Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The Year of Getting Carried Away
If you've been around for a while, you probably know that my normal December/January practice is to post a list of all the books I've read in the past year. But if you've been around, you probably also know that last year I started working at the library, and that a list of everything I read would be so long no one (not even me) would want to read through it. So instead, I created a new page for it up at the top of the blog—under the blog title—and I'll just let you know that it's there. Some of my favorite books from the year have been hyperlinked to either their Goodreads pages or my reviews of them, in case you'd like to find out more about them. And, for fun, I thought we'd look at the Goodreads analysis of my reading for the past three years.
I joined Goodreads in October of 2010, so that year only has a few books on it. The part I like best is the pie graph that shows the breakdown of genres. I love that in 2011 the biggest pie piece was adult fiction and picture books were a tiny wedge, and then in 2012 it's the other way around, plus I have a jr. nonfiction pie piece that fully doubles the category. Now you know why I'm so excited about the prospect of having a "some of everything" reading theme this year; I love children's books, but I've missed all that other stuff, too.