I Love Books…

I have loved reading for as long as I can remember. I used to hide under the covers with a torch and a book (especially Chronicles of Narnia) when I was supposed to be sleeping. I wrote short stories about ‘my little ponies’ or ‘puppy in my pockets’. I still love reading and writing just as much now. I recently got a lot of books back from my mums where they had been stored up her loft, so my two big bookshelves are finally full and they look so pretty…

I love Books at Jennifer Grace Creates

They are tucked away behind a sofa so my daughter can’t get her sticky hands on them too easily (she has a box with her own books in where she can reach!), and I’m now quite protective of the shelves. My hubby was a bit upset that I cleared all his electrical bits and screwdrivers off and said they couldn’t go on there anymore!

Some of the books I got from mum’s attic were the ‘Making Out’ series by Katherine Applegate, which I devoured as a teenager. Me and my friend Rosie have been re-reading them and reminiscing. We were impressed how well written they are for teen books, and though some of the story line seem a bit silly now (two girls going out with each other’s ex-boyfriends, another girl going out with her best mate’s brother etc), we are just as addicted to reading them as we were when we were 15. I think it’s great that I still enjoy them so much, they can obviously stand the test of time.

On another note, I was trying to get my daughter to help me make xmas gift tags. I was aiming for finger print snowmen like this pic out of a xmas craft book:

But she refused to put her fingers in the paint saying ‘no, no mummy, yucky’. She has a bit of a thing about getting messy! So I gave her some cotton ear buds to dab the paint on with and we ended up with some abstract snowy gift tags instead…

Snowy Gift Tags at Jennifer Grace Creates

Not quite what I was going for but kind of cool! I have just bought some cotton wool to try and make some snowmen so I’ll give that a go in a couple of days and then upload the results!

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2 Comments
  • Oh my Goodness that brings back some memories! I loved reading the making out books when I was a teen and I think I still have that book in the loft! Will have to have a look for it!

    December 5, 2009 at 9:25 pm
  • Yup, abstract and cool! Looks like she had fun. I used to read in bed with a torch too.

    December 10, 2009 at 2:47 pm

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