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Book Theme Party Invitation

Remember how I was telling you I wasn’t very fond of the book Saint Maybe and I was going to tear pages out of it to make invitations to a book theme party? I thought you’d like to see how they turned out.

They were super easy to make. I punched a large flower and wrote “Party:” and then printed a definition on the blue paper, cut it out with a scallop blade.  After I glued those in place, I just printed the party info on matching blue paper and glued it inside the folded page.  I heard from those in the know (the party girl) that everyone thought they were super cute.

One thing I did spend a few minutes doing was to skim each page and make sure it was rated G! I don’t think I would be the only one embarrassed by something inappropriate!

Linked to I Made It! Monday, Bloom, Tell Me Tuesday, Anti-Procrastination Tuesday, Tuesday Talent Show, Saturday Seven, Celebrations at Home, Sundae Scoop and What’s In the Gunny Sack.

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Saint Maybe Book Review

The first book I finished this year was Saint Maybe by Anne Tyler, I figured it’s time for a book review.  I’m normally all over a good Christmas story and I liked watching the movie, so I figured the book would be even better.  For only the second time ever, I like the movie better than the book (the first time was The Natural). This book was much better than The Natural (the movie), but I’m not feeling bad tearing it apart to use for invitations for a book theme party I’m throwing.

The main character, Ian, overcame challenges and turned out to be a great guy in the movie.  In the book, he was so flawed and while he did many noble things, he couldn’t seem to shake his demons.  Instead of being a story of hope and redemption, the book dragged on slowly bringing Ian to a better place but not necessarily a happy place.

I can’t even give this book one slice; if you see this book on clearance for a dollar – save your money!

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