the new year.

Jan 20

2013 Book List (#30booksin13)

1.) Gone Girl//Gillian Flynn

2.) Atonement//Ian McEwan

3.) Swamplandia//Karen Russell

4.) In the Woods//Tana French

5.) Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore//Robin Sloan

6.) Eleanor & Park//Rainbow Rowell

7.) Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls//David Sedaris

8.) The Glass Castle//Jeannette Walls

9.) The Light Between Oceans//M.L. Stedman

10.) The Virgin Suicides//Jeffery Eugenides

11.) A Visit from the Goon Squad//Jennifer Egan

12.) Where’d You Go, Bernadette//Maria Semple

13.) The Secret History//Donna Tartt

14.) An Education//Lynn Barber

15.) Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life From Dear Sugar//Cheryl Strayed

16.) Incendiary//Chris Cleave

17.) Wild//Cheryl Strayed

18.) Can You Keep a Secret?//Sophie Kinsella

19.) Lucky Girls//Nell Freudenberger

20.) Girls in White Dresses//Jennifer Close

21.) Less Than Zero//Brett Easton Ellis

22.) Naomi & Eli’s No Kiss List//David Levithan & Rachel Cohn

23.) Snow Child//Eowyn Ives

24.) The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.//Adelle Waldman

25.) Habibi//Craig Thompson

26.) The Remains of the Day//Kazuo Ishiguro

27.) I’ve Got Your Number//Sophie Kinsella

28.) Swimming Home//Deborah Levy

29.) Drowning//Junot Diaz

30.) Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour//Morgan Matson

(I have bolded my favorite reads of the year)

Mar 08

Yesterday was one of the most exciting days ever. After 5 years A. asked me to marry him. It was personal and sweet in our nice little VT apartment. Bennington will forever be a special place!(I said yes of course!)

Yesterday was one of the most exciting days ever. After 5 years A. asked me to marry him. It was personal and sweet in our nice little VT apartment. Bennington will forever be a special place!(I said yes of course!)

Jan 28

Thank you Bennington for the beautiful scenery. This is how I always pictured New England to be.

Thank you Bennington for the beautiful scenery. This is how I always pictured New England to be.

Dec 16

Book Protector Barnabus.

Book Protector Barnabus.

Dec 10

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Dec 03

Current read. I wish more than anything I was at home under a cozy blanket, in front of the fireplace, with a mug of mint tea reading. I love my cozy little VT cabin and the person and pet in it. The weekend cannot come soon enough!

Current read. I wish more than anything I was at home under a cozy blanket, in front of the fireplace, with a mug of mint tea reading. I love my cozy little VT cabin and the person and pet in it. The weekend cannot come soon enough!

Sunday night at its finest…I spend it fighting with my cat.

Sunday night at its finest…I spend it fighting with my cat.

Nov 23

The best way to spend Thanksgiving!

The best way to spend Thanksgiving!

Nov 20

Today was a cowboy boot wearing bluegrass listening kind of day. I miss WV but at least VT seems to appreciate these things as well.

Today was a cowboy boot wearing bluegrass listening kind of day. I miss WV but at least VT seems to appreciate these things as well.

Nov 19

Dance at Bennington. It is also awesome to note this is happening in what I like to call my backyard.

Dance at Bennington. It is also awesome to note this is happening in what I like to call my backyard.