Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Here's What I Read In '08

  1. The Birth House Ami MacKay
  2. Women of the Silk Gail Tsukiyama
  3. Duma Key Stephen King
  4. The Town That Forgot How to Breathe Kenneth J. Harvey
  5. Pirate's Passage William Gilkerson
  6. Haunted Inns of New England Mark Jasper
  7. The Drowning Season Alice Hoffman
  8. Sea of Tranquility Lesley Choyce
  9. Children of My Heart Gabrielle Roy
  10. At A Loss For Words Diane Schoemperlen
  11. How Starbucks Saved My Life Michael Gates Gill
  12. Losing It (And Gaining My Life Back A Pound At A Time) Valerie Bertinelli
  13. The Senator's Wife Sue Miller
  14. Maine Ghosts and Legends Thomas A. Verde
  15. The Good Mother Sue Miller
  16. Falling Ann Simpson
  17. STORI Telling Tori Spelling
  18. Lost In The Forest Sue Miller
  19. Illumination Night Alice Hoffman
  20. The Third Angel Alice Hoffman
  21. The River King Alice Hoffman
  22. Wicked Woods (Ghost Stories From Olde New Brunswick) Steve Vernon
  23. Diary Of A Key West Innkeeper Susan Jimbo
  24. The World Below Sue Miller
  25. Passing Strange Joseph A. Citro
  26. Seventh Heaven Alice Hoffman
  27. The Prince of Tides Pat Conroy
  28. The Canning Season Polly Horvath
  29. Everything On A Waffle Polly Horvath
  30. The Age Of Longing Richard B. Wright
  31. The Distinguished Guest Sue Miller
  32. True Tales Of The Everglades Stuart McIver
  33. Men Without Women Ernest Hemingway
  34. We Keep A Light Evelyn Richardson
  35. Peyton Place Grace Metalious
  36. While I Was Gone Sue Miller
  37. The Teacher's Daughter Richard B. Wright
  38. Can't Wait To Get To Heaven Fannie Flagg
  39. Monkey Beach Eden Robinson
  40. Practical Magic Alice Hoffman
  41. Inventing The Abbots Sue Miller
  42. The Letter Opener Kyo MacClear
  43. Jackie Oh! Kitty Kelly
  44. Memoirs Of A Lightkeeper's Son Billy Budge
  45. The Fortune Teller's Daughter Alice Hoffman
  46. Fisherman's Bend Linda Greenlaw
  47. Bag Of Bones Stephen King
  48. The Complete Book Of Running For Women Claire Kowalchik
  49. Life With My Sister Madonna Christopher Ciccone
  50. What Remains Carole Radziwill
  51. The Washingtonienne Jessica Cutler
  52. Where The Heart Is Billie Letts
  53. The Selected Journals Of LM Montgomery Vol. 3
  54. Eat Love Pray Elizabeth Gilbert
  55. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle Barbara Kingsolver
  56. The Push And The Pull Darryl Whetter
  57. The Probable Future Alice Hoffman
  58. The Secret Life Of Lobsters Trevor Corson
  59. The Nine Lives Of Charlotte Taylor Sally Armstrong
  60. Canada's Haunted Coast Vernon Oickle
  61. No Place Like Home (Diaries and Letters of Nova Scotia Women 1771-1938) Conrad/Laidlaw/Smyth
  62. The Double Bind Chris Bohjalian
  63. Bittersweet: Confessions Of A Twice-Married Man Philip Lee
  64. Just After Sunset Stephen King
  65. The Lace Reader Brunonia Barry
  66. The Stud Jackie Collins
  67. The World Is Full Of Married Men Jackie Collins
  68. The Hour I First Believed Wally Lamb
  69. Sinners Jackie Collins
  70. My Famous Evening Howard Norman
  71. The Diving Bell And The Butterfly Jean Dominique Bauby
  72. The Tea House On Mulberry Street Sharon Owens
  73. Skylight Confessions
  74. A History of Disaster (The Worst Storms, Accidents and Conflagrations In Atlantic Canada Ken Smith

My Three Favourite Books of '08

Duma Key Stephen King

The Hour I First Believed Wally Lamb

The Secret Life Of Lobsters Trevor Corson

Crafty '08

The Year of the hooked rug

- I finished two projects that had been languishing in the closet for about four years (the Halloween quilt and the house scene hooked rug).

- I actually knitted a hat!

- I finally did a project that I had lusted after for years (the three churches rug).

- And, my rug hooking skills improved immensely this year. When I look back at my first attempt last year I'm embarrassed.