Friday, December 31, 2010

books I've read in 2010

a year has flown by. I have no idea where it went!
I can trace my year in books.

remember way back last year around this time when I set a goal. I decided I wanted to read 25 books before the end of 2010 and hopefully most of those books would be new to me.

I succeeded.

I actually surpassed my goal and read 29 books this year!!

this feels really good to have completely my goal and a little bit more :)

maybe this will be a great lesson for me. I can accomplish anything. if I can imagine myself completing a goal successfully then I shouldn't have a doubt in my mind. I just need to go for it!

I'll be taking this into account while I move into 2011. this year I have surprised myself with how much I've been able to do and learn. there were so many changes in my life just over a year. looking at the years since I entered college I have faced my lowest points and then jumped right up to some of the best points in my life. everything is constantly changing.

and as I've learned in the past, change is good.

I was quite organized when tracking these books. I wrote down the dates I finished reading them so I know in the future how long it's been since the last time I read one of these books (since I love rereading books so much).

but enough of that for now. here are the 29 books I read in 2010!
(the * before the number means it was the first time I read it)

1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
by: J.K. Rowling

2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
by: J.K. Rowling

*3. Vampire Academy
by: Richelle Mead

*4. Beautiful Creatures
by: Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

5. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
by: J.K. Rowling

6. The Hunger Games
by: Suzanne Collins

7. Catching Fire
by: Suzanne Collins

*8. City of Bones
by: Cassandra Clare

*9. City of Ashes
by: Cassandra Clare

*10. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
by: Rick Riordan

*11. City of Glass
by: Cassandra Clare

*12. Nightlight
by: Harvard Lampoon Editors

*13. The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner
by: Stephenie Meyer

*14. Shiver
by: Maggie Stiefvater

*15. Evermore
by: Alyson Noel

*16. Pretty Little Liars
by: Sara Shepard

*17. Sisters Red
by : Jackson Pearce

*18. Linger
by: Maggie Stiefvater

*19. Charlie St. Cloud
by: Ben Sherwood

20. Blue Bloods
by: Melissa de la Cruz

*21. Masquerade
by: Melissa de la Cruz

*22. Mockingjay
by: Suzanne Collins

*23. Clockwork Angel
by: Cassandra Clare

*24. I Am Number Four
by: Pittacus Lore

*25. Beautiful Darkness
by: Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

*26. Secret Society Girl
by: Diana Peterfreund

*27. Under the Rose
by: Diana Peterfreund

28. The Host
by: Stephenie Meyer

*29. Witch & Wizard
by: James Patterson

I'm going to do my top five books of 2010 based on this list in the next post.
It was a wonderful year of reading. I'm so excited to continue this tradition in the future :)

Have you read any of these books?
Let me know if you want to discuss or hear my opinion on any of them. I love to share!

Happy New Year Everyone!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


I have been on winter break for a total of 4 days now.

It has been a gloriously relaxing 4 days.

my days have consisted of a lot of nothing.

since I haven't done much so far here's a little recap of finals week:

studying and lots of it.

math tutoring. not as much as I thought there would be.

procrastinating. more than anyone should be during finals week.

late night visits to the library. had to take advantage of the 2am closing time.

bits of stress and complaints about not wanting to study which can be included in the time of procrastinating.

watching the Bruins.

one meeting.

packing and cleaning.

the actual finals themselves.

and a partridge in a pear tree.

it was the fastest, slowest week ever!
that doesn't make much sense, but it's true.

I have 3 weeks of vacation until I move back to school on January 7th for winter orientation. you better believe I'm taking full advantage of this down time :)

there may have been some pictures involved in the process of finals week:

we have a thing for mustaches, but then again who doesn't?

(my awesome roommates Nicole on the left and Morgan on the right)



we were very serious about our studies in the library, really we were (after taking a couple pictures)


in the end we all survived finals week :)


Monday, December 20, 2010


I have a tumblr!

I'm still working on figuring out how to use it to tell you the truth.

I'm not completely sure if I want to use it for any particular reason or just for some randomness that comes to mind.

you're welcome to follow me at


Friday, December 10, 2010

an interlude

The posts have been few and far between for a little while now.

Winter break is coming up very soon so hopefully I'll have some posts to share soon.

That is if I survive finals (please hope I make it through finals).

Christmas is going to be upon us in 2 weeks time and I need to get some Christmas cards out!!

If you're interested email me at:

I'm always around on twitter if anyone wants to say Hi or see what's going on in my life.

but until later, who's excited for Christmas???