A lot of people are recording the best and worst of 2006 in their blogs. I encourage all of you to do the same!
Best Song I downloaded in 2006: Itâ€™s a tough one. I love â€œLifesongâ€ by Casting Crowns because itâ€™s justâ€¦awesome. And â€œNever Aloneâ€ by Barlowgirl is such a powerful ballad. But I love singing â€œYouâ€™re so Vainâ€ by Carly Simon in my car and I really love â€œHow To Save A Lifeâ€ by the Fray.
Worst Song I downloaded in 2006: â€œHonky Tonk Badonkadonkâ€ by Trace Adkins. Why did I download it? Because it was very late one night of the youth retreat and the high school boys wanted to dance to it. Iâ€™m a pushoverâ€¦obviously.
Best Non-Fiction book I read: Iâ€™m reading a book called The Holy Longing by Ronald Rolheiser. Iâ€™m not done with it, so technically I didnâ€™t read it in 2006â€¦but itâ€™s a good one. I also enjoyed Freakanomics. And of course, letâ€™s hear it for The Bible! There arenâ€™t many books that you can read over and over again without running out of new things to read.
Best Fiction I read: I re-read To Kill A Mockingbird. That was the best. But the best NEW Fiction I read is: Linda Fairsteinâ€™s Death Dance. I was challenged a bit by Queenmaker, a book about Michal (Davidâ€™s Queen) by India Edghill.
Best Movie I saw in theatres: Well, Night At The Museum was actually pretty awesome. And so was Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Manâ€™s Chest.
Best Kidsâ€™ Movie of the year: Cars or
Worst Movie I saw in theatres: The Da Vinci Code. UGH.
Best Movie about 9-11: I added this category because I wanted to say that while United 93 is on all of the best movies of the year lists, I actually thought World Trade Center was a much better movie.
Favorite TV show of 2006: I donâ€™t actually watch a ton of TV. But I have a three way tie for this one: Greyâ€™s Anatomy, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip and Heroes.
Best Magazines I subscribed to: Mental_Floss and Youthworker Journal.
Best Website I started using: Blogcritics.org and Myspace
Best Week of Work: The week I spent in
Best Week of Family Time: Dec. 24-January 31 (Yes, thatâ€™s this week!) Lots of time off meant lot of play time.
Best News I Heard This Year: All of the good news from friends and familyâ€”babies that were born or on the way, couples getting married, friends making big steps in their livesâ€¦