Maybe in 2010 I should resolve to actually post Sunday Salons on Sunday?
Happy New Year! It’s time for my little 2009 recap:
Books read: 133
Pages read: 34,645
Words read: 12,359,271
Audiobook hours: 14d 3h 11m
Blog posts: 216
Challenges attempted: 18
Challenges completed: 11
The challenge numbers are somewhat estimated… Some of the challenges listed under attempted are not supposed to be completed yet.
And now, my favorite books read each month:
January: Claus, A Christmas Incarnation: Vol I (C. John Coombes)
February: A Fistful of Charms (Kim Harrison)
March: Ok, I’m gonna list 3 for March, cuz these were all so good… The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Stieg Larsson), In the Woods (Tana French), The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins)
April: Fractured (Karin Slaughter)
May: The Black Tower (Louis Bayard)
June: City of Thieves (David Benioff)
July: Naamahâ€™s Kiss (Jacqueline Carey)
August: August was a mediocre month. I’m gonna skip it.
September: Evil at Heart (Chelsea Cain)
October: Another multiple great book month! Catching Fire (Suzanne Collins), The Girl Who Played With Fire (Stieg Larsson), A Quiet Belief in Angels (R.J. Ellory)
November: The Maze Runner (James Dashner), Olive Kitteridge (Elizabeth Strout)
December: The Book Thief (Markus Zusak)
As for 2010, I don’t think I’m going to change a whole lot. There’s a lot of bloggers discussing "reading deliberately", but this is something I think I already started about mid-way through last year. I have a gigantic stack of review books that I *need* to get through, plus a lot of my own books that I *need* to read, so I’ve started up a rotation with the following categories: (A)mazon, (L)ibrayThing, (S)olicited, (U)nsolicited, (M)ine. The rotation is ALSMM, ALSUMM. So for every 3 review copies, I read 2 of my own books, and I only read an unsolicited book every other round. I know I won’t stick to this 100%, because there may be a tour I participate in, or something I JUST HAVE to read IMMEDIATELY, or something I’m reading for my book club, but it’s a good rule of thumb for me.
I’ve also stopped accepting review copies except in very limited circumstances. I *really* need to reduce the number of unread books in my house. And I’ll be turning off my Box-o-Books membership on PaperbackSwap as soon as I complete my pending transactions… I’m finding that I’m choosing books just for the sake of completing the swap, not because I want the book.
So that’s it! If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Here’s to a great 2010!