Saturday, March 26, 2011

well, hello there

This new work schedule is going to take a little getting used to! I was able to get a little scrapping in last night. Well, actually I started the lo last night & finished up today. I created the background last night and today I added the pics, the title & the journaling. Most of the pp is Jenni Bowlin but the shaped paper is Fancy Pants. The title is a rub on and the border stickers are Recollections (they were 40% off at M's) I also made the rosette & added the epoxy mouse ears sticker. I am starting to get the hang of these rosettes & I love them! I made several for a star toss that I was in. I mailed them off today & I pray that they travel well. One of the best things about my job is the fact that I get Advanced Reader's Copies. I just finished a couple titles that are sure to be huge. The first one is due out April 5th & the first of a trilogy. The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens is the story of three children that are in for the adventure of a lifetime. I will not be surprised if they make a movie based on the book. It is a lively read & I found myself staying up way to late for a few nights trying to see what was in store for the three wary adventurers. Their is plenty of action for reluctant readers & it will keep you on your toes with the twists & turns. So, to sum it up....three orphans, one wizard, an evil witch, dwarfs & time traveling....need I say more.

The next book that I read was Divergent by Veronica Roth. This is also the beginning of a series & after visiting the author's blog I found out that it will be made into a movie. It will be in bookstores May 11. The story surrounds the life of young Beatrice in a dystopian society where at 16 the choice you make will define your beliefs, question your loyalties & transform you. This young adult novel will get ya thinking long after you turn the last page.


DanaMK said...

Glad to hear that you have found time to do some scrapping! And your LO is great - love that rich blue background colour!

And both of those books sound fantastic! I'll definitely be checking them out. Have heard of "Across the Nightingale Floor"? It's a series by Lian Hearn and I loved it as did my middle school students. Not new but very good.

andi said...

thanks Dana, I will have to check that book out. It sounds very familiar but I haven't read it yet!

DanaMK said...

Let me know what you think of it once you read it.