Thursday, September 3, 2015

Card for my daughter's boyfriend

My daughter has a wonderful man in her life. I am so happy that they found each other. Peter's birthday is coming up on Saturday and we are going golfing. I thought it would be appropriate to create a golf theme birthday card.



Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Review: The World's Strongest Librarian: A Memoir of Tourette's, Faith, Strength, and the Power of Family

The World's Strongest Librarian: A Memoir of Tourette's, Faith, Strength, and the Power of Family The World's Strongest Librarian: A Memoir of Tourette's, Faith, Strength, and the Power of Family by Josh Hanagarne
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The World's Strongest Librarian is a story of determination and faith in oneself. I knew a bit about Tourette syndrome and met several people with various levels of the condition, but never realize the emotional impact on the person. Josh Hanagarme put in words the range of emotions experienced by people afflicted by this condition and this was an eye opener. I have a hard time imagining not having control of my body and not knowing when it will involuntary move or vocalize. I have now great respect and admiration for Tourette patients’ courage and perseverance.

This book is not meant to be a cure guide for the condition; it is a story that will encourage anyone with severe health conditions to never give up in their quest to a healthy life. The book is written in good humour and is a quick read.

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Monday, August 31, 2015

In the mood to make some cards

I stayed home today because I am not feeling well. I got bored real fast and decided to attempt to make a few birthday cards as my stack is totally depleted. Here's the result:






Thanks for stopping by and have a look.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Review: Cinema Lumiere by Hattie Holden Edmonds

Cinema LumiereCinema Lumiere by Hattie Holden Edmonds
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I got this book for free on Amazon a few months ago. The story intrigued me and I am grateful that my curiosity convinced me to get it because it was a lovely read. The tempo was a bit slow but the story was well structure and developed. I enjoyed the end in particular as I did not expect that at all. I love endings like that one.

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Review: The Thirteenth Tale

The Thirteenth Tale The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

There are books that touch your mind and other that touch your soul. The Thirteenth Tale is one of those. It is a masterpiece of words and imagery. I just could not put it down. This is an unpredictable story of deep loss and redemption. I am sad that I am done reading it, but happy that I have been enriched by the colorfulness and cleverness of Diane Setterfield's beautiful writing.

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