Monday, December 04, 2006

Making up for lost time!

I hardly posted all of November, and now here it is December, and I have a lot to say! So, I was going to wait and post this tomorrow... but, then I found this!
I know that the G.I.F.T. challenge does not have an art category, but I am still absolutely in love with that picture! And, since we are getting our first decent snowfall of the year, I figured that I would tie the two together. I love snow. I am like a little kid. Friends that I haven't seen for years and years will ask me about it, they remember that snow is one of my most favourite things in the world. So, I am pretty excited about the snow that is falling outside right now. And, it gives me a chance to talk about some Christmas (or close to Christmas) memories.

One was relatively recent. I was the talk of my (ex) boyfriends neighbourhood two years ago because I made a snowman on his front lawn. It just confused people because their own children were locked up inside wishing for the snow to go away, and I was outside building a snowman! The woman that lives above from him thought it was her daughter, which baffled her because it is not something she would sporadically do. It was me, anyways, but it was a very fun thing to do.

Another memory involving snow was actually New Year's, but close enough. I was really little, so New Year's did not mean a lot to me, but at like 9 at night my whole family went outside in the snow and walk for a moonlight walk. It was the only New Year's of my childhood that I remember not ending in disaster, so I enjoy that memory entirely.

My other favourite memories of snow is me and my friends. One afternoon at lunch, before the Christmas holidays, me and my friends had just been downtown for lunch and on the way back I somehow talked some kids into a snowball fight. It was actually bad, I got them in trouble (oops) and some of my friends were rather mad at me, but man it was fun. I cannot help it if I like snow more than them. In the town I lived in up until the 11th grade, my friends used to look at me like it was my fault that it was snowing. Meanwhile, I was walking down the street singing Christmas carols. I really am a little kid sometimes, but it's fun!

Anyways, there are just a few memories of snow. Here's another picture:

The pictures come from here. I found them while browsing one of booklogged's blogs.

Lastly, I have to post my books for the TBR Challenge that is being hosted next year. I posted twenty-four. I know, it is only supposed to be 12, but I find that if I have some choice, I am more likely to finish! To learn more about the contest, click here.

1. Mother of Pearl by Melinda Haynes
2. Surrender the Pink by Carrie Fisher
3. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
4. Ice Station by Matt Reilly
5. The Other Side of the Sun by Madeleine L'Engle
6. Nadia's Song by Soheir Khashoggi
7. The Fool's Errand by Robin Hobb
8. Postcards from the Edge by Carrie Fisher
9. It Sleeps in Me by Kathleen O'Neal Gear
10.Hawke's Harbour by S.E. Hinton
11.Welcome to the World, Baby Girl by Fannie Flagg
12.Bitter Harvest by Susan Bowden
13.White Teeth by Zadie Smith
14.Drowning Ruth by Christina Schwarz
15.Empire Falls by Richard Russo
16.The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
17.The Attack by Yasmina Khadra
18.The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing by Melissa Bank
19.The Family Orchard by Naomi Eve
20.Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult
21.Map of Bones by James Rollins
22.We Were the Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates
23.Snow by Orhan Pamuk
24.Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver


  1. Wow, how strange that none of these 24 books is on my immediate TBR pile! That doesn't happen often :-)

    In response to your post on my site- Edgerton's books are hard to find, but very worth the effort, I think! I also think she's considering self-publishing her OOP books, which might be cheaper. But I THOROUGHLY enjoyed her novel Goblin Moon, and its sequel The Gnome's Engine. I would see if I could find those somewhere, even on a used book site, if I were you!

  2. I cannot believe that I didn't post an art category. Doh!

    I love the idea of a night walk in the winter, especially with snow in the mix. I'll have to remember that next time it snows.

  3. Well, if you had an art category, those pictures would be my newly discovered part of the challenge. One of them anyways. :)

  4. Those pictures are lovely. Especially in California, where there is no snow.

  5. Wow. Like more than half of your TBR pile is in MY TBR pile :)

    Let's see how well I can do once my semester is over :)


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