2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

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A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,400 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 23 trips to carry that many people.

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2014 – My Year in Books

I haven’t updated in a while since I’ve started my new job, but I fully intend to get back in the swing of the book-based posts next month. In the meantime, here’s a list of the books I read in 2014. It isn’t a lot, but it’s more than I’d aimed for, so I’m glad about that. I’m also happy that some of the books I read have ended up being absolute favourites such as Half Bad (which will have a sequel, Half Wildvery soon), Diary of a Wimpy Kid (hilarious stuff), and The Princess Diaries which are by far some of the best contemporary YA books I’ve ever had the pleasure of holding on my Kindle.

If you’d like to take a closer look, here is the link for My Year in Books at Goodreads.

 

Happy Reading and Happy New Year!

My Summer Reading List 2014

There are lots of books I still have to finish and some I’ve been wanting to get to for a while. Here is the list of books that I hope to tackle over the summer while I have all the time in the world to read.

Linger – I read Shiver and loved it, and finally I bought the paperback of the second in the series since Sinner is the most recent release.


The 5th Wave – I think I got less than half way through this and I quit. I’ve checked it out of the library numerous times, but haven’t made myself get all the way through it.

The Maze Runner – I read the first two chapters after I bought the paperback, so I need to read this before the movie comes out.


Half Bad – I think about this book about every day, so I’m going to have to reread it. One of the best I’ve read so far this year.


Dorothy Must Die – I started the first couple of chapters at the gym one day. I’ve been really excited about reading this one, so I bought it when it was on sale for Kindle.


The Martian – I’ve read a good chunk of this when I got it free in exchange for a review. It’s a bit more technical than I’m use to, but the narrative voice is so good, I want to finish it.


City of Bones – Since this is in third person, I didn’t fall in love with it, but I really do like the world that Clare has built. I have the second book in the series, and I’ve seen the movie, so I really should finish this one too.


The Program – I really enjoyed this, but I stopped reading when I had something else from the library that get me distracted. Definitely want to finish this one.