Monday, December 28, 2009

52 Books in 2009?

Nope, I didn't make it.   I didn't even come close, but I'm glad I tried.  I read more books than I would have otherwise (approximately 18).  Many of those were read alouds (RA) which made reading them a slower process.

The most uniquely written book was The Dead Fathers Club.  I was proud of finishing Dracula.  Surprised at how much I enjoyed Dr. Jekyll and Mr. HydeThe Shack was my least favorite.  I know a lot of people love it but for me it was too far removed from my own beliefs.
  • Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
  • The Precious Present - Spencer Johnson
  • The Neverending Story - Michael Ende
  • Fablehaven: Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary (RA) - Brandon Mull
  • Stormbreaker (RA) - Anthony Horowitz
  • The Shack - William P. Young
  • Peter and the Starcatchers (RA) - Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson
  • Point Blank (RA) - Anthony Horowitz
  • Skeleton Key (RA) - Anthony Horowitz
  • The Lightening Thief (RA) - Rick Riordan
  • Eagle Strike - Anthony Horowitz
  • The Sea of Monsters (RA) - Rick Riordan
  • The Titan's Curse  (RA) - Rick Riordan
  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson
  • The Dead Fathers Club - Matt Haig
  • Dracula - Bram Stoker

Friday, December 4, 2009

New Fave

I have found a new favorite TV show...Hoarders.

Show description: "Each 60-minute episode of Hoarders is a fascinating look inside the lives of two different people whose inability to part with their belongings is so out of control that they are on the verge of a personal crisis. Whether they're facing eviction, the loss of their children, jail time, or divorce, they are all desperately in need of help."

You can watch full episodes online.

Edited to add:  I also found a documentary, My Mother's Garden, made by a daughter of a hoarder.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Join me in...

Join me in congratulating our seminary student.  As of this morning, she has memorized all 25 Book of Mormon scriptures. Good job, Lynn!