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Another year is gone, it goes so fast, doesn't it? Well, here is my wrap up for 2011...
Total number of books read: 98 (Darn, I missed 100 by just 2!)
Audio Books: 23
Paper Books: 10
Looking at the above numbers, it looks like I'm almost completely changed over to ebooks and I'm very happy with that :)
Socrates Great Book Alert - 24 (These are books that I rated 5 kitties and loved. These are books that I really felt emotional about in one way or another. To view my complete list, click here.
My first book of 2011 was Go Small or Go Home by Heather Wardell, you can check out my review here My first book of the year was a 5 kitty review with a Socrates Great Book Alert award.
My last book of 2011 was Needled to Death by Maggie Sefton. Very fitting that I ended the year with my favorite genre - cozy mysteries. You can check out my review here.
52 of the books were for reviews.
Reading Challenges I joined in 2011: 14
Reading Challenges I hosted in 2011: 6
Completed Reading Challenges: 6
Completed Reading Challenges that I host: 4
Incomplete Challenges: 8
Incomplete Challenges that I host: 2
As for next year...
2012 reading challenges
I joined 17 reading challenges
I'm hosting 3 reading challenges (and will have a fourth when the animal reading challenge ends in February and re-starts in March)
My 2012 reading in general...
I'm going to try and mix review books with books I read for pure enjoyment a little more. I'm going to have to limit the amount of books I accept for review until I get caught up a bit. I'm going to limit it to books that are in one of the genres I read (cozy mysteries, suspense/thrillers and romance) and blog tours that I agree to. I just know that I have to do more reading for enjoyment than I've been doing.
I'm once again going to try and read 100 books (and I'm still bummed out that I only missed it by 2 books.)
A personal reading challenge - I want to start reading some series that I've been looking at for years...one of which is to read Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. While I would have loved to join some of the Outlander reading challenges, I figure I should concentrate on at least reading the first book. So, that's on my list this year. I also want to read at least the first book in Sue Grafton's series. I've heard so many good things about her alphabet series and I already have "A" on my Nook.
That's the extent of my "New Year's Reading Resolutions"...I don't really make many to begin with.
I wish everyone a happy, healthy and safe 2012! I hope everyone has the best year yet!