Tuesday, January 1, 2013

2012 At A Glance

On a personal note 2012 has been a big year for me- I finished my undergrad (a B.A. in bioarchaeology anthropology), I started grad school (a Masters of Library and Information Science), I finished the first draft of the WIP I have been working on since summer '11 (and I edited two-thirds of it), I adopted out ~35 kittens in the summer (and only kept 2 for myself! ;) ), and I saw my little sister get engaged.

However, on a blogging-note (number-wise) 2012 hasn't been quite as big of a year as I would have liked- I only managed to read 112 books this year (whereas last year I had read 137). Of those 112 books I reviewed a mere 88. Unfortunately real life got in the way of reading/ blogging many a'time (especially around exam time and grad school app time). But... Those 88 books review brings my blog's grand total to 223 books read and reviewed. Not two bad in a little over 2 years time, in my opinion.

However, on a personal blogging-note it was also a big year- I made so many great friends this year (Chelsea Cameron, Ciara @ Lost At Midnight, Isabel @emberchyld, A.A. Omer, Sara @ Addicted to Reading, and @libraychickD, just to name a few) had friendships solidified (Ashley @ Book Labyrinth and Rachel @ Fiktshun, again, just to name a few) (and there are many, MANY more out there, I'm sorry that I don't name y'all, if I did I'm sure that this would be my longest post ever) and I've established a ton of connections I never dreamed that I would. I attended my first Book Blogger Meet-Up (and while I didn't get to meet my beloved Cassie Clare I still had an amazing time meeting authors Elizabeth Miles and Leslie Livingston). I participated in both the YA Sisterhood Heroine Tourney (Tessa and I came in second place) and the YA Crush Tourney (while Cricket and I didn't place all that high we did manage to gain an additional 10% of the votes throughout the day).

I also saw a lot of people who I love succeed in ways that BLOW MY MIND- both Chelsea and Samantha Young becoming NYT best-selling authors and selling their books, Chelsea to Harlequin and Samantha to Penguin. Stephanie Oakes, fellow book-blogger, also sold a two-book series to Penguin (the first of which is entitled "Minnow"), Kellie Sheridan announced the 2013 release of her debut novel "Mortality", and Komal Lewis climbed the Amazon ranking system like no other with her "Impossible"!

And I wouldn't be anything without all of you, my amazing followers, whether it be on here, on Facebook, on Twitter, or wherever! Thank y'all so much- YOU make this for me!

With the good comes the bad, but overall I'd say that 2012 was a great year and I look forward to seeing what 2013 has in store for me (*cough, cough, the end of almost 20 years of education*)!


  1. Eep! Totally came here to congratulate you on finishing your B.A. and then saw you mentioned me. Thanks so much! I'm so glad I have someone to talk to about TVD with! :D

  2. Wow, congratulations on finishing your B.A. 2012 sounds like it was a fantastic year for you. I hope next year brings great things too.

    Happy New Year...
    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

  3. Lovely recap of 2012! :) It was SO nice to finally meet you at the blogger meet-up!

  4. OMG. You finish a degree, finish a WIP, foster and adopt out cats... and you say you've only read 112 books this year? *headdesk* I am totally envious of your ability to do so much!

    And *hugs*! You know I'm totally hanging out with you if I ever get a chance to head back to Ontario! (I <3 Canada!)

  5. Um, you kind of rock. Just in case you were wondering :P Finishing your BA and your WIP alone is amazing! But then you have to go and be all sweet and so much fun to talk to! :D So glad we started chatting this year and that we got to meet! Here's to more chats and hopefully another meet up in the near future!

  6. I think you did pretty damn awesome in 2012 and even with grad school managed to read more books than me!!

    Cait x


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