Remember that movie Freaky Friday? I loved it when I was little (the original version with Jodie Foster). I even used to daydream about switching lives with someone else. No, I wasn’t an unhappy child–I was just craving adventure! Brought … Continue reading
Can you believe it’s July already? I’m trying not to think about it. June was relaxing, but July is going to fly by. I’ll be out of town a total of 15 days in July, and as soon as I … Continue reading
One of the first reading strategies my first-graders learn is to make connections. So, for today’s Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by The Broke and the Bookish), I’m going to make a couple connections myself (ten, to be exact). Here are … Continue reading
This week’s hosted Top Ten Tuesday from The Broke and the Bookish was supposed to be about books published in the last decade that I hope people are still reading in a decade. (Yep, it’s confusing. Go ahead and re-read … Continue reading
Well, folks, running season is in full swing. I kicked it off with the Rock the Parkway half-marathon, and since then, have gotten a little registration-happy. Here’s my race calendar so far:
- May 13th – Mother’s Day 5K (I’ll be walking this one with my mom)
- May 20th – 10K for Tin Cans
- May 28th – Amy Thompson 8K (the first time 8K I’ve ever heard of!)
- June 2nd – Hospital Hill Half-Marathon
- July 4th – Freedom Run 10K
- July 8th – All-Star Game 5K (My parents will be walking while B & I run–should be a fun event as KC celebrates hosting the All-Star game in 2012!)
- July 14th – Glow Run 5K (B & I signed up on a friend’s team and are looking forward to this glow-tastic race experience.)
- Aug 12th – Komen Race for the Cure 5K (I haven’t actually registered for this one yet, either, but am planning to get a team together, since one of my BFFs is the chair of the teams fundraising committee.)
- Oct 20th – Waddell & Reed Kansas City Half-Marathon (running with my two BFFs!)
Seeing it all typed out makes me feel a teensy bit crazy, but also super-stoked. I went to Michael’s last weekend and bought all the supplies necessary to make my own race medal display. After this season, I’m gonna have that baby filled right up!
This year I decided I needed to start keeping track of the books I’ve read. I have an awful memory, and will literally forget about a book less than three days after finishing it. If someone asks if I’ve read a book, I often didn’t know… It was pretty sad.
My mom has a friend who has kept a notebook since high school, detailing every title, a quick summary, her opinion of the book, and any memorable quotes. I only wish I had thought of that years ago! Alas, I did not, and I’m sure that tens of books I’ve read will remain forgotten.
To remedy the situation from here on out, I took two measures: I started my Book Log page on my blog, to let you all know what books I am reading in 2012. And I also opened a Goodreads account. I’m really enjoying being a Goodreads member, as I can scroll through list after list of books, marking them as “read” or “to-read”, giving my own ratings out of five stars, and even voting on some of my favorites. It made the A-Z list I posted earlier this week a breeze.
Although I’ll never actually be able to add every book I’ve read in my life (because I can’t even remember what I read last month), if I keep this list going from now on, at least I’ll have them all from age 24 on.
How do you keep track of the books you’ve read?
Ellie, over at Musings of a Bookshop Girl posted this fun meme the other day. (I had to look up the meaning of the word meme recently, as I’ve been seeing it more and more. Am I the only one who didn’t know that a meme is simply “a concept that spreads via the Internet”? According to Wikipedia, a meme could be a hyperlink, video, picture, website, hashtag, or, apparently, a fun little game that you can paste on your blog and bore your readers with.)
So, the idea of this one is to name your favorite books that start with each letter of the alphabet. Here goes:
0-9 One for the Money – Janet Evanovich
C (The) City of Ember – Jeanne DuPrau
D (The) Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown
E Emma – Jane Austen