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Time again for one of my round-ups! This is a pretty full one. I had more time to read last semester than I've had in a LONG time. And of course, I did lots of other cool things as well!

Books I've read:
  • The Rope Trick by Lloyd Alexander (reread)
  • Fire by Kristin Cashore
  • Dreamhunter by Elizabeth Knox
  • Young Miles by Lois McMaster Bujold (reread)
  • Dresden Files Books 1-12 by Jim Butcher
  • Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
  • Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • The History of Rasselas by Samuel Johnson
  • Lady Susan by Jane Austen
  • Coraline by Neil Gaiman
  • Queen of Attolia, King of Attolia, and Conspiracy of Kings by Megan Whalen Turner (re-read on the first two; also, got halfway through The Thief)
  • The Sally Lockhart Mysteries (Books 1-4) by Phillip Pullman

Places Visited:
  • Colorado, USA
  • Maastricht and Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • London, UK
  • Brussels, Brugge, and Ghent, Belgium
  • Monschau, Berlin, and Munich, Germany
  • Athens, Thessaloniki, and Poros, Greece
  • Prague, Czech Republic
  • Bern and Interlaken, Switzerland
  • Salzburg and Vienna, Austria
  • Venice, Milan, Siena, Lake Como, and Florence, Italy
  • Madrid and Sevilla, Spain
  • Paris and the Loire Valley (inc. Bloise and Tours), France
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Edinburgh, London, and Stratford-upon-Avon, U.K.

Productions Seen:
  • Les Miserables (two different productions, in London and Edinburgh)
  • Don Giovanni at the Estates Theatre in Prague
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream (the ballet) at the State Opera House in Vienna
  • Oliver! in London
  • Legally Blonde the Musical in London
  • Macbeth at the Globe in London
  • King Lear (Royal Shakespeare Company Public Understudy Performance) in Stratford-on-Avon

Other random things I've done:
  • Volunteered at Junior Winter Camp at Forest Home
  • Taken and passed the PRAXIS II
  • Got my B.A. from Baylor University!
It was quite a semester!
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As I'm beginning another semester, it's time for another roundup!

Books, movies, shows, and other summer highlights )
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I'm the most indecisive person in the world, and am having the hardest time deciding on a camp name for the summer! My best friend says it should have something to do with dancing, as that's one of the things I absolutely love doing, but I couldn't come up with anything good. I also thought briefly of rocking the school spirit and being something to do with bears, but didn't have any real ideas for that either (I guess I could just combine the two and be Dancing Bear!). At any rate, here are my top 8 choices at the moment, in a poll because polls are fun. So vote, and if you have any other cool ideas you didn't mention earlier, put them in the comments.[Poll #1391080][Poll #1391080]

Chicago...

Apr. 25th, 2008 04:42 am
bookaddict88: (Dance Through Life)
...was absolutely amazing!

I loved the dancing especially (seeing as I love to dance, that's not a surprise), but the singing and acting were great as well. And the show itself was very entertaining.

Unfortunately, they accidentally double sold our amazing seats, and the other people got their before we did.  So we ended up in row T off to the side (still orchestra level). They weren't bad seats, but when we could have had seats in row H more towards the center, it was very disappointing. Oh well, I only paid $25 (and the theater didn't make any profit from our tickets since they donated them), so I can't really complain...

I won!

Feb. 17th, 2008 02:04 am
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I'm going to see Chicago in April! 

The Baptist Student Ministries at my school had a fundraiser for missions tonight.  Part of the way they were raising money was through a silent auction.  I bid on several things, and ended up winning a couple of gift certificates for a restaurant... and tickets to see the musical Chicago when it comes to town!  I got two tickets for only $50.  I don't remember their actual value (I think it was around $110), but at any rate, they're center orchestra, row H.  In other words, I got amazing seats for only $25 each!

I love the performing arts, especially musicals. While I've seen quite a few musicals, there are tons I have yet to see, including Chicago.  I have the movie soundtrack, and I'd been wanting to rent the movie, but seeing it live is so much better! Especially at this price.  Even if I'm disappointed by the performance for some reason, at least I'll only have paid $25 (since I'm sure I can find a friend who'll go with me and pay me back $25), which is less than half price. 

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