Tuesday, June 30, 2009

June wrap-up

Seems I forgot to post my wrap-up yesterday. Probably subconscious avoidance since it was such a pathetic reading month for me. ;) And compared to how much I created, my reading was stellar. Sheesh. Honestly, it wouldn't bother me so much if I hadn't had such high expectations for the last week.


Adult Fiction:
*The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd (homeschool, Countdown Challenge)

Middle Grade Fiction:
*Samuel Blink and Forbidden Forest by Matt Haig (OUaT III, Spring Reading Thing '09)

Graphic Novels/Manga Fiction:
*Fables: March of the Wooden Soldiers by Bill Willingham (Graphic Novels extra, Once Upon a Time III, Countdown Challenge, RYOB)
*Legend of Chun Hyang by CLAMP (Once Upon a Time III, RYOB, 999, Manga Challenge)
*The Sandman: A Game of You by Neil Gaiman (Graphic Novels extra)
*The Essential Dykes to Watch Out For by Alison Bechdel (Graphic Novels extra, RYOB)

Adult Non-fiction:
*Javatrekker: Dispatches from the World of Fair Trade Coffee by Dean Cycon (homeschool, World Citizen, 21 Cultures, Support Your Local Library, 999, Countdown, Eco-Reading Challenge)

YA Non-fiction:
*No More Strangers Now: Young Voices from a New South Africa interviews by Tim McKee and photographs by Anne Blackshaw (homeschool, 21 Cultures, 999)

Middle Grade Non-fiction:
*Focus on Afghanistan (World in Focus Series) by Nikki Van Der Gaag (homeschool)
*A History of Us: Reconstruction and Reform, 1865-1896 (Book 7) by Joy Hakim (homeschool)

*"The Perfect Plague" by Jared Diamond and Nathan Wolfe, Discover: November 2008 (homeschool)


On TV:

*Earth 2100 (for fun)
*Harper's Island (for fun)

On DVD/Video:

*Black Gold: Wake Up and Smell the Coffee (homeschool)
*Biography "Charles Darwin" (homeschool)
*NOVA "The Secret of Photo 51" (homeschool)
*Cry Freedom (homeschool)
*Biography "Nelson Mandela: Journey to Freedom" (homeschool)
*The Wire (for fun)
--"The Wire"




Scrap girl said...

Looks like you did really well.

Amanda said...

I agree with Scrap girl, it looks like you did really well.

Eva said...

You're way too hard on yourself. :p And whenever I see what you've been doing for homeschool, I get so jealous of Annie!! hehe

Nymeth said...

You really are too hard on yourself! That's nowhere near bad, Debi! And that Discover article sounds really interesting!

Jean said...

That's more than I read in most years lately! Oh, wait, it's time to go work on TLQ (the latest quilt) or TLKP (the latest knitting project) or ... I'm thinking I should give audiobooks a try someday. Happy Canada Day!

Shanra said...

You are way, way too hard on yourself, love. You did wonderful.

And I agree with Eva. Whenever I see what you've been doing for homeschool, I get jealous of Annie. It sounds like you're doing such interesting stuff!

Renay said...

You are too hard on yourself! I read three books and two of them were rereads. ;_; Just compare yourself to me, you'll feel much better. ;)

Chris said...

Debi, that's not bad at all! Shoot, that's a really good month for me most of the time :p Love the Dad's Day card :) Hope Rich did too!

Trish said...

You got a lot more accomplished than I did! I squeaked by with 4 books, but one of those was started in May. Definitely going to be picking up Essential Dykes!