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2013 in books, part 6: Conclusion

Every year my reading goal is simple: 365, one book a day. This year…ahahahaha. Yeah. My grand total is 284, which is certainly respectable but nowhere near my (usually quite attainable) goal. I think this is due to a few things: a slow start to the reading year, a very busy fall, and the fact that many of the Cybils books I “read” weren’t actually completed and therefore are not included in my count. Regardless, I’m happy with so many of the books I read this year, that I don’t really mind.

{Stats paragraph: How did I get 284? I count each chapter book I read, but not picture books. I count every re-read as a separate book, both through my reading history (so a book I read in 2011 and then in 2012 is counted twice) and during the year (the year I read Jellicoe Road 3 times, I counted it 3 times). This is because I fundamentally believe that each time you read a book, you’re reading it in a new and different way. I don’t keep track of the percentage of new vs. re-reads, but my rereads have been in decline the past few years.}

I wrote a number of posts that weren’t just straight book reviews–some book related, some not. Here are the links to my favorites:
– Two posts about my dad: Six months later and one year later
– My first guest post! For Chachic’s EWein Special Ops week, I talked about being brave
A post about mysteries
A round-up of my ALA experience
A review of Thor 2
A round-up of Code Name Verity covers from different countries and editions
On CJ Cherryh’s Foreigner books
A review of The Hobbit part 1
What to read after Howl’s Moving Castle
All of the library displays I’ve posted for the past year
All of my Made & Making posts
“Dirge Without Music”, which is a poem that has run through my head ever since I read an eARC of Rose Under Fire
My Blogger Appreciation series
All of the Top Ten Tuesdays I’ve participated in
All of my Armchair BEA posts

By Maureen LaFerney

My name is Maureen. I currently work as a library assistant in a public library in the Indianapolis area, and also just so happen to be a voracious reader. I frequently end up under a cat.

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