December 28th, 2009

duke-books

Books in 2009

I've been doing a terrible job of keeping track of my reading! I also haven't been doing much reading -- but then it's been a very busy and crazy year. I feel like I may be forgetting a book or two, but this is at least most of them. If I remember more, I'll add to the list.

14. Kushiel's Chosen, by Jacqueline Carey (in process)

13. Dead and Gone, by Charlaine Harris (in process)

12. Her Fearful Symmetry, by Audrey Niffenegger (Second book I've read by her - not as good as the first, but still enjoyable.)

11. Kushiel's Dart, by Jacqueline Carey (Interesting and fun, loaned by M)

10. Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship, by Robert Martin (Great book, even though I didn't read all of it, valuable suggestions.)

9. The Time Traveler's Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger (I've read this book several times, I love it so. Read it.)

8. The End of Eternity, by Isaac Asimov (Entertaining book, easy read)
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Kid Snippets

Tilly, almost four, opens a Three Musketeers Barbie.... "Oh yay, I've ALWAYS wanted one of these!" Shortly after thanking her aunt, she informs us all, "These are very expensive!"

Will, almost seven, is sitting at the Christmas dinner table and asks to be excused. "I've eaten all I want." He is told to stay at the table and talk to people for awhile. "I've already talked about everything I can think of!" he exclaims in frustration.

M's family are playing a game in which they must guess somebody's nickname. "Megan" is sometimes called "Megracious", so the aunt is giving hints. "It sounds like a word that means helpful, kind, or generous." A little boy suggests tentatively, "Melpful?"