Friday, 18 September 2009

Day 17

OK, well, the good news is that we seem to have internet access again - the bad news is that somehow my laptop has lost all its settings and files (including photos) and the automatic backup only seems to have automatically backed up until the end of July... And with a madly busy weekend coming up I'm not sure when I'll have a chance to look into this properly and see if I can restore my stuff! :-( I am cross and sad and fed up and frustrated... Mostly I'm annoyed that when I'm sensible enough to set up a way of backing up my files so that I don't lose them, the very time that the laptop plays up is the time that the backup plays up too!!

Anyway, I have managed to put together a page for yesterday:

I found the chipboard die cuts that so nicely match the cardstock in a pack by PaperMania; the journaling and date are just stamped onto white card using Whispers inkpads in toning shades, trimmed to size and stuck into place.

The book in question is The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger; I saw the trailer for the film recently and the idea intrigued me, so when I found out it was based on a book I ordered said book from the library. It _finally_ arrived yesterday (think there was a waiting list) and I'm almost halfway through already...! I'm an avid reader, and fortunate that I can read fast (The Doctor certainly envies me this ability!) I generally have at least one book on the go, and a mental list (or sometimes a physical pile) of books waiting to be read next. I love to re-read old favourites and to discover new ones. Favourite authors include Jane Austen, Terry Pratchett, Bill Bryson, Agatha Christie, Elinor M Brent-Dyer, Freya North - quite a mixture! Anyone got any suggestions for other books I should add to my list?

2 comments:

Ladkyis said...

Then you would love Bookcrossing. I have been a member for five years. I have a mountain of To Be Read books (mount Toobie)and usually have several books on the go. Last eyar as an experiment I listed and counted all the books and had read over 110 by the end of the year.

Clair said...

Oh, oh, the book is fabulous (the movie looks all smaltzy and Americanised!) You may also like www.bookmooch.com - I'll tell you all about it when I see you :)