Friday, September 28, 2007
Monday, September 24, 2007
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Step 2: Break up into tiny rooms. Decorate with rugged wooden desks and comfy chairs. Excellent lighting a must. Install pencil sharpener.
Step 3: Rent out space to writers! Apparently writers are so desperate to have a quiet space to work that they actually rent space. As far as I know this service is not being offered in Denver yet. I wonder if our basement would work?
I love that the authors didn't back off from controversial topics of race and gender. Certainly it would have been a more "comfortable" read if they'd reached different conclusions, but overall it was an eye-opening and interesting book. Definitely a book you can loan to your friends.
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Monday, September 17, 2007
I've been wondering lately if I'm reading to complete my goal but missing out on the enjoyment. I know I'm certainly more focused with my time and watching less TV as a result of this challenge. Is there a way to balance enjoyment and drive?
Friday, September 14, 2007
The books I've read are in green.
The Westing Game
by Raskin, Ellen
Bridge to Terabithia
by Paterson, Katherine , Diamond, Donna
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
by Taylor, Mildred D.
The Grey King
by Cooper, Susan
M.C. Higgins, the Great
by Hamilton, Virginia
The Slave Dancer
by Fox, Paula
Julie of the Wolves
by George, Jean Craighead , Schoenherr, John , Schoenherr, John
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
by O'Brien, Robert , Bernstein, Zena
The Summer of the Swans
by Byars, Betsy Cromer , Coconis, Ted
by Armstrong, William Howard
The High King
by Alexander, Lloyd
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
by Koningsburg, Elaine , Konigsburg, E. L. , Koningsburg, E. L.
No longer available
I, Juan de Pareja
by de Trevino, Elizabeth Borton , Treviino, Elizabeth Borton De
Shadow of a Bull
by Wojciechowska, Maia
It's Like This, Cat
by Neville, Emily Cheney , Weiss, Emil
A Wrinkle in Time
by L'Engle, Madeleine
The Bronze Bow
by Speare, Elizabeth George
Island of the Blue Dolphins
by O'Dell, Scott , O'Dell, Scott
by Krumgold, Joseph , Shimin, Symeon
Thursday, September 13, 2007
by Perkins, Lynne Rae
by Kadohata, Cynthia
The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread
by DiCamillo, Kate , Ering, Timothy Basil
A Single Shard
by Park, Linda Sue
A Year Down Yonder
by Peck, Richard
Bud, Not Buddy
by Curtis, Christopher Paul
by Sachar, Louis , Frieder
Out of the Dust
by Hesse, Karen
The View from Saturday
by Konigsburg, E. L.
The Midwife's Apprentice
by Cushman, Karen , Hyman, Trina Schart
Walk Two Moons
by Creech, Sharon , Desimini, Lisa
by Lowry, Lois
by Rylant, Cynthia
by Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds
by Spinelli, Jerry
Number the Stars
by Lowry, Lois
Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices
by Fleischman, Paul , Beddows, Eric
Lincoln: A Photobiography
by Freedman, Russell
Whipping Boy (Award)
by Fleischman, Sid , Sis, Peter
Sarah, Plain and Tall
by MacLachlan, Patricia
The Hero and the Crown
by McKinley, Robin
Dear Mr. Henshaw
by Cleary, Beverly , Zelinsky, Paul
by Voigt, Cynthia
A Visit to William Blake's Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers
by Willard, Nancy , Provensen, Martin , Provensen, Alice
Jacob Have I Loved
by Paterson, Katherine
A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl's Journal, 1830-32
by Blos, Joan W.
Just finished A Thousand Acres, by Jane Smiley. This book could have been an Oprah Book Club selection, it was so depressing.
Moving on to Black Maps, by Peter Spiegelman, and so far I’m really enjoying this book. Haven’t read a mystery in a while, so it feels good to switch gears.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Friday, September 7, 2007
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
- Tattered Cover in LoDo - the best bookstore in Denver, and also very accessible by Light Rail. I was heartbroken when the Cherry Creek store closed because it played an important role during the courtship with the Mister. However, the store in LoDo has lots of charm and we have worked through our grief and come to terms with this change. Could also visit the new store on Colfax.
- Cherry Creek Farmer's Market - the best one in Denver, in my opinion. Lots of fresh produce, excellent people-watching. Also, the dog-watching is outstanding.
- Wash Park - Walking here is also prime for people-watching and dog watching. The surrounding homes are gorgeous. We were going to have our wedding reception here but they wouldn't rent the boat house over a holiday weekend. Bummer.
- Red Rocks Amphitheater - good enough for Dave Matthews? Good enough for me. Good hiking, too.
- The Highlands - lots of good shopping. And eating: Mead St. Station, Highlands Garden Cafe, Stella's.
- Denver Zoo - love me some penguins!
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
Little Sister and her husband were in town this weekend and stayed at the Casa. So much fun! Dined at Vesta, did some shopping, played rummy. We were reminiscing about movies we love and came up with a list that need to be rented the next time they're in town:
And one that we haven't seen: Lover Come Back.