Saturday, January 31, 2009

January round-up

Read:

Non-Fiction:
*Green River, Running Red by Ann Rule (Suspense/Thriller Challenge, Dewey Decimal Challenge)

Young Adult Non-Fiction:
*Science and Society by Robert Snedden (homeschool)
*Tanzania by Joan Vos MacDonald (homeschool)
*Asking About Sex and Growing Up by Joanna Cole (homeschool)

Fiction:
*And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie (homeschool, 999 Challenge)

Young Adult Fiction:
*A Bottle in the Gaza Sea by Valerie Zenatti (YA Challenge, 21 Cultures Challenge, Countdown Challenge, 999 Challenge, Support Your Local Library Challenge)

Plays:
*The Crucible by Arthur Miller (Dewey Decimal Challenge, 21 Cultures Challenge, homeschool)
*"Ten Little Indians" by Agatha Christie (homeschool)

Graphic Novels/Manga:
*Bizenghast One by M. Alice LeGrow (Manga Challenge, Countdown Challenge)
*Bizenghast Two by M. Alice LeGrow (Manga Challenge, Countdown Challenge)


Picture Books:
*Skippyjon Jones and the Big Bones by Judy Schachner (Young Readers Challenge)
*Have You Seen My Purr? by Judy West (Young Readers Challenge)
*Toots the Cat by Karla Kuskin (Young Readers Challenge)

Short Stories:
*"Down to the Sunless Sea" by Mathias B. Freese (100 Shots of Shorts)
*"I'll Make It, I Think" by Mathias B. Freese (100 Shots of Shorts)
*"The Father Thing" by Philip K. Dick (Sci-Fi Experience, 42 Challenge, 100 Shots of Shorts)
*"Orange" by Neil Gaiman (Sci-Fi Experience, 42 Challenge, Out of This World Mini-Challenge, 100 Shots of Shorts)
*"Ass-Hat Magic Spider" by Scott Westerfeld (Sci-Fi Experience, 42 Challenge, Out of This World Mini-Challenge, 100 Shots of Shorts)
*"The Menace From Earth" by Robert Heinlein (Sci-Fi Experience, 42 Challenge, Out of This World Mini-Challenge, 100 Shots of Shorts)
*"The Home Team" by Greg Wickenhofer (Sci-Fi Experience, 42 Challenge, Out of This World Mini-Challenge, 100 Shots of Shorts)
*"All Summer in a Day" by Ray Bradbury (Sci-Fi Experience, 42 Challenge, Out of This World Mini-Challenge, 100 Shots of Shorts)
*"Cheats" by Ann Halam (Sci-Fi Experience, 42 Challenge, Out of This World Mini-Challenge, 100 Shots of Shorts)
*"The Fluted Girl" by Paolo Bacigulupi (Sci-Fi Experience, 42 Challenge, Out of This World Challenge, 100 Shots of Shorts)
*"The Harvest" by Amy Hempel (100 Shots of Shorts)
*"The Surfer" by Kelly Link (Sci-Fi Experience, 42 Challenge, 100 Shots of Shorts)
*"The Chatham Bear" by Mathias B. Freese (100 Shots of Shorts)

Essays:
*"Bugs in the Brain" by Robert M Sapolsky, from Monkeyluv and Other Essays on Our Lives as Animals (Essay Challenge)

Watched:

On DVD:
*Liberia: An Uncivil War directed by Jonathan Stack and James Brabazon (homeschool)
*10 Days That Unexpectedly Changed America by History Channel (homeschool)
--episode 1 "Massacre at Mystic"
--episode 2 "Shay's Rebellion: America's First Civil War"
--episode 3 "Gold Rush"
*The Crucible directed by Nicholas Hytner (homeschool)
*The Day After directed by Nicholas Meyer (for fun)

In the Theater:
*Inkheart directed by Iain Softley

On TV:
*House, "Painless" (for fun)
*Criminal Minds, "Bloodlines" (for fun)
*House, "Big Baby" (for fun)

Created:

Cards:
1 birthday, 1 Christmas, 1 "just because" (not pictured)

12 comments:

Jean said...

What a productive week! Your cards are so lovely, too, simple but so elegant and eyecatching. And at the rate you're going, you'll have 50 short stories read before you know it!

Sandra said...

Quite a month. I read those two Christie mysteries too and enjoyed them. I also read Down to the Sunless Sea, I owe the author a review. I'm doing a January roundup for Salon Sunday. Happy reading in February.

Chris said...

Hey! I have Green River, Running Red on my TBR list ;)

You had a really great reading/watching month! And I feel blessed to be the happy recepient of one of those homemade Debi cards :D

Eva said...

Loved this post Debi!! I should start recording what movies I watch..except I watch way too many, lol. :p

Jean said...

I just realized your list was for the whole month. It's still impressive, at least compared to what T've accomplished here.

Bookfool said...

Wow, you've been busy. You go, girl!

Nymeth said...

wow, look at all the stuff you did! Most of all I love the diversity :) And your cards are just gorgeous!

Melody said...

Sounds like you've a great month, Debi! :)

Trish said...

Debi! What a FANTASTIC month you had--so many different things. I hope February is great for you as well.

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