Wednesday, December 22, 2010

150 What?

As part of my job, I try to get the local teens interested in reading. I've started a betting contest where they guess when I'll finish reading 150 (yes 150, it's not a typo) books from my teen section here at the library and the ten who picks the correct day I finish will get a free pizza. I started reading on December 1, 2010. Can I finish that many books before May? Who knows, cause I sure don't! As I read I'll be posting what I've read and what's coming up.

Here's what I've already read?
1) The Cardturner by Louis Sachar
2) A Kiss in Time by Alex Flinn
3) Wildwing by Emily Whitman
4) Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
5) Fairest by Gail Carson Levine
6)Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

I don't have time to write full out reviews, you can assume that if I don't say anything at all then the books were good and totally wortha read. So far I've liked them all. Wildwing wasn't one of my favorites, I had trouble getting into it at the beginning and Mockingjay, the third and final book of the Hunger Games series wasn't as good as I thought it would be. Don't get me wrong, It was still good. I think its outshined by the previous volumes in the series though.

Here's what's next!
Audrey, Wait by Robin Benway
The Earth, My Butt and Other Big Fat Round Things by Carolyn Mackler
You Wish by Mandy Hubbard
The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan
and
The first five volumes of the BLEACH graphic novels written by Tite Kubowhich it has been decided (not by me) will, together, equal one book in my tally.
And now I have to go so Happy Holidays to everyone!

Friday, March 05, 2010

A Giant Cheese

No, not me though my sense of humor might be considered a little bit (or a whole lot depending on who you’re talking to) cheesy. I went to the cracking open of a giant wheel of parmesan cheese at a Whole Foods store last weekend. At 3pm my time the people at whole foods opened around 300 wheels of Parmigiano Reggiano at 176 stores worldwide. It was interesting. OF course they gave out free samples of the cheese after it had been opened which was also good. Here are some pics.

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

This video is pretty awesome!

It’s been a while since I posted and if you’re wondering why, its one part laziness and procrastination and one part blogging for class over at my other blog “IT'S TIME TO LOVE YOUR LIBRARY!”. Anyhow, I’m attempting to turn over a new leaf and get back to it. Here’s a start. check out this video.

 

Friday, October 02, 2009

If your brain was a vegetable, what would it be?

After much thought, I've decided that when my brain goes to mush, in its vegetative state, it will be a Brussels sprout. The vegetable that's slightly off and funky tasting but oh so yummy! That's me. Just call me B.S.

 

 

Thursday, October 01, 2009

So Much to do, So little time to do it in...

...has never been so true as it is for me today. At least in my opinion anyway. I've got papers to write, projects to finish and other class work to do. I've got apt stuff to get done and laundry to do before the cousin who invited herself to stay with me this weekend (but doesn't know if she's actually gonna make it)shows up. I've gotta pick up the child of another cousin from daycare tomorrow cause they both work too late to get her and there's no one else to do it. I need to clean out my truck badly and well, somewhere in there i'm supposed to tutor a couple of people as well as find time to work out.

Is it any wonder that I don't get enough sleep?

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Read the "Hunger Games" series!!!

Catching Fire (Hunger Games, #2) Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

My rating: 5 of 5 stars I read this book in 3.5 hrs and I have to say that I thought it as even better than the first in the series. I can't wait to read the next one! View all my reviews >>

Monday, September 21, 2009

It's Finished!!!

I finally forced myself to finish the Spiderman Blanket!!! I think that it turned out really well. MY cousin is gonna love it!

The edging was different. I've never had to do a reverse crochet stitch for anything before, but once I got the hang of it, it moved right along. I'm just glad to be finished. Form now on I'm only making afghans that can be made in strips and sewn together.

 

Here it is!

 

spiderman