Friday, December 31, 2010

Books Read in 2010

I read more books than last year and averaged more than one a week! Of course the majority of them are children's fiction; five Newbery Award winners. My favorites were "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever", "Still Life", "The Lonely Polygamist", and "The Help". My favorite REreads were "A Little Princess", "Winnie the Pooh" (surely I had read this) and "Straight Man". I read books in print, on my kindle, on my itouch, my iphone, and my ipad. I have a long plan trip next week and I am determined to read "Watership Down" and "The House of the Spirits". There, I've made a public commitment.
  1. Pollyanna
  2. A Little Princess
  3. Stuart Little
  4. The Doll's House
  5. The Chisselers
  6. Henry and Beezus
  7. Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.
  8. The Summer of the Swans
  9. The Big Steal
  10. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
  11. Freaky Friday
  12. Winnie the Pooh
  13. Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe
  14. The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing
  15. Straight Man
  16. The Corrections
  17. The Hills of Home: A Vermont idyll
  18. Five for Sorrow Ten for Joy
  19. Digging to America
  20. Adam of the Road
  21. Little House on the Prairie
  22. Plainsong
  23. A Candle for St. Jude
  24. The Botany of Desire
  25. The Railway Children
  26. Bergdorf Blonds
  27. The trumpet of the Swan
  28. Five Little Peppers and How They Grew
  29. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  30. The Devil Wears Prada
  31. Winter Solstice
  32. The Lightning Thief
  33. It's Like This, Cat
  34. Breakfast at Tiffany's
  35. My Side of the Mountain
  36. The Urban Hermit
  37. Pretties
  38. The Wanderer
  39. The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole
  40. Sizzling Sixteen
  41. Tangled
  42. Every Last One
  43. Uglies
  44. The Graveyard Book
  45. Too Much Money
  46. The Lonely Polygamist
  47. Mostly Good Girls
  48. Savvy
  49. Brave Girl Eating
  50. Dark Song
  51. One More Theory About Happiness
  52. Listening Is an Act of Love
  53. Charlotte's Web
  54. Wicked
  55. The Professional
  56. The Ballad of West Tenth Street
  57. Howl's Moving Castle
  58. Siam
  59. Mrs. Mike
  60. George's Marvelous Medicine
  61. The Help
  62. Ginger Pye
  63. The Fortune Cookie Chronicles
  64. Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes
  65. Blue Willow
  66. Looking for Alibrandi
  67. Still Life
  68. Warriors #1
  69. A Year in the Merde

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Tweets by Undergraduates on the library

I've collected (in an extremely unscientific sample) comments on the library and books by the undergraduates I follow on twitter. Lots of procrastinting especially in Gleason and lots of comments about food!

should change her permanent address to somewhere on the academic quad... class/lib-ing it up is really taking a toll on my drunk bitch time.

Lazy day in Gleason with Camille, the Brownie, and the Bear. I love my life. Oh and James brought me steak...beeeyatchesss!!

Too tired to function at the moment. My shift ends at 6 and I still have to lib it up today. Can someone please shoot me?

Once again in the this makes it over 2 weeks of my life. Anyone up for a euthanasia?

@ Let me know when you want to do that quick walk through Rush Rhees

@ thanks katie haha I'm just sleep deprived from the late nights at the's awful.

Cracking up at the fact that our library is on the cover of the Princeton's Review top college book. Our lib must be so baller

Me + Garrett + Lib+ Late Nights = why the hell am in the library on a Friday night? What the hell has happened to me?

In the lib trying really really really heard to do this French workbook. It's not really working for me...shiiiit.

yeah sitting in gleason and I really need to find a table. PRONTO.

After waking up at 3, I'm finally in the library. Wooo!

It's so quiet in the Art and Music Library that I can actually hear the silence... maybe I should just stick to Gleason.

Is doing anything but studying. Thanks, Gleason.

doing nothing at Gleason like a TRUE U of R student.

In Quieter Study Area of Gleason with Julia and Christina :D... @UR_FASA study session!

The library is so full on a Saturday night, it's hard to find seats #onlyatuofr

Added "Gleason Library" to my places on twitter because it's basically my home and deserves to be repped.

girl with obnoxiously loud ringtone at a quiet study area got stares from everyone #learnyourlesson

I get to make a pyramid out of books and take a picture of it for 15 points extra credit. #awesome

Is it weird that I love using books but hate using online sources when I write research papers? Stuck in the 20th century, heh.

super quiet library. super loud stomach growls. match made in hell.

Restless in Gleason. Methinks I need Chinese food to concentrate on my readings for "Politics of Insurgency and Terrorism."

Why yes, I am that crazy girl who brings a bag to library to hold the 30+ books that I need to check out.

To all the engineers that go to UofR, please stop thinking that since you have a "hard" major you can play Blink 182 loudly in library.

The library is incredibly peaceful right now.

Procrastinating in the Wells-Brown Room. Typical finals week.

Curled up in the Wells Brown room, editing a book review on "Lying Awake," and drinking a fantastic cup of coffee. Life is good.

sitting in the library. no noise other than someone quietly hacking up phelgm and someone else cutting their nails. awful awful awful.

I've rekindled my love with Carlson...yes, Carlson Library <3

apitlyk I think that the only thing that I'm going to miss about the U of R is Rush Rhees (the library, not the tombstone of the man).

Not happy that the PRR and Great Hall will be closed for #meliora. Three midterms in the next two weeks AHH.