That Was 2013: End-of-the-Year Survey

That Was 2013: End-of-the-Year Survey

Since I’ve really enjoyed reading other people’s responses to Jamie’s End-of-Year Book Survey, I’m cherry-picking some of her questions to use as a template for my own year-end wrap-up, and I gave the the first question–“Best Book(s) You Read In 2013?”–its own post. Book titles not linked in my survey responses were featured there. On Books Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t? I Want My MTV, by Rob […]

Sunday Salon: Books of the Year, 2013

Sunday Salon: Books of the Year, 2013

I started 2014 with a couple of vacation days from work so I could do some other “work”–my blog version of the “year-end close.” (It will take much longer to do that at my day job, which is the other reason I took some time off now!) I’ll be reporting on it all this week, but I wanted to kick it off with the good stuff. Books of the Year, 2013 FICTION (print): Telegraph Avenue, […]

Flashback Friday: What I Read in 2013

Flashback Friday: What I Read in 2013

I’m working on my 2013 wrap-ups–reading stats, surveys, Books of the Year picks, et cetera, which I’ll be posting here across the next week–and thought I’d give you a snapshot of the books I’ve tagged as “2013review” on LibraryThing.  The numbers don’t match perfectly with my “books read in 2013” stats on GoodReads–there are a few things we call “reconciling items” in accounting-speak–and I did fall just shy of my overall one-book-per-week target, but overall […]

New Reading–First Book of 2014!

New Reading–First Book of 2014!

Happy New Year, and here’s hoping for the best in 2014! When I signed up for Sheila’s “First Book of the Year” Challenge, I realized that it meant that the book I chose to start reading on January 1, 2014 would take on special significance. I really liked that idea, but I also knew I’d struggle with choosing something…well, worthy. I think this one qualifies, and since it’s spent much longer in TBR Purgatory than […]