Monday, December 28, 2009

I <3 Books

Tagged by RACHEL!
1. What is one of your favorite genres? Children’s books.
2. What is your least favorite genre? Textbooks… amen, rachie.
3. What is your all-time favorite book? Angus, Thongs, And Full-Frontal Snogging
4. What is the first book you remember reading? We Went to the Beach Just Grandma and Me OR Horton Hears a Who
5. Do you prefer books or audio books? Books.
6. Who are your favorite authors? Austen, Dahl, Dodie Smith, Louise Rennison, Robert Burns, Rachel Ashcraft, etc.
7. How many books do you read in a year? Whole books? I don’t know… I frequently pull books of my shelf and open them to a random page and just read particularly when I can’t sleep or I’m really stressed or procrastinating.
8. Do you buy books or borrow them from the library? I have a book buying problem that I got from my sister most likely.
9. How many books do you own? I have 2 bookcases plus a box full of books that don’t fit on the shelves.
10. What is your most prized book? I wasn’t allowed to keep any of my own books when I moved out so all of my books are equally treasured.
11. What are the worst books you have ever read (or tried to read)? Hmmmm… I didn’t like the giver. It was sad. I will surely be stoned for that, though.
12. Have you read any modern day sequels you liked? Hmmm…. None that I can think of…….
13. What is your favorite quote from a book? Anything snappy that Elizabeth says to Darcie in Pride and Prejudice.
14. Who is your all-time favorite male character? Darcie. I <3 Douche Bags sometimes.
15. Who is your all-time favorite female character? Definitely Georgia from the Georgia Books.
16. What highly recommended book have you not liked? The Giver.
17. A character you love to hate? Mrs. Bennette… elizabeth’s mother.
18. Do you belong to a book club? Does me forcing all of my friends to read the Georgia books count? Kendie and I once had a twilight book club where we’d sit and read together. It was awesome.
19. What was the last book you purchased? The latest Georgia book but I can’t read it ‘til south Africa on Thursday.
20. What are you reading now? A Teaspoon of Courage… my gramma got it for me for Christmas!
21. What book made you cry the hardest? The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe when Aslan dies.
22. What book made you laugh the most? Once again, Georgia Books.
23. What is your favorite children's book (one you would choose to read to your kids)? HORTON HEARS A WHO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
24. If you were to choose a book to give as a gift, what would it be? Georgia books… starting to think I’m obsessed?
25. List 5 books you have read more than once: Pride and Prejudice, The Witches, Angus Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging, The Lion, The Witch, And the Wardrobe, and I Capture the Castle.
26. What is your favorite book made into a movie? I love the Count of Monte Cristo movie MORE than the book (rarely the case).
27. Did you like the book or movie better? Oops…. See above.
28. What book would you like to see made into a movie? Hmmm… I would love them to make more Georgia movies.
29. Do you prefer hardcover or softcopy? HARDCOVER!!!!
30. Do you leave the dustcover on while you are reading a book? Nah… it get’s all folded and wrinkley.
31. Where do you usually read? Everywhere: my bed, my bathroom floor, my bedroom floor, my car, work, school, church…….
32. When do you usually read? Early in the morning I read my scriptures but at night is when I do most of my leisure reading.
33. Do you keep a TBR (to-be-read) list? GOODREADS!!!!!!!!
34. Do you usually have more than one book that you are reading at a time? Frequently. Especially when in school.
35. Do you remember how you developed a love for reading? Dad reading to us every night before bed… sometimes he’d do the voices which made it fun. I’m pretty sure it all started with the fact that he ALWAYS let us pick which book to read so we always read books we LIKED to read.
36. Who do you tag? Charlie? Anyone who likes to discuss books. :D

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

pros and cons

pros to working with one's brother-in-law who is really more like a brother:
1. when one is having difficulty opening a water bottle, one does not feel lame asking him to pop it open.
1. when one's landlord professes the time that one returned home the night before after being out with someone of the opposite gender, one's brother-in-law never ceases to harass.

Friday, December 18, 2009

christmas newsletter

so i'm not married, i don't have kids, and i'm not a college graduate but i do have fun things to report for the year 2009 so i thought i'd do a little christmas newsletter here in the blogosphere, kristin-style. i just finished my penultimate semester of MSJC. i will graduate with 3 associates degrees in spring 2010 and will transfer to arizona state university in fall 2010. my three degrees are: arts and humanities, liberal studies, and social and behavioral sciences. we welcomed my newest niece into the world in september. she is a gem! i served in several different callings at church: FHE teacher, newsletter committee, teachers development course instructor, and now activities chairperson. i've contiued to work at the bankruptcy law firm and continue to Love i am so blessed and lucky to have remained friends and family with the people i am surrounded with. i'm also lucky to have maintained employment through these hard times and continue my education. i'm grateful to live in this great country and to be permitted to worship who, what, when, where, why, and how i may. i'm so grateful for the birth of the Savior. i love you all and hope that your holidays are filled with laughter, love, and memories. MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!!!!!!

lots of love,

Monday, December 7, 2009

nieces nieces nieces!!!!!

rachel's baby is a GIIIIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! we are SO excited for her to come into the world. her current name is squirt but she will get a real name when she is born... rachel is considering the names lillie and mollie. i love BOTH names. i LOVE THIS AUNT BUSINESS!!!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

daniela's birthday...

here is a video from daniela's birthday... we went to PF changs and had a BLAST!!! this video was from before when we were at my house.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

happy birthday, avery noel!!!

as i have mentioned time and time again, i LOOOOOVE being an aunt! my oldest niece Avery Noel has turned THREE today!!! congrats, avey!!! ten reasons i love my aves:
1. i LOOOOVE her red hair

2. she loves dance parties

3. direct quote from her to me, "i like your boobs!"

4. she takes good care of her siblings

5. she loves neil diamond

6. she eats her green vegetables

7. she likes to blow out candles

8. she recognizes religious symbols (i.e. temple, Jesus, etc.)

9. she is an animal lover

10. she is my oldest niece :D