Friday, January 28, 2011

Figure Skating: Patrick Chan

When I started the blog, I called myself an obsessed figure skating fan. I would be remiss if I didn't post this video here.

Last weekend was the Canadian National Championships. This week is the U.S. Nationals and the European Championships. Needless to say, this is one of my favorite times of the year.

I've been a fan of quite a few Canadian male skaters. I became a figure skating fan because of Kurt Browning. I enjoyed watching both Elvis Stojko and Jeffrey Buttle. The first time I saw Patrick Chan, at the World Championships in 2009, I saw a lot of potential with him. I think he really has reached a new level with this free skate from the 2011 Canadian nationals.

I would honestly rank it as one of the top five skating programs I've ever watched. It's just sublime. Enjoy!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Books I am anxiously awaiting in 2011

Since I made a list of my top ten books of 2010, I thought I would share a list of the books I look forward to read in 2011.

All links and dates are from


Lady in the Mist
by Laurie Alice Eakes


Bathsheba by Jill Eileen Smith
Love Amid the Ashes by Mesu Andrews
Save the Date by Jenny Jones
A Billion Reasons Why by Kristin Billerbeck


A Heart Most Worthy by Siri Mitchell
Lie Down in Green Pastures by Debbie Viguie
Against the Wind by Bodie and Brock Thoene
Mine is the Night by Liz Curtis Higgs


The Judgment by Beverly Lewis
To Win Her Heart by Karen Witemeyer
A Great Catch by Lorna Seilstad
Hidden Affections by Delia Parr


Martha by Dianna Wallis Taylor
Megan's Hero by Sharon Gillenwater
An Unlikely Suitor by Nancy Moser
Chasing Sunsets by Eva Marie Everson
The Lady of Bolton Hill by Elizabeth Camden


Out of Control by Mary Connealy
Blue Skies Tomorrow by Sarah Sundin
The Colonel's Lady by Laura Frantz