Wednesday, January 4, 2012


Lately my heart has gone out of blogging. I don't know if it is the pregnancy occupying my mind or the fact that I've been busier both at work and at home or a little bit of both. But book reviewing is feeling more and more like a chore than something fun.  I started this blog so I could write down my thoughts on the books I've read, but along the way I got really involved with the whole world that can go along with book blog. And I loved making the new friends I've made and reading their blogs and generally becoming more involved in this whole aspect of the book world I didn't know about until I become a blogger. 

But life moves on and my family is expanding and I've taken on much more responsibility in the real world, so much that the blogging world has been pushed to the side. I feel like that isn't fair to my blog and to the readers I have left. In 2011 the amount of reviews I've published has diminished quite a bit and I really began to drop out of blogging months ago. But now I've finally decided to just go on hiatus and read a book that doesn't have to be reviewed. Is this permanent? I don't know. I really enjoyed blogging when I was into it. So maybe I'll be back. I'd like to be back. And I have a feeling I'll be posting reviews now and then. It's hard to stop someone who loves books as much as I do from talking about them. I just don't want to feel obligated. So I'll see ya'll around. Thanks for reading and I've enjoyed becoming blogging friends with you. Catch ya later.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

2011 Yearly Wrap-Up

I've had a good year over here.  I've read 79 books, listened to 30 audio books (290 hours).  I joined 13 challenges and finished 11 of them, abandoning 2 and 1 incomplete.

I read some really great new books this year and had fun reading some fun old series like the Betsy-Tacy books. I discovered some awesome new series like the Bloody Jack series. It was a good reading year for me.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

2012 Audio Book Reviews

1.  Explosive Eighteen by Janet Evanovich (Stephanie Plum #18) read by Lorelei King
2. The Hidden Gallery (The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place #2) by Maryrose Wood, ready by Katherine Kellgren
3. The Last Guardian (Artemis Fowl #8) by Eoin Colfer, read by Nathaniel Parker
4. Beauty Queens by Libba Bray, read by the author

#Note: I listened to a lot more books than this. This are just the ones I reviewed this year.

2012 Reviews by Title




Beauty Queens by Libba Bray

Bitterblue by Kristen Cashore




Explosive Eighteen by Janet Evanovich




The Hidden Gallery by Maryrose Wood




Kill Me Softly by Sarah Cross


The Last Guardian by Eoin Colfer


Messy by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan



On the Night You Were Born by Nancy Tillman





The Snow Queen's Shadow by Jim C. Hines
Someday by Alison McGhee and  Peter H. Reynolds



Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan



Wicked Business by Janet Evanovich