Thursday, October 31, 2013

November Book Worms Meet Pages Peeps Reading Group

November Book Club Selection
Wednesday November 20 6:00 pm

Here is a summary of the book chosen for November:
Imaginary friend Budo narrates this heartwarming story of love, loyalty, and the power of the imagination—the perfect read for anyone who has ever had a friend . . . real or otherwise

Budo is lucky as imaginary friends go. He's been alive for more than five years, which is positively ancient in the world of imaginary friends. But Budo feels his age, and thinks constantly of the day when eight-year-old Max Delaney will stop believing in him. When that happens, Budo will disappear.

Max is different from other children. Some people say that he has Asperger’s Syndrome, but most just say he’s “on the spectrum.” None of this matters to Budo, who loves Max and is charged with protecting him from the class bully, from awkward situations in the cafeteria, and even in the bathroom stalls. But he can’t protect Max from Mrs. Patterson, the woman who works with Max in the Learning Center and who believes that she alone is qualified to care for this young boy.

When Mrs. Patterson does the unthinkable and kidnaps Max, it is up to Budo and a team of imaginary friends to save him—and Budo must ultimately decide which is more important: Max’s happiness or Budo's very existence.   Narrated by Budo, a character with a unique ability to have a foot in many worlds—imaginary, real, child, and adult— Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend touches on the truths of life, love, and friendship as it races to a heartwarming . . . and heartbreaking conclusion.

We had fun last night discussing books, working on projects, eating pizza and relaxing.  Hope you will plan to join us in November!  ($10)

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Exclusive FREE Make-n-Take from Taylored Expressions at Holiday Cheer!


Exclusive FREE Make-n-Take card designed for Pages From the Heart by Taylor Van Bruggen  of Taylored Expressions!  Spend a few minutes at Holiday Cheer making this beautiful holiday card and then browse through Taylor’s new catalog.  Place your order through Pages and save on shipping!  For each $20 order, you’ll get one raffle ticket to WIN the original card signed by Taylor!  Holiday Cheer: November 16 and 17.


Sunday, October 20, 2013

Holiday Cheer Sneak Peek #1

Look what Kathy has created for a Holiday Cheer Make-n-Take!  These cute gift bags are made with new dies from Taylored Expressions-available to order at Pages.  Holiday Cheer is all day Saturday November 16 and Sunday November 17.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

2013 Holiday Cheer

2013 Holiday Cheer
Saturday November 16 & Sunday November 17

We’re planning some fabulous surprises for this year’s Holiday Cheer event at Pages From the Heart!  Two days filled with holiday Make-n-Takes, demonstrations, refreshments, raffle prizes, and new products from your favorite paper companies like Authentique, DoodleBug, Graphic 45 and WRMK!   Watch for sneak peeks on Facebook and here at the Pages From the Heart blog.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

September Book Club Selection

We had a great book club meeting in August.  Lively discussion, delicious pizza and first looks at the newly unpacked Graphic45 Mother Goose and Twelve Days of Christmas collections! 

Here is the book selection for September.  We will meet  on Wednesday September 25 at 6pm.  Bring your own project to work on and plan to have a great evening!  ($10).

Miss Peggy, Dr. Maggie, and Miss Li’l Bit, friends and confidantes for nearly a lifetime, find it funny and bewildering that they have become icons in Charles Valley, Georgia. Little does the rest of the town know that beneath the irreproachable fa├žades of its three doyennes lies an explosive decades-old secret that is about to be revealed.

Thirty-odd years ago the three Miss Margarets did something extraordinary, clandestine, and very illegal. Although they are haunted by the night that changed their lives, they believe that their crime was simply a matter of righting an egregious wrong. But when a stranger’s arrival in town and a tragic death open the floodgate of memory, their loyalty, friendship, and honor are tested in ways they could never have imagined—particularly when they have to contend with Laurel Selene, a young woman who has spent her life nursing an alcoholic mother and a huge grudge. Now Laurel is on the verge of discovering what happened the night the three Miss Margarets swore their oath of secrecy. Once she knows, will she reveal the truth about the three women she was raised to despise? Or will she face her own troubled history and put the dark legacy they all share behind them?

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

August 28 Book Club Selection


Award-winning, New York Times best selling author Ann Patchett returns with a provocative and assured novel of morality and miracles, science and sacrifice set in the Amazon rainforest. Infusing the narrative with the same ingenuity and emotional urgency that pervaded her acclaimed previous novels Bel Canto, Taft, Run, The Magician’s Assistant, and The Patron Saint of Liars, Patchett delivers an enthrallingly innovative tale of aspiration, exploration, and attachment in State of Wonder—a gripping adventure story and a profound look at the difficult choices we make in the name of discovery and love.

We had a great time last week discussing Gone Girl and hope you will plan to join us on August 28 at 6:00pm for our next meeting.  Bring your project to work on while we eat and discuss the book! $10.