the rain rain rain came down down down

it feels like time for a rainy day movie. but, alas, I have no time for one, nobody to cuddle up with while I watch one, and no interest in staying awake for a whole one. it’s all just too bad.

tonight we went over to alex’s and watched cheaper by the dozen. it was an interesting mix of people there. they wanted to play a game after the movie, but I just didn’t have the energy. it sounded like unfun. here at home I can smell the posole cooking, and I know there’s herb cheese in the fridge. I want it very badly. come to think of it, I never ate dinner. just dave’s for lunch, and I wasn’t so enthusiastic about that. cow doesn’t taste as good as it used to. it makes me sad that I don’t like red meat so much anymore.

tomorrow: party with the folks from 12:30-3:30, and the hillery’s thing in the evening. in the morning I’ll work on my dress. must finish…


reading list 2005

New books: 57 ( 12,843 pgs )

Longest book: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (652 pgs)
Shortest book: The Hoboken Chicken Emergency (83 pgs)
Oldest book: Hamlet (1601)
Newest book: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (July 2005)
Best book: The Picture of Dorian Gray
Best children’s/YA book: The Wouldbegoods
Worst book: Through the Ice
Most disappointing book: The Dogs of Babel

Cathy Day, The Circus in Winter
Wendelin Van Draanen, Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief
Polly Horvath, Everything on a Waffle
Piers Anthony with Robert Kornwise, Through the Ice
Pat O’shea, The Hounds of the Morrigan
Alexander Mccall Smith, The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency
C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters
E. Nesbit, The Wouldbegoods
Kate Dicamillo, The Tale of Desperaux
Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, The Great Chicken Debacle
Carl Hiaasen, Hoot
Roald Dahl, Matilda
Michael A. Stackpole, The Grand Crusade
Patricia C. Wrede, Dealing with Dragons
Diane Wynne Jones, Cart and Cwidder
Louis L’amour, Milo Talon
Wendelin Van Draanen, Sammy Keyes and the Curse of Moustache Mary
Sharon Creech, Ruby Holler
Ema Mclaughlin & Nicola Kraus, The Nanny Diaries: A Novel
Jerry Spinelli, Wringer
Steven Pinker, The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language
Jerry Spinelli, Loser
Kevin Henkes, Olive’s Ocean
C.S. Lewis, The Great Divorce
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
P.G. Wodehouse, Three Men and A Maid
Louis Sachar, The Boy Who Lost His Face
Wendelin Van Draanen, Sammy Keyes and the Hollywood Mummy
Terry Pratchett, The Wee Free Men
E. Nesbit, Five Children and It
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
William Shakespeare, Hamlet
Blue Balliett, Chasing Vermeer
Louise Rennison, Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging
Gennifer Choldenko, Al Capone Does My Shirts
Megan Mcdonald, Judy Moody
Lois Lowry, Gathering Blue
Jeanne Duprau, The City of Ember
Cynthia Kadohata, Kira-Kira
Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
Dodi Smith, I Capture the Castle
Carlo Collodi, Pinnochio
Mark Haddon, The curious incident of the dog in the night-time
Shannon Hale, The Goose Girl
Carolyn Parkhurst, The Dogs of Babel
Munro Leaf, The Story of Ferdinand
Judith Viorst, The Tenth Good Thing About Barney
Chris Van Allsburg, The Wreck of the Zephyr
Brock Cole, Fair Monaco
Daniel Pinkwater, The Hoboken Chicken Emergency
Sharon Creech, Love That Dog
Jon J Muth, Zen Shorts
Peter H. Reynolds, The Dot
Esphyr Slobodinka, Caps For Sale
Chris Van Allsburg, The Mysteries of Harris Burdick
Ruth Stiles Gannett, My Father’s Dragon
Russell Hoban, A Birthday for Frances

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