Odds & Ends
Back in March I joined up on the Once Upon a Time challenge, hosted by the very clever Carl V. I quickly came up with my list of six books to read by this time in June (you can see my six choices here). Well, three months later I only ended up finishing three of the books, but found that each one was well worth reading. My favorite by far was The Book of Lost Things, but I also really enjoyed Tuck Everlasting and The Goose Girl. Thank you again Carl for hosting such a great challenge and I look forward to this fall for RIP!
For more about The Book of Lost Things and all things fairy tale-ish, make sure to check out The Bookworm Carnival over at Nymeth’s blog!
My reading has been a bit slow this week, since I’ve been focusing a lot of my time on an on-line digital scrapbooking class I’m taking that will help sharpen my skill set in Photoshop (it is a four week course). So far I’ve created a couple layouts and am really excited to learn some new techniques! In the below layout, I learned how to change a color photo into a sepia photo and be able to erase some of the sepia overlay to let the color of Leah’s hat peek through! It really is a neat technique.
Or this layout, where we were challenged to create a four photo layout about ourselves. I opted to write about a few of my favorite things in life and am pleased with the results.
Of course, I didn’t neglect reading altogether and picked up Baby Proof by Emily Giffin at the library. I am reading it for my book club meeting next month, of which Nicole is a member, although I don’t think my review of Baby Proof will be quite as glowing as her review, since I’m struggling through it. Hmmm, maybe the last half will be a little better?
Oh, and don’t forget that you still have time to enter my giveaway of the novel Nefertiti by Michelle Moran. Make sure to leave a comment on this post to enter!