I live :-( Sorry!
See yah!
~Kathryn

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