Thursday, April 30, 2009

April wrap-up

Read:

Non-Fiction Graphic Novels:
*Fax From Sarajevo by Joe Kubert (Graphic Novels Challenge, Support Your Local Library, Book Awards II, 999 Challenge, Spring Reading Thing 2009)

Non-Fiction Adult:
*George & Sam: Two Boys, One Family, and Autism by Charlotte Moore (What's in a Name 2, Support Your Local Library, Countdown Challenge, Dewey Decimal)
*Starting Points by Linda Harrison (RYOB)

Non-Fiction Young Adult:
*South Africa by Ettagale Blauer and Jason Laure (homeschool)

Fiction Graphic Novels:
*The Sandman: Season of Mists by Neil Gaiman (Once Upon a Time III, Support Your Local Library, bonus for Graphic Novels Challenge, bonus for Dream King Challenge)
*Skim by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki (Graphic Novels Challenge, Support Your Local Library, Young Adult Challenge, 999 Challenge)

Fiction Adult:
*The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett (Dewey's Books, 999 Challenge, Countdown Challenge, RYOB, 21 Cultures)

Fiction Young Adult:
*The Dead & The Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer (End of the World '09, Young Adult Challenge, Support Your Local Library, 999 Challenge, 42 Challenge)
*The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (YA Challenge, 999 Challenge, End of the World Challenge, 42 Challenge, RYOB, Spring Reading Thing '09)

Fiction Middle Grade:
*The Castle Corona by Sharon Creech (RYOB, OUaT III, Countdown Challenge)
*The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo (Countdown Challenge, Book Awards 2, RYOB)

Poetry:
*...I never saw another butterfly...: Children's Drawings and Poems from Terezin Concentration Camp, 1942-1944 (expanded second edition with foreword by Chaim Potok) (WWII Challenge, Support Your Local Library, What an Animal Challenge, 999 Challenge, Spring Reading Thing '09)

Picture Books:
*The Scaredy Cats by Barbara Bottner and Victoria Chess (Young Readers Challenge)
*The Cat Who Walked Across France by Kate Banks and Georg Hallensleben (Young Readers Challenge)

Essays/Articles:
*"A Storm in the Brain" by Jon Meacham, Newsweek: April 20, 2009
*"In the Grip of the Unknown" by Jerry Adler and Eliza Gray, Newsweek: April 20, 2009
*"Agony, Hope & Resolve" by Susan Axelrod Newsweek: April 20, 2009
*Creating Keepsakes: May 2009, cover to cover

Watched:

On TV:
*House (for fun)
--"Simple Explanation"
--"Saviors"
--"House Divided"
*Criminal Minds (for fun)
--"Conflicted"
--"A Shade of Gray"
--"The Big Wheel"
*Harper's Island (for fun)
--"Whap"
--"Krackle"
--"Ka-Blam"

On DVD/Video:
*The Bronte Sisters by The Biography Channel (for homeschool)
*The Presidents by The History Channel (for homeschool)
--"Taylor to Lincoln: 1849-1865"
--"Andrew Johnson to Arthur: 1865-1885"
*10 Days that Unexpectedly Changed America by The History Channel (for homeschool)
--"Einstein's Letter"
*The Wire (for fun)
--"Old Cases"
--"The Pager"

Created:

Cards:


















Scrapbook layouts:

(A "warm-up" layout of my cousin's baby, who is no longer a baby.)





















(Annie, newly six, on an Easter egg hunt while visiting Grandmother and Grandpa.)





















(A conversation with Gray as a toddler.)





















(Tidbits about an about-to-turn-three Gray.)

7 comments:

Chris said...

:D All of your scrap book layouts just warm my heart Debi! I swear...If I ever get to come out and meet you I'm going to be going through all of your scrapbooks like your kids are my family, lol. I love seeing pictures of them :)

You had an AWESOME! reading month!! Go Debi!! I'm so excited...I'm about to start "I Never Saw Another Butterfly" soon. It's out from the library :) Oh yeah...point for you!

Scrap girl said...

your scrap pages are fantastic. I can't believe I haven't seen any before. What a brilliant reading month. I shall post mine in Sunday Salon this week.

DesLily said...

wow... i guess it's true .. if you want something done give it to a busy mother!! sheesh! lol..
love the scrap booking stuff! my daughter in law does some but has gotten away from it I hope she gets back to it because it's awsome stuff, especially when done like you do it!

Kailana said...

You read a lot of great books! :)

And, your scrapbook pages are wonderful! I wish I was so creative!

Nymeth said...

I love your layouts! And most of all I love the pictures :D

Congratulations on an excellent reading month!

PS: I miss you too, m'dear. Off to catch up with e-mail :P

Staci said...

I loved all of your scrap book pages!! I love to scrap too. Haven't done it in a while though. My friend Tracy and I take for on Saturday's and scrap all day/night at Archiver's. You're reading list was fantastic too!!! April was very busy reading and creatively for you!!

Melody said...

Wow, your scrap book layouts are just beautiful! I love them all and did I tell you I've not done any scrapbooking, yet? ;)