I'm late on my "New Years" post, as per usual. It's almost the fourth week of January and I'm barely getting to this. Oops! Figures that one of my goals for the new year is to be better organized and productive with my time...I'm getting there, I swear!I read somewhere that before setting new goals, it's a good idea to look over what you've already accomplished. I think that makes sense, because by looking back at all of my goals and the things I have done makes me feel like I can accomplish whatever crazy and seemingly unattainable goals I set for myself this year.So, in the last year, Dustin and I celebrated our first year of marriage (which I consider a huge . . .
I feel like I'm playing catch-up from the last month, but such is life. Here is a recap on the books I read in December!Uglies by Scott Westerfeld-★★★-I remember reading this when I was a Freshman and LOVING it. I decided to revisit it and wasn't as impressed as I was when I was younger.This book takes place in a world where everyone gets an operation at the age of 16 to become "pretty." Everyone who is pretty is equal. Tally Youngblood is waiting for her operation when her friend, Shay, runs away. She is given an ultimatum by the leaders of the community: find Shay or never turn pretty. Tally goes after Shay and discovers some pretty crazy secrets about her . . .
I know it's been a while, but with holidays and changing school/work schedules, it's taken a while to get everything settled down. Now that we are in the new year and Dustin is back into the swing of things with school and I've got my work schedule organized, we're ready to take on 2015!We started off the new year with a bang-we checked off number 47 on our 101 in 1001 list!Dustin and I have been talking and planning for months about selling his Civic and upgrading to a small SUV. We've spent hours over the last three months researching different car models, specs, reviews, safety features, trunk space, etc. We narrowed down all the options and knew what our number . . .
I hope every one had a fantastic Thanksgiving week and that preparations for Christmas are going well! Dustin, Rosie and I got to spend our Thanksgiving break in beautiful, sunny, warm California and it was wonderful. I spent a few hours in my in-laws' backyard on their trampoline, reading a book in the sunshine and I really thought I was in heaven!Dustin and I got to check off a few things on our 101 in 1001 list while we were on break and had a blast doing it. We first were able to work on Number 56: Go to three different Zoos.Just outside Chico, CA is a nonprofit wildlife sanctuary called the Barry R. Kirshner Wildlife Sanctuary and Educational center. This place . . .
I am 11 books away from meeting my goal of 50 books read this year! That's a lot of reading to get done this coming month, but I think I can do it! Here is what I read for the month of November:Hate List by Jennifer Brown-★★★★-This book is about the aftermath of a school shooting and follows the story of Valerie who was the girlfriend of the shooter. Valerie is an outcast at school who was bullied along with her boyfriend. One day, she starts a hate list as a way to vent about all of the things that she hates in her life. Her boyfriend uses this list as a way to pick out the targets at the school. I think this book was beautifully done. Brown got real when it came to . . .