First Term Books

So, I know this weeks post is rather late, but I’ve been sick, and that’s pretty much my excuse for everything right now. And hey, better late than never, right?

This is a picture post. A picture post of books!

These are my books for first term. I’m homeschooled, in case you didn’t know, and we split the year up into three terms rather than two semesters. Some of these books will continue on through the next term, like  Paradise Lost, which will last me through the whole year. Here are the titles, from top to bottom:

It’s (not that) Complicated by Anna Sophia and Elizabeth Botkin

Money, Possessions, And Eternity by Randy Alcorn

In His Steps by Charles M. Sheldon

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Paradise Lost John Milton

Whatever Happened to Penny Candy? by Richard J. Maybury (an Uncle Eric Book)

Basic American Government by Clarence B. Carson

Never Before in History by Gary Amos and Richard Gardiner

The Best Loved Poems of the American People selected by Hazel Felleman

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

If you noticed the red line through Money, Possessions, and Eternity, I didn’t do that. We bought it used, so I guess I’ll never know why that mysterious line is there. The book of poems is one my Mom just happened to pick up at an antique bookstore. It’s so huge that I’m not reading it in order, but flipping to random places and reading the ones who’s titles sound interesting.

You can see the covers here:

If you haven’t guessed already, I’m studying government and economics this year. I’ll show you the books for my other two terms as they come. My favorite book right now has to be To Kill A Mockingbird. I’ll write reviews for at least some of these as I finish them. I’ve actually already finished It’s (not that) Complicated, which is about relationships, though I’ve still got three weeks to go. By the last week of the term my list is pretty short, while my list of books I’ve read gets very long in a very short amount of time. It’s a very satisfying feeling!

Here I got creative with my stacking:

You can see my big bear in the background… I got her the day I was born. I ran out of room in my closet though (since I reorganized it; I do that about once a year, it seems) so she’s headed to the hallway closet. She just hasn’t made it there yet.

Well, this has been fun. If you have any questions, feel free to comment!

P.S. A Hunger Games review is in the works, though I know that that too, is a little late. Stay tuned!

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Cats

Thought I’d do an easy post today; pictures!

This is Gracey, our second cat.

Her eyes aren’t really different colors, it just looks that way. Neither of the cats were wanting to cooperate for pictures today; they wouldn’t stand still.

She likes to drink water out of a little heart-shaped dish on the bathroom counter. It’s like a treat or something to her, because all you have to say is, “Gracey, you want water?” and she’ll jump up there. She also has separation anxiety, and will wander the upstairs hallway meowing. She belongs to my sister Natalie, so that’s who she’s looking for. Sometimes she becomes convinced that Natalie is in my room and so will sit in front of my door and cry REALLY LOUD. Which is really distracting when you’re trying to do school!

Anyway, here’s the other one, Casey.

“The Fluffy Squeaker.” When she was a kitten she was mute. Now she squeaks. And no, we didn’t mean for their names to rhyme. We had Casey first, then Gracey came along with her name pre-installed.

As I mentioned before, they wouldn’t stand still. But at least in this picture you get a nice view of her pretty coat!