Sunday, January 1, 2012

2011 in a Nutshell


Blog post (mine), not in stats, but in feeling
Work Life Balance at Its Best
Going to Church
My Home Town
The Most Dangerous Word
Black History

Blog post (you all)
Do You Hope Your Child Will Be Straight?
anything by Thought Catalog
written in 2010, but I read it in 2011 Likeable Schmikable
Masking Our Powers
Embracing Your Natural Hair
although I love Barbies and Disney Princesses and pink and still believe you can be a powerful female and loves these things, anything by Peggy Orenstein

Books Read

The Books in Order:
(Of how much I like them in relation to each other)

1.  Twenty Boy Summer Sarah Ockler
2. An Abundance of Katherines John Green
3. American Gods  Neil Gaiman
4.  Stories I Only Tell My Friends  Rob Lowe
5. The Graduate  Charles Webb
6.  Love Story  Erich Segal
7. Stardust  Neil Gaiman
8. The Devil in the White City  Erik Larson
9. A Visit from the Goon Squad  Jennifer Egan
10. (S)mythology  Jeremy Tarr
11.  Horns  Joe Hill
12. Miss Perrigrine's Home for Peculiar Children Ransom Riggs
13. Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn't Have) Sarah Mlynowski
14. Midnight Cowboy James Leo Herlihy
15.  Cinderella Ate My Daughter  Peggy Orenstein
16.  How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf  Molly Harper
17.  Final Friends Book 3: The Graduation  Christopher Pike
18. Readicide Kelly Gallagher
19.  Mockingjay  Suzanne Collins
20.  Alice in Wonderland  Lewis Carroll
21.  Alice I Have Been  Melanie Benjamin
22.  The Lost Symbol  Dan Brown
23.  Maisie Dobbs  Jacqueline Winspear
24.  The Hunger Games  Suzanne Collins
25.   The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf  Molly Harper
26.   Catching Fire  Suzanne Collins
27.   Limitless  Alan Glynn
28.   Comfort Me with Apples  Ruth Reichl
29.   Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte
30.   Beastly  Alex Flinn
31.  Prom and Prejudice  Elizabeth Eulberg
32.  Dead is Not an Option  Marlene Perez
33.  Forgive My Fins  Tera Lynn Childs
34.  Sunday at Tiffany’s James Patterson with Gabrielle Charbonnet  
35.   Final Friends Book 1: The Party  Christopher Pike
36.   Final Friends Book 2: The Dance  Christopher Pike
37.   The Heart of the Spring  Laura L. Valenti
38. A Study in Scarlet Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
39.   Little Bee  Chris Cleave
40.   The Imperfectionist  Tom Rachman
41.   The Ice Princess  Camilla Lackberg
42.   You Only Live Twice  Ian Fleming
43.   The Apothecary’s Daughter  Julie Klassen
44.   Loving Frank  Nancy Horan
45.   Ragtime  EL Doctorow
46. 22 Things a Woman Must Know If She Loves A Man Who Has Asperger's Syndrome Rudy Simone
47.   One Day  David Nichols
48.   The Story of Stuff  Annie Leonard
49.   Watermelon Man  Herman Raucher
50.   Dr. No Ian Fleming
51.   Wither  Lauren DeStefano
52. Demian  Hermann Hesse
53.   Cowboys and Aliens  Scott Mitchell Rosenberg
54.   Ishmael  Daniel Quinn
55.   Grace is for Sinners  Serena Woods
56.   The 17 Day Diet  Mike Moreno
57. A Repair Kit for Grading Ken O'Connor
58. The Help  Kathryn Stockett
59.   What Did I Do Wrong  Liz Pryor
60. Vanity Fair William Makepeace Thackeray

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Essays Read
All 30, and more really...
1. "Who Do You Think You Are?" Garrison Keillor
2. "The Anger of a Child" Adrienne Rich
3. "The Angel in the House" Virginia Woolf
4. "Learning from Disney and Dickens" John Gardner
5. "Science Fiction: Imaginary Worlds and Real-Life Questions" Noel Perrin 
6. "Talking Black" Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
7. "Life Is Sacred: That's the Easy Part" Ronald Dworkin 
8. "You Have to Know What Your Values Are" Alan Alda 
9. "The Quiet Movement of American Men" Betty Friedan 
10. "Dearest Scottie" F. Scott Fitzgerald 
11. "Life Without Go Go Boots" Barbara Kingsolver
12. "Growing Pains" Michael Thomas Ford
13. America: The Multinational Society by Ishmael Reed
14. Aria: Memoir of a Bilingual Childhood by Richard Rodriguez
15. What is an American? by J. Hector St. Jean de Crevecoeur
16. The Plastic Pink Flamingo by Jennifer Price
17. The Cult Ethnicity, Good and Bad by Arthur M. Schlesinger
18. Here is New York by E.B. White
19. What Does It Mean to Be an American? Patriotism, Nationalism, and American Identity After 9/11 by Qiong Li and Marilynn B. Brewer

20. What Makes Superman So Darned American? by Gary Engle
21. Scenarios on the Use of Formative Classroom Assessments by Cassandra Erkens
22. Helping Students Understand Assessment by Jan Chappuis
23. Formative and Summative Assessments Defined by Larry Ainesworth
24. Notable Quotables Louis Menand
25. Solipsism by Ander Monson
26. Why We Crave Horror Movies by Steven King
27. Lost in the Kitchen by Dave Barry
28. Home for the Holidays by Chris Radant
29. Inside and Out by Lisa Widenhofer
30. A Winter's Walk by Henry David Thoreau

Personal Events
The Kiddo turned 2 (yes, 2 years old)
U2 in July
2nd Anniversary in July turned 35
I've been living a life devoted to me, not to my job...that's been pretty awesome...

Reading Challenge
Essay Reading Challenge 2011

Reading Groups
Reading the Chunksters
Lit Muse

Songs from 2011

Picnik / Pinterest

World Events
Part I
Part II
Oh, come on like I'd know enough about what's going on around me to have my own list!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for putting my article on your list! Happy New Year!



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