Saturday, February 28, 2009

February Wrap-Up

Read:

Non-fiction:
*In the Land of Invisible Women: A Female Doctor's Journey in the Saudi Kingdom by Qanta A. Ahmed, MD (World Citizen Challenge, 21 Cultures Challenge, Diversity Rocks Challenge, Countdown Challenge, 999 Challenge, What's in a Name 2 Challenge)
*The Complete Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornby (Countdown Challenge)
*That's Life: Finding Scrapbook Inspiration in the Everyday by Nic Howard (Countdown Challenge, Dewey Decimal Challenge)

Young Adult Non-fiction:
*Dictatorships: Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe by James R. Arnold and Roberta Wiener (homeschool)

Middle Grade Non-fiction:
*Children's Miscellany Too by Matthew and Samantha Barnes (for fun)

Graphic Novels (Fiction):
*The Doll's House by Neil Gaiman (Graphic Novels Challenge, The Dream King Challenge, What's In a Name 2 Challenge)
*Amulet: Book One The Stonekeeper by Kazu Kibuishi (Graphic Novels Challenge, Countdown Challenge)
*Rose by Jeff Smith and Charles Vess (Graphic Novels Challenge, Countdown Challenge)
*Castle Waiting by Linda Medley (Graphic Novels Challenge)

Graphic Novels (Non-Fiction):
*The United States Constitution: A Graphic Adaptation by Jonathan Hennessey and Aaron McConnell (homeschool, Graphic Novels Challenge, Countdown Challenge)


Picture Books:
*Comic Adventures of Boots by Satoshi Kitamura (Young Readers Challenge)
*Cat and Fish by Joan Grant (Young Readers Challenge)
*Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes (Young Readers Challenge)
*Circle of Cats by Charles de Lint and Charles Vess (Young Readers Challenge)

Plays:
*"Appointment With Death" by Agatha Christie (homeschool)
*"The Mousetrap" by Agatha Christie (homeschool)
*"Witness for the Prosecution" by Agatha Christie (homeschool)

Short Stories:
*"Herbie" by Mathias B. Freese (100 Shots of Shorts)
*"Alabaster" by Mathias B. Freese (100 Shots of Shorts)
*"Juan Peron's Hands" by Mathias B. Freese (100 Shots of Shorts)
*"Little Errands" by Mathias B. Freese (100 Shots of Shorts)
*"Arnold Schwarzenegger's Father Was a Nazi" by Mathias B. Freese (100 Shots of Shorts)
*"Echos" by Mathias B. Freese (100 Shots of Shorts)
*"Chicxulb" by T.C. Boyle (100 Shots of Shorts)

Essays/Articles:
*"Immoral Advances" by Dan Jones, NewScientist: Jan. 10-16, 2009 (homeschool)
*"Zimbabwe: Statistics and Country Report," Global Studies: Africa by Thomas Krabacher, Ezekiel Kalipeni, and Azzedine Layachi (homeschool)
*"Toppling a Tyrant," The Economist: March 17, 2007, reprinted in Global Studies: Africa by Thomas Krabacher, Ezekiel Kalipeni, and Azzedine Layachi (homeschool)
*"The Pony Problem" by Sloane Crosley, They Said There'd Be Cake (for fun)
*"In Defense of Globalization" by Abbis J. Ali, Competitiveness Review: Winter/Spring 2001, reprinted in Globalization: Opposing Viewpoints edited by Louise I. Gerdes (homeschool)
*"Refuting the False Gospel of Globalization" by Cynthia Moe-Lobeda, The Other Side: Nov./Dec. 2002, reprinted in Globalization: Opposing Viewpoints edited by Louise I. Gerdes (homeschool)


Watched:

On TV:
*House (for fun)
--"The Greater Good"
--"Unfaithful"
--"The Softer Side"
*Eleventh Hour (for fun)
--"Minamata"
*NOVA, "Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial" (homeschool)
*American Experience, "The Lobotomist" (for fun)
*NOVA, "Rat Attack" (for fun)

On DVD/Video:
*Criminal Minds (for fun)
--"Extreme Aggressor"
--"Compulsion"
--"Won't Get Fooled Again"
--"Plain Sight"
*Inside the Living Body by National Geographic (homeschool)
*10 Days That Unexpectedly Changed America by History Channel (homeschool)
--episode 4 "Antietam"
--episode 5 "The Homestead Strike"
*Apollo 13 directed by Ron Howard (for fun)
*Promises by Justine Shapiro, B.Z. Goldberg, and Carlos Bolado (homeschool)--thanks Eva

Created:

Card-making:
*6 Valentines, 3 birthday, 1 anniversary







Scrapbooking:
*1 layout




Knitting:
*1 scarf

9 comments:

Chris said...

Wow you have REALLY had a fantastic reading month! You've been doing great this year :D

And I am totally in love with your cards! Especially the panda bear card. Debi, you really need to open an Etsy store to sell your cards. They're fantastic!

And that scarf looks super too! I didn't even know that you knitted. That's a cute pic of Annie by the way :)

Jean said...

Wow! Just wow!

Eva said...

What a month!! I'm very impressed Debi. :D

Kailana said...

You had quite the month!

Your cards are wonderful. I am not creative AT ALL!

Nymeth said...

I didn't know you knitted either! I love Annie's scarf. And your cards are just too cute. A good month, eh? :D

Scrap girl said...

You really have been busy this month. You put me to shame. My reading has been good, but my scrapbooking has been very slow. Hope to do better this month. I hope March is as prolific as February for you.

Melody said...

Oh wow! Look at the stuff you've done in Feb! Very impressive, Debi! And the cards and scarf look so lovely! :D

Joy said...

Very productive!!! :)

Trish said...

Is there anything you DON'T do?? Busy month!! I love those cards--wish I had the patience to test my creative juices. Will that scrapbooking book teach me anything like this? :P