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01 August 2007 @ 06:21 pm
Nightstand Reading List  


From the bottom up:

Christmas with Southern Living 2007:  Gives complete decorating, entertaining and lots of menu ideas & recipes for Christmas parties and family gatherings.  I have these back to 2003.

Lighting Product Catalogue:  I'm trying to pick out fans and chandeliers and the like.  I'm horrid at making decisions. See #4 below.

Southern Living Magazine, July & August:  There's some stuff I still haven't read.  There's always something else to do besides read a magazine.

Apparel & Accessories 2007:  Again, trying to make a decision.   This time it's t-shirts for my husband's company.

The Joy of Cooking:  This is the 6th time I've checked this out at the library.  I think I'd better buy it.  Or ask for it for Christmas.

Irish Crystal by Andrew M. Greeley:  This is one of a series of books that I rather like.  It's self-indulgent reading...  brain candy. You really don't have to think too hard.  These books chronicle the character of Nuala Anne McGrail.

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Luis Zafon:  Love magic, murder and madness.  This is a translation, and it really is beautifully written, but it demands your full attention.  I've started it three times, and I haven't given up on it yet.  I'm trying, Jennifer!

Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident:  I read the first one last week and I liked it.  Artemis reminds me of Draco with less morals.  If that's even possible.  Artemis is a twelve year-old millionaire genuis evil mastermind, who enjoys messing around with the world of faires, gnomes and dwarves.  I like these, and I think the boys will, too, once they're a bit older.

French Guaranteed:  Alright, this isn't a book, it's a 4 set of CD's to help me learn French.  I'm slogging through.  It's hard to teach yourself to learn new things.

So what's on your nightstand reading list?  Feel free to consider your self tagged, if you like.

Crap news:  So I didn't get a role in Into the Woods.  I'm okay with it.  The good thing about acting is that there is ALWAYS another audition. The next one is in September for a TBA show at the Adventure Space.  So that's good.  When God closes a door, He opens a window.  (Trite, but true.)  Anyhow, I won't be crazy busy at the beginning of school, so I can devote more time to the boys, both of whom want to play sports (!?).  

Great News:  1.  Nolan is in Atlanta this week, so I've been able to read all I want.  
2.  I finished the August Podcast and it will be up whenever lyndsiefenele has a free moment, I'm sure.  
3.  Nolan ran into the talent agent that he used to be with on the plane (to Atlanta) and she said that she was     interested in representing me.  (BIG yay.) 
4.  I went by the site for our new house (We're building a new house!) and they were moving dirt to get ready to pour the concrete foundation!  (ENORMOUS yay!)
5.  I spent $300 at Wal-Mart today, but got both boys school supplies, new underwear, socks and tshirts, some jeans & shirts, and groceries for the week.  (This is filed under great news because this means I won't have to go back there anytime soon.  I deplore Wal-Mart.  I get cranky in the parking lot.)
6.  I leave in 5 days for NYC!  I'm going with my mother and sister for a week.  I'm so excited I can't see straight!

So.  Life really is fabulous.  There's just a little hiccup every now and again.  :)

 
 
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Sharlenemynuet on August 2nd, 2007 12:17 am (UTC)
I just ordered shirts from jiffyshirts.com because they were the cheapest by far, and they do bulk discounts by price (as in, spend this much, rather than buy this many). I'll let you know how the shipping time and quality stack up, but if you're looking for blank shirts, that might be a way to go.
Carrie Leigh: pretty ginnycarrie_leigh on August 2nd, 2007 01:02 am (UTC)
Thanks! That might help. I am having to have the company logo put on, but if I already have the shirts...
Comic Book Goddess: HP7 - H/Hr/R - Jail?rainpuddle13 on August 2nd, 2007 12:29 am (UTC)
ARTIE! I ADORE Artemis Fowl books! If you like all of that, and like a little adventure, I highly recommend the Alex Rider books! I'm totally in love with Alex Rider right now. He rivals Draco!
Carrie Leigh: I'd rather be readingcarrie_leigh on August 2nd, 2007 01:01 am (UTC)
You shut your mouth. Someone that rivals Draco? *scribbles down note to look for Alex Rider* Is he a character or the Author?

Artie makes me laugh. I want to scoop him up and take care of him. He probably wouldn't appreciate it, though. I totally see Tom Felton's eyes when I imagine Artie.
Comic Book Goddess: DG Pink Haired babiesrainpuddle13 on August 2nd, 2007 01:06 am (UTC)
Artie is a dark haired, Irish Draco :)

Alex Rider is the character. Anthony Horowitz is the Author. Stormbreaker is the first novel.

Did you know that Tom Felton once upon a time was considered to play Artie, but the movie never got off the ground.
Carrie Leigh: I'm not obsessedcarrie_leigh on August 2nd, 2007 01:15 am (UTC)
That's disappointing, isn't it? I think that Artemis Fowl would make a great movie.
Comic Book Goddess: Draco - Stealing Harry's storyrainpuddle13 on August 2nd, 2007 01:18 am (UTC)
They are still trying. *le sigh* My fear is they will ruin Butler, who is hands down, my favorite character. I totally ♥ him!
Numbaby: plotnumbaby on August 2nd, 2007 12:47 am (UTC)
*Geeks out*
I bought Artemis Fowl: The Artic Incident a few days ago! We're reading the same book! OMG PSYCHIC BETA TWINS.

Ahem. Yay for Arty. So deliciously Draco-ish. Actually, Myn posted a great HP/AF crossover on the archives, but I can't find it. *woe*
Carrie Leigh: 5 pts to Slytherincarrie_leigh on August 2nd, 2007 12:57 am (UTC)
You've got to be flipping kidding me! That's all kinds of weird and bizarre and perfect.

Psychic beta twin powers, activate! Form of: a pissed off LEPrecon captain...

*ponders* That won't make too much sense if you never saw an episode of "Superfriends." It's funny, though. You might have to trust me.
shady121 on August 2nd, 2007 01:14 am (UTC)
Oh wow. I got that... -old- Why did the boy always get a crap formation while his sister got an awesome animal?
Carrie Leighcarrie_leigh on August 2nd, 2007 01:16 am (UTC)
Yeah, form of: A bucket of ice water! isn't very cool, is it?
wistfulmemory: Kitty Prydewistfulmemory on August 2nd, 2007 01:24 am (UTC)
I love the Atemis Fowl books, but no one around me has gotten into them, so I haven't been able to discuss them with anyone.
Carrie Leigh: Evil will triumphcarrie_leigh on August 2nd, 2007 01:45 am (UTC)
I can't decide if he's completely amoral or just a product of a bad environment, or both. I love him, though.
Jandy the Gnome Whisperer: D/G with namejandjsalmon on August 2nd, 2007 02:21 am (UTC)
LOL. For a second I thought it says "The Joy Of Sex" and wondered if Nolan KNEW what you were reading while he was gone. *grins*

I'm sorry about the play but YAY for possible agentness. And a BIG yay for new houses! Woot!
Carrie Leigh: Distracted by the sparklecarrie_leigh on August 2nd, 2007 02:24 am (UTC)
*giggles*

I wouldn't Post that one, silly. =P
Cydneyalittleredhood on August 2nd, 2007 03:39 am (UTC)
Artie!
When I was 12, I was totally in lurve with Artie Fowl. I read both of those books...and I think the third one, the purple one... The Eternity Code? I can't remember if I read that one or not, but I don't have it. Artemis is what Draco SHOULD have named Scorpy. Maybe his name is Scorpius Artemis? xD Poor kid. OH! That reminds me. You know the code that's all over the inside of Artemis Fowl books? I CRACKED IT, MAN. I totally did. And I translated like the first fifty pages of it, too, until it lost my attention because it was some weird crap about a dude who cleaned a...phlegm pot, or something? IDK, weird.

I think you would also like the Series of Unfortunate events. They're AWESOME and hilarious and clever.

Aaaaaaaaanyway I'm really tired and I think I shall go to bed so I can romp around the front yard with E & A tomorrow. Goodnight!

-Cyd
Embellishedembe11ished on August 2nd, 2007 04:03 am (UTC)
I'm sorry you didn't get the role you wanted. At least you didn't really expect it too much, considering your singing. I was pulling for you anyway.

On another topic entirely, why do you have a copy of "The Joy of Cooking" on your night table? It's a wonderful book, I admit, but not at all anything like bedtime reading. So I really have to ask what you're thinking. :)
Carrie Leigh: I'd rather be readingcarrie_leigh on August 2nd, 2007 04:32 am (UTC)
Hm. I LOVE cookbooks, I probably have 60, easily. My whole family has the habit of reading cookbooks like novels; a recipe that does nothing for you one day sounds fabulous the next. I tend to make grocery lists & plan weekly menus before bed, too, and having the recipe there to write down the ingredients is helpful.

Plus, I don't read in other areas of the house. Just in my bedroom. :)
Embellishedembe11ished on August 2nd, 2007 04:38 am (UTC)
My husband reads cookbooks, too, to extreme extents, but he at least doesn't read them in bed. I guess I'll just have to consider that to be one of your quirks!