My Christmas Gifts

Okay, so I’m a few days late on blogging. I was supposed to be back on here Tuesday listing out all the wonderful Christmas gifts that I got. But, I’m simply lazy. I’ve spent the last three days playing with my gifts as opposed to telling the world about them.

I will say that going home was fun, and I did get lots of neat stuff. And since I’m not going to tell about every detail of every thing that I got, I will list the books and movies. Especially since these are the things that will shape my life.


  • The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century - Thomas L. Friedman
  • If You Want to Write: A Book About Art, Independence, and Spirit - Brenda Ueland
  • Before Writing: Rethinking the Paths to Literacy - Gunther Kress
  • All the King's Men - Robert Penn Warren
  • Relentless - Robin Parrish
  • Nobody's Fool - Richard Russo
  • The American Dream and the Public Schools - Jennifer Hochschild, Nathan Scovronick
  • On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft - Stephen King
  • Off Magazine Street - Ronald Everett Capps
  • Radical Evolution: The Promise and Peril of Enhancing Our Minds, Our Bodies—and What It Means to be Human - Joel Garreau
  • The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter - Carson McCullers
  • The Complete Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Age of Innocence - Edith Wharton
  • The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness - Dave Ramsey


  • Rome: Season 1
  • King of the Hill: Season 4
  • King of the Hill: Season 5
  • 24: Season 1
  • Seinfeld: Season 7
  • Grey's Anatomy: Season 1
  • Alias: Season 5
  • Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
  • Invincible
  • The Devil Wears Prada
  • Miami Vice