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Favorites Read in 2009

These lists are in random order since Maya and I certainly don't want to try to decide an actual ranking order! Too stressful in the middle of the holiday season. They also have nothing to do with the publication date, just what we've been reading and enjoying this year.

What are your personal favorite reads (or re-reads) in 2009?

Maya's Current 5 Favorites:

~~Ch'at to Yinilo'/Frog Brings the Rain by Patricia Hruby Powell

~~I Wish that I Had Duck Feet by Dr. Seuss (one of my childhood favorites, too)

~~Anything and everything Fancy Nancy by Jane O'Connor (Fancy Nancy is Maya's personal fashion icon, too)

~~Anything and everything Scooby-Doo

~~Anything and everything Skippyjon Jones by Judy Schachner (though I still find those hard to read aloud to her without getting tongue-twisted)

My Current 10 Favorites:

~~Handcuffs by Bethany Griffin

~~Tuscan Holiday by Holly Chamberlin

~~Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols

~~Anything and everything by Lisa Marie Rice, especially her Dangerous Series

~~Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles

~~The Darkest Pleasure by Gena Showalter

~~The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne (I re-read this one at least every couple of years)

~~The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

~~Kiss of a Demon King and Dark Desires After Dusk by Kresley Cole (tie)


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The flock of wild turkeys, foxes, and other assorted wildlife entertaining us this fall.

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Sending Christmas (in July) cards with a Peace greeting to some of my favorite people.  Why not??

Scott Tube Free Toilet Paper--nothing to recycle.

Haagen-Dazs Coffee Ice Cream--always!

Baby Driver movie.

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