Friday, August 20, 2010

Book Report

This blog is basically for my love of stamping. But when I am not stamping, (don't be shocked, it happens occasionally!), I am reading. I love books, and if I don't have two at all times, I get a bit panicked. I have to have one to follow the one I am currently reading. Below are two VERY good reads that I wholeheartedly recommend.

by Philippa Gregory
I have not seen the movie, and was a bit intimidated by the size of this book. But I've heard good things about it, so I dove in. OMG! I was immediately swept away to the court of King Henry XII. I could not put it down. It is all conjecture based on actual facts, so to think some of what I was reading could have happened made it so fun. Do not be put off by the number of pages. You will not regret looking into the lives of courtiers, Kings and Queens.
By Rebecca Wells
I am currently reading, and laughing out loud at, this little gem. It is the first book of the author of Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood. It takes me back to the days I spent growing up in Texas, right down to the bologna sandwiches, with Frito's and Cokes. It's like she is in my head! Remember Bonne Bell's White-White, Yardley's Slicker Lip Gloss, Prell shampoo and RC Cola? I am having so much fun with this one, that I don't want it to end. There are some dark and uncomfortable moments the little heroine has, but overall, I love it.
I have another book sitting there waiting for me when I finish it. I hope it will take be worthy of giving it my stamping time! You just never know until you start.
(Yes, Diane, that is the bookmark you made me. I can't read without it. That little sucker stays put whether I throw my book into my purse, car, or bag. One of these days, I am going to incorporate it into a camp. Love it.)


  1. So glad you mentioned the books here since I totally forgot the titles. It's interesting to read about those days - makes a person appreciative of the times we live in (even as bad as it seems). No cars, no A/C, no phones to mention a few pleasures not to mention the way women were treated!

  2. I need to get some more of those magnetic snaps. Wish Stampin' Up! made some so I didn't have to search for them. Glad you are getting good use from it. I am happy I stumbled across it when I did!

  3. Pam, you're making me want to read a book!