Archive for April, 2005

April 29th 2005

Inspiration

The books were read for inspirational purposes. They were, indeed, inspiring!

Altered Books 10314. Altered Books 103 by Beth Cote and Keely Barham

I bought this book because it has some ideas for creating books (of a sort) using old CDs. Lord and Lady know I have old CDs aplenty! Now that I have my very own Dremel drill for putting the necessary holes in the CDs, I will eventually (sooner rather than later, I hope) make some interesting art. Perhaps some I know will receive such a piece of art. One never knows.
 
 

Classic Paper Techniques for Greeting Cards15. Classic Paper Techniques for Greeting Cards and Gifts by Alisa Harkless

Always on the lookout for card ideas, I picked this book up because it has chapters on stenciling, paper casting, paper weaving and illusion braid (aka Lacé), among others. After reading the chapter on paper casting, I have naturally felt an increased desire to be making my own paper. There’s a messy proposition… and the messier a technique, the better I always say. Gotta get me one of Arnold Grummer’s paper making kits. I think I will have to be taking over the powder room, too. heh heh heh

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April 25th 2005

Hot Six

Hot Six13. Hot Six by Janet Evanovich

Once you start reading one of the Stephanie Plum novels, you just can’t put it down. Well, I can’t anyway. Stayed up way too late to finish this one. It’s hard to believe one person can get into so much trouble and make you laugh out loud while doing it. And I do laugh out loud, making the people around me wonder about my sanity. (Nothing new there.)

While all the books appear to be more of the same, Evanovich presents them in such a way that you can’t wait to pick up the next one to find out what kind of trouble Stephanie will have with her FTAs, how many cars she’ll destroy and how, what wild shenanigans Grandma Mazur will engage in over at Stiva’s Funeral Home, and who Lula will think needs to be shot. Let’s not forget about Stephanie’s relationships with Joe Morelli and Ranger, either. Woo hoo! Always a good time!

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April 24th 2005

High Five

High Five12. High Five by Janet Evanovich

The Stephanie Plum novels are hysterically funny. This is the sixth one I’ve read (because BooksFree sent #7 before #5 and #6), and I love them all. Hot Six is waiting… gotta go read.

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April 24th 2005

More Books Read

Blood Brother9. Blood Brother by Anne Bird

Subtitled 33 Reasons My Brother Scott Peterson Is Guilty. Your basic true crime book made slightly more eerie by the fact that the author is related to the perpetrator. Eek.
 
 
 
 
 

Honeymoon10. Honeymoon by James Patterson and Howard Roughan

Really twisted… in an excellent way. Who’s who? Who are the good guys, who are the bad guys? Surprising connections between characters.

11. The Art of Fabric Books by Jan Bode Smiley

I picked this one up for inspiration and certainly got plenty of it! I pretty much need to get rid of my day job so I can create works of art.

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April 1st 2005

A Goddess is a Girl’s Best Friend

A Goddess is a Girl's Best Friend8. A Goddess is a Girl’s Best Friend by Laurie Sue Brockway

I opened the book with low expectations, and was pleasantly surprised by the amount of research before I reached the end of the first chapter. Granted, it’s not extraordinarly detailed information (after all, the book is less than 300 pages long) and some of the rituals are a bit… hmmm… over the top for my taste, but all in all I’ve very glad I picked up the book.

I’m going to lend it to Jen… then re-read parts of it when I get it back.

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