Wednesday, October 8, 2014

September Reads

I'm pretty shocked at all the reading I did in September and I guess that must have been the "therapy" I needed most to adapt to my empty nest. I set aside a pile of my TBR (To Be Read) and my Re-Read books and mowed right through them!

Only one of them earned a 4 star rating and that was Room by Emma Donoghue. I highly recommend it and am passing it along to my daughter Megan who I think will enjoy it too. It is written from the point of view of a very young boy and, while dark in subject matter from an adult point of view, is fascinating from his. A book unlike any other I have read.
As you can see my bookshelves have had a makeover and are looking trimmer in the book department. No more double stacks of paperbacks! And I freed up some space to store some of my paper crafting supplies since this room has turned into my Junk Journal/Smashbook Studio. Here is a peek inside a Junk Journal I recently made for a swap.

My partner requested vintage and said she loved Paris so I used Pinterest to search for Paris themed items to print, cut and distress to make them look old. On the right is a paper lunch bag filled with cards to journal on. Here is the cover made from a cereal box cut and covered with paper and cardstock tags.
These are so much fun to make! I guess it's clear that my free time in September was spent with pretty paper and books instead of pretty fabric. I'm linking up to the Bibliophile Files at sarah did it!.


  1. Love your Junk Journal! I haven't made any of those in a while. They are really fun to put together..hugs, Julierose

  2. Pretty journal. I read that same book a few years ago. I thought the book was interesting but found for the most part I don't like books told from the perspective of a very young child. That book has stayed with me however. You certainly are well on your way to your goal! That is a lot of books!

  3. Totally romantic! I've not made a "junk journal" and fear any "new" direction at this point in my life!!! LOL! I really must stay focused on the ways I must use my stash....ha!!!!!!

  4. Yay for to read, but have slowed down a lot with it. Frankly I have slowed down in lots of Great journal.


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