2/24/12

Fun Fact Friday Freebie

First, I'll announce last week's winner.  I generated a number at random and came up with:


Iroghair/Iparks!

Congratulations, Iroghair/Iparks!  I've contacted you via separate email, and I'll get your fat quarter off to you right away.

As I write this, I'm sort of drawing a blank on what question I want to ask you.  Sometimes I allow the season or upcoming holidays to generate questions for me.  But what's coming up?  Leap Day?  I can't think of anything for that, can you?  Spring cleaning?  Booorrrring.  Sometimes I let my own activities during the week help me generate a question.  All I've been doing is hand sewing bindings, and so even my sewing isn't helping me much.  So, okay, I'll make it easy for all of us.


Read any good books lately?  Share the title for a chance to win!

As always, you must leave a comment with your response to the FFFF question of the day to be eligible to win a fat quarter. Followers can leave an additional comment for an additional chance to win. And if you have my FFFF button posted on your blog, please leave an additional comment for a third chance to win. Winner will be announced next week.

69 comments from savvy and entertaining friends:

Samantha said...

Ah boooooks!

Last week I reread Pride and Prejudice.

This week I am rereading some Suzanne Brockmann. She writes military drama/romance type things and I'm rereading her Trouble Shooters series. Navy SEALs, FBI agents and lotsa action. :) In March sometime her new series starts it is futuristic but still has Navy SEALs in it.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I listen to audio books - currently NY bestseller author Sandra Brown's 'Ricochett' - detective story

Raelene said...

Hi,
My latest book is "501 Rotary Cut Blocks". I have been patch working for 4 years (I owned a patchwork shop and have sewn for 20+ years)I would say after being in the shop I have A LOT of knowledge on making quilts, techniques etc. Well, I have NO experience making actual sampler blocks, I made heaps of samples for the shop but no actual sampler blocks. That is why this book is my current bedtime read, daytime read, afternoon tea read.
Hugs and I love your blog.

Nancy said...

I just finished "Faith" by Jennifer Haigh. It's the story of a priest being accused of child molestation told from the view of the priest...very interesting read...

Brita said...

Actually, yes, I'm currently reading a delightful book -- it was free on my Kindle! It's Heir to the Everlasting, a Southern tale, "spoken" in a delightful accent.

KrisD said...

I am currently re-reading the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. JR Ward has a new one releasing in March and I wanted to catch up with all of the Brothers!

KrisD said...

I am a follower...and enjoy your updates with my morning coffee!

KrisD said...

...and I have your FFFF button on my blog.

Missy Shay said...

Right now I am reading "Recipes and Wooden Spoons by Judy Baer
missysaprons@yahoo.com

Wilma NC said...

Reading 2 right now!! One is for the bathroom and waiting rooms as it is long, the Steve Jobs biography, really good. And the other one is An American Tragedy. Really good. I had to read it in high school and remember liking it, so I had to try it again.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I recently read a couple of books that were about Beatrix Potter. They were fiction based on her life. Then I checked out the biography of her life. She was a very fascinating woman.

Margaret said...

I read a lot. Mostly mystery or romance. Last book was Caine's Reckoning by Sarah McCarthy. It is number one in a series and I have read all of them. This is my second time reading this one. I do that a lot if it is a book I really enjoyed. I have several that inhave read many times.

Margaret said...

I am a follower. Love reading your blog.

Denise :) said...

I'm in between books on my Kindle right now, but I did just recently read Meg Wolfe's The Minimalist Woman and Minimalist Cooking, both of which were very interesting and thought provoking. :)

Denise :) said...

And I'm a follower!

Denise :) said...

And I have your FFFF button on my blog, too! (And ps -- I'm so tickled you removed the word verification from your comments -- thank you!) :)

Diane Wild said...

Are you kidding? I read every night before sleep and every morning before getting up. Currently reading "Dead Low Tide" by Brett Lott and "The Mindful Woman" by Sue Patton Thoele (non-fiction), which I highly recommend.

Gill said...

I've just finished reading 'Warhorse' by Michael Morpurgo

Gill said...

I'm a happy follower!

WoolenSails said...

I just read Gideon's Corpse, fun read and a new character series.

Debbie

LeAnne said...

I'm reading Pegasus in Flight. I had forgotten how much I enjoy Ann McCaffrey's books.

LeAnne said...

I am also a follower.

Teresa in Music City said...

Although not a fan of his horror books (don't like anything horror!), I love Stephen King's other novels. Right now I am reading 11-22-63 and it is GOOD!!! Also reading Jodi Picoult's Change of Heart - also good!

Teresa in Music City said...

And I'm a happy follower!

Teresa in Music City said...

And your Black Cat button is very happily residing on my blog!

Kathleen said...

I just rec'd a Kindle for my BD so I am reading more than I usually do...I am reading the series by Fern Michaels..the Weekend Warriors..I just finished book #11, Collateral Damage..now onto book #12...I think there are 20 of them...I really like her books...

Kathleen said...

I am a follower...

Kathleen said...

I have your FFFF button on my sidebar

LynCC said...

I just read "Flipped Out" - a fun, light mystery based on a renovation gal and guy team.

Linda Coleman said...

I'm reading The Help as I didn't get to see the film but I can picture the characters in my head as I'm reading about them.

Linda Coleman said...

I'm a follower of your highly entertaining, informative and personal blog

Pamela said...

I am just finishing up The Land of Painted Caves. I am sad that this is supposed to be the final book of the series, but am enjoying reading it.

Sarah said...

Hmm...I've read several good books recently but I'll list Tailspin by Catherine Coulter. It's book 12 in her FBI Suspsense Thriller series.

Sarah said...

I'm a follower!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I just finished reading 'Marina' from the Heirs of Anton series. I'll have to find the other books in the series now. I'm reading 'The War Journal of Major Damon "Rocky" Gause' right now. It's about one of the greatest escapes of WWII.

Mrs.Pickles said...

I haven't read too much lately...The last book I finished was The Help...Great book

Mrs.Pickles said...

i am a follower

Becky said...

I'm on the third book in the Hunger Games triology by Suzanne Collins. It's a YA series, but I'm really enjoying it. I think the movie is released today. Take care!

Sallie said...

Currently reading One Thousand Gifts and The Devil's Puzzle. Recently finished The Litigators. Thanks for the giveaway!

Sallie said...

I'm a follower.

Sallie said...

I have your FFFF button on my blog.

AlessandraLace said...

Il profumo delle foglie di limone (titolo originale Lo que esconde tu nombre) a best seller by the spanish writer Clara Sanchez

AlessandraLace said...

I got your FFF button

AlessandraLace said...

I am your happy follower from Italy

Marcia W. said...

I am reading
Where Women Create Book of Inspiration
In the Studio and behind the Scenes with Extraordinary Women
by Jo Packham and Jenny Doh.
The photography is wonderful.
Thanks for the giveaway.

Marcia W. said...

I am reading
Where Women Create Book of Inspiration
In the Studio and behind the Scenes with Extraordinary Women
by Jo Packham and Jenny Doh.
The photography is wonderful.
Thanks for the giveaway.

Marcia W. said...

I am an old follower of Cat Patches - congratulations on the huge blogging milestone

Lee said...

I am reading the Alan Bradley series - great books. Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie. thanks!

Lee said...

I am a follower! thanks again!

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

I am currently reading The Devil's Puzzle by Clare O'Donohue and listening to Sail by James Patterson.
Have a wonderful weekend, Barbara!!

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

I am a regular follower of your wonderful blog :)

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

I have your FFFF button on my sidebar for all to see.

Janet said...

The most recent book I read was The Help. It was a fabulous read.

Janet said...

I am a follower.

zospecial said...

I don't read enough lately. I just don't take the time for it. I used to read nonstop though. As a result I honestly can't remember what the last book I read was. Right now though I'm working on Morrigan's Cross by Nora Roberts. I've read it before but I finally got the other books in the trilogy and I have to refresh my memory.

LethargicLass said...

I am reading The Hangman's Daughter and am devouring it!

PJ said...

I've seen the movie, I listened to the book opn tape and now I'm reading, yes, reading the words and turning the pages, of "Midnight in the Garden o Good and Evil" by John Berendt.

LethargicLass said...

I am a follower :)

PJ said...

I'm a follower.

PJ said...

I have your FFFF button on my blog.

hueisei said...

I'm lazy to read any book gently. But, I have Jodi Picoult's Salem Falls besides my bed. I think that's the last book I had read.

hueisei said...

I'm a follower.

hueisei said...

I got the FFFF button on my blog.

Judee said...

I just finished The Girl Whi Fell From the Sky by Heidi Darrow. Wonderful!

Susan said...

Very occasionally, my son will refer me to a book or a series. He recently loaned me a copy of his Shinju by Larua Joh Rowland. It's a totally different kind of book than I usually read, but also right up my alley. It's a mystery set in Edo, Japan in the Edo time period. It took me a while to feel comfortable in that time period, so I read the first half of the book slowly. Then I sped up, and now I'm reading the second one, Bundori, at my usual rate. Some of them are available on Kindle, too. Which is good, because Bundori is $23 used for a paperback!

cq4fun said...

I am a follower by e-mail.

dezertsuz at gmail

Wendy said...

I read every night when I go to bed. It helps me fall asleep. I just finished "Threading the Needle" by Marie Bostwick about women, friendship & relationships...set around a quilt shop & quilting. A nice light read.

Wendy said...

And before that I read "Beach Trip" by Cathy Holton about 4 women, college roommates, who meet for a mini reunion at a Beach House. I really enjoyed this one. Oh, and I'm a follower, Barbara!

make.share.give said...

A Simple Act of Gratitude by John Kralik.
Using my first-graders' AR rating system, I give it "an ok book." I'm amazed by people who have to "learn" to be grateful late in life.