Wednesday, August 31, 2011

August Reading List

1-101 Acheron - Sherrilyn Kenyon (8/1) re-read
2-102 Nerd Do Well - Simon Pegg (8/9)
3-103 Retribution - Sherrilyn Kenyon (8/11)
4-104 Cry Wolf - Patricia Briggs (8/25) re-read

Yup...That's it. Two re-reads and two others. Nerd Do Well was my non-fic for the month.
I'm also reading a Medical Billing and Coding book and a fiction YA. but my reading mojo has take na backseat to knitting and school.

Plus i'm an absolute crazy and signed up to be a Daisy Troop Leader for girl scouts this year.
How I'm going to swing this with baby due in February is beyond me, but in the words of Tim Gunn, i will MAKE IT WORK!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

First Day of Kindergarten

This morning was Kae's first "Staggered Start" day of Kindergarten, she was home yesterday and she'll be home tomorrow, School will actually start on Thursday.

(i'm casting on a pair of socks after i type this so i have a pocket project for the parent pick up line. I think i shall use my malabrigo sock..../drool)

Kae remembered where her classroom was, and where her seat was. she sat right down and even raised her hand to ask the teacher a question (and school hadn't even STARTED yet!) Then she waved us out of the classroom.

I'm proud of myself, i didn't cry this time. I'm 13 weeks pregnant and crazy hormonal and didn't cry this time ::big grin::

My mom reassured me that kae is just a very well adjusted child. I'm glad she loves school. she's got a lot more to go!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

July Reading List

1-87 Tiger’s Quest - Colleen Houck (7/1)
2-88 City of Ashes - Cassandra Clare (7/7)
3-89 Mercy Thompson: Homecoming - Patricia Briggs (7/8)
4-90 Evernight - Claudia Gray (7/11)
5-91 Night Season - Eileen Wilks (7/14)
6-92 The Awakening - Kelly Armstrong (7/15)
7-93 The Reckoning - Kelly Armstrong (7/18)
8-94 Soulless - Gail Carriger (7/19)
9-95 Dark Hunter Manga Volume 2 - Sherrilyn Kenyon (7/23)
10-96 Dark Hunter Manga Volume 3 - Sherrilyn Kenyon (7/24)
11-97 Passion - Lauren Kate (7/26)
12-98 The Gathering - Kelly Armstrong (7/29)
13-99 Dark Hunter Manga Volume 4 - Sherrilyn Kenyon (7/30)
14-100 What to Expect when You’re Expected - David Javerbaum (7/31)

I read more manga than i have in a while this month. but it's because i discovered the manga/graphic novel section of the gardens library! They had all 4 of the Dark Hunter Manga Volumes, and since this is one of my most favorite series out, i had to read them all. I'd already read one but i read it again to refresh my memory (though i didn't add it to the list because i'd already read it lol).

I also read a lot of Kelly Armstrong this month. I personally haven't gotten into her adult "Women of the Otherworld" series, but her YA Otherworld series are fantastic.

My favorite of the month is probably Soulless by Gail Carriger though. It's Steampunk Victorian with Vampire and Werewolves, what's not to love?!? Like Austen only BETTER. (i'm not a big fan of Austen.....)

My least favorite of the month is probably Tiger's Quest. Now before you judge, i LOVED the book, it's my least favorite because it made me cry. The end was just SO FREAKING SAD. I will read the next book when it comes out, and i'm sure i will love it too, but i'm giving this one my least favorite because i wanted a happy ending.../sigh

And now i'm patiently awaiting the next Kenyon book - Retribution. It comes out in like 3 days....