Thursday, June 4, 2009

Remember Me?


Hi friends! I am still here. Still alive! I just haven't been stamping and/or blogging as much lately as I used to. Haven't been doing much blog reading either, to be honest. And I apologize for that! I've been in spring cleaning mode, doing things around the house, and have also been working on a few bigger projects (non-crafty, unfortunately) that have taken up a good chunk of my time. Don't give up on me though! I'm still here, and will get back in the swing of things eventually!

Meanwhile, I wanted to share this bright little card I made last night using the Doodle Flowers set from Sweet n' Sassy Stamps! What a fun set! I love the look of the doodles. So cute!

I have to share a few more books with you while I've got your attention, too.


Second Chance, by Jane Green:

Jane Green is one of my favorite authors. She was the author that got me interested in "chick lit" to begin with, with her Babyville, and I have loved everything I've read by her ever since. I was hooked on this book by about page 25, which is excellent.... but then she lost me for awhile about 3/4 of the way through. It's not that it wasn't a good story, it just seemed to linger on certain points longer than I thought it had to. I loved the premise though, and the idea that maybe we all deserve a second chance. The characters were easy to relate to, I enjoyed it.

Another of my favorite authors is Jodi Picoult (she's probably #1, if I had to make a list). I just finished her Salem Falls...

As with all of her books, she had me at hello. Her writing style is just amazing, and sucks me in as soon as I turn the first page. This story interested me because of its play on The Crucible, and the way that false accusations can warp our societal beliefs. I loved the book and the story, but I have to say I kind of saw the end coming, which is odd for me with Picoult. Usually she pulls something out of left field and I end up not knowing what hit me. Not this time though...

Have any of you read this? I'd love to chat about it if you have! Especially if you remember the ending. I'd like to see if my interpreation was the same as yours...

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6 comments:

Sparkle said...

Your card is so sweet! And thanks for the good reads...I'm adding them to my list.

i {heart} papers said...

It's ALIIIIIVVVEEE!!!

Kristine B. said...

Welcome back Sarah :) It's such a bright fun card!! Love your color combo and the image is pretty too! Sounds like you've been getting some much needed projects done. Glad to see you back though. :) Have a great weekend!

Maria said...

Hey Sarah! I think we all are experiencing the same thing. I took a week off from crafting last week but because I had a stock pile of cards, I was still able to post daily! I love my rainy day cards!! Your card is such a cutie. I love the pretty colors and those cute buttons!

Thanks for the book review and recommendations. I'll take a look at them.

Maria

Debby said...

I was just thinking where you be? FB perhaps ;-). Cute cute card. Come spring clean my house wouldya? Never gets done. Too tired of cleaing when I get home.

Korin said...

Love, love, love this card Sarah!! I know what you mean about having lots of other things to do. I am so there! Glad you had some time for play, cuz your cards are all fabulous!! Hugs...

 
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