Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Quick Takes

1. As something new at work, we as department heads have to work a 12-8 shift every two weeks.  Today's my lucky day so I'm at the library this morning returning books, getting new books, and taking advantage of their faster computers!
2.  I had hoped to be better about blogging with the new year but so far I haven't other than to start my new list of books read in 2013.  I really need to get better about doing it because I feel like we are missing out on whole parts of our life and the memory, sad to say is not what it used to be!  the blog has really helped me when I've gone back to scrapbook events and sad to say, I'm behind on that too!  Like 4 years, almost 5 years kind of behind!  I think the last time we scrapbooked I did Tucker's kindergarten graduation and now he's moving up middle school next year!  Yikes!
3.  On to other news... for the one person who doesn't follow me on facebook ...keeping us busy has been our little artist!  He will receiving an award from the CT Association of Schools for his (and I quote) "ever developing artistic talent and fine character" in February!  He just received an award from the Board of Education for receiving the February award, if that makes any sense!

Oops! I'm being thrown off the computer!  Apparently I've exceeded my time and there are people waiting!  (which is actually fine with me because the guy next to me smells kind of funky!)

Friday, January 4, 2013

Books I Read in 2012

1. Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
2. New Moon by Stephanie Meyer
3. Emma by Jane Austen
5. Eclipse by Stephanie Meyer
6. Pretties by Scott Westerfeld
7. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
8. Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer
9. Night Road Kristen Hannah
10. Beloved by Toni Morrison
11. Captive Queen by Alison Weir
12. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
11. The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks
12. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer *
13. Crossed by Ally Condie
14. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
15. Out of Oz by Gregory Maguire
16. Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult
17. Holes by Louis Sachar
18. The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Ransom Riggs
19. Then Came You by Jennifer Weiner
20. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K Rawlings
21. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rawlings
22. The Story Sisters by Alice Hoffman
23. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rawlings
24. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
25. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
26. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rawlings
27. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
28. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
29. The Third Angel by Alice Hoffman
30.  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rawlings
31.  Moon over Manifest by Claire Vanderpool
32.  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rawlings
33.  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowlings  *
34.  The Host by Stephanie Meyer  *
35.  The River King by Alice Hoffman
36.  The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs
37.  The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis
38.  The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis
39.  Shiver by Maggie Steifvater 
40.  Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantal
41. Seriously...I'm Kidding by Ellen Degeneres
42.  Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
43.  The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
44.  Forever by Maggie Stiefvater
45.  The Penderwicks at Point Mouette by Jeanne Birdsall
46.  Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James
47.  Fifty shades Darker by EL James
48.  Fifty Shades Freed by FL James 
49.  The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. salinger
50.  Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell *
51.  The Sign of the Beaver
52.  I Know This Much is True by Wally Lamb
53.  Knit Two by Kate Jabobs
54.  Amy and Isabelle by Elizabeth Strout
55.  Where the Heart Is by Bille Letts
56.  Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
57.   11/22/63 by Stephen King *

* indicates favorite books