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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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Books I've read (or listened to) for fun:
  • King's Shield by Sherwood Smith
  • The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • Poison Study by Maria Snyder

...so short!
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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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Books Read:
  • Wren Journeymage by Sherwood Smith
  • Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  • The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
  • First Test by Tamora Pierce
  • Page by Tamora Pierce
  • Squire by Tamora Pierce
  • His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik
  • Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold
  • Throne of Jade by Naomi Novik
  • The Hallowed Hunt by Lois McMaster Bujold
  • Dust and Ashes by Anatoly Rybakov
  • Hunt Across Worlds by Sherwood Smith
  • Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde
  • The Well of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde

Movies Watched in Theaters:
  • Marley and Me
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
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Books I've read for fun:

Persuasion by Jane Austen, Artemis Fowl: The Time Paradox by Eoin Colfer, Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen, Wren to the Rescue by Sherwood Smith, Wren's Quest by Smith, Wren's War by Smith, Falling Free by Lois McMaster Bujold, and probably more I can't remember.

Places I've been in Spain:

Madrid, Cazorla, Toledo, Segovia (x2), Barcelona, Granada, Cordoba, El Escorial/The Valley of the Fallen

Other places I've been:

Dublin, Paris, Rome, Edinburgh, Lisbon

 

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I've been home for about 2 weeks now, but I've been crazily busy with holiday stuff! Things have finally settled down, but now I have only 5 days before I head back to school. I have so much to do before then! I still plan on posting summaries of my trip to Spain (not sure anyone cares, but they're mostly for myself and maybe my parents anyway), but those'll have to wait until after the next semester starts and I have more time (hah!).[Poll #1323651][Poll #1323651] ETA: Shoot! I meant to add a "None of the Above" option, but since I forgot, please comment if you haven't ever read any of the books on my list!
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So, since the first two days of classes are over, I decided it was time for a summer roundup. Over the summer, I kept a list on the "Extended Info" box on Facebook of books I've read, movies I saw in theaters, and places I'd been. I may have missed a couple of items, but it's a pretty good summary of my summer. Since I'm going to remove those items from Facebook soon, I thought I'd post them here.


Read more... )
Quite a full summer!

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