Friday, April 1, 2011

BFS - Prompt Four

Hi there everybody
I've been somewhat MIA as I've had a hectic work week.  I led a 2 day conference this week, attended a 1-day Intermediate Excel 2007, have an inbox thats grown to 600+ mails - and am completely wiped out!
This week-end I require some serious ME-time.  DH is taking diva junior to her horse riding lessons tomorrow am, so that I can attend a stamping and inking demonstration at my favourite scrapbook store, yeah me!
Schools are also on break from today and goes back to school on 11 April.  My daughter brought home a stunning report card and we are so proud of her.  DH then took her to Exclusive Books for a little treat, and these are the books she selected as she is an avid reader .  She gets her love of reading from both of us, but I must say its been a long time since I've lost myself in a good read.

Mary Poppins: The Complete Collection

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Book Description
When their new nanny, Mary Poppins, arrives on a gust of the East Wind, greets their mother, and slides up the banister, Jane and Michael′s lives are turned magically upside down.
Familiar to anyone who has seen the film or the West End adaptation, you can now read all six of these wonderfully original tales about Jane and Michael′s adventures with the magical Mary Poppins. In each book Mary takes the children on the most extraordinary outings: to a fun fair inside a pavement picture; to visit Uncle Andrew who floats up to the ceiling when he laughs; on a spectacular trip to see the Man-in-the-Moon! With her strict but fair, no-nonsense attitude, combined with amazing magical powers, things are never straightforward with Mary Poppins! But she has only promised to stay until the wind changes...
Titles include:
Mary Poppins
Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane
Mary Poppins and the House Next Door
Mary Poppins Opens the Door
Mary Poppins in the Park
Mary Poppins Comes Back
Age 12+

   There's no escape
When everyone is watching you.
Emerson Watts was pretty sure there couldn't be anything worse than being a
 straight A student whose brain had been transplanted into the body of a teenage 
But it turned out she was wrong.
Because that supermodel could turn out to have a mother who's mysteriously gone
 missing, a brother who's shown up on her doorstep demanding answers, ex-boyfriends
 crawling out of the woodwork who want more than just a photo op, and a British
 heartthrob who's written a song about her that's topping the charts.
How can Em balance all that with school, lingerie runway shows, and weekend jaunts 
to St. John—especially when she's got final exams; a sister who is headed to the high
 school cheerleading championships; a former best friend, Christopher, who's intent 
on destroying Stark Enterprises to avenge the death of his lost love; and a company 
she represents that seems to be turning to the dark side...
But then, nobody said it was going to be easy, being Nikki.


Wings (US)
Aprilynne Pike's #1 New York Times best-selling debutWings
is the first of four books about a seemingly ordinary girl named
Laurel was mesmerized, staring at the pale things with wide eyes. They were terrifyingly beautiful--too beautiful for words. Laurel turned to the mirror again, her eyes on the hovering petals that floated beside her head. They looked almost like wings.
Laurel discovers she is a faerie, sent among humans 
to protect the gateway to Avalon. 
Thrust into the midst of a centuries-old battle between 
faeries and trolls, she's torn between 
a human and a faerie love, as well as her loyalties to 
each world. In this extraordinary tale of magic and intrigue, 
romance and danger, everything you thought you knew about faeries will be changed forever.
Have a great week-end, and hopefully I will get big chunks of time to just CREATE!