Lazy Sunday Thoughts: Hodge Podge

Do you like my paper hearts? I've seen paper heart garlands around the interwebs and wanted to try it for myself. I didn't use these instructions from Mama's Magic but after searching around the web I found this most accurately describes what I did (Method B). I just sort of winged it. Give it a try yourself!

I used a romance ARC (advanced reader copy) that I read and couldn't do anything else with. I did have a falling apart copy of 1984 but I couldn't bring myself to punch hearts, of all things, out of it. I was skeptical of sewing paper but it worked quite well. It took me 3 or 4 tries (again, winging it) but eventually got the hang of it. Not sure what I'm going to do with them though.


I finished Affinity this week for the Readalong. So good! Sarah Waters is now at the top of my favorite authors list. I'm reading Sisters Red with Kelly and Pam. It's a retelling of Red Riding hood. It's good so far. I have one section of Jane Eyre left to read and I'm trying to finish The French Lieutenant's Woman for my book club. I'm not enamored with it. I finished The Hound of Death by Agatha Christie which was an audio book. More on that later this week.

I received two books in the mail this week: Spoiled by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan and Attachments by Rainbow Rowell. Funky name, hey?

I'm feeling like I have too many books going at once. Maybe I should concentrate on one or two, right? It doesn't really help that Goodreads is reminding me that I'm falling behind on my goal to read 100 books. Thanks, Goodreads, thanks a lot. I feel the way I do when Wii Fit asks me where I've been all week and how I should check in every day. What are you my Mom?

Speaking of Moms... I watched The Black Swan this weekend. Have you seen it? What a messed up movie. I liked it but it was craaaaaazzzzy. I felt sorry for her but, yeah, that whole thing was creepy.

So, read or watch anything exciting this week?


  1. I am enjoying Sisters Red. I look forward to discussing it. :)

  2. I'm almost at the halfway point in Affinity, and finding it bit slower than her other books.

    My mom saw Black Swan and the few things she told me about were enough for me! I'm wondering if Jane Eyre is ever go to show up in theaters here...that's the one movie I want to see.

  3. our paper hearts are very cool. Romance novels would be my books of choice for this art project as well.

  4. That's hilarious, using the romance ARC. Would have been my choice too. :)

    Ooooh, our library just got Black Swan. I really want to see it.

    I think you should try monogamous reading. That might help you get out of your reading slump. I mean, it's worked so well for me...oh, wait, never mind. ;)

  5. I saw The Black Swan in the theater and it took me a couple days to digest it. I really liked it.

  6. Would love to see Black Swan but it will be a while before I get to see a movie in a theater, lol. The paper heart chain is brilliant!

  7. I loved Black Swan - my friend and I wanted to go again but it never worked out. I thought it was a really good tale of the price of perfection.

    Like your paper heart.

  8. I really need to start The French Lieutenant's Woman. I finally finished my book tour book and plan to get started tonight. I will finish it this week, I promise!!

    I want to watch Black Swan but have to run it past the husband first. I'm not certain he is willing to sit through a ballet movie. LOL!

  9. Your paper hearts look so cool! I've heard Attachments is hilarious. Enjoy your reads!

  10. Those paper hearts are really cool! I would be too scared to do something like that too a book -- even if it's a book that I didn't enjoy and know I won't read again!

  11. I made a similar heart garland out of book pages from an abridged Les Miserables (stupid abridged books). I strung it along the head table at our wedding.


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