Saturday, July 31, 2010

50 Books in 2010: July Update

Still Reading Away...


1. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
2. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
3. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
5. Hard Core Logo by Michael Turner
6. Running with Scissors: A Memoir by Augusten Burroughs
7. What the Dog Did: tales from a formerly reluctant dog owner by Emily Yoffe
8. Bloodsucking Fiends: A Love Story by: Christopher Moore
9. You Suck: A Love Story by: Christoper Moore
10. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
11. The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs
12. Lullabies for Little Criminals by Heather O"Neil
13. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
14. A Wolf at the Table by Augusten Burroughs
15. Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K. Hamilton
16. Knit Two by Kate Jacobs
17. I Know This Much is True by Wally Lamb
18. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson
19. Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
20. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
21. The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill
22. Dry: A Memoir by Augusten Burroughs
23. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
24. Practical Demon-Keeping: A Comedy of Horrors by Christopher Moore
25. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
26. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
27. The Birth House by Amy McKay
28. Fluke: Or I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings by Christopher Moore.
29. The Laughing Corpse by Laurell K. Hamilton
30. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
31. Olivia Joules And The Overactive Imagination by Helen Fielding
32. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
33. Lover Mine by J.R. Ward
34. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
35. The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson
36. Beauty Tips from Moose Jaw: Travels in Search of Canada by Will Ferguson
37. Nikolski by Nicholas Dickner
38. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
39. Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
40. Dead in the Family by Chalaine Harris
41. Push: A Novel by Sapphire
42. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson
43. Sh*t My Dad Says by Justin Halpern
44. Burned by P.C. & Kristin Cast
45. Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay
46. Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
47. Dearly Devoted Dexter by Jeff Lindsay
48. Dexter in the Dark by Jeff Lindsay

49. New Moon by Stephanie Meyer

50. Dexter by Design by Jeff Lindsay
51. Still Alice by Lisa Genova
52. Comfort Food by Kate Jacobs
53. Airframe by Michael Crichton
54. Eclipse by Stephanie Meyer
55. The Age of Reason by Jean Paul Sartre

The BIG news is I made it past 50!!!!! Stretch Target is now 100, although I doubt I can do that. J suggested I start reading children's books... alternatively, he suggests "Choose your Own Adventure" books, whereby I could record 1 book for every alternative story line I choose.
I can assure you I will NOT be taking his advice. :)

Some books I read this month that I would recommend:

The Age of Reason (this was my 5th time reading it)
Still Alice (an easy read and a good introduction to Alzheimers, a condition I previously knew little about.)

Campbell River Beach Fire & Hot Dog Cookout

This may be my very favourite way to spend an evening.
Beer, Campfire (veggie) dogs and family :)


Telegraph Cove, Vancouver Island

A small (and when I say small.. that is a HUGE exaggeration) fishing hub on Northern Vancouver Island (think a few kms south of Port McNeill)

Would I go there again? Likely not. Was it worth the trip. Absolutely!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Puppies for Sale



When I took this picture, I had no idea what what in the background, just thought the puppies looked cute.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Campbell River Keg Party

(and someone's 50th birthday. But I won't tell :))


Thursday, July 1, 2010

50 Books in 2010: June Update

So, I didn't make it to 50. But you will notice since the summer months have started, I have switched to "lighter" fare. :)

1. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
2. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
3. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
5. Hard Core Logo by Michael Turner
6. Running with Scissors: A Memoir by Augusten Burroughs
7. What the Dog Did: tales from a formerly reluctant dog owner by Emily Yoffe
8. Bloodsucking Fiends: A Love Story by: Christopher Moore
9. You Suck: A Love Story by: Christoper Moore
10. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
11. The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs
12. Lullabies for Little Criminals by Heather O"Neil
13. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
14. A Wolf at the Table by Augusten Burroughs
15. Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K. Hamilton
16. Knit Two by Kate Jacobs
17. I Know This Much is True by Wally Lamb
18. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson
19. Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
20. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
21. The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill
22. Dry: A Memoir by Augusten Burroughs
23. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
24. Practical Demon-Keeping: A Comedy of Horrors by Christopher Moore
25. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
26. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
27. The Birth House by Amy McKay
28. Fluke: Or I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings by Christopher Moore.
29. The Laughing Corpse by Laurell K. Hamilton
30. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
31. Olivia Joules And The Overactive Imagination by Helen Fielding
32. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
33. Lover Mine by J.R. Ward
34. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
35. The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson
36. Beauty Tips from Moose Jaw: Travels in Search of Canada by Will Ferguson
37. Nikolski by Nicholas Dickner
38. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
39. Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
40. Dead in the Family by Chalaine Harris
41. Push: A Novel by Sapphire
42. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson
43. Sh*t My Dad Says by Justin Halpern
44. Burned by P.C. & Kristin Cast
45. Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay
46. Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
47. Dearly Devoted Dexter by Jeff Lindsay
48. Dexter in the Dark by Jeff Lindsay