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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Books of December and what not

December was a slow month for me, both reading and writing-wise. I only read 3 books *weeps* and I did NO writing *double weeps*. I'm planning to pick myself back up in January. It is, afterall, the month for having a gung ho attitude about everything, right? But until then, I didn't want to leave you with just 3 little book re-caps, so I thought that I'd share what else I did in December, which is not at all writerly related. Scrapbooking!!! Yes, I caught the bug for digital scrapbooking in December and spent a LOT of time making pages of our Disney trip this fall. It was fun. I figured out all those neat little tricks on photoshop,  learned how to make my own papers, downloaded a ton of stuff onto my computer (which is now so overloaded that it'll probably crash any day), and in the end I made a cute photobook for the kids for xmas. It still hasn't arrived, but the pages are all done and so I thought that I'd share a few of them after my book blurbs. So, what did you read in December? Or were you like me and totally slacked off? Share!

86. The Death Cure by James Dashner** The third installment of The Maze Runner series had a different sort of flare than the first two (pun intended). There were fewer crazy robots/killing machines and more of your general, run of the mill, end of the world sort of stuff going on. I still liked the ending, and I highly recommend it, but I guess I just wasn't as pumped and breathless as I was after similar types of series (Hunger Games for instance). I do plan to read the prequel when I get a chance.




87. Second Verse by Jennifer Walkup* This was my friend's book that I read in order to beta her sequel. It's due out sometime later this year, I believe, so I guess you could call it an ARC. It's got themes of reincarnation, ghosts, and a bit of a thriller/mystery. It's also got a great swoony male LI that I've been seriously crushing over the since I read it. I'll give more deets as the book comes out!

88. Laced In Malice by Riley Gray** Another book from a good writer friend. This one is out already and should most definitely be on everyone's reading list. I reviewed it just the other day HERE and plan to do a giveaway soon.



And now to impress you all with my mad photoshop skills.

The cover photo:


 We spent 2 days at Daytona Beach





The kids drinking butter beer at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter


And of course Disneyworld







Cinderella's Castle with my own little princess in the top corner

 

Tom Sawyer Island


Disney's Hollywood Studios








and Disney's animal Kingdom


another at Animal Kingdom



 We didn't do a whole lot at Epcot, but they really loved the ride, Soaring





 and I could add more, but I'm sure that I'm boring everyone now.
Thanks for visiting!



4 comments:

Karla Nellenbach said...

looks like you were a busy girl!

i only read four books in december with no writing *hangs head in shame* and i wasnt nearly as busy as you

Angelica R. Jackson said...

Well, I got you beat on the writing--I finished my book! But my reading stats were pathetic too. Did get around to reading Across the Universe though and picked that one.

Cheyanne said...

That looks like an awesome vacation! And digital scrap booking.. I can't believe I haven't thought of this before. It seems cheaper and more fun than gluing my fingers together and getting glitter everywhere..lol. Happy New Year, and may your book reading and writing be better this month!

Nomes said...

ange! i love all these pics and how you have displayed them/ looks like so much fun and i am thinking my kids would have the best time over there :)

i hope youve been having a good year. i cant believe we are in feb already!

we seiously need to catch up soon. about books and writing and life, etc.

i have actually been reading a bit this year :) much more than last years woeful effort anyway. hopefully i will do some more blogging soon, too ;)

x Nomes

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