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Julie M. Prince
Date: 2009-12-31 20:49
Subject: Top Books of 2009
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This has been a WONDERFUL year for me (much better than 2008), and I'm anxious to see what 2010 brings.
By the way, I've decided on "twenty-ten," over the more cumbersome "two-thousand-ten." How about you?

I'm wondering a couple of things about my f-list. So tell me a couple of things:

One really great thing that happened to you this year and
Two great books you read in 2009!

As for me, the arrival of The Littlest Prince tops my list as the greatest thing that happened to/for me this year. There really isn't anything better than a warm baby snuggled into your neck, or listening to baby giggles. Life is good here at the Prince homestead.

As for the two greateset books I read in 2009:

I'm tempted to name the ones that I've read repeatedly from early inception, like Soul Enchilada and Scones and Sensibility, but that would probably be "cheating." So, I'm going to name a couple of others instead:

Also Known as Harper by Ann Haywood Leal, which is probably considered a "quiet" middle grade but has stuck with me all year long
and
Waiting for Winter by  Sebastian Meschenmoser, a picture book with such striking illustrations, they cannot be ignored.

Now, don't get me wrong, those are just two great books that were released in 2009. I also read a few books for the first time this year, which were released awhile back, but that I love, love, loved:

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Alexie Sherman

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

and

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Anyway, that wraps up this year for me. Tell me about you!

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Angela L. Fox
User: azang
Date: 2010-01-01 05:01 (UTC)
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Happy New Year Julie!
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Julie M. Prince
User: jmprince
Date: 2010-01-02 01:14 (UTC)
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Thanks, Ang!
You too!
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christine444: Contentment
User: christine444
Date: 2010-01-01 06:32 (UTC)
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Keyword:Contentment
Glad you had a great 2009. :>) Happy New Year!
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Julie M. Prince
User: jmprince
Date: 2010-01-02 01:14 (UTC)
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Thanks, Christine! You too!
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Heather
User: edgyauthor
Date: 2010-01-01 08:02 (UTC)
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Glad you had a wonderful year! Mine's been blah, but 2009 did have ONE good thing going for it: getting a new doggie! She is too cute for words. (But aren't all dogs?)

My two fave books I read in 2009 were Captivate by Carrie Jones and Repossessed by A. M. Jenkins. I just can't resist quirky books!
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Julie M. Prince
User: jmprince
Date: 2010-01-02 01:16 (UTC)
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Good picks!!!

Actually, our dog is in the "so ugly he's cute" category.
We love him to death, though!
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kellyrfineman
User: kellyrfineman
Date: 2010-01-02 04:35 (UTC)
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One great thing from 2009, eh? Man, 2009 was a tough year for me. I suppose I'll go with hubby finishing chemo, which is great, even though the finding out of the cancer was not what one might call a high point.

Two great books, eh? I read quite a few early on, but stopped almost altogether once I was hospitalized in October (apart from CYBILS titles, that is). I'll go with two that were new reads for me, and have stuck with me.

KING LEAR by William Shakespeare (again, new to me)
ALL THE WORLD by Liz Garton Scanlon
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Julie M. Prince
User: jmprince
Date: 2010-01-03 20:07 (UTC)
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I'm sorry 2009 was such a tough year for you and your family, Kelly!

Here's to a fantastic new year, full of happiness and health for you and everyone you love!

And here's to more great reading, like KING LEAR and ALL THE WORLD!
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