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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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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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