Thursday, January 3, 2013

What I Read In December

December was a big month for me in terms of reading and in terms of my personal life.  I'll summarize what I read first and then give you some peeks at what I've been up to outside of books.  In December I read:

The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories by Joseph Gordon-Leavitt and the HitRECORD project
Genius by Stephen T. Seagle
The Water's Lovely by Ruth Rendell
Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan
The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton
The Guilty One by Lisa Ballantyne
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
Legion by Brandon Sanderson
Under The Covers and Between the Sheets by C. Alan Joyce
Blue Nights by Joan Didion
A Shot of Sultry by Macy Beckett
On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan
Deliver Us From Evil by Ravi Zacharias
The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan
They Call Me Naughty Lola by David Rose, The London Review of Books
The Outcast by Sadie Jones

Total books read in December: 16
Total read in 2012: 138
Pages read in 2012: 39,315
Money saved by reading library books, review copies, and books I own: $1485.83

In terms of my personal life, I had a lot going on in December.  I got to go to a Christmas performance by the Symphony with Sugar Bear and we had dinner several times.  My Mema and Aunt Barbara came for Christmas and we got to spend some time with them.  I had to say goodbye to Bestie who is going to be in boot camp for the next three months.  And I got to make a short trip to Chicago to see David, Elisabeth, Georgie, and Baby Gemma, which was pretty much the highlight of my year.

In the weeks before I left for Chicago, I was basically consumed with making this play mat for Georgie.  Sugar Bear named it Georgeville because on one side it has all the places Georgie likes to go in his town.  On the other side I've got a stuffed alphabet that can velcro on and off.  And it was a hit!  This is Georgie playing with it the day after I had to go home.

Meeting Baby Gemma (one month old) for the first time.  She's a perfect little angel.

Baby Gemma with her Dit-Dit.

Julie's favorite little boy in all the world.  



3 comments:

  1. You had a great December! :)

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  2. OMG I am so crazy about that play mat that you made!! You seriously have a talent, girl. What a keepsake!

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    1. Thank you! I had a blast making it!

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