Wednesday, September 24, 2008

I'm a Winner!

That's right -- I won something! And it came in the mail yesterday which was a fantastic surprise. I'm always hoping to win a give-away from one of the lovely blogs I frequent (it seems like there have been a lot lately -- so many generous ladies!) and I finally did!

The give-away was held by Marné at hey lucy -- one of my favorite blogs! You can read about the give-way here and read about me winning it (and see a great list of recommended books), here.

I am almost half-way through the book already and I love it! It is really good. It's about a young girl growing up in Germany during WWII (as told by the Grim Reaper) -- a period that has always interested me. Ever since my grandparents took me to the Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C. when I was twelve years old, I've felt a draw and a strong interest in the events during that time period. I have probably read 15-20 books -- fiction and non -- about the holocaust and surrounding events. It's just so fascinating and disturbing. It's hard to believe it happened. And that things like it still happen today. Humans are strange beings, to be sure.

Along with the book, Marné sent the following:

Isn't this pin cushion the sweetest?? It's super tiny -- perfect for my "take-along" sewing and knitting projects -- and in a tart pan! I've been using it while tie-ing my quilt to hold my needle.

She also sent a cute handmade notebook (how will I ever decide what's worthy to write on those pages?) and a nice note. It was so fun! I love getting mail (yeah, yeah, you've heard it before) and I especially love getting fun free stuff! And even more -- fun, free, CUTE stuff!

John is gone for most of the evening at a last-minute video shoot so William and I are at home alone -- listening to Lily Allen, working on the quilt and going on a walk. Thanks for all of the anniversary cheer yesterday -- it was a nice one, if much more low-key than previous years. So that's what happens when you have kids, huh? ;)


Christen said...

That little pin cushion is the cutest thing! I'd be so terrified to even put a pin in it.

and since you like Lily Allen, have you listened to Kate Nash? I almost like her better.

cara lou said...

Christen: I have one Kate Nash song that I really like (Pumpkin Soup) but haven't heard anything else. I'll have to check out the album!

Morgan Jane said...

I just ran across that book in goodreads and addded it to my list to it's nice to know that someone who's taste I trust likes it! And you definitely scored quite the little package there. Huzzah!

Nellie and Jason said...

I've heard of that book, I'll have to check it out! Now that I'm all done with my Twilight books, I have nothing to read. So boring. Life is so much better when you have a good book to settle into at the end of the day.