The end of one year and the beginning of another is a time we just cannot resist to reflect and look forward to what we hope comes our way. I am not good at doing resolutions; I only feel guilty when I don't achieve them. So, no more guilt for me!
I borrowed this end-of-the-year layout/idea from Trish at Hey Lady! Whatcha Readin'?, so thanks Trish!
What I’ve Learned (personal):
- I am slowly getting better at taking things as they come
- I enjoy having a dog
- I like reading youth lit A LOT because it's quick, fun, and entertaining
- Washing ones hands really does help to not get sick
What I’ve Learned (blogging):
- I enjoy book blogging and the people I am "meeting"
- I do care about how many followers I have
- Authors do like to do email interviews
- It's not as intimidating as I thought it would be
My Favorite Books of 2009These books are in no particular order.
- The Guardian (Julius Lester)
- Thirteen Reasons Why (Jay Asher)
- Shanghai Girls (Lisa See)
- When You Reach Me (Rebecca Stead)
- Debbie Harry Sings in French (Meagan Brothers)
- Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (Sherman Alexie)
- Fly Girl (Sherri Smith)
- Purple Heart (Patricia McCormick)
- The Chosen One (Carol Lynch Williams)
My Least Favorite Books of 2009These books are in no particular order.
- Angus, Thongs, and Full-frontal Snogging (Louise Rennison)
- Geeks (Jon Katz)
- Crazy for the Storm (Norman Ollestad)
Books I’m looking forward to in 2010
- Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games and Catching Fire
- Hate List by Brown
- Trying manga for the first time (though the thought also overwhelms me)
- Dairy Queen (Murdock)
- I read over 44 books in 2009 (I only started taking note of the books I read when I started blogging)
- Of those 44 books, there were 21 male authors and 23 female authors.
- Of those 44 books, 31 were fiction and 13 were non-fiction
Happy New Year!