Monday, February 20, 2012
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Sunday, December 07, 2008
I think this may be an all-time low in the number of books I have read in a year. It also doesn't reflect the books I partially read and either gave up on or had to return to the library before it was finished. I do plan on finishing Animal Vegetable Miracle one day. I really do. I had planned to read Nabokov this year, but alas, Speak Memory is still unfinished. I may be able to get it in under the wire.
My new discovery this year was Tom Perrotta who is one of my new favorites. I have also started reading the Harry Potter series with Garrett, which is not reflected on this list.
2008 Reading List
Run by Ann Patchett
Falling Angels by Tracy Chevalier
Bridge of Sighs by Richard Russo
Tender at the Bone by Ruth Reuhl
The Wishbones by Tom Perrotta
Goodbye, Columbus by Philip Roth
Last Night at the Lobster by Stewart O’Nan
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
Election by Tom Perrotta
Mohawk by Richard Russo
Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
Duma Key by Stephen King
Winter Study by Nevada Barr
Last Girls by Lee Smith
Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen
Labyrinth by Kate Mosse
The Feast of Love by Charles Baxter
My Brother’s Ghost
Little Children by Tom Perrotta
In the Woods by Tana French
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
When you are engulfed in flames
The Likeness by Tana French
High Up in the Trees by Kiara Brinkman
The Island of the Blue Dolphins
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
Game 1, against ODFC (wags) loss 1-0: Meera had maybe one of her best games, stopping nearly every ball. We will have to start counting the shots taken as she really played her heart out with bravery, quickness and good judgment. I did have some coaches tell me that our goalie played very well.
Game 2, against Vienna (ODSL) loss 11-1: The high score somewhat depressing was due more to common mistakes, and lack of experience, rather than just being overpowered. This Vienna team also beat another team 10-1 so that made our loss sit a little better. Claudia hit a goal coming from a handball, the ball was be placed at the 18’ far right corner, the ball found the net over a crowd of heads trying to block the goal. It was clearly a beautiful kick.
Game 3, against Chantilly (Wags) loss 5-1: In the early minutes of this game, there was a hand ball penalty shot at our goal. Meera again made an MVP stop, and with minutes left before half time, she found Madison stepping up from a fullback position, launching a kick that sailed through the air 30 yards into the back of their net. We were up 1-0 at half time. The half time break is becoming a concern for our team as we show a trend, we were slow getting back into the game and gave up 3 goals within 10 minutes. However we did have a lot of runs at their goal, we just couldn’t finish.
Game 4, against Mount Vernon (Wags) tie 1-1: This game was maybe the most exciting! We were able to get some of our players back from vacation and it definitely made a difference. We controlled the ball in their end for at least half the game. Kayla, Kristie and Skyla worked together to bring us our goal coming from a corner kick taken by Skyla, where Kristie (The Hammer) would add the necessary power to the ball to send it pass the goal keeper to the quick-footed Kayla who put the ball into the net. Our team really pressured their goal the entire second half. Meera continued to make big saves, and with 10 minutes left in the game found herself on the ground making another great save. Only this time her arm was stepped on and she had to leave the game due to the injury. Their tying goal came from outside the penalty box with hard shot only minutes from game’s end.
Every player on the team made great efforts and played to the best of their abilities. Many of our players played with bumps, bruises and fever. Great plays were put in by Sarah, Molly, Maddie, Skyla, Claudia, Margaret, Faith, Meera, Madison, Kristie, Kayla, and Sandy. I am sure that your parents were entertained by your great spirit this weekend.