Welcome friends! I have started this entry in the global technosphere because I have been in love with books since the age of 2. Among the busy business of being a new teacher, this is my outlet for sharing thoughts on a love of reading a wide variety of books. My inspiration can be summed up with a yearbook quote from a teacher written when I was 8: "To the only girl at recess I see reading a book. Good for you!"
My blog title is quoted from a classmate who asked me this once. Believe it or not, I've also heard it as a teacher :D

Challenges Checklist

2012 Challenges

*overlapping challenge book

Hosted by The Book Vixen
(11/62+ books)

Level:  Out of Breath (6-10 more books)
List of books I read in 2012 can be found under Books Read by Year.

Hosted @ Literary Escapism

New Authors Read to Date:  (6)
Ellen DeGeneres, Charlotte Bronte, George Bernard Shaw, A.E. Hotchner (with Paul Newman), Carl Sagan, Jasper Fforde

Hosted by Sarah @ Sarah Reads Too Much
(2/9 books)

19th Century Classic:  Jane Eyre- Charlotte Bronte*
20th Century Classic:  My Antonia- Willa Cather
Classic Re-Read:  Pride & Prejudice- Jane Austen
Classic Play:  Pygmalion- George Bernard Shaw
Classic Mystery/Horror/Crime Fiction:  The Hound of the Baskervilles- Arthur Conan Doyle*
Classic Romance:  Lady Chatterley's Lover- D.H. Lawrence*
Classic in Translation:  The Reader- Bernhard Schlink (Swiss)
Classic Award Winner:  The Shipping News- E. Annie Proulx (Pulitzer Prize)
Classic in a Country I'll Never See:  Gulliver's Travels- Jonathan Swift (Liliput)*

Hosted by Beth @ What's in a Name 5
(2/6 books)

Book Title With a Topographical Feature:  A Tale of Two Cities- Charles Dickens
Book Title With a Creepy Crawly:  On the Origin of Species- Charles Darwin*
Book Title With Something in the Sky:  Cloud Atlas- David Mitchell
Book Title With a Type of House:  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium series, #3)- Stieg Larsson
Book Title With Something You Carry in Your Pocket, Purse or Backpack:  Treasure Island- Robert Louis Stevenson*
Book Title With Something on the Calendar:  11/22/63- Stephen King

Hosted by Ellie @ Musings of a Bookshop Girl
(4/16 books)

Level:  All the Trimmings & a Cherry on Top (16 books)

Classics:  Jane Eyre- Charlotte Bronte*
Biography: A Lotus Grows in the Mud- Goldie Hawn
Cookery, Food & Wine: Shameless Explotations in Pursuit of the Common Good- Paul Newman & A.E. Hotchner
History: Profiles in Courage- John F. Kennedy
Modern Fiction: The Girl Who Played With Fire (Millennium series, #2)- Stieg Larsson
Graphic Novels/Manga: Coraline- Neil Gaiman
Crime/Mystery:  The Hound of the Baskervilles- Arthur Conan Doyle*
Horror: Frankenstein- Mary Shelley
Romance:  Lady Chatterley's Lover- D.H. Lawrence*
Sci-Fi/Fantasy: Oryx & Crake- Margaret Atwood
Travel:  Gulliver's Travels- Jonathan Swift*
Poetry/Drama: The Road Not Taken- Robert Frost
Journalism/Humour: Seriously...I'm Kidding- Ellen DeGeneres
Science/Natural History: On the Origin of the Species- Charles Darwin*
Children/YA: Treasure Island- Robert Louis Stevenson*
Social Sciences/Philosophy: The God Delusion- Richard Dawkins