For my third year of this challenge, I managed to repeat last year’s Mt. Ararat, but it required some heavy-duty climbing at the end, because once again, I was distracted during the year by new books and library books, and didn’t work on the stuff on my shelves as diligently as I should. But I made it!
I decided to join this challenge to jumpstart my perpetual challenge of reading all the winners. My goal was the L’Engle level: 15-29 points, and although I thought I would just make the lower threshold, I actually hit the top of the first level.
Each book you read is worth points. You get:
3 points for a Newbery Medal Winner
2 points for a Newbery Honor Book
1 point for a Caldecott Medal Winner
I was released as a Church Service Missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints a month ago and have put off writing about my experience because I felt I needed a little time to process it all. The last week of service was very emotional as I said goodbye to many friends and I needed to get some distance before I did some blogging.
“Paint My Eyes” is a new musical that premiered last night at BYU and we were in the audience for the very first performance! Brian played Herr Freymann who has painful memories of the horrible night of Kristallnacht in Germany and meets with two LDS missionaries who are dealing with life. The music is beautiful and the story is powerful as other characters all converge on the anniversary of that night with their own memories. Brian gave a touching performance and the other members of the cast were absolutely fantastic. The staging was minimalist, the visual projections added to the drama, and one of the missionaries provided the comic relief in a story with deep and profound emotions.
In the last two weeks of group sewing, we made the last two barn blocks for the quilt. Last week’s block was the Summer Star block. This is the only “twinner” block we made. We both loved this barn and roof fabric and decided to use them. As we were looking at fabrics for the blocks on the side of the barn, we just found these fabrics that worked and decided to go the same and be twins. Because of the planning we did, this is probably the most harmonious of all the barns. Most of the wall blocks are independent of the barn fabrics, but this one all blends together. I took the photo alphabetically: Team ShaRee on the left and Team Sue on the right.
1) All books that are part of a continuing series qualify.
2) It doesn’t matter if you have 1 or 10 books in a series to complete it, it qualifies. The goal is to complete a series from wherever you are up to until the last published book.
Choose a level….
Level 1 – Complete 1 series.
Level 2 – Complete 2 series.
Level 3 – Complete 3 or more series.
My goal for this challenge was Level 2 and I actually completed four series this year so I’m calling this one because I have outdone myself. I completed the following four series:
- Flavia de Luce Mystery by Alan Bradley
- Booktown Mystery by Lorna Barrett
- Rose Harbor by Debbie Macomber
- Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber