Thursday, June 30, 2011

Aimee - Finished Books of 2010

Books I read in the year - two*thousand*ten
I love books! Jane (who is the brilliant, Genevieve, one of the authors of this blog.) did a really neat post that told all the books she had finished in the duration of the previous year.
These were the lists from 2009 + 2010.
See Jane read. See Jane and Lizzy read...

Here we will see Aimee's finished books of 2010. I know it isn't near so LONG and EXTENSIVE as Jane's but I dare say, it'll all turn out well. *grin*

Shall we descend into the vortex?
Finished Books of Two Thousand Ten

Robin Hood by Henry Gilbert --- This one was very good! I would love to read other adaptions of the famous legend. Ah to live in the greenwood and be as merry as an outlaw! 6

The Dove in the Eagle's Nest by Charlotte Mary Yonge --- Marmee gave me this to read for history. It was very good. The story had many twists and turns--some of them agreeable. 7

The Maidens Bequest by George MacDonald --- Oh! Annie Anderson! Who couldn't love her character? George MacDonald is a genius author. 7

The Hobbit by John Ronald Reuel Tolkien --- Marguerite read this one to me and Genevieve. I have never read a book by JRR Tolkien and i must say he is a favorite already. (We're now reading, 'The Fellowship of the Ring'!) 8

The Code of the Woosters by Pelham Grenville Wodehouse --- Absolutely hilarious. He likes using sentences like, 'Jeeves shimmered off.' and 'Jeeves breezed in.' and 'Jeeves poured into the room.' and 'Jeeves was ushered in by clouds.' 7

The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame --- I read this in Maui! It was so good! Every time you see a mole you shall think of sensible Moley. He is such a lovable character! 'Wise ol' Bagger, kind Rat, sensible MOLE!' the 1995 cartoon of 'The Wind in the Willows' is splendid! great gift idea. 9

The King of the Trees by William D. Burt --- Neat allegory. The Griffins were beyond cool. I'm curious to read the rest in the series. 6

Rebecca by Daphne duMaurier --- Of course, since the 1940's film 'Rebecca' is one of my favorite movies and definitely my favorite Hitchcock, i loved the book. The author really out did herself. It wasn't outrageously creepy but it did have some suspense and creepiness under each corner of the pages. Ah! one of my Favorites! 9The Bluebird and the Sparrow by Jannett Oke ---This one was sad.. but good. She has been a favorite author of mine for years now. 4

Meet Me in St. Louis by Sally Benson ---If you liked the musical, you will love this one! come to think of it...if you didn't like the musical, i think you would still love it! GREAT! 9

The Overland Escape by Lee Roddy ---who couldn't like Lee Roddy? I must say The Ladd Family Adventures are still my favorite. 4

The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo ---I don't know why i never read this one before. It's so lovely! 7

Far from the Dream by Lance Wubbels ---yuck. not so good. I tried to trade it in at a used book store but when we got up to the counter it was no where to be seen! Consequently, Genevieve had dropped it in the library drop by accident. tee hee hee! 1

Lord Emsworth and Others by Pelham Grenville Wodehouse ---"Jane says, he's a baa lamb." I couldn't get enough of P. G. Wodehouse if i wanted too! This is one of the best! 8

The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare ---This story was very neat! My favorite character turned out to be someone I did not expect. 7

I received a wonderful copy of 'the Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club' from Marmee this Christmas. And now that i have sunk my teeth into a Dickens (my first!) I hope to be reading more classics. Next year, and the years to come, I should especially like to read,
North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Peter Pan by J. M. Barry
Jo's Boys by L. M. Alcott
The Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Balm
Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Emma by Jane Austen
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
The Voyage of the Basset by James C. Christensen
Lorna Doone by R. D. Blackmore

some other titles,
The Reluctant Dragon by Kenneth Grahame
Etiquette by Emily Post
A Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde
The Magic of Ordinary Days
The Sackett Series by Louis Lamour
The Lone Ranger by Striker
Cheaper By the Dozen by Frank Bunker Gilbreth, Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey
The Princess Adelina by Julie Sutter

Happy Reading to you all!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Happy Summertime

Here's our new look, I hope you all like it! Isn't it Summery? Let's go to the beach shall we?


Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Frances Ethel Gumm

If you had that name, would you change it? I love Judy Garland!

love, Aimee Here,
Aimee There,
Aimee should be in the Sun.
Happy June!