Daily Archives: February 23, 2009

This Weeks Reading List – February 23


Not a lot of activity this past week, but it was stressful so I couldn’t really sit for long periods and read.

Finished this week:

  • Love is a Many Trousered Thing by Louise Rennison

Reading this week:

  • The Host by Stephenie Meyer (book club)
  • Three to Get Deadly by Janet Evanovich (Winter Reading Challenge)
  • Pop Goes the Weasel by James Patterson (Winder Reading Challenge)
  • Stop in the Name of Pants by Louise Rennison (Series Challenge)
  • East of Eden by John Steinbeck (Steinbeck Mini Challenge)
  • Mystic River by Dennis Lehane (Winter Reading Challenge)

Let’s home this week is more productive than the last


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Love is a Many Trousered Thing

6a00d8345169e469e200e54fd8335e8834-800wiTitle: Love is a Many Trousered Thing
Author: Louise Rennison
Finished: February 21, 2009
Pages: 271
Published: 2007

The next in the Georgia Nicholson series. I enjoy these more and more as I read along. Georgia has just run away from Masimo and the Sex God Robbie at the club and now she is reflecting on what it all means. What is Robbie doing back? Is he staying? Does she really like Masimo or Robbie? What about Dave the Laugh? As the school year comes to a close, Georgia goes on a camping trip with her friends and classmates and is suddenly thrown a curve ball she never saw coming.

Now Georgia is choosing between three guys when it should only be one.

I’m anxious to start the next book which is sitting on my shelf. Hopefully I’ll get through it this week and then I will be all caught up with series. I have a feeling this isn’t the end of it yet.

*Challenges: 999 Challenge, 50/100+ Challenge, Countdown Challenge, YA Challenge, Series Challenge


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Classics Challenge 2009


**Choose Your Level (Keep reading for Bonus)
1. Classics Snack – Read FOUR classics
2. Classics Entree – Read FIVE classics
3. Classics Feast – Read SIX classics

1. Cross-posting with other challenges is allowed (and encouraged!)
2. Audiobooks are fine
3. Re-reads are acceptable, BUT books must be finished after April 1st to count for the challenge
4. Lists don’t have to be set in stone; you can change your selections at any time.
5. Have Fun!!
6. You do NOT need a blog to participate.

Even more details HERE, hosted by Trish.

I’m going to go with Classics Snack – Read FOUR Classics, plus I’m going in for the bonus book.

  1. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen – finished APR 27, 09
  2. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden – finished AUG 23, 09
  3. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence – finished SEPT 28, 09
  4. Roxana by Daniel Defoe – finished OCT 22, 09
  5. English Patient by Michael Odnaaje (BONUS) – finished OCT 25, 09

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BTT – Storage


I recently got new bookshelves for my room, and I’m just loving them. Spent the afternoon putting up my books and sharing it on my blog . One of my friends asked a question and I thought it would be a great BTT question. So from Tina & myself, we’d like to know “How do you arrange your books on your shelves? Is it by author, by genre, or you just put it where it falls on?”

It’s still a continual work in progress. I’m saving up money to put some shelving into my office so currently in there the book shelves had little organization. I do have all my writing books on one shelve, my journals on another, and all my children’s books on one as well.

In my living room it’s a little less organized. The authors that I have been collecting are all together, so I have a separate shelf dedicated to Sandra Brown, James Patterson and Sue Grafton. Since I have started collecting Michael Connelly and Janet Evanovich, those are grouped together as well. But then I also organized so that the books I have read come before those that I haven’t.

Just as an example, below is a picture of what my Sandra Brown/James Patterson shelves look like.


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I’ve Seen 134 Out of 239 Films

I found this over at Reading Advenutres and thought it would be fun to participate. I think I’ve done it before but I’m sure I’ve watched more since then. So, in honor of last night’s Academy Awards here’s this fun movie meme to share.

If you can’t tell already, I have no life.

SUPPOSEDLY if you’ve seen over 85 films, you have no life. Mark the ones you’ve seen. There are 239 films on this list. Copy this list, go to your own blog, paste this as a post. Then, put x’s next to the films you’ve seen, add them up, and change the header adding your number. Have fun.

(X) Rocky Horror Picture Show
(X) Grease
(X) Pirates of the Caribbean
(X) Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man’s Chest
( ) Boondock Saints
(X) Fight Club
( ) Starsky and Hutch
(X) Neverending Story
( ) Blazing Saddles
(X) Airplane
Total: 7

(X) The Princess Bride
( ) Anchorman
(X) Napoleon Dynamite
(X) Labyrinth
(X) Saw II
(X) White Noise
(X) White Oleander
(X) Anger Management
(X) 50 First Dates
(X)The Princess Diaries
( ) The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
Total so far: 16

(X) Scream
(X) Scream 2
(X) Scream 3
(X) Scary Movie
(X) Scary Movie 2
(X) Scary Movie 3
(X) Scary Movie 4
(X) American Pie
( ) American Pie 2
( ) American Wedding
( ) American Pie Band Camp
Total so far: 24

(X) Harry Potter 1
( ) Harry Potter 2
( ) Harry Potter 3
( ) Harry Potter 4
(X) Resident Evil 1
(X) Resident Evil 2
(X) The Wedding Singer
( ) Little Black Book
(X) The Village
(X) Lilo & Stitch
Total so far: 30

(X) Finding Nemo
(X) Finding Neverland (it’s in my Netflix queue)
(X) Signs
(X) The Grinch
(X) Texas Chainsaw Massacre
(X) Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
( ) White Chicks
(X) Butterfly Effect
(X) 13 Going on 30
( ) I, Robot
( ) Robots
Total so far: 38

(X) Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
( ) Universal Soldier
( ) Lemony Snicket: A Series Of Unfortunate Events
(X) Along Came Polly
(X) Deep Impact
( ) KingPin
(X) Never Been Kissed
(X) Meet The Parents
(X) Meet the Fockers
( ) Eight Crazy Nights
( ) Joe Dirt
Total so far: 45

( ) A Cinderella Story
( ) The Terminal
( ) The Lizzie McGuire Movie
( ) Passport to Paris
(X) Dumb & Dumber
( ) Dumber & Dumberer
(X) Final Destination
(X) Final Destination 2
(X) Final Destination 3
(X) Halloween
(X) The Ring
(X) The Ring 2
( ) Surviving X-MAS
(X) Flubber
Total so far: 53

( ) Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle
(X) Practical Magic
(X) Chicago
(X) Ghost Ship
(X) From Hell
( ) Hellboy
(X) Secret Window
(X) I Am Sam
(X) The Whole Nine Yards
(X) The Whole Ten Yards
Total so far: 61

( ) The Day After Tomorrow
(X) Child’s Play
( ) Seed of Chucky
( ) Bride of Chucky
(X) Ten Things I Hate About You
( ) Just Married
(X) Gothika
(X) Nightmare on Elm Street
(X) Sixteen Candles
(X) Remember the Titans
( ) Coach Carter
(X) The Grudge
(X) The Grudge 2
(X) The Mask
( ) Son Of The Mask
Total so far: 70

( ) Bad Boys
( ) Bad Boys 2
( ) Joy Ride
( ) Lucky Number Slevin
(X) Ocean’s Eleven
(X) Ocean’s Twelve
(X) Bourne Identity
(X) Bourne Supremacy
( ) Lone Star
(X) Bedazzled
( ) Predator I
( ) Predator II
( ) The Fog
( ) Ice Age
( ) Ice Age 2: The Meltdown
( ) Curious George
Total so far: 75

(X) Independence Day
( ) Cujo
( ) A Bronx Tale
( ) Darkness Falls
( ) Christine
(X) ET
(X) Children of the Corn
( ) My Bosses Daughter
(X) Maid in Manhattan
(X) War of the Worlds
(X) Rush Hour
(X) Rush Hour 2
Total so far: 82

( ) Best Bet
(X) How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
(X) She’s All That
( ) Calendar Girls
(X) Sideways
( ) Mars Attacks
( ) Event Horizon
(X) Ever After
(X) Wizard of Oz
(X) Forrest Gump
( ) Big Trouble in Little China
( ) The Terminator
( ) The Terminator 2
( ) The Terminator 3
Total so far: 88

(X) X-Men
(X) X-2
(X) X-3
(X) Spider-Man
(X) Spider-Man 2
( ) Sky High
( ) Jeepers Creepers
( ) Jeepers Creepers 2
(X) Catch Me If You Can
(X) The Little Mermaid
(X) Freaky Friday
(X) Reign of Fire
( ) The Skulls
(X) Cruel Intentions
( ) Cruel Intentions 2
( ) The Hot Chick
(X) Shrek
(X) Shrek 2
Total so far: 100

( ) Swimfan
(X) Miracle on 34th street
(X) Old School
(X) The Notebook
( ) K-Pax
(X) Krippendorf’s Tribe
( ) A Walk to Remember
( ) Ice Castles
( ) Boogeyman
(X) The 40-year-old Virgin
Total so far: 105

(X) Lord of the Rings Fellowship of the Ring
(X) Lord of the Rings The Two Towers
(X) Lord of the Rings Return Of the King
(X) Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
(X) Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
(X) Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Total so far: 111

( ) Baseketball
(X) Hostel
( ) Waiting for Guffman
( ) House of 1000 Corpses
( ) Devils Rejects
( ) Elf
( ) Highlander
(X) Mothman Prophecies
(X) American History X
( ) Three
Total so Far: 114

( ) The Jacket
( ) Kung Fu Hustle
( ) Shaolin Soccer
( ) Night Watch
(X) Monsters Inc.
(X) Titanic
(X) Monty Python and the Holy Grail
( ) Shaun Of the Dead
( ) Willard
Total so far: 117

( ) High Tension
( ) Club Dread
( ) Hulk
(X) Dawn Of the Dead
(X) Hook
(X) Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
( ) 28 days later
( ) Orgazmo
( ) Phantasm
(X) Waterworld
Total so far: 122

(X) Kill Bill vol 1
(X) Kill Bill vol 2
( ) Mortal Kombat
( ) Wolf Creek
( ) Kingdom of Heaven
(X) the Hills Have Eyes
( ) I Spit on Your Grave aka the Day of the Woman
( ) The Last House on the Left
( ) Re-Animator
( ) Army of Darkness
Total so far: 125

(X) Star Wars Ep. I The Phantom Menace
(X) Star Wars Ep. II Attack of the Clones
( ) Star Wars Ep. III Revenge of the Sith
( ) Star Wars Ep. IV A New Hope
( ) Star Wars Ep. V The Empire Strikes Back
( ) Star Wars Ep. VI Return of the Jedi
( ) Ewoks Caravan Of Courage
( ) Ewoks The Battle For Endor
Total so far: 127

(X) The Matrix
(X) The Matrix Reloaded
(X) The Matrix Revolutions
( ) Animatrix
( ) Evil Dead
( ) Evil Dead 2
(X) Team America: World Police
(X) Red Dragon
(X) Silence of the Lambs
(X) Hannibal
Total so far: 134

Now Add them up and…

Put “I’ve seen …__ out of 239 films” in the subject line and repost it.

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