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2010 Summary...

December 11, 2010
Can you believe 2010 is almost over? I can't. Maybe I'm just in denial? Hmm... I'm going to ignore that for now. *grin*

Year 2 of blogging about books has worked out alright, I think. I'm loving my monthly Featured Authors spotlight, and I appreciate all the authors who've taken the time to come and hang out with us. If you missed them, there's a compilation list here. For 2011, I'll continue this feature, and will re-work the interview questions so you're not completely bored out of your mind!

I did read less this year than in 2009, which is a reflection of my other priorities in life (or, as I sometimes like to refer to them, the reading-interruptions in life). I still made the 100 that I signed up for, so that's one challenge completed! And since 69 of 'em were published this year, that's another challenge completed! However, I only read 39 books from my local library, so that's a big fail. :( I also bought a ton of books. Shhhh! Don't tell the Mr.! Having a nook has made it way too easy to buy books. Maybe what I need to do for 2011 is a modified Ban on Spending Challenge? *sigh*

I still have Mt. TBR to conquer. And silly me, I keep adding to the pile. What am I doing?? I'm thinking of starting 2011 with a pledge to only read books that I've already committed to (including some ARCs that are coming soon). At least for the first quarter. What do you think? Do you have a Mt. TBR? How do you plan to conquer yours?

And I've started seeing these around, so I thought I'd share my favorite books of 2010. These are not ranked. Apparently I read quite a few books that are part of a series, so I'm listing the series too.

Single books:
1. The Lace Makers of Glenmara by Heather Barbieri
2. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
3. Gods in Alabama by Joshilyn Jackson
4. Twice Bitten by Chloe Neill
5. Changes by Jim Butcher
6. Songs of Love and Death edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois
7. The Reapers are the Angels by Alden Bell

1. Jane Yellowrock by Faith Hunter
2. Elemental Assassins by Jennifer Estep (read Spider's Bite in 2009)
3. Shifters by Rachel Vincent
4. Downside Ghosts by Stacia Kane
5. Dreg City by Kelly Meding (review coming for As Lie the Dead)

What changes would you like to see for 2011? Share them here, I'm open to any and all ideas! While I'm thinking about this, maybe I should do a survey--what works for you, what doesn't, what you'd like more of, less of, etc...

Ok, survey questions are in the form below. I'd appreciate your filling it out!

I'd like to thank every one of you for stopping by and reading my blog. I appreciate that you spend precious minutes here, and I hope I deserve your attention. Have a great 2011!


holdenj said...

Congrats on another year Drey! 2010's been busy and I appreciate your intros to some new authors and books!

drey said...

Thanks for coming by, I really appreciate my readers! :)

drey said...

Thank you to everyone who's filling out the survey!! This one's a slightly confusing (to me) comment on my Featured Author segment:

"I love how you click on each part & read about the featured author. It's too bad there isn't another one that lists them all if you don't want to click back & forth"

I'm guessing you mean from the summary page? But that is an awesome idea, I should add the author's other links to each weekly post. Thank you!

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