Goodbye 2010

So not too long ago we had a lesson in Young Women on journal keeping. I am a rotten journal keeper--seriously rotten. And while I could have/should have probably made some sort of commitment about doing better, I, instead, decided it was perhaps time to consolidate the 6 started-but-never-finished journals into 1 or 2 (it turned out to be 1 and 1/2--how sad am I?). And so for about a month I diligently copied my thoughts (even the thoroughly embarrassing ones), and consolidated, and really had quite a lot of fun. In doing so, I was reminded how I used to take some time at the end of the year and write down my favorite things (books, movies, music--the New Kids on the Block played an embarrassingly heavy role in my teen life) and I thought maybe I should try my hand at it again this year.

So here goes, my favorites of 2010 (not necessarily published/aired/or whatever in 2010 but just what was enjoyed by me in 2010):

Books (I figured I must start here since books are my favorite):

Adult Fiction:

1. The Hero of Ages (Mistborn, #3) by Brandon Sanderson (Fantasy)
2. Death with Interruptions by Jose Saramago
3. Cutting for Stone Abraham Verghese
4. Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Adult Non Fiction:

1. Make Gentle the Life of This World: The Vision of Robert F. Kennedy
2. Bonds of Affection: Civic Charity and the Making of America by Matthew S. Holland
3. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
4. A Short Guide to a Happy Life by Anna Quindlen

Young Adult Fiction:

1. The Best Bad Luck I Ever Had by Kristin Levine
2. The Brooklyn Nine by Alan M. Gratz
3. Shakespeare Bats Cleanup by Ron Koertge
4. Flygirl by Sherrie L. Smith

Junior Fiction:

1. Countdown by Deborah Wiles
2. Behemoth (Leviathan, #2) by Scott Westerfeld (Alternate History, Science Fiction)
3. One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia
4. Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine

Picture Books:

1. Bink & Gollie by Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee
2. A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip Christian Stead
3. City Dog, Country Frog by Mo Willems
4. Mirror Mirror by Marilyn Singer

TV Shows:

1. Doctor Who (love the new Doctor--but miss the old one as well)
2. Law & Order UK (we get BBC America on demand and that explains nos. 1 & 2)
3. Blue Bloods (love the family relationships--plus I love me a cop/crime drama)
4. MI:5

Movies (of which I didn't watch many):

1. The Young Victoria
2. Les Miserables-The 25th Anniversary Concert
3. How to Train Your Dragon
4. Ramona and Beezus

Music Artists

1. Pink Martini
2. Adele
3. Dean Martin
4. U2 (a constant)


Jenny said...

No Toy Story 3?

Happy 2011!

Science Teacher Mommy said...

If you like Crime Dramas and Britishness. (And honestly, what's not to love!) You should check out the modern take on Sherlock Holmes that was done as a mini-series. It aired on Masterpiece Theatre in the fall. AWESOME.

Yankee Girl said...

STM--I saw the first episode of that Sherlock Holmes and loved it and thne forgot to keep watching it. But now that you have reminded me of it, I will get right on checking it out. Thanks!