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no title Task 16_Project_50 BOOKS
In order to complete this task, I will need to read about five books per month which, frankly, is daunting but I managed last year so...maybe. And it is a task I did NOT complete for August

34_
A Storm of Swords by George RR Martin
35_
Bookclub recommendation_Mrs Houdini by Victoria Kelly
36_
ART_5_Creating Texture in Colored Pencil by Gary Greene

no title Task 17_Project_100 MOVIES (To include completed series)
In order to complete this task, I will need to watch about 10 movies per month, a task I completed for August

71_
John Wick: Chapter 2_2017_Keanu Reeves, Ruby Rose, John Leguizamo
72_
Bride of Frankenstein_1935_Boris Karloff, Elsa Lanchester, Colin Clive
73_
Edge of Tomorrow_2014_Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton
74_
Dunkirk_2017_Harry Styles, Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh
75_
National Gallery_2014_Behind-the-scenes documentary at the National Gallery in London
76_
Logan_2017_Hugh Jackman, Boyd Holbrook, Patrick Stewart, Stephen Merchant
77_
John Reacher_2012_Tom Cruise, Werner Herzog, Lee Child, Rosamund Pike
78_
Spider-Man: Homecoming_2017_Zendaya, Tom Holland, Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei
79_
Brillo Box (3 Cents off)_2016_Art Documentary
80_
The Royal Tenenbaums_2001_Gene Hackman, Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Luke Wilson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Anjelica Huston, Danny Glover, Ben Stiller, Alec Baldwin

Dribs & Drabs
11_ I readthe third book in the Ice & Fire series, A Storm of Swowrds

53 to 54_Read 5 art-related books
1_The Complete Colored Pencil Book by Bernard Poulin
     I book I had long had but never bothered to read but from which, now that I really want to explore colored pencils, I learned a lot.
2_Eyewitness Art: Color by Alison Cole
    A book I had bought for Aaron back in the day which touches on all the fundementals of color
3_A Girl Reading by Katie Ward
     The only book I bought for this task, it tells the stories, through historical-fiction, of several through-the-ages paintings and more recently social media, of women reading.
4_Painting With Water-Soluble Colored Pencils by Gary Greene
5_Creating Texture in Colored Pencil by Gary Greene
     Nos 4 & 5 were books that had belong to my dad and that I now have also read :)

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5 things you’ll find in my bag:
Wallet_Keys_Auto registration_Phone_Reusable bag

5 things you’ll find in my bedroom:
Holiday books_Clothes_Aaron's Mother's Day cards on display_Some of my favorite framed things (my father's drawings, his mother's needle point)_Some of my more breakable collectables

5 things I’ve always wanted to do:
Publish a children's book (working on it)_Live in New York (not working on it)_Live high up in a tall tall and modern building_Take my family to Europe_See my drawings in a gallery

5 things that make me happy:
Reading_Doing events with my family_My bookclub_Drawing_Finding sane voices in an otherwise insane country

5 things I’m currently into:
My Mission101_A udemy course called The Ultimate Drawing Course_Reading The Ice and Fire series_Working on my kid's book

5 things on my to-do list:
Today's list includes, but is not limited to:
          Prune back 2 agapanthus by driveway_Write an entry in Aaron's journal_Make an entry to online journal (see this)_Do speed drawing (this is sketching for 30 mins using only a #2 pencil & an eraser form life or photos)_Dust den tables & clean under den sofa & chair cushions


Now you!!

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no title Task 16_Project_50 BOOKS
In order to complete this task, I will need to read about five books per month which, frankly, is daunting but I managed last year so...maybe. And it is a task I DID NOT complete for July

31_A Clash of Kings by George RR Martin
32_ART_Painting With Water-Soluble Colored Pencils by Gary Greene
33_Bookclub recommendation_I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn't): Making the Journey from "What Will People Think?" to "I Am Enough" by Brené Brown

no title Task 17_Project_100 MOVIES (To include completed series)
In order to complete this task, I will need to watch about 10 movies per month, a task I completed for July

61_The Accountant_2016_Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J. K. Simmons
62_Whatever Happened to Baby Jane_1962_Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Victor Buono, Maidie Norman
63_Spirited Away_2001_Animation_Director: Hayao Miyazaki_Haku, Chihiro Ogino, Yubaba
64_The Great Courses_History of the Ancient World: A Global Perspective_Professor Gregory S Aldrete_48 Lectures
65_Birth of a Nation_2016_Nate Parker, Gabrielle Union, Armie Hammer, Aja Naomi King
66_The Thin Man_1934_Myrna Loy, William Powell, Skippy as Asta, Maureen O'Sullivan
67_Eames: The Architect and the Painter_2011_Art Documentary
68_Life_2017_Ryan Reynolds, Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Hiroyuki Sanada
69_Shadow of the Thin Man_1941_Myrna Loy, William Powell, Donna Reed, Barry Nelson
70_Appropriately, watched this for the Fourth of July_Yankee Doodle Dandy_1942_James Cagney, Walter Huston


Dribs & Drabs
None. Zero. Zilch. Nada. As it were
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It's stunning to me how, even after all this time, those two little words still bring tears to my eyes. This vid, which I snagged from secretsolitaire, is a lovely tribute made for the 2th anniversary of the first Harry Potter book. It's 'The 20 most memorable moments from the Harry Potter series -as chosen by fams'.



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gaeln9796: (icon 00_mission101_06)
no title Task 16_Project_50 BOOKS
In order to complete this task, I will need to read about five books per month which, frankly, is daunting but I managed last year so...maybe. And it is a task I completed for June

Five Books )

  
no title  Task 17_Project_100 MOVIES (To include completed series)
In order to complete this task, I will need to watch about 10 movies per month, a task I completed for June

Ten Movies )

Dribs & Drabs

9_A Game of Thrones by George RR Martin
         I have embarked on this series at last. Book one down, I am on to book two
15_The Great Courses_History of the Ancient World: A Global Perspective_Professor Gregory S Aldrete_48 Lectures
          Excellent course!!
These next three relate to a book I have wanted to do for YEARS. I've come to realize that, since this little picture book relates to Lauren's childhood, doing it will be theraputic, a transition from my little girl, Lauren and my adult son, Aaron. Once done, we have another picture book in mind, a joint project, that deals with that transition.

32_Describe CHILD's (Outside) Style
33_Describe INSIDE Style
34_Describe ADVENTURE Style
This deals with myart scheduling because, after watching a couple of documentaries about artists, that in the main they work on many things at once. I never have but now I do, two different kinds of drawings and the above-mentioned book

55_Establish 3-minimum-simultaneous routine

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no title While I didn't entirely make it, having read 48 out the 50 books, I feel I am close enough to call this task COMPLETE & I also feel I am done with books for the remainder of the year. I think from now until December 31, I'll read my back-log of magazines and start fresh with this whole book thing in 2017.

Some of these books were part of a meme [livejournal.com profile] fansee posted about & that I decided to play with. The meme challenges are marked in RED.
Some of these books were part of my bookclub & are marked in BLUE.
Some of these books were rereads & are marked in GREEN.
I've done the colors, mainly, to make this post prettier :)

1_The Aspirin Age: 1919 to 1941 Edited by Isabel Leighton

2_Anathem by Neal Stephenson

3_Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

4_The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien

5_Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring by JRR Tolkien

6_The Martian by Andy Weir

7_Lord of the Rings: The Two Tower by JRR Tolkien

8_Lord of the Rings: Return of the King by JRR Tolkien

9_The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula Le Guin

10_A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen

11_The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

12_Pull Yourself Together, Baby by Sylvia of Hollywood)

13_Downbelow Station by CJ Cherryh

14_The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K Le Guin

15_Try again a book that was previously abandoned_Naked Lunch by William S Burroughs

16_Book first read in school_Emil and the Detectives by Erich Kastner

17_Book that I've already read_Digressions on Some Poems by Frank O'Hara: A memoir by Joe LeSueur

18_Lucifer's Hammer by Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle

19_An Elegant Gathering of White Snows by Kris Radish

20_Solaris by Stanisław Lem

21_Book that intimidates me_Under the Dome by Stephen King

22_2001 A Space Odyssey by Arthur C Clarke

23_Foundation by Issac Asimov

24_Book that can be finished in a day_Breakfast at Tiffany's by Trumen Capote

25_A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler

26_Book that has been banned_The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Hadden

27_Book published before I was born_Steppenwolf by Herman Hesse

28_Book recommended by spouse or child_Aaron_Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

29_Book recommendation by librarian or bookseller_bookseller_Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

30_Book I own but have not read_Sabriel by Garth Nix

31_Being Mortal_Atul Gawande

32_Book I've been meaning to read_Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

33_The Art of Rivalry: Four Friendships, Betrayals, and Breakthroughs in Modern Art_Sebastian Smee

34_Book published this year_The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neal Gaiman

35_Call Me By Your Name by Andre Aciman

36_Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman

37_The Silmarillion by JRR Tolkien

38_Redfield Farm by Judith Redline Coopey

39_Saturn Run by John Sandford and Ctein

40_Dream Brother by David Brownef

41_Jasper Johns: Privileged Information by Jill Johnston

42_Popism: The Warhol Sixties by Andy Warhol & Pat Hackett

43_Off the Wall: A Portrait of Robert Rauschenberg by Calvin Tomkins

45_The Life & Adventures of Santa Clause by L Frank Baum

46_His Dark Materials Trilogy: The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

47_His Dark Materials Trilogy: The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman

48_His Dark Materials Trilogy: The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman

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