Tuesday, January 27, 2015

January Reading Update

Earlier this month I laid out my list of (some of the) books I want to read this year

I got more reading done in these first weeks of the year than expected. Which is good since my course load this semester is heavy and I won't be reading much other than textbooks until May.

Here's what I finished reading so far this month/year:
1. Still Missing
2. The Silent Wife

3. Before I Go To Sleep
4. Death Trap
5. Redfield Farm
6. A Grown Up Kind of Pretty

7. Confessions: The Private School Murders

In progress:
"When Did You See Her Last?" by Lemony Snicket

Friday, January 23, 2015

Friday Funnies

Hope you get a laugh out of these!

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Friday, January 16, 2015

Friday Funnies: I Love Lucy

This is one of my favorite tv shows!  Enjoy the "I Love Lucy" laughs.

Ethel: My uncle Oscar's a butcher and he's got a big cold chest.  Lucy: Why don't you knit him a sweater?  hahaha!

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Friday, January 9, 2015

Friday Funnies

There were no funnies last week because my littlest guy had the flu. It was awful!  :(  We're all finally better now. Hope you enjoy the funnies and stay flu-free!

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Read In The New Year

Last year I created a reading list and updated it throughout the year twice. 

  • Fever 1793-finished
  • When We Were On Fire-mostly finished
  • Orphan Train-finished? I think?  
  • Wonder-finished
  • Divergent-finished
  • The Girl Who Stopped Swimming-finished
  • Insurgent-finished
  • The Exodus Road-finished
  • From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler-finished (AWESOME children's chapter book)
  • Backseat Saints-finished
  • Unleashed-finished
  • Gods in Alabama-finished
  • Esperanza Rising-finished 
  • This Is Where I Leave You-finished
  • Reading in the Wild-mostly finished
  • Jesus Feminist-mostly finished
  • Mini-Shopaholic-finished (love Sophie Kinsella's Shopaholic series)
  • All The Wrong Questions Book 1 by Lemony Snicket-finished (another great series for kids)
There were other books that I can't remember and didn't write down, but 18 books (3 "mostly" finished, 15 totally done) read in the year seems pretty good, especially for a mom who is in school, busy raising kids, and volunteering. 

Which brings us to:
graphic from Autism Speaks

Do you have a reading list for the year?  It seems like there are always new books that I stumble onto mid-year so it's not possible, for me, to create a definitive list of all the books I will read.  But there are some high up on my list.

(Each picture of the book cover will link to the book on amazon if you'd like to read about the book.  These are NOT AFFILIATE LINKS.  I won't make any money if you click the link or buy a book.  Just want to share my love of reading and make it easier for you to find these books.)

This one I already finished this year:
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Read it in one day.  Fascinating fictional story of a woman who was abducted and held captive for a year but escaped.  The way the story is told is unique. Be warned, there is some language, rape triggers, and SPOILER ALERT  ******** a baby's death************.  Still, I thought the author told the story well and I have these other books of hers on my wishlist:
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Other books I want to read this year:
What Happened to Hannah

Ready Player One: A Novel
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What Alice Forgot
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When She Woke
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The Silent Wife: A Novel
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Death Trap
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There's my list so far.  If there is a book you think I should add to it, let me know!

As of May, books read in 2015 include:
Death Trap (M. William Phelps)

Confessions of the Private School Murders (James Patterson)
Before I Go To Sleep (S J Watson)
The Nobodies Album (Carolyn Parkhurst)
Never Knowing (Chevy Stevens)
That Night (Chevy Stevens)

Always Watching (Chevy Stevens)
Still Missing (Chevy Stevens)

When Did You See Her Last? (Lemony Snicket)
The Silent Wife (A.S.A. Harrison)
Redfield Farm (Judith Redline Coopey)
A Grown Up Kind of Pretty (Joshilyn Jackson)

What Happened To Hannah (Mary Kay McComas)