These questions came from The Perpetual Page Turner
Books read: 50 (same from 2015)
Pages read: 15,573 (+4377 from 2015)
Average pages per book: 311 (+83 from 2015)
Books Re-Read in 2016: 4 books that I read to my kids: The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling, and half of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling
DNF Books for 2016: 5 books. 1. The Neverland Wars by Audrey Greathouse 2. The Everything Box by Richard Kadrey 3. How to be a Heroine by Smanatha Ellis 4. I Am Not a Serial Killer by Dan Wells 5. The Executioner’s Song by Norman Mailer
Reviews written: 35
Books read written by women: 29
Books read written by men: 21
Most Read Genre: Young Adult Fantasy and Sci-fi
Total Money Spent on Books: $828.81 (+$547.56 from 2015. Holy crap that’s a ton more money!)
Shortest Book Read: The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg (32 Pages)
Longest Book Read: Bleak House by Charles Dickens (1037 pages)
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Favorite Quote From A Book You Read In 2016
“Whether we like it or not, hope is written so deeply into our hearts that we just can’t help ourselves.”
-Camron Wright, The Rent Collector (kindle location 1809)
My Blogging Life
Favorite review that you wrote in 2016?
I adored Don Quixote. Since it was a classic, I got detailed but critical and had a lot of fun with animated gifs.
Best non-review post you had on your blog?
How to make your own book blog planner got the most hits last year besides my book review posts.
Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.)?
I did not do any memes, author signings or events at all last year :( Maybe this year. I miss doing stuff like that!
Best moment of blogging life in 2016?
When I started moving a lot of my blog posts to instagram. I still love writing on my blog, but I feel more community on Instagram not to mention that it’s so much easier to post book hauls, recaps, etc on instagram instead of writing a post. It’s saved me a lot of time and I can focus my blog on something I really love doing – writing book reviews!
Most challenging thing about blogging or your reading life this year?
Taking the time to blog. I have been playing a dumb game on my phone that is basically a Disney version of Farmville where you build stuff and collect things by waiting for timers to finish. When I stopped blogging, I used this game to fill that hole in my life but it is neither satisfying or actual accomplishment. I like to see progress of hard work over time and blogging does that for me right now.
Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog
The blog post last year that got the most comments was about my blog redesign.
Best bookish discover (book related sites, book stores, etc.)?
I started using the app Bookout (iOS only right now) this month and oh my gosh do I love it. It keeps track of all kinds of reading stats! I just push a button when I start reading and press stop and type the page number I’m on. It calculates how long it will take me to finish a book, how many pages I read per hour, and how many pages I read in a day. I’m so geeking out right now! I use it more than Goodreads now. It definitely doesn’t replace Goodreads – it’s not a social network or anything. But I can tell you that because of Bookout I know that I read 54 pages an hour and that I’ve read every singe day for 24 days in a row.
Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?
YES! I blazed through some more short stories this year to get my completed badge on Goodreads for 50 books. Look how pretty they are!