Friday, December 31, 2010
Year in Review
According to my read-in-2010 shelf on Goodreads, I read 311 books.
According to my personal list, I read 289 books.
For the most part I don't include short stories (you know, along the lines of 20 or so pages in PDF format) on my personal list, although I do add them all to Goodreads, hence the discrepancy. My beloved Kindle did end up throwing off my numbers a bit because I'm still not entirely sure what should be considered a short story on that. Yes, the lack of page numbers confuses me. I accept that about myself. I also have a rule that I can only count the first read for books I read multiple times in a calendar year, which is known as Kelly's Rules for Reading in the New Millenium. I really have too much time on my hands to think up stuff like this, don't I?
I started this blog on September 2nd and wrote up a grand total of 128 reviews in that time.
Of my 311 books at Goodreads, I left a review on 300 of them.
Young Adult: 57
Urban Fantasy: 63
Paranormal Romance: 156
Horror, ect: 6
Obviously I read a lot of paranormal romance books. Lol!
On top of reading a heck of a lot of books (I think I used the term "ungodly" at one point), I wrote a 104K word novel over a 3 month period (I'm editing it right now and OMG! editing sucks!) and signed up for NaNoWriMo with no belief in my head that I could actually write 50K words in a month. I surprised myself with that one when I crested 50K on the 18th of November. Now I'm back to editing novel #1 so that I can (hopefully) start submitting it for publication in 2011.
Total words written in 2010: 165,295
All in all, I'd say that 2010 was a good year. I read a lot. I wrote far more than I have in previous years. I met a lot of great new people-authors and bloggers alike. I found a bunch of book blogging sites that celebrate the joy of reading.
Here's to hoping that 2011 is just as good!