Swapping and Reading

Still working on my swaps, trades, mail-art. Next up are some 4x6s for a swap with a circles theme. I wasn't too sure what I was going to do before I started. I just started cutting out circles and then the composition hit me. Simple, yet effective. I really like how these turned out.

Cirlces #1, #2

Circles #3, #4

Then, when I was in the middle of working on the circle cards I had a vision of a "hearts" page and had to stop everything to work in a Hearts Deco I have.

Hearts Deco

In 1999, I started to make a list of all the books I read. It has been an on-again, off-again sort of affair but I was doing really well from 2003-2005. At the end of 2005, I posted my list of books read that year on my old blog. 2006 was a bad year for this list, I didn't record much and I didn't read much, it was a pretty hectic year. But this year I am back to it and going to keep my list in the side bar over there. You can see I've already got a list going! We just finished The Wizard of Oz today as our read-aloud. If you haven't read the original you really should. It is very, very different than the movie!

I collect omnibus editions. These are those books that have several novels by one author collected into one book. I have a few hundred of these omnibus editions, with collections ranging from children's authors, mysteries, sci-fi, classics, etc. I've set up a plan to read only from this collection this year and you can see in the side bar that I finished my first collection. Ngaio Marsh, a New Zealand mystery writer; I had read two of her books in the past and now these. Good, British village mysteries. My favourite type of mystery! Still in the mood for who-dunnits I have started a volume of three by Dorothy Simpson. I've only read one of her books in the past.


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