Tuesday, January 31, 2006

JKR's top ten books for children

The Royal Society of Literature magazine recently published an article containing the top ten books Jo Rowling believes all children should read:

Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl
Robinson Crusoe, Daniel Defoe
David Copperfield, Charles Dickens
Catch-22, Joseph Heller
To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
Animal Farm, George Orwell
The Tale of Two Bad Mice, Beatrix Potter
The Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger
Hamlet, William Shakespeare

I haven't read Wuthering Heights, Robinson Crusoe, or David Copperfield. I'm pretty sure I've read the Tale of Two Bad Mice before, but I can't remember it specifically. But I'm assuming bacause we had a lot of Beatrix Potter books when we were little.

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Signing "Thank you" Posted by Picasa
Signing "More" Posted by Picasa

Saturday, January 28, 2006

I can't wait until she tries this on the top shelf. Remember that? Posted by Picasa

Thursday, January 26, 2006

From the 100 hours Board:
You need to get new friends.
- Katya

This Katya person sounds a lot like Emily, except that she can spell.

Thursday, January 19, 2006


Bonnie got a new laptop for Christmas-- with wireless internet-- yay! Except, now she emails me during her classes when she is bored. This is part of the email she sent me this morning:

Holly! I am pretty bored in my class. I wish you would write something witty, humorous, and hilariously funny so that it could entertain me in this class. Please, I would greatly appreciate it.

I was pretty bored myself, so I wrote her some limericks. This is by far my favorite, but it is a bit scandalous. And also, not technically a limerick:

There once was a girl stuck in class
And she wanted a friend to harass
Her friend could not bear
To be caught in a swear
So she called her a pain in the butt


Sarah was up all night being sick, a phrase which here means "throwing up on her bed and mine." Of course, this morning, she's eating and apparently feeling fine...after I called to say she wouldn't be at preschool. Do I have a mini-faker on my hands? It seemed pretty authentic to me...

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

That was hilarious, IMHO

Can I shoot lazer beams from my third eye which can potentially cause harm to my boyfriend? Also what about a flower superimposed on an incline plane?

Monday, January 16, 2006

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Clean up, clean up!

I deleted all of the posts from last year! I know it really doesn't affect any of you, but it makes things a lot faster to publish, etc. It's a good thing, trust me. I just wanted to share my accomplishment with all of you (it took a while to do it-- it's very tedious). Anyway, happy Melissa (MLK) Day everybody!

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Blog Title

Rich would like to thank you for the vote of confidence. He agrees.

Monday, January 09, 2006