Books I have read recently

  • Shirley by Charlotte Bronte — I'm reading a giant biography of the Brontes "Wild Genius on the Moors" By Juliet Barker (amazing!! but I'll post on that when I finish) So I'm reading each novel as it's discussed in the book. I loved Shirley. I have to agree with the critics that it is a slow painful start and it does take about 150 pages till we meet the title character Shirley. But besides that, it is so well written. Caroline Helstone’s angst is beautiful and poignant. And knowing that the last third of the book was written after Emily & Anne died explains so much about the change in the book. Charlotte likes to fix her world by writing about it and in her version the sick heroine recovers where her sisters did not. I definitely recommend Shirley for the Bronte fan. Don’t skip it.
  • A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas --- It took me a couple chapters to really dive in but after that I was in love. I had read somewhere that it was based on Beauty & the Beast, which is great. What I did not know is that it is a retelling of one of my favorite fairytales: East of the Sun, West of the Moon!!! What a treat when I discovered that. I love that story. It's whimsical and the girl saves the day which I love love love. Sarah does a beautiful job of it and I can't wait for the next one!!
  • Miss Buncle’s Book by D. E. Stevenson —What a little treat. My mom gave these books to me for my birthday and there are so much fun. It’s a light easy read and it made me chuckle.
  • Shadow Study by Maria V. Snyder— I adore her soul finder books. I’ve been reading them for years. She builds beautiful strong women and sweeping romance. Her magic system is unique and I want to live in her world.
  • The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr and E. B. White — A must read for every writer. Thanks to Stephen King for the recommendation. It has all those little things that I had questions about and answered them quickly and succinctly. It’s not the funnest read but it’s helpful.
  • Click of Titles to go to the book's Amazon page

Friday, December 7, 2012

Family Photos!!

Here so some pictures of my beautiful family!!

Christmas Ben

 Girl's Night Out to celebrate Britt & Baby Henry!! The boys barely survived watching all the children.
 Beautiful. I love this picture.

 Me & my girl
 HAHA this totally describes the Watt Family.
 Gorgeous Gillmings!!!

 HAHA goober boys!
 I love this picture.

 So beautiful

Friday, November 2, 2012

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012


Here are some pics from my last trip to Charlotte. I brought my camera and found I took a lot more pictures than normal :)
Mae in Ben's Halloween costume. SOO CUTE!!!

Tip toes

Where is your nose?

Where are your eyes?

Now choke yourself. Oh I mean where is your neck?

Aunt Megan!!

She looks so pretty

I love her toes and her smile

Ok these next picture look like they are dancing!!

This pic is so sweet

Ben's crazy hair

Ben does not like the pony tail

So cute and a little mischievous

everyone loves the tree

Giddy up!

Ben and Poppy


What does the elephant say? lol

Halloween Party!!

Star Trek!!!!!!!!!! Star Wars!!!!!!!!!!  Halloween!!!!!!!!!!!!
Monster baby, "Bones", Uhura

"I'm a very scary monster!"

James T. Kirk and Asoka

Baby Monster and Lt. Saruk

Chewbacca , Han Solo

War of the Worlds

I love how evil H looks

Anakin, C3P0, R2D2, Padme

C3P0, R2D2

Spok, Lt. Ilia (V'ger)

On the Enterprise.

Oh no we've been shot!!!!

Luke with a light saber

Leia, Luke, and Darth Vader

Star Wars


A star trek officer, a ewok, the death star.

Britt I just realized I didn't get a pic of you, shawn and mae (sorry!!!!)

Thanks again for another great year everyone!
I'll be mailing everyone a photo cd :)