Monthly Review (December 2011)

Peggy Bacon in mid-air backflip, Bondi Beach, Sydney, 6/2/1937 / by Ted Hood

Thinking Back

Holy crap was December a stressful month! And I’m still stressed out now, and I think that’s affecting my view of December. The beginning of the month was great! I was reading a lot, and blogging a good amount, and then the thing with my domain temporarily disappearing happened, and then I had to move. And then everything exploded into chaos!

To be honest, I’m glad December is over. January is a fresh start both for the year and for me, and I think 2012 will be the year where I try new things out in all aspects of my life– blogging and otherwise. Yay for new things!

I don’t really have any goals for January (not book goals, at least), but I’d like to keep up with my reviews at least. I still need to review the last few books I read in 2011, but I think those’ll be review notes more than anything else. I’m still working on what I’d like my blogging to be like in 2012, though right now I think it’ll be something along the line of “keep calm and carry on.”

Reading Stats

12 total books read
9 total books reviewed
11 ebooks
0 audiobooks
1 pbooks

10 were by authors new to me
0 were rereads!

Top 3 Books

159. Dust and Shadow – Lyndsay Faye [rating: 4] e
168. Anna and the French Kiss – Stephanie Perkins [rating: 4.5] e
169. Making a Living Without a Job – Barbara J. Winter [rating: 4]

Books Read

158. Pagan’s Crusade – Catherine Jinks [rating: 3] e
159. Dust and Shadow – Lyndsay Faye [rating: 4] e
160. Miranda’s Big Mistake – Jill Mansell [rating: 3] e
161. A Map of Home – Randa Jarrar [rating: 3.5] e
162. Weetzie Bat – Francesca Lia Block [rating: 1.5] e
163. Hunted – Cheryl Rainfield [rating: 3] e
164. Pastworld – Ian Beck [rating: 2] e
165. Ascension – Kara Dalkey [rating: 3.5] e
166. Reunion – Kara Dalkey [rating: 3] e
167. Those Who Hunt the Night – Barbara Hambly [rating: 4] e
168. Anna and the French Kiss – Stephanie Perkins [rating: 4.5] e
169. Making a Living Without a Job – Barbara J. Winter [rating: 4]

Turner Twins, acrobats, n.d. / by Sam Hood

Books Reviewed

156. Inside Out – Maria V. Snyder [rating: 2] e
157. Princess of the Midnight Ball – Jessica Day George [rating: 2] e
158. Pagan’s Crusade – Catherine Jinks [rating: 3] e
159. Dust and Shadow – Lyndsay Faye [rating: 4] e
160. Miranda’s Big Mistake – Jill Mansell [rating: 3] e
161. A Map of Home – Randa Jarrar [rating: 3.5] e
162. Weetzie Bat – Francesca Lia Block [rating: 1.5] e
163. Hunted – Cheryl Rainfield [rating: 3] e
164. Pastworld – Ian Beck [rating: 2] e

Poll Results


Check out the polls archive page for past polls and voting results. This month’s poll will be up later today! Maybe, anyway.

Other Stuff

0 books added to my paper TBR pile. My ebook TBR pile needs to be collated again. Ugh.
1 book added to my TBR wishlist (250 total, 229 TBR).

Egypt: Thebes

Possibly Interesting Posts

Okay! So my biggest hope for this week is to calm. down. I love travelling and I don’t mind the part of moving where we’re going to our new home, so this should be an awesome week! Yay!

What are you looking forward to this week?

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