You could say, I am taking a quick vacation from crafting to recover from Christmas Craftacular (photos and full report up tomorrow) and get my new year's wits about me. So I plan to read, read, read. Reading is an indulgence I never allow myself, which is so silly of me because I love books and I love to write.
Here are just a few selections from my vacation reading list: Into the Woods - Tana French The Wizard of Oz - by L. Frank Baum Can you believe I have never actually read this before The Secret Garden - by Frances Hodgson Burnett. This one either. I watched the movie when my sister was little and I totally fell in love with it. Now, I am actually going to read it. Wicked - by Gregory Maguire. For the third time, I am going to try to read this.
I also listen to a lot of books. This is perfect for in the car, doing dishes, or embroidering. Lately I have been on a Harry Potter kick, but I called out "Accio Coke Zero" from my couch the other night, I decided I should probably give it a rest. On deck are: Finger-lickin Fifteen by Janet Evanovich Paint it Black by Janet Finch My Sister My Love by Joyce Carol Oates Remember Me by Sophia Kinsella American Wife - Curtis Sittenfeld Parchment of Leaves - Silas House
Not on deck, but definitely recently purchased - Nice Girls Don't Live Forever by Molly Harper. Please, please, please check out this hilarious Southern vampire romance about a girl who opens a coffeeshop for the undead and gives her cold and distant sire boyfriend the ole' heave ho. I give it 4 out of 4 very triumphant stars, and not just because it was dedicated to me.
I've been toying with the idea of starting a craft business for a long time, but never had the guts to do it. Now armed with research, innovation and a little bit of start-up cash, I'm ready to get this baby off the ground.