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Friday, December 31, 2010

2010 Wrap-Up Post

Wow! 2010 was an amazing year for me in the book blogging community!  I made new friends, found new authors, and read some wonderful books!  It was also my first FULL year of blogging.  For 2009, I only blogged for a few months, so 2010 I actually had 12 full months to share with you my book addiction!

Many people are doing posts about their Top Ten books of the year and such. Well, to be honest, I can't do that.  I read so many books this year that I just can't do it.  I tried to narrow it down, but the number just wouldn't budge below 50.

First I want to mention some wonderful blogging friends!

I  had the great pleasure of having Fiction Vixen on my blog and let me tell you, she better plan on coming back this year!! She had me laughing so much with her guest post that my sides STILL hurt! She is so fun to read that you need to read her blog!

I also reconnected with a great fellow book blogger.  She was the first person I turned to when I started my blog in 2009.  She helped me when I had endless questions on the "how-to" of book reviews and blogging.  She never fails to help my TBR pile grow and my wallet to cry! Thank you Anna for everything this year and I look forward to sharing more pictures of the endless force of Mother Nature!

Then of course there is Kris 'N' Good Books who has expanded my reading experience to not only include M/M books, but now she has got me hooked on DeRo! *fist bump*

Finally there is Princess Bookie!  She introduced me to book tours and PBS games.  Oh man, how my wallet has cried with PBS games!  Each month we swap with other book readers to get our hands on new copies of great released books that have been on our wish list.  The tours have kept me busy with ARC reading and have fueled my obsession with new debut authors.  Who else puts up with me emailing them 30 times a day with "Have you seen this book?" or "OMG! You have to read this book!" ??

Now for the stats for 2010!

Challenges Completed:

2010 Romance Reading Challenge
Read 20 Romance Fiction novels
Completed on Feb. 22, 2010

2010 Erotica Romance Reading Challenge
Read TEN Erotica Romance
Completed on March 5th, 2010

2010 Young Adult Reading Challenge
Read 50 Young Adult novels
Completed on June 4th, 2010

2010 100+ Reading Challenge
Read over 100 books in one year
Completed on March 29th, 2010

Author Interviews of 2010:

Jack Cauldwell
Lara Adrian
Anastasia Hopcus
Mary Wine
Cate Masters
Shiloh Walker
Dee Julian
Kathryn Meyer Griffith
Judith Graves
Lynsay Sands
Lauren Baratz-Logsted
Rachel Caine
Susan McBride
S.A. Price

Guest Posts of 2010:

Terry Spear (twice)
Susanna Kearsley
Grace Burrowes
Fiction Vixen
Carolyn Brown (twice)
Julia London
Jill Mansell
Lydia Dare
Cynthia Roberts
Wendy Holden
L. Diane Wolfe
Phillipa Ashley
Nick Valentino
Rachel Hawkins
Jeffrey Bryan
Maria Lucia
Liz Johnson
Stephanie Draven
Cheryl Brooks
Jamie Rush
Joanne Kennedy

Author I got to meet in person this year:
TK Richardson

Grand Total of books read and reviewed in 2010: 291
Total posts for 2010: 641

(as of 12/30/2010, 7pm)
48,730 visits to my blog
1214 Followers-GC
162 Reader/Subscribers through email

Good-Bye 2010 and Hello 2011!!!!!


Blogger Chica Latina said...

Maybe we should do a 2010 Top 10 for Chica Lit on our blog:


December 31, 2010 at 9:43 AM  
Blogger Fiction Vixen said...

Holy moly that's a lot of books read AND reviewed! Congrats, looks like you had a great blogging year!! xoxo Happy New Year!!

December 31, 2010 at 9:47 AM  
Blogger Kris said...

One of us. One of us.

No one can resist the power of DeRo. Next it will be Chrolli and then THE WORLD.

Oh, wait. That's my New Years resolution. :P

Happy New Year, sweet!

December 31, 2010 at 1:22 PM  
Blogger Anna said...

Thanks for the mention Amy, that was sweet. I have enjoyed are friendship this past year. I hope 2011 will bring more picture and book swaps. :)

Mother Nature is not being kind today. You could go ice skating on the streets around my house.

Oh you read more than me. LOL! I didn't set a goal for myself this year, but I got a lot read. I'll be posting my top books tomorrow. :)

December 31, 2010 at 4:20 PM  
Blogger Sheila Deeth said...

Sounds like you've had a great work. Wishing you all the best, and great reading, for 2011.

December 31, 2010 at 11:58 PM  
Blogger Janet Schneider said...

Brilliant job in 2010! I love reading your posts.

January 1, 2011 at 10:10 AM  

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