Friday, February 23, 2007

I'm in the middle of another good book! My library book club just read and discussed The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon. It's a great little book that I really enjoyed - which is why I picked it for book club :) I thought I should read the author's newest book for comparison, and I'm glad I did. His newest book is called, A Spot of Bother. George, is 61 and just retired, when he discovers a lesion on his hip. As he starts experienceing panic attacks, his wife is having an affair, his daughter is questioning her upcoming marriage and his so breaks up with his lover. Reminds of of a male version of Joanna Trollop or Elizabeth Buchan - which reminds me that I need to read thier latest books too.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Finally, I got some scrapping done. I worked on this layout yesterday while the plumbers were here putting in a new water heater. I used the square punch to punch out pieces of all the Christmas cards we received. And included any photos that came with the cards. I think it needs some embellishment - maybe doodling - around the edges. Any suggestions?
I missed book club yesterday while I was home with the plumbers. I hear they had a great time, and there were a few new ladies that I'm sorry I missed. The book up for discussion was The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon. It was a little book, and very enjoyable. I've started on his newest book, A Spot of Bother, and I'm enjoying it.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

We're back from the Outer Banks. What a great visit we had with Mom and Dad. We spent one weekend in the mountains and the next weekend at the coast. Didn't get much reading done while we were gone, but did read a little on the ride home. I've found another book that I'm really enjoying - The Whistling Season by Ivan Doig. It's a wonderful novel set in 1909 Montana. After Mom and Dad left today, I spent some time sorting all the scrapbook pages I did last year. I've filled and album for both Sarah and Hannah - it's only taken me 7 years :) Now on to scrapping this year...

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Just a quick note on a couple of books I'm reading at the moment.

My online book club is reading and discussing Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. I really am enjoying this book, and learning a lot about Nigeria and the Biafra civil war of the late 60's. I really wish this book had a map so I could follow the movement of the characters.

To balance out the seriousness of Half of a Yellow Sun, I started the humorous book, Can't Wait to Get to Heaven by Fannie Flagg. It's a warm fuzzy book, set in Missouri with familiar characters.

Now I'm having a hard time deciding which book to read in the evening :)

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

We had a great weekend at Fontana Village for Tim's races. It was sleeting as we drove into the mountains and snowing as we drove out. We rented a nice two bedroom cabin and Mom and Dad met us there. Dad really enjoyed watching Tim race and Mom spent her time reading by the fireplace in the lodge. Tim did the cross country race at noon and then the downhill race at dark thirty. He was cold and tired when he got back to the cabin.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

I actually have a work blog, but got to thinking I should have a personal one too. This will hopefully turn into a little about books and reading - the Librarian part of me - and a little about stamping and scrabooking - the Scrapping part of me.

To start out - here's a picture of one of my poor daffy's. They bloomed in early January - a little early :)