rosa_cotton: (bofur)
* Girls Gone Wise in a World Gone Wild by Mary A. Kassian
*The Suspicion at Sanditon by Carrie Bebris
*White Fur Flying by Patricia MacLachlan
*The Lightning Dreamer by Margarita Engle
*The Winter Fortress by Neal Bascomb
*The End of the Perfect 10 by Dvora Meyers
*The Adventures of Miss Petitfour by Anne Michaels
*A Dance with Jane Austen by Susannah Fullerton
*Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick
*The Plain Choice by Sherry Gore
*Dead Presidents by Brady Carlson
rosa_cotton: (Shieldmaiden)
*Can't believe I've worked at camp for 10 years. It does not seem that long, nor did I ever imagine I'd be allowed to do so. It has been a gift.

*Was introduced to Spotify this summer. Pretty cool.

*Was also introduced to "Duck Dynasty." Now that is an odd, funny show.

*Recently saw "The Incredibles" for the first time in years. I'd forgotten how awesome a movie it is: plot, characters, music, animation, issues/lessons. One of Pixar's best. Have been searching for fanfiction.

*Have gotten into the cooking show "Chopped" for some reason.

*"Carousel" was on TV recently. Forgot how long the dance sequences were. Still love the music and acting.

*Am definitely turning into a figure skating fan. Can't wait for the season to start, and see all the new programs. While waiting, I've been eating up the very informative The Skating Lesson podcasts.

*A lot of my summer reading centered on Jane Austen. I didn't read any of her books, but books about her. "Jane Austen for Dummies" was a favorite; I really liked learning the context in which her writing took place. I learned a lot about the times, events, customs and issues, which I think will shed more light on her writings when I reread her books. I am currently working through the Jane Austen Mystery series which are proving to be quite the delight.

*Way back in the 1990s, Olympic Gold Medalist Dorothy Hamill starred in an ice show, "Cinderella...Frozen in Time." I have it on a very old VHS and used to watch a lot when I was little. To my surprise I discovered the music for the show was available on CD and was able to get a copy. The music is so lovely. It was one of my favorite things about the show.

*Dear little Ori! He can be so sweet and polite. I think I will have change my ranking of the dwarves!

*Fanfiction recs:
No Living Man (LotR)
Jack Jack vs Edna Mode (Incredibles)
Green Tea Monsters (Incredibles)
Oblivion
rosa_cotton: (Pain and Sorrow)
Grrr. For some reason the last couple of books I've read have not been as enjoyable as expected. I read my first Carol Higgins Clark book, Decked. I expected it to be pretty suspenseful since she is the daughter of the famous Mary Higgins Clark. Ha. I kept waiting for the suspense and...I missed it or something. *sigh* It was disappointing. And I read two of her mother's books, I'll Be Seeing You and Daddy's Little Girl, yesterday and today with similar results. The first one was a good story with interesting characters, though it did not deliver many thrills. The second one...I considered several times not to finish it because the heroine really got on my nerves. None of the other characters were very interesting. And the climax...I won't even go into it.

Three less than thrilling reads, very disappointing. I've started another suspense book, Hide Yourself Away, by Mary Jane Clark (no relation to the above Clarks, I believe); I doubt I will finish it. *shakes head* It seems I cannot find good suspense books all of a sudden. They sound interesting from the summaries when I'm at the library, but when I get home and read them... Maybe I need of change of genre; I could give Gregory Maguire's Wicked a try perhaps.

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