Goodbye 2008. Which is such a very weird thing to say... hmm.
So... I posted monthly totals a little while ago. Add to those my NINE books for December, and we have 107.
Of those: 8 were for my book group (Only 8? Seriously? Let's see, we skipped March, and I guess July's book ran into August.... and I didn't read it anyway. Shocking, I know, but Shakespeare and moving soooooo don't go together! And of course, we skipped December, on the grounds that it's a crazy enough month on its own.)
36 were Reader's Choice. (Plus rereading a couple of Reader's Choice.)
And what was my favorite, you ask. I honestly don't know.
Some books are just apples and oranges and you really couldn't say one was better than the other... and frankly, I'm just indecisive.
But I can say that the authors I've read a lot of this year are (in no particular order):
Maria V. Snyder
Jack Du Brul
G. G. Vandagriff
Sara Addison Allen
Diane Mott Davidson
Quite the list, really.
And in the spirit of the new year--
I want to read at least 100 books again this year.
I want to finish the Reader's Choice lists-- both of them.
I want to read more of what I own.... especially things that I'm not positive I need to own.
I want to read more to my kids. I don't actually like reading aloud as much as I should.
*A note about my kids. I do not want to put my children's information on this blog. However, it is sometimes difficult to blog without mentioning them.
So, for the purposes of this blog-- "Boo" is a preschooler. She loves books and is the one heavily into the Sneaky Pony series. "Mister" is a toddler. He too loves books, though sometimes his idea of devouring a book is a little to... well, literal.
I mean, I devour books too, but I try not to leave tooth marks.