Jan 13, 2014

Christmas present!

As promised I'm going to share some of my christmas presents with you. My parents gave me this beautiful necklace! I've been eying it on Etsy for a very long time and I must have showed it to my mother at some point as there it was wrapped in a perfect little package under the Christmas tree. I still can't believe my luck. It's such a great piece of jewelry. I'm a big fan of cord necklaces and this one is skillfully braided. The best part for me are the flower beads. Those are giving the necklace something extra special. I'm going to wear it a lot, that's for sure. Thanks again my sweet parents!
You can find this necklace in the Silvercrush shop on Etsy.

My first book review! Saving CeeCee Honeycutt

Twelve-year-old CeeCee is in trouble. For years she’s been the caretaker of her psychotic mother, Camille— the crown-wearing, lipstick-smeared laughingstock of an entire town. Though it’s 1967 and they live in Ohio, Camille believes it’s 1951 and she’s just been crowned the Vidalia Onion Queen of Georgia.

The day CeeCee discovers Camille in the front yard wearing a tattered prom dress and tiara as she blows kisses to passing motorists, she knows her mother has flipped. When tragedy strikes, Tootie Caldwell, a previously unknown great-aunt comes to CeeCee’s rescue and whisks her away to Savannah. Within hours of her arrival, CeeCee is catapulted into a perfumed world of prosperity and Southern eccentricities—a world that appears to be run entirely by women.

Laugh-out-loud funny, at times heartbreaking, and written in a pitch-perfect voice, Saving CeeCee Honeycutt is a spirited Southern tale that explores the intricacies of female relationships while illuminating the journey of a young girl who loses her mother but finds many others.

The above is the summary from the author's website. I purchased this book at the end of last year and couldn't wait to start. I absolutely loved it. The southern atmosphere completely dragged me in and I didn't want the story to end at all. CeeCee is a wonderful main character. She's been through a lot, but that doesn't mean she hasn't got any flaws. On the one hand she's more grown up than other girls her age, but on the other she still has a lot to learn. One of those things is to be a child again. Life is full of issues and even though CeeCee now has a more stable home living with aunt Tootsie she can't and shouldn't forget her past. Problems will always arrise and she has to learn to deal with quite many issues and obstacles along the way. I won't spoil anything here as you can better read it for yourself.
 I especially liked the friendship with the wise Oletta. I could totally picture life in Savannah even though I've never been there. The southern tone of voice is very well executed which gives the book something extra special. I can recommend this book to everyone and have done so many times already as we have it in our library. I could have borrowed it, but instead I had to have it as I expect this is a book I will read many times.

Jan 12, 2014

Great bag!

Unfortunately January is the month in which I'm always broke. Holidays cost way more than I calculated beforehand and I usually end up spending most of my savings on Christmas presents. Which I love buying and I'm a big fan of fancy wrapping too. I have to watch myself not to go over the top too much, but a little bit is allowed.
As soon as I have money again I'd like to buy this bag. I'm pretty sure that any book will look good in it and the little hearts and all the accessories are really cute. You can find it at http://www.pauls-boutique.com/. 
The best finds happen when you have no money. Fortunately I can comfort myself with one or two digital books and by looking at the great presents I received for Christmas. In the coming days I'll share some of both with you.
Then there's always the wish list. I see myself walking around with this bag for sure. There's so much space. I can bring at least three books, my phone, my wallet and a make up bag. So this will be the first thing on my list for this year. And showing things to all of you is going to be so much fun! As you can see this bag has made me at least a little happy even when I don't own it.

About me

Hello! My name is Lavender and you've probably already guessed that I'm a librarian. I can't remember not loving books. I can't leave my house without something to read in my bag. I love working at a library. My work place is big and modern with lots of glass, a cozy coffee place and there are several floors filled with books. Of course I can take whatever I like to read home with me to borrow, but for me that's not enough. I also buy books. To support writers of course as without that there would be none left and because I love feeling the paper in my hands. I do read on my iPad as well. I can't imagine a world without stories and decided to contribute my own. With a blog, but I'm also secretly dreaming of becoming an author myself one day. Some day...
I'm a bit of a nerd, but I do love clothes, make up, jewelry and other fancy feminine things. I'm going to write about what I've bought and also about my online finds. The ones I can't afford, but would love to have or the things that are worth drooling over time and time again.
I'm single and am living in a very cute, but small home. I will tell you a bit about my daily life, my love life and everything else that I feel like sharing. Happy to meet you!

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