Wednesday, January 6, 2016

What I read, watched, and rocked out to in 2015

Happy New Year, friends! I hope 2015 was good to you, and I hope 2016 is even better.

2015 was busy. I taught kindergarten and reading, helped coach my son in basketball, went to three weddings in June, hosted a Spanish exchange student, chauffeured and watched my kids play sports, and traveled to Arizona, Iowa and Wisconsin. My newest picture book I'M A LITTLE GREEN WITCH was released in September. I became an It Works! distributor (I'm healthier!). And I finished the year wrapping up my rough draft of a middle grade novel on December 31. I'm determined to make more time for writing and improving myself in 2016.

Here is my usual what I read, watched and rocked out to throughout the year!


Bark Until Heard by Becky Monroe

Paper Towns by John Green

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The Terrible Two by Mac Barnett and Jory John

One to Hold by Tia Louise

The Silent Wife by ASA Harrison

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

King of the Mutants by Samantha Verant

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Demon’s Ink By Kimbra Kasch

Into the Dark By Caroline Patti

Auggie & Me by RJ Palacio


Fifty Shades of Grey
The Spongebob Movie
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Jurassic World
Inside Out
The Outsiders
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (3x)


Buckcherry for the 10th time

Papa Roach 2 times in January
Sixx Am/Apocalyptica

Taylor Swift/Shawn Mendez

Kip Winger (see below)

and Papa Roach (for the 13th time)/In this Moment/Pop Evil

What were some of your favorite
books, concerts, or movies of 2015?



Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

The Force Awakens three times - you must've liked it.
Is Kip Winger still recording? Always liked the band Winger.

Kelly Polark said...

I loved it, Alex!! I think Winger had a new album a few years ago!

Bish Denham said...

Wow! You've been busy, Kelly. I'm going to see the new Star Wars later this week. I saw David Crosby in concert... and books? Read 40 and one that stood out was called The White Woman on a Green Bicycle.

May the New Year continue to be productive for you.

Natalie Aguirre said...

That's great you're feeling healthier. Loved seeing what you're reading. Happy New Year, Kelly!

DEZMOND said...

Happy New Year! I've translated a few of Green's books last year, can't say I like the man, too manipulative if you ask me.

Jemi Fraser said...

Loved Star Wars too! Trying to talk hubby into going again, but he's not a sci-fi guy! :)

Tony Van Helsing said...

Papa Roach, good taste.

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

You always have the best years! 2015 for a bit less stressful than 2014. So I have high hopes for 2016. :)

Chris Phillips said...

Hey, congrats on your book. Sorry it's been so long since I've been on here. Hope all is still well.