Day 7969

Jun. 5th, 2011 09:38 pm
wren08: (coffee)
46 - 51.

This really ought to count as five books.... so I will. I can't convince Goodreads of that, however.

I've had a lovely day- reading interspersed with exercises and a few leftover chores- all of which got done- and then cooking dinner. Poached chicken and a rice dish with broccoli, portabello mushrooms and cheddar cheese. Emily categorically refused to eat the rice dish so I made her a 5 minute chocolate cake so she wouldn't be going to bed with only chicken in her tum.

Yes, I spoil her. I spoil the animals too and it's just as well I don't have a mate as I would spoil one of those as well. She tells me that the cake is quite good.

After dinner I took apart my ARC copy of Stardust in preparation to binding it in a blue leather- by way of a dessert. It gave me a bit of problem as I am attempting to bind the covers into the book as part of it and they are peskily slippery. I'm also adding an illustration from Bpal's website simply because I love it to death. Next up will be tipping in the end papers. These will be in two pieces as the paper I want is just barely not wide enough. For that, I want a paper printed with a brick wall. (If you need an explanation of why I want that particular end paper, you need to read the book. Go and do so now.) I may actually get that done tonight... and then I'll be up to gilding the pages. Eek!
wren08: (reading)

There's just enough magic in here to say that there is- it doesn't advance the plot and could, indeed have been left out altogether- which would have improved the book.


A re-read that I couldn't resist.

Day 7988

May. 16th, 2011 11:09 pm
wren08: (Default)
When I got to work today I found that everything I was supposed to do today was already done and there was nothing for me to do and no reason for me to stay there. So I went shopping and taught myself all about gilding page edges. Very amusingly, the first thing you have to treat the edges with is a paste called Fontenay to seal up the paper so it doesn't absorb too much adhesive.

Naturally, I had neglected to have any on hand so while the pages were still a little wet, I've been separating them and inadvertently reread the book:


Mine looked worse than that so you can see why I decided to experiment on it- it needed rebinding anyway!
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wren08: (love books)

A very nice Halloween story! The Christmas story was inspiring, this one is intriguing. I only give it four stars because of the author's insistence on having her (married) heroine flirting with a guy or two in the last couple of books. Ok, she doesn't act on it, but I still find the skirting of infidelity an unhappy topic and it makes me upset. On the other hand, the mysteries are delightful, satisfying and most of them do not involve a murder which is a refreshing change.
wren08: (love books)

This ties the first and second books together nicely and makes me see how it's a series. The second book confused me because I didn't see any of the same characters except for very minor characters very briefly.

Oh- and it's very good!
wren08: (love books)

Thank you wikkidraven!


I quite liked this one- it's a very positive book inspite of the title.


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