Final Total for 2010- 179 books, 10 less than last year
Where the Books came from-
Books From My Shelves: too embarrassed to tell you
Books from the Library: 79 down by 50% from last year
Favorite Books read in 2010 in order that the book was read:
- The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Bronte
- Almost Perfect
- The Secret History of the Pink Carnation
- Sounds Like Crazy
- The Hunger Games
- South of Broad
- The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott
- On Folly Beach
- Mr. Rosenblum Dreams in English
- Still Missing
- A Breath of Snow and Ashes
- Heart with Joy
- The Winter Sea
100+ Reading Challenge
All About the Brontes
Graphic Novel Challenge
Historical Reading Challenge
Jane Austen Reading Challenge
The Pub 2010
Challenges that I didn't complete:
2010 States Challenge - only hit 31 states
Support Your Local Library Challenge- 79/100
All Things Alcott- only read 1
Terry Pratchett 2010- didn't read a one
Gilmore Girls- doing this one again in 2011
2010 Reading From My Shelves- this was a disaster for me
Random Reading Challenge- only completed 3
Sookie Stackhouse-read 1
Reading Resolutions for 2010 and how I actually did with them!
- will only accept 1 ARC per month- HA! I accepted wayyyy too many ARCs again this year!
- continue to do book tours- stuck with this one and TLC book tours.
- try to keep my library check out to 10 books and less so that I can get all of them read! Accomplished
- will not buy any "new" books from stores for the first 6 months of the year- accomplished
- will READ my own books!!! FAILED BIG TIME
- will try to get through all of the ARCs just sitting on my shelves right now. Or if I don't read them I will give them all away!!!!!!!! DIDN'T GET THEM ALL READ- TOOK A BUNCH TO THE LIBRARY
- keep my reviews short and sweet!! DID PRETTY GOOD ON THIS
- Continue on with Six Sentence Saturdays YES..KEPT THIS GOING
- read deliberately!! I love that! TRIED HARD TO DO THIS
- I will continue to stay true to who I am as a writer. I'm not a professional reviewer, nor do I claim to be one. Heck, I can't guarantee grammar, but I do my best to convey to my fellow readers the reasons why I liked or didn't like a particular book. I will never give away spoilers, never tell you too much, and most importantly I will never ever try to dissect a book!! That's not why I do my blog. I will continue to read and review for the pure love of reading and sharing with others my thoughts. I like to share why a book moved me to tears or to boredom. I hope that when you spend time reading my blog you've enjoyed what you've read and maybe left with a book suggestion.
- I've decided to accept review books from Sourcebooks, and the occasional request that intrigues me. I will no longer visit Shelf Awareness as it has become more of a hindrance to my goals of trying to read my own books. I need to get my ARC addiction under control!!
- I will still accept tour books from TLC- I love this company and they always deliver stellar reads to my hands. I did get a bit carried away and have booked myself solid for January and February, but I have claimed March and April for myself and will work really hard to keep it that way!
- Signed up for less challenges but still just having fun with them. NO STRESS FOR 2011 !!
As I ring in the New Year tonight I will be toasting and wishing all of the best to each and every one of you!!!!