Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Book Lust

Todays ATC is one that I was inspired to make after receiving the cool one by Jo Ann that I posted yesterday. I like the idea of taking a vintage photo and using the whole picture on the
2-1/2 x 3-1/2 ATC size.

Before the stamping thing, my main passion was reading. Our house is stuffed to the gills with books.......I have at least 100 books that I own that I have not read yet. So, it has come as quite a shock to find that I have not completed one book in the last two months. Usually I read about 70-90 books a year, so this is really a change. I think part of the reason I am reading less is because I have been spending time on the computer reading about stamping, part of it is time spent stamping/creating, and part of it is time spent running around buying stamping stuff. I really miss that whole "can't put this book down" feeling.

Today, while waiting for Mike's train to get in, I was browsing at Anderson's Bookshop. I clearly have been out of the book world for too long. First of all, in the window there was a copy of Anne Tyler's new book, Digging To America (i think that is the title) . I knew that was coming out but I had not seen it in person. I picked it up and actually said aloud, "How beautiful!" Well, the cover is really cool, but I admit that was totally nerdy to say. Also, I ran across a new book by Jeanne Marie Laskas. She wrote a book called Fifty Acres and a Poodle several years ago that is on my all time favorite book list. I was surprised to see a new offering by her. By this time I was practically levitating with excitement. Then I saw about three other good books.....Well, in the old days I would have just bought them all, but having become ever so slightly disciplined I think I will wait until this weekend..........


iliana said...

Yeah you have a blog! I'm so excited and you talk about two things I love... Books and ATCs :)

So have you decided what book you'll get this weekend? :)

Laura said...

I just saw that Borders has the new Anne Tyler for 40% off!!! So, that is the one!!! Then I am burying myself in it for the afternoon one day this weekend! I am so excited! I love her!

Trixie said...

I think a little Trixie Dust has settled upon can wait! I am so proud of you Grasshopper.