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.