Wednesday, January 2, 2013

December/2012 Recap

Ummm... I read practically nothing in December.  What happened?  Retail happened.  I work a retail job and obvious December means holiday shopping.  That coupled with my own Christmas shopping and our trip back home = only six books read.  Anyway, here's what they were (links to go my reviews):

The Girl in the Wall by Daphne Benedis-Grab
The Farm by Emily McKay
Louder than Words by Laurie Plissner
Broken by A.E. Rought
Undeadly by Michele Vail
Just One Day by Gayle Forman

And now for my annual recap...

I read less than I wanted to in 2012.  I read 255 books in 2011 and I thought I would do about the same this past year.  I set my goal of 200 books on Goodreads fully anticipating to up that goal once I reached 200 in about October or so.  But that didn't happen.  I finished by 200th book, Just One Day, on New Year's Eve and just barely made my goal.  The main reason - I was promoted at the end of 2011 and that meant more hours at work during 2012.  I fully anticipate to be working even more in 2013 than 2012, but I'm still optimistic that I can squeeze those 200 books in.

Total books read in 2012:  200
Total pages read in 2012:  60,356

In addition to my reading, my blog changed a little, too.  I decided to switch to mostly YA reviews so my blog would have somewhat of a theme.  I re-did my header and blog layout to try and make it more professional and personalized.  I participated in more blog tours and more giveaways.  As a result, my blog grew from just over 200 followers to over 1000 this year, and I'm thrilled!  Thanks to each and every one of you for participating in my blog this year, whether you were a silent follower or a frequent commenter.  I appreciate you all!

Happy 2013!  I hope is a great year filled with great reading.


  1. That's a lot of books! My goal this year is just 150 though. I don't think I can read that much books -- i'm a procrastinator. XD

  2. WOW, 255?!?! That's awesome!Love the look of the blog too and congrats on your follower growth~ Wish you the best in 2013


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