End of Year Tally and Best List

ok, here i go!
Total Books: 98
Library Books: 70
Graphic Novels: 12
Non-Fiction: 15
Audio books: 35

Vintage Mystery Challenge: 9
Science Book Challenge: 3
Once Upon a Time 5: 4
2011 Challenge: 11
Shakepeare Challenge: 5
Off the Shelf  Challenge: 4


wow, so challenges this year...ugh.  I was going ok until school started then tanked.  I haven't even looked at any challenges for next year either.   since i don't plan on finishing any other book before midnight, i suppose this tally will stand for my total.

Best Ofs:

I really had a fabulous year reading wise.  and life wise for that matter.

  • meeting my new baby niece Lily and hearing her 5 year old brother say "sometimes i just forget to give her kisses!" in a tone of dismay.  
  • starting graduate school and finding out i got in on the drive back from Louisiana.
  • meeting more of B's extended family and spending a nice long Christmas vacation in Vermont, with snow, lots and lots of snow!
  • Catching Romeo and Juliet at Shakespeare in the Park
  • Getting a promotion at work without even applying
  • spending a wonderful year living with B!
Books, New to me:
  • Among Others by Jo Walton
  • A Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
  • The Commodore, The Letter of Marque and The Thirteen Gun Salute by Patrick O'Brian
  • Anathem and Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
  • Embassytown by China Mieville
  • Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
  • The Library at Night and A Reader on Reading by Alberto Manguel
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  • Fables: Witches by Bill Willingham
  • The Three Coffins/The Hollow Man by John Dickson Carr
Books, reread:
  • Jane Eyre
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire, the Prisoner of Azkaban and the Sorceror's Stone
  • A Game of Thrones

  • Doctor Who: series 2, 3, 5, 6.  I am still working on season 4. 
  • The King's Speech
  • Machete
  • Sherlock series from the BBC
  • Game of Thrones series on HBO
  • Attack the Block
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 2, in 3d

so, it has been a great year for me and i hope for you too.  Hugs all around!  Have a wonderful night!


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