Saturday, January 01, 2011

{ Welcome 2011! }

Happy New Year to you all! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Years. Christmas was crazy busy around here as usual, but New Years was pretty quiet. I just wanted to pop in and say hi. I promise to be posting much more in 2011! I don't have anything crafty to post just yet. I have spent the past few days organizing my stamp room. I got some Pegboard for Christmas and hope to get that up soon and do some more organizing. But my room is now clean and workable, so I hope to have something new to share with you all soon. I have been doing a bunch of crocheting during the month of December though, but sadly I did not take pics of most of it. I will post something new I made for my youngest though.

I do want to post something I saw on someone Else's blog though...not crafty, but book related. You will be seeing craftiness and book related posts in 2011...just to warn ya. ;0) I was shocked to see on my Goodreads status that I had read 71 books this year! Okay not as many as some of the book blogs I had posted an astounding 250 books read! Wow! Okay 71 of those were audio books, but still!! Wow! So here is my list with my star rating if anyone is interested and looking for some new can go onto Goodreads and type in the title to find out more about the book...

1. The Shack by William P Young (5 stars)

2. The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown (4 stars)

3. Altar of Eden by James Rollins (4 stars)

4. Angels & Demons by Dan Brown (3 stars)

5. American Gods by Neil Gaiman (1 star - could not finish it)

6. The Alchemyst by Michael Scott (4 stars)

7. The Magician by Michael Scott (4 stars)

8. The Sorceress by Michael Scott (4 stars)

9. Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix (3 stars)

10. Among the Impostors by Margaret Peterson Haddix (4 stars)

11. Among the Betrayed by Margaret Peterson Haddix (4 stars)

12. Among the Barons by Margaret Peterson Haddix ( 4 stars)

13. Among the Brave by Margaret Peterson Haddix (4 stars)

14. Among the Enemy by Margaret Peterson Haddix (4 stars)

15. Among the Free by Margaret Peterson Haddix (4 stars)

16. Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin (4 stars)

17. The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly (4 stars)

18. Airborn by Kenneth Oppel (3 stars)

19. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater (5 stars)

20. Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt (3 stars)

21. The Angel Experiment by James Patterson (4 stars)

22. Schools out Forever by James Patterson (5 stars)

23. Saving the World and other Extreme Sports by James Patterson (5 stars)

24. The Final Warning by James Patterson (5 stars)

25. Max by James Patterson (5 stars)

26. Under the Dome by Stephen King ( did not have enough time, but plan to read this one again soon)

27. Lament - The Fairie Queens Deception by Maggie Stiefvater (5 stars)

28. A Member of the Family by Cesear Millan (5 stars)

29. Graceling by Kristin Cashore (4 stars)

30. Fire by Kristin Cashore (3 stars)

31. Marley & Me : Love and Life with the Worlds Worst Dog by John Grogan (5 stars)

32. Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C Wrede (3 stars)

33. Searching for Dragons by Patricia C Wrede (3 stars)

34. Calling on Dragons by Patricia C Wrede (3 stars)

35. The Dark Divine by Bree Despain (5 stars)

36. The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E Pearson (5 stars)

37. The Book of Awesome by Neil Pasricha (2 stars)

38. A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick (3 stars)

39. The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness (5 stars)

40. The Ask and The Answer by Patrick Ness (5 stars)

41. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (5 stars)

42. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield (5 stars)

43. Fang by James Patterson (3 stars)

44. If I Stay by Gayle Forman (3 stars)

45. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman (4 stars)

46. The Necromancer by Michael Scott (4 stars)

47. The Timetravellers Wife by Audrey Niffenegger (1 star, could not finish this one!)

48. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (5 stars)

49. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (5 stars)

50. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (5 stars)

51. Stolen: A Letter to my Captor by Lucy Christopher (4 stars)

52. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (5 stars!!)

53. Life of Pi by Yann Martel (4 stars)

54. Linger by Maggie Stiefvater (5 stars)

55. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare (5 stars!!)

56. Sea by Heidi R Kling (3 stars)

57. Wake by Lisa McMann (3 stars)

58. The Dangerous Days of Daniel X by James Patterson (1 star, I could not finish this one...horrible!!)

59. Fade by Lisa McMann (3 stars)

60. The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting (4 stars)

61. Gone by Lisa McMann (3 stars)

62. Unwind by Neal Shusterman (3 stars)

63. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (4 stars)

64. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare (5 stars!!)

65. The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff ( 4 stars)

66. Ballad : A Gathering of Fairie by Maggie Steifvater (4 stars)

67. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare (5 stars)

68. Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness ( 5 stars)

69. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl ( 4 stars)

70. Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride (3 stars)

71. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon ( 4 stars)

Looking back there were some very good reads! I think my most favorites and ones that I would recommend to ALL would be...

1. The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare - City of Bones, City of Ashes, City of Glass

2. The Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare - Clockwork Angel

3. The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins - Hunger Games, Catching Fire, Mockingjay

4. The Wolves of Mercy Falls series by Maggie Steifvater - Shiver, Linger

5. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

6. The Chaos Walking series by Patrick Ness - The Knife of Never Letting Go, The Ask and The Answer, Monsters of Men

If you have a list of reads or just some you would recommend, I would love to hear them!!

Back soon with some craftiness for ya!

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