This week's Compendium of Curiosities Challenge at Studio L3 features inked grunge. I used several shades of yellow and orange ink for the background and then added some red, so I could submit it for the Gingersnap Creations "red, orange and yellow" color challenge this month. The bookmark is made with grunge paper, so it's very flexible, but also sturdy.
The bookmark will go into my current book - The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson, the second book in the Millennium Trilogy. Have you read any of the Larsson books? I found The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo pretty disturbing, but I decided to continue with the books because everybody says they keep getting better. I also watched the "Dragon Tattoo" movie over the weekend, so I'm ready to get started on "Played with Fire."
How's your summer reading going?
I just finished "Heart in the Right Place," a memoir by Carolyn Jourdon, about a rural country medical practice in Eastern Tennessee. It was well written and very pleasant. It was the first book I read on my ipad! Do you have an ipad or kindle? If so, what do you think of it? I found it pretty easy to use and will definitely purchase more books on it. I don't think I'll give up regular books though, otherwise I'll have no need for bookmarks.
Earlier this summer, I read Breath by Tim Winton, a fast and interesting read, especially if you like surfing. The ending was a bit rushed and a little weird, but I'd still recommend it. I've started and put down (for now) Empire Falls and The Other Boleyn Girl. My "to be read" pile now only includes "Year of Wonders" by Geraldine Page. Finally, I feel like I'm reading "All Quiet on the Western Front," "The House on Mango Street" and "The Kite Runner" because DS Henry is reading them for his Advanced English class, and I help supervise his summer assignments. I'd love to hear what others are reading!