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Forum: Vermont. New Hampshire, Maine   08-23-2010, 06:16 PM
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Posted By nancy926
Another Burlington-area mom here - we are...

Another Burlington-area mom here - we are homeschooling 2 kids this fall (almost 8, and just turned 5) & live about 25 min north of B-town - but we're always down that way & would love to meet up....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-08-2010, 10:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By nancy926
When I was trying to keep a portfolio...

When I was trying to keep a portfolio http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif I would write up a weekly summary of activities, discussions, crafts, etc. in Word. I also took...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   06-08-2010, 10:09 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,683
Posted By nancy926
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca...

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot -- From Goodreads: "Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   06-06-2010, 07:48 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,683
Posted By nancy926
Hunger, by Michael Grant - This is the sequel to...

Hunger, by Michael Grant - This is the sequel to Gone, set in a California town in which everyone over the age of 14 disappears one afternoon. In the sequel, food is scarce, and there's something...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   05-27-2010, 11:01 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,668
Posted By nancy926
Hi all! It has been months and months since I...

Hi all! It has been months and months since I was on a Book Challenge thread! But I'm trying to get back into reading... so here are my May books.

Gone - Michael Grant One day in a town in...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   10-16-2009, 11:00 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 2,990
Posted By nancy926
Quote: Originally Posted by Bufomander...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bufomander http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14523771)
And I just finished the sequel to the...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   10-12-2009, 02:34 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 2,990
Posted By nancy926
Hoping to get back on here in 2010...I spent...

Hoping to get back on here in 2010...I spent much of 2009 writing, editing and self publishing my first novel...
Forum: Vermont. New Hampshire, Maine   08-24-2009, 05:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,421
Posted By nancy926
I'm not on these boards much anymore, but we...

I'm not on these boards much anymore, but we live in Fairfax, Franklin Co, between Burlington & St. Albans.
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   01-22-2009, 03:03 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 9,858
Posted By nancy926
Prep is not a YA book, but it's about young...

Prep is not a YA book, but it's about young adults. It wasn't marketed as YA, anyway. I remember liking it, and I think it's still around somewhere so I might even re-read it. I'm not reading...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   01-20-2009, 09:24 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 9,858
Posted By nancy926
Wow y'all are reading like gangbusters. I...

Wow y'all are reading like gangbusters.

I loved Middlesex. Great book.

#3: American Wife, by Curtis Sittenfeld

I remember when Prep came out and I didn't want to like it. The author was 15...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   01-05-2009, 11:20 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 9,858
Posted By nancy926
I'm back for 2009! But first, my last book of...

I'm back for 2009! But first, my last book of 2008:

#64: Sweethearts, by Sara Zarr

This was...okay. I actually thought the main character was pretty well drawn, and there were some lyrical...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   12-30-2008, 11:53 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 2,794
Posted By nancy926
#63: A Breath of Snow and Ashes, by Diana...

#63: A Breath of Snow and Ashes, by Diana Gabaldon

I flew through this one...I do admit to skimming through some parts, though. I am not *that* much of a history buff and after 5 books of the...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   12-22-2008, 04:07 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,806
Posted By nancy926
Quote: Originally Posted by merpk...

Quote:
Originally Posted by merpk http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12845485)
I still think he's great. And it's funny to...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   12-22-2008, 04:04 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 2,794
Posted By nancy926
Quote: Originally Posted by NewCrunchyDaddy...

Quote:
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So ... What did you think of Stiff?...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   12-10-2008, 02:12 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 2,794
Posted By nancy926
#61: HeartSick, by Chelsea Cain Dark,...

#61: HeartSick, by Chelsea Cain

Dark, twisted detective/thriller about:

A series of murders in Portland, Ore., all of teen girls
A lead investigator with a drug addiction and an obsession...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-04-2008, 02:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 701
Posted By nancy926
building things (lego, lincoln logs, etc) - she...

building things (lego, lincoln logs, etc) - she LOVES this kind of thing.

Matchbox cars.

pretending...she and her sister have been pretending to go ice skating, playing "Ace of Cakes" with...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-04-2008, 12:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,336
Posted By nancy926
Rat-a-tat-cat Uno Blokus Sorry Monopoly...

Rat-a-tat-cat
Uno
Blokus
Sorry
Monopoly Jr
Gulo Gulo
Quoridor
Gobblet (or Gobblet jr)
Qwirkle
Connect Four
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   12-03-2008, 12:37 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 2,794
Posted By nancy926
Okay....I haven't been doing much reading lately...

Okay....I haven't been doing much reading lately because i NaNoWriMoed instead, and won! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif I'm now in the editing process, which is...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   12-03-2008, 12:32 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 2,794
Posted By nancy926
Quote: Originally Posted by cathe...

Quote:
Originally Posted by cathe http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12720881)
"Jitterbug Perfume" by Tom Robbins

The story...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   11-20-2008, 07:25 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 3,482
Posted By nancy926
Quote: Originally Posted by Jenifer76...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jenifer76 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12617514)
Time of My Life by Allison Winn Scotch
...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   11-20-2008, 07:13 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 3,482
Posted By nancy926
#58: Replay, by Ken Grimwood This novel has...

#58: Replay, by Ken Grimwood

This novel has a simple premise: What if you died as a 40-something adult and came back to life 25 years before, as a college freshman, but retaining all the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-12-2008, 05:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 635
Posted By nancy926
I don't know anything about CA standards, but...

I don't know anything about CA standards, but there's a new-ish series on public TV called Sid the Science Kid. Sid is in a lower grade, like 1st grade maybe? and they learn about the scientific...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-12-2008, 05:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 705
Posted By nancy926
Hullaballoo is really fun! and it's not that...

Hullaballoo is really fun! and it's not that noisy - at least the one we have is not. It's just the sound of a guy telling you where to step next, and some cheesy but catching music in the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-12-2008, 05:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By nancy926
I also say "people are different" a lot. Not...

I also say "people are different" a lot. Not just with regard to looks, but that does get some play. And we talk about how some foods give you energy and make you strong, and other foods don't do...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-12-2008, 04:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 649
Posted By nancy926
My kids got some as a gift. As PPs have said,...

My kids got some as a gift. As PPs have said, they love it and their parents get annoyed by having to clean up sand.

It *is* fun to play with, though. Play foam didn't hold their attention, and...
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