Saturday, February 20, 2010

Odd's And End's

I finished my little tag for Elaine's layout and it's cute. I actually used some plain white paper in my cricut and I cut about 5 or 6 throw-aways so I could get the tag itself and the little circle to match up before putting in the cardstock. I did it!! I don't have a circle punch so I had to do it this way. I really should invest in the punch ;)

I glimmer misted the tag with sunflower and then tangerine, stamped it with my stampin up stamp, glimmer misted and stickled the flowers and stuck my pic on the back.

Now some book news -

I've been taking a reading detour. The last couple of books I've read weren't paranormal romance. They were thrillers. Thrillers have always been my true love. The more horrifying the better. I adore psycho thrillers the best. Hannibal Lector is just divine, the Prey series by John Sanford are excellent, and I just finished the first in a new series. Heartsick by Chelsea Cain. The lead is Detective Archie Sheridan and the baddie is psychopath Gretchen Lowell. This woman is off the hook insane. The things she does to Archie once she traps him are horrific, and she still holds sway over him after she gives herself up and is in prison. Every so often she'll let him know where another of the over 200 bodies she got rid of is along with what she did to them. She is one very bad mamma jamma. I've never read a book where the bad man was a woman, and I loved it!!

The other book I read was The Monkey's Raincoat by Robert Crais. This was a great detective thriller. The lead character is private eye Elvis Cole. He is just too funny, and his partner, Joe Pike is quite a character as well. They both have their own books, and I plan to read through them and get to know these guys better.

I also read Water For Elephants. What a wonderful story about a young man named Jacob Jankowski. His parents die in an accident and he leaves Vet school on the cusp of graduating, he was unable to focus to take his exit exams. He hops a train and discovers it's a circus train. The book goes back and forth from past to present, where Jacob is now in his 90's and a widower in a nursing home thinking back on his life while in the circus. Very poignant story. I really enjoyed it.

I will be reading First Drop Of Crimson by Jeaniene Frost. I'm excited to start it, I've read the first 60 pgs in a teaser they had released and Spade is a great character. I liked him in the Night Huntress series so I'm looking forward to getting to know him and Cat's friend Denise better. Ms. Frost has created some fantastic characters and I encourage anyone who hasn't read her books yet to get going, Bones is amazing and the whole series is fantastic!!

I hope you enjoy my mini reviews, maybe be tempted to pick one up at the libray. Oh Oh, I forgot, if you don't have a problem letting your books go, here is an awesome sight were you can swap books and only pay shipping for them which is pitance! Paperback Swap is just awesome for avid readers who want to save a buck! Just click on the word ;)

Well, my next project will be some submissions for the Memory Makers book. I'll also start on Melissa's 5 things I can't live without cj. Hhhhmm the wheels are turning already....


  1. Your tag is sooo pretty, Paula.. I love it! I did enjoy reading your book reviews too. Sounds like you've been busy! I used to read so often, and am trying to get back to it. I'll have to check out some of your books! Thanks for the site link too!

  2. Beautiful tag!
    Thanks for the book reviews, I'll have to check a few of those out.

  3. Love the color of the tag. What a nice shade but you REALLY need to get a circle punch if not more than one in different sizes. Can never have enough punches! Thanks for the reviews. If only I had time to read. Maybe when the kid leaves home for college. LOL

  4. What a wonderful tag. I have got to get me some glimmer mist. Got to! I always want to pick up a book after reading your reviews. Never seems like I have time for it anymore. But when I get back into it, I know where I'm coming to find out what to get! TFS!

  5. great tag and I need that tag so I can go read these books. I need the kindle I decided, but want a light on it at night time. Great reads, will have to check them out

  6. Love the tag! Isn't Glimmer Mist just the BOMB!
    Ok, you've talked me into it... will have to try out Heartsick next.



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