Tuesday, January 15, 2008

My to be read and all the extras for 2008

There is a website that has a To BE READ (TBR) challenge for the year. I missed the deadline because I am totally and completely clueless sometimes. It makes perfect sense that your list would have to be in before 2008, doesn't it? I decided to still make my list of twelve and my alternatives and just set a personal goal to read them. I will undoubtedly read many more this year as I can't stand to not have a book to read in the house. The website is great because it offers you some ideas of what others are planning to read. For me this is a blessing and a curse because I always have a running list of TBR.
I really had a hard time narrowing down the 12 top for my list. These are in no particular order and the alternatives may win over the top. I guess it all depends on my library and friends.
2008 book list

Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen 3/2/2008The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova 2/5/2008
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield 3/31/2008
Then We Came To The End by Joshua Ferris
The House at Riverton by Kate Morton
Gods in Alabama by Joshilyn Jackson
Shadow Divers by Robert Kurson
Helpless by Barbara Gowdy
Summer people by Brian Groh done 1/17/2008
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boye
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen 1/20/2008
The Road by Cormac McCarthy

Rape: a love story Joyce carol Oates 1/20/2008
Flying Changes by Sara Gruen 1/27/08
The Dew Breaker by Edgwidge Danticat done 1/15/2008
One Good Turn by Kate Atkinson 3/6/2008
Emma - Jane Austen
These is My Words by Nancy Turner
Sarah's Quilt by Nancy E. Turner
The Gift of Rain by Tan Twan Eng
How I live now by Meg Rosoff
Drunk, Divorced and Covered in Cat Hair By the Yarn Harlot

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

We've adopted a soldier


My yahoo group has adopted a soldier. This is a fantastic program and I am so happy to be a part of it. We are at the introductory phase now. I just sent my first letter and am beginning to collect for his care package now. If anyone happens upon this blog and would like more information just go to www.soldiersangels.org and see how you can get involved. I felt it necessary to put all the politics aside and get involved some way. It's too easy to forget what others are giving up for our freedom and for the freedom of others. This program lets me say thanks and helps boost the morale of a us soldier.

Doing some catching up Sarah Style

I have really neglected this blog lately. The holiday season snatched up all my time. I am going to do a quick catch up with some pics to get me back on track.

The first picture to share is the lil miss Diva's pink poodle costume. I bought it off someone on Ebay and it was a tad bit small but we made it work. Isn't she the cutest?
The second is from Sarah's cousins birthday party. Evelyn had a tea party that had a fashion show too. She was able to pick out her "fashions" then strut her stuff down the runway. Let me tell you she was not shy at all, she just worked it like she had been strutting her whole life. Very diva-licious!

This last picture came from Sarah's cousins cell phone. Elizabeth has a great camera on her phone. I couldn't believe how well this turned out. We were visiting my brother in Virginia and the kids were all playing together. Check out the blue sky it was over 70 degrees that Thanksgiving weekend. It was so amazing to be playing at the park instead of freezing in the house.