End of the Year Survey (Take 1)
Jamie, the Perpetual Page Turner, provided us with a whole slew of questions about our 2011 bookish endeavors.
1. Best Book You Read In 2011?
So many great books to choose from but I’m going to go with You Are My I Love You by Maryann Cusimano Love. Such a sweet book which shows the bond between parent and child.
2. Most Disappointing Book/Book You Wish You Loved More Than You Did?
Are You My Mother? By P.D. Eastman. I’m sorry but it just does nothing for me. Maybe when Elle is a bit bigger.
3. Most surprising (in a good way!) book of 2011?
It’s Time to Sleep, My Love by Nancy Tillman and Eric Metaxas. Such a beautiful and tender book.
4. Book you recommended to people most in 2011?
I haven’t done much recommending this year, but I would highly recommend You Are My I Love You by Maryann Cusimano Love to any parent and anyone gifting to small children/new parents.
5. Best series you discovered in 2011?
Can Dr. Seuss count for series? That man ROCKS!
6. Favorite new authors you discovered in 2011?
Sandra Boynton. Some of her books are too short for my taste (I always want more!) but I love her.
7. Best book that was out of your comfort zone or was a new genre for you?
One day I will master reading Fox in Socks by Dr. Seuss at rapid pace!
8. Most thrilling, unputdownable book in 2011?
Barnyard Dance by Sandra Boynton. Holy cow is that book fun!
9. Book you most anticipated in 2011?
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown. I look forward to when Elle and I can find the little mouse on each page.
10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2011?
It’s Time to Sleep, My Love by Nancy Tillman. GORGEOUS illustrations.
11. Most memorable character in 2011?
Pat the Bunny. Need I say more?!
12. Most beautifully written book read in 2011?
Toss up between You Are My I Love You by Maryann Cusimano Love and It’s Time to Sleep, My Love by Nancy Tillman.
13. Book that had the greatest impact on you in 2011?
Ok, so not a baby book, but I’m slowly making my way through What Mothers Do Especially When it Looks Like Nothing by Naomi Stadlen. Would love to write about my thoughts on this one in segments but not sure that’ll ever happen.
14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2011 to finally read?
Goodnight Moon. Can you believe I had NEVER read that one before baby?!
15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2011?
I am your lullaby; you are my peekaboo. I am your goodnight kiss; you are my I love you. From You Are My I Love You by Maryann Cusimano Love
16. Book That You Read In 2011 That Would Be Most Likely To Reread In 2012?
Hrmmmmm…all of the above. ;)
17. Book That Had A Scene In It That Had You Reeling And Dying To Talk To Somebody About It? (a WTF moment, an epic revelation, a steamy kiss, etc. etc.) Be careful of spoilers!
So, not a book, but Samuel L. Jackson’s reading Go the F*ck to Sleep. If you haven’t seen the video—watch. But be warned—very explicit language. Ha!
Ok, so this post is a bit tongue in cheek, but I love reading to Elle and look forward to the day when she’s actually interested in being read to instead of eating the books. :)
You guys have me a lot of great suggestions for Children’s books a few weeks ago–if you have any additions, I’d love to hear them!
On the Blog:
Looking Back to the Past Two Weeks
**I shared my Favorite Christmas Albums
**A Long Overdue Ramble
**I finished my Recipe Scrapbook!!
**I’m hosting a Holiday Recipe Exchange. Please Join!!!
**Wordless Wednesday: Holiday Cheer
**Fun with Charts…or…Facepalm. Ha!
**I shared a recipe for Hildabrotchen/Shortbread cookies.
On Chickpea Banana (Elle’s picture blog) – Babe in a Box
Looking Forward to Next Week
Hopefully pictures of my completed Christmas stockings, a “real” End of the Year Survey, and maybe Bake Day pictures. No posts this coming weekend for Christmas, but the 26th I’ll post Elle’s EIGHT month update. Holy Cow!!!
What’s on your agenda today? Off to do some quick shopping…