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2012 in review

The blog, while still having some of the same features-Tuesday Quizzes, Sundays with Gage and Monthly 5 Word Movie Reviews being the constants- also managed some book reviews 😉  I read 55 books, a new low since I began blogging 5 years ago.

Here are the books by the numbers-

43 Fiction, 12 Non-Fiction (that’s a high percentage of non-fiction for me!)

39 women, 15 men, 1 both (let’s hear it for the gals!)

9 from a continuing series, 7 from a new series.  (of those new series books I will continue on with 6!)

Most read author? Karen E Olson with 3 when I finished up her Tattoo Shop series.

The 3 Rounds of Quizzes this year were exciting!  Nise (Under the Boardwalk) took the first two rounds and Hannah (Word Lily) was the winner of the last round.  I hope that you all will jump in when the new season starts.  You don’t have to win to get a prize.  Marie (Boston Bibliophile), Staci (Life in the Thumb), and Carol M all won special prizes just for playing.  If you want to browse through old quizzes click here.

Gage has been a big part of the blog this year.  If you want to look through all his posts for what you may have missed click here.  Here are the first and last photos of 2012.


Think he’s changed this year?  The boy sure does keep me busy.









The year I’ve watched 49 new-to-me movies, reviewed 3 from my Top 100 list, wrote 3 book vs. movies posts, and even had a few Friday Movie Talks.  My monthly 5 word movie reviews are tied to money for charity.  You still have a few hours (until 7om EST) to get your reviews in to be counted for charity.  $1 for every 5 word review you contribute.  I already told you about my favorite movies, what about a few stats?

Surprisingly, I watched more movies released in 2012 (19) than in any other.  Surprising because I consider myself a classic movie lover!

The oldest movie I watched was War and Peace released in 1956.

My most viewed actor- Denzel Washington, 3 movies

Most viewed actress- Helena Bonham Carter, 4 movies (weird since this woman really bothers me)

2012 has been a good year and I’m happy the Mayans were wrong and there is the possibility of 2013 being better than all the other years before it.  I wish that for all of us.

December 31, 2012 - Posted by | Bookish Stuff, Gage, lists, movies


  1. A very impressive list and breakdown. Happy New Year!

    Comment by Lloyd Russell | December 31, 2012 | Reply

  2. Way to keep track! Great list of movies and books this year. Have a happy and safe New Year’s!!!!

    Comment by hmsgofita | December 31, 2012 | Reply

  3. I love the stats. Don’t feel bad about 55 books, you have a little guy to take care of! And my how he has grown this year! Cheers to 2013!

    Comment by Amused By Books (@amusedbybooks) | December 31, 2012 | Reply

  4. Gage certainly has changed and grown!

    Happy New Year and all the best to you for 2013! 🙂

    Comment by notesoflifeuk | December 31, 2012 | Reply

  5. You had a great year and that little guy was the best part of it! Give him a squeeze for me. Happy New Year!

    Comment by BermudaOnion | December 31, 2012 | Reply

  6. I seemed to have read a lot more female authors this year than male. Usually my numbers are closer together. It’s likely because of the types of books I’ve been reading.

    Gage has grown so much! So has my little Mouse. Not so little anymore, are they?

    I am so grateful to know you, Stacy. Thank you for being such a big support for me this year.

    Have a wonderful New Year, Stacy!

    Comment by Literary Feline | December 31, 2012 | Reply

  7. Look how Gage has grown! Happy New Year!

    Comment by Vasilly | December 31, 2012 | Reply

  8. What a great year Stacy! Thanks for making the quizzes such a delight to participate in, as well as the lovely prize for winning. Happy New Year.

    Comment by Nise' (Under the Boardwalk) | December 31, 2012 | Reply

  9. I wish that for all of us, too! Happy New Year! 🙂 ❤

    Comment by Marie (@bostonbibliophl) | January 1, 2013 | Reply

  10. Happy New Year! HOw do you keep track of your movie stats? I wish there was a site like goodreads for movies (I suppose there is – do you know?)

    Comment by Care | January 1, 2013 | Reply

  11. Wow …. Gage started off a little baby and ended as a little boy! What a difference!!! I’m glad the Mayans were wrong too … here’s wishing you the best of everything in 2013!

    Comment by Jenners | January 1, 2013 | Reply

  12. Gage has hair! 😉 Although he’s a handsome little dude with or without.
    Happy New Year!

    Comment by softdrink | January 1, 2013 | Reply

  13. It was a good year overall! So happy that you shared this year of Gage’s growth with us!! I swear it seems just like yesterday that you had him!! 😀

    Comment by Staci@LifeintheThumb | January 3, 2013 | Reply

  14. What a great year. the best part, those pics of Gage! My gosh! I love seeing how they grow up 🙂 Here’s to a fab 2013.

    Comment by Jennygirl | January 6, 2013 | Reply

  15. Wow, what a year! Happy 2013!

    Comment by Anna (Diary of an Eccentric) | January 7, 2013 | Reply

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