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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Know Me Better...Feb 5

I am a Reader, not a Writer
This Week's Questions:
Is there anything you would like to say to or ask your favorite author?
  •  Yes, I'd like to ask John Green (The Fault in Our Stars) who always refers to his wife on his vlog as the Yeti, how she feels about that?
Are you a dreamer or a realist?
  • I'm half dreamer, half realist. I spend a lot of time in my head thinking about or dreaming of things.  But I also have my feet firmly planted on the ground.
Theater or Rental?
  • I love going to the movie theater but seldom do.  I try to see movies that would be best if viewed on the big screen at a theater and save my money and rent if the movie would be fine on a TV. But every once in a while we go wild and go to two movies in one week-end like this last week-end.  Woot. Woot. 
Share a family tradition.
  • A bookish tradition that we share...Every Christmas season we sit down together and read aloud The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson.  We've read it so many times we could probably all recite it line by line. Another bookish tradition, when I was growing up my father would read us How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss every Christmas Eve, right after reading the Christmas story in the Bible. 
Favorite late night snack?
  • Ice Cream, but I shouldn't and, in fact, I've stopped buying ice cream because if it is in the house we eat it!



  1. I am with you on the Theater vs rental, but I mostly do rentals since life is so busy. In our family we read the British version of A Visit from St Nick and we listen to Dylan Thomas' A Child's Christmas in Wales

    1. I will have to look into those selections. I try to spice things up every once in a while but it seems that we always go back to the books we done a hundred times before.

  2. Oh, I have heard great things about John Green's vlog - will have to check that out someday.

    We go to the movies about once a year! lol We used to go each summer for the new Harry Potter movie - we'll have to find a new one to get us into the theater this year. I do enjoy going to the theater, but besides the insanely high price, it also takes a lot more energy for me than watching from my couch!

    We have a similar Christmas Eve tradition - we read 3 books - The Christmas Star by Marcus Phister (basically the Christmas story in a kid version), Twas the Night Before Christmas, and Santa Mouse (an old favorite from my childhood!). Even though the boys are almost grown, they still wanted us to read these on Christmas Eve!

    Enjoy your books -


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  3. What a great Christmas tradition! Here's my post. http://georgielee.blogspot.com/2013/02/i-found-this-fun-prompt-at-i-am-reader.html

  4. I haven't read TBCPE book yet ..I'll have to check it out. --Thanks for stoppin' by my neck of the woods. To answer you questions, I have 3 kids under 11yo. :)


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