Sunday, February 17, 2013

When the Siren Calls by Tom Barry

When the Siren CallsWhen the Siren Calls by Tom Barry
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

If Jay was Adam and Isobel was Eve... humanity would have been totally screwed over. I am sad to say that I did not like this book and could not wait to be done with it. Such a beautiful cover and yet, as they say, never judge a book by its cover... I should have known. I feel sad that I did not like t his book since the author himself sent it to me to read. I gave it a fair shot, but just could not find a way to like the story and even less the characters. They were all detestable and so selfish. I really hope that this book was not based on real people because if there are real people like this in this world; it would be a real shame.

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

B I N G O Challenge


I can't believe I never try a Bingo challenge before. This was so much fun!! Kim is our host at Guylou's this week and she is challenging us to make a project using a row, any row from this wonderful Bingo Card:


I used the left up and down row for my card.
Bling on the cape
Starts w/a G: Green and Guy
Buttons

I used Super Rick with Cape for this project.



The challenge starts today and ends on February 28th at 10pm. Remember to use one of my images, you will get two entries in the challenge f you do. A random winner will be selected and will win a $10 gift certificate from Guylou's Online Store and will have the opportunity to be a Guest Designer on one of our upcoming challenges.

Please take a moment to go see what my fellow DT members did for this challenge at Guylou's Inimitability.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Fabulous February Challenge at the Outlawz - Week 2


This week, I will be your host at the Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge. I am challenging you to use the following color combo: Cloudless Blue, Heartthrob Red and Java Brown. This week the Fabulous February Twist is "Add a Heart".



Our sponsor this month is Doodle Dragon. Dustin is offering a $10 gift certificate from his online store. Please take a moment and visit Doodle Dragon to see all his awesome digis and to grab the cute freebie he has available.


So come on over to Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge and show us your stuff!! :)


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Nose: A Novel by James Conaway

Nose: A NovelNose: A Novel by James Conaway
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

There is nothing more lovely than a good glass of wine shared with family and friends during a succulent meal. I am French; I was practically raised on wine. I am not one of those fancy critics or connoisseurs; I just enjoy wine for my own pleasure... keep it simple and affordable. I was so happy when I was selected to pre-read this book which will available in bookstores in March. The short description of the book made me curious and I kept my fingers crossed in hope to be selected... I was thrilled when I found out that I was.

James Conaway's writing style is sophisticated and educated. I enjoyed his beautiful phrasing and descriptions of people, places and events. One of the book praises described it as "A funny and suspenseful... and evocative story" (Tracy Kidder). I thought when I read this praise that the book would provide a few laughs... I am yet to find them. But that does not matter too much; the story remains well written and presented. I enjoyed the ecological nuggets planted here and there among the pages. A reminder that unless we are careful with nature, we might see it disappear too soon.

I think this book would be great for book clubs and would provide great discussions and maybe a few arguments. So pour yourself a good glass of wine, settle into your favorite chair and give this book a try. You might be surprised at how well this mixture works together.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Fabulous February Challenge at the Outlawz - Week 1


This week, Margaret is our host at the Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge. She is challenging us to use the following color combo: Impatient Pink, Dapper Tan and Cloud White. This week the Fabulous February Twist is "Add real or faux stitching".


I made the above card for my dear friend Allison who turned the big 4-0 this weekend. Allison is a beautiful and kind spirit lady and these colors go so well with who she is. 


I am also happy that the DT got this wonderful image from our sponsor, Doodle Dragon called Under Bear. Dustin is offering a $10 gift certificate from his online store. Please take a moment and visit Doodle Dragon to see all his awesome digis and to grab the cute freebie he has available.


So come on over to Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge and show us your stuff!! :)