Let's chat about the Agatha nominees!
Wow - WHAT a stellar group!
I have no idea why I feel like such a proud mommy when I see so many names I know, and so many people dear to my heart, but it truly does make me enormously proud. What a kick to know so many delightfully talented people.
And, of course - how bout a standing ovation and a few rounds of heartfelt applause for Reds Hank and Rhys, who have three nominations between them.
back to pop-up books.
I am smitten with pop-up books.
I have, for many years, resisted the urge to start collecting them, but it's hard.
And I know I'm going to, some day, just toss off those restraints and give in.
I already have a little bit of a start.
My friend Cat gave me this adorable little Lulu Guinness book, Put on Your Pearls, Girls! Have you seen it? I just love it.
It speaks loudly to the "girly girl" in me.
I also love my pop-up version of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, as any "Alice Fanatic," such as myself, would.
I've had this for a long time and told myself I really wasn't giving in to the pop-up collection urge, just still feeding my "all things Alice" urge. (Rationalization - ain't it grand?!)
Harley loves Alice too, so . . .
With all that in mind, you can well imagine how thrilled I was to open my Christmas gift from my much loved sister-in-law, Lee Ann, to find
What mystery loving woman doesn't have a soft spot for Nancy?!
She's the one who got so many started in our love of mystery novels, after all.
And by golly, she deserves her very own pop-up book, right?!
Well, of course she does, and it is wonderful!
Besides the pop-ups, there's a bunch of other little secret things - envelopes with "clues," letters, just neat fun really cool stuff.
And this leads to a confession.
And, of course, I blame Lee Ann.
Besides my delightful Nancy Drew pop-up book, she also gave me a gift card.
Which I promptly used to buy -
A pop-up book!
I have wanted this one for awhile.
Those are the only pop-up books I really need.
Who cares if the "King of Pop-Ups," Robert Subada, has done a very tempting Peter Pan pop-up book?
Who care if there's a Dr. Seuss pop-up book?
Or one about Edgar Allan Poe?
Or "Game of Thrones?"
Or "The Wizard of Oz?" EEK!!!!!! "The Wizard of Oz!"
Or dinosaurs, dragons, and farms?
Or cities, and ocean, and super heroes?
Or bugs, or gargoyles?
Or phobias (phobias???) ?
OR, that there are wonderful books about making your own wonderful pop-up books?!
How 'bout you, Reds, are there any pop-up book collectors out there? Don't you love 'em?! And if pop-up books aren't your weakness, what type books IS? Surely, there's at least one . . .