Lauras Daily Madness

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

What have we been reading lately…

I have been able to get quite a bit of reading done this month!  I joined two different book club, one at Brownie Scraps and one in my mom group.  I already talked about the one from Brownie Scraps (Girl in Translation GOOD read).




We read The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo in my mom group. And that is a ridiculously good price for it on Amaon too.. 63% off today!  Anyway, getting side tracked by good deals.  This book is an intense read, I’ll admit that.  It is originally Swedish so you have a lot of strange names. I usually just rename everyone in these cases.  You also have a lot of strange town and places names.  I usually just ignore them in these cases.  Somehow the book still makes sense so must not be that important.  You also have graphic violence against women scenes.  And the first half is almost impossible to get through because the author does such a thorough job of character development it starts sounding like the part of the bible where everyone is begetting everyone.  Now doesn’t that sound like it’s a great book? But it is!  After you get past all that, the author creates a wonderful murder mystery with a twisty ending.  He introduces you to Lisbeth, the victim turned heroine who has her share of quirks (he mentions she may be on the Autistm spectrum) but that manages to win your heart and have you cheering as she overcomes her tiny stature to save the day.   This is a three part series and book club is still deciding what we’ll read next. I have requested the next book anyway because its just that good!

On a much smaller nightstand…

Rett has moved up to 3 stories a night! I absolutely love that he is so interested in story books now.  Last night when I said all done, he started whimpering and on the verge of tears. Ok maybe he just wanted to stay up later, but I’d like to think that our love of reading has rubbed off a little bit. So here’s what we’ve been reading lately:

This book is about a little girl staying home while her parents go out. She might have a touch of separation anxiety. Rett really liked pointing to daddy and mommy in every page.  It also has a lot of 1,2,3 to help with counting and number identification.

Another cute family story. Emma is looking for a pet. This one has a lot of animals which was a hit.  Plus working on animal sounds which is always fun.  Eventually Emma’s perfect pet turns out to be her big, furry bear daddy.  You usually can’t go wrong with David McPhail.


Today at Brownie Scraps, Scrappin Daisies is releasing her new haircutting kit! I love themed kits!  This one got a lot of layouts so apparently lots  of hair cut photos out there!


I have to say I was pleasantly surprised with this one. When this kit was requested I imagined it was going to be very kiddish and while it still works for kid photos, the colors are just so awesome and mod.  Its 25% off today only!

Here’s Rett’s mommy haircut he got this week.  I need practice!  And I can’t believe how fat that sweater makes me look! I blame it on my husband’s angle of photography.  Not the bag of m&m’s I got at CVS last week.  His haircut didn’t come out THAT bad and luckily at 2 he still doesn’t care anyway.


Here is your freebie for today!


You can pick it up here!


Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [19 Jan 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Kelly Smith said...

Cute Layout! I have two boys that we cut their hair at home, I know how you feel! It's not as easy as it looks! Thank you for the freebie!