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Monday, December 31, 2007

The Reading Year in Review - 2007

It's been a good year. I've read 87 books and completed 18 reading challenges. I've never added up how many books I had read in a year so I don't know if that's better or worse than other years, but it sounds good to me. I do know I would read more if I didn't have a computer with games and the internet.

I was introduced to some terrific series: Victoria Gardella Vampire series by Colleen Gleason, Cliff Janeway (The Bookman series) by John Dunning, Irene Kelley by Jan Burke and Thursday Next by Jasper Fforde.

16 comments:

Literary Feline said...

The internet is very distracting, isn't it? :-) I think I might read more if it weren't for that too.

Have a Happy New Year!

hellomelissa said...

wow, i hadn't thought to count books. i figure my number is about half of yours! :)

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

That's awesome, congratulations! I read a lot, but tend to stay away from challenges :) The internet and TV are my big distractions!

I want to start on those Janeway and Fforde series one day. Maybe this year :)

Happy New Year and Happy Reading!!!

Stephanie said...

Wow. You had a great year!! Yeah, the internet is WAY more distracting than it should be. I should be reading right now too. Oh well!! Without it, I wouldn't have found all the wonderful book blogs that I read all the time!!

Happy New Year!!

somanybooksblog.com said...

Yay for Thursday Next! 87 is an impressive number. Happy New Year!

Stefanie

jenclair said...

The internet eats time at an exponential rate! I love it/hate it. I did read more before the internet, but I've been so inspired by suggestions of other bloggers to read books I might never have known about. Your suggestion of Wild Swans was one of my favorites of last year. I might never have known about it had you not left a comment suggesting it.

You have had an excellent reading year in 2007 and 2008 holds great promise!

Nyssaneala said...

Some days I definitely spend way too much time browsing the internet, too. Happy New Year!

Chrissy said...

87 books and 18 reading challenges... That's a good Pat on the back!! Great job!!! Wish i could say the same for me!! I'm more in the 40 somethings with only a handful of reading challenges... Hopefully one day I'll become as great so you!!! So... I wanted to let you all know, that I read my 1st book in 2008!! And only because it has very little content and a lot of pictures (on each page in fact!)
The book is called Fables From The Mud by Erik Quisling
. At first I wasn’t sure what to expect when I read this book and was really dumbfounded by the content. It has very few words but will have you laughing out loud as you read it with his side-splittingly comical content. Every page in the book has a basic hand-drawn picture with mostly a line or two of words. I read the book pretty quick but kept returning to re-read some of the kooky antics.

Ted said...

87 - that is most impressive. A very happy 2008 to you.

Bookfool said...

Yes, the internet does gobble time. But, you had a great year. Mine was not as good as 2006, but I've been keeping track of numbers for about 7 years now, and I'm realizing that it isn't quantity that counts so much as whether you're reading books you enjoy. Sounds like you read some good ones. I'm about to plunge into a Gardella novel, soon, if I can just get this other book finished. :)

heather (errantdreams) said...

Hehe---that computer and those games definitely cut into reading a bit, don't they? :D

Happy new year!

Carrie K said...

Woot! Completing 18 reading challenges is quite an accomplishment.

Lisa said...

Wow, 18 reading challenges -- that's pretty impressive! I didn't do that well myself. Knitting is my addiction that takes away precious reading time. I've struggled to find a way to do both at once but haven't been successful. I have just ordered five books in the Cliff Janeway series and look forward to getting them. Have a happy and healthy new year!!

Gentle Reader said...

18 challenges? You're my hero! Happy New Year and happy reading in '08 :)

DesLily said...

Bookfool is absolutely right! It's enjoying what you read more than than quantity! As much as I love to read there are other things that also make you happy and you shouldn't leave any of them out! Take it from an old person.. life is way toooooo short! (but always take a book with you.. just in case lol)

Trish said...

18 challenges! That's fantastic (as is 87 books).