Monday, June 30, 2008

points for the week

Again, I'm a day late awarding the points. And I'm going to try to keep this short and sweet, as I'm so far behind on everything else as well.

*Picked up four books of poetry from the library this week, as that's our literature focus for homeschooling this summer. Boris by Cynthia Rylant. How Did I Get to Be 40 & Other Atrocities by Judith Viorst. Big Backyard by Michael Teig. And last but not least, Transformations by Anne Sexton. And Nymeth earns a point for this one!

*Off topic, but I had to return a pile of books to the library unread, too. Oh, how that makes me sad. :(

*Remember how we had a garage sale a few weeks back? Well, we had tons and tons of change from it. We didn't feel like spending the time to roll it all. So instead, Rich took it to one of those coin counting machines. Now if you get cash for it, they keep a portion, but if you get an Amazon gift card with it, you get to keep every cent. Bet you can guess what option we went with, huh? $106, which Rich and I split equally. What a fun splurge that was! I got 5 books...each of which I get to blame on someone:
The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson was all Becky's fault. And so was Little Brother by Cory Doctorow. Tamsin by Peter S. Beagle was Chris's fault. The Maternal is Political edited by Shari MacDonald Strong is entirely Dewey's fault. And again, last but not least, Nymeth is at fault for The Bromeliad Trilogy by Terry Pratchett.

*Somehow, not sure how exactly it happened, a couple more books came home with me from Barnes & Noble. No one to blame though, dammit. I could claim that I only had the kids in mind with these purchases, but I really hate to lie. So I'm just going to have to suck it up and claim responsibility for Once Upon a Crime by Michael Buckley and Samuel Blink and the Forbidden Forest by Matt Haig.

So, if I've figured right, Nymeth and Becky come away with 2 points each and Dewey and Chris each get 1 point. You all really need to start taking it easy on me, you know.


Nymeth said...

I knew I could count on you to make me smile today, Debi. And I'm not just saying this because I got points. I really hope you enjoy Transformations, and that you and Annie enjoy The Bromeliad!

Little Brother is one that I really want to read as well.

Dewey said...

Gasp! Nymeth is ahead of me again! Will I never win this game?

I have The Adoration of Jenna Fox in the tiny TBR pile that isn't packed to move. So I'll be reading it soon and we can compare notes. I know that Renay is at fault for htat one, because she raved about it and said it was her favorite YA book of the year. Can't wait to find out why!

Chris said...

Yay, another point! I know that you'll love Tamsin without a doubt! It's a wonderful book :)

I'm afraid I have no chance of winning this blame game...Nymeth and Dewey have their running shoes on! It would be the same if I were playing :/ That damn Nymeth, lol...and I mean that in a sweet way ;)