Saturday, December 31, 2011

Most Wanted of 2012

I know that I have a regular feature for books on my wish list (though I haven't posted it in a while) , but I still wanted to do a list of the books I'm most looking forward to in 2012. So here's my Most Wanted of 2012 (can you tell I'm going a little crazy with these end of year lists?).

Could Have Been Top 10

I didn't get nearly as much reading done this year as I had hoped. I set my reading goal for 70 books, thinking I'd pass it, and I didn't even reach it. So in honor of my epic reading fail of a year, here are the 10 books I wish I'd read, or the Could Have Been Top 10 (in no particular order).

Best of 2011

I've been wanting to do a list like this since I started blogging, but I never managed to write one at the right time. Well, I have a cold right now, and nothing better to do, so here's my list of Best Books I Read in 2011. I don't get a lot of new releases, so I'm just going to do books I read this year, not books that were released this year. Anyway, onto the list.

2011 Challenge Wrap-Up

The year is over, so it's time to see how I did with my 2011 reading challenges.

6 Degrees Challenge
Goal: 18 books (minimum 6 books)
Read: 4 books
Status: FAILED!
Pride: bruised

A to Z Challenge
Goal: 1 book for every letter
Read: 17 (A-J, L, N, O, R-T, and X)
Status: failed
Thoughts: Seriously? I found a book for X, but I didn't get easy letters like M and P?

Manga Challenge
Goal: 6 mangas
Read: 37 mangas
Status: COMPLETE!
Celebration: *happy dance*

Let's hope I have better luck with my 2012 challenges.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Our tree
Just wanted to stop by and wish you all a Very Merry Christmas! And happy holidays to all those that don't celebrate Christmas. =)

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas Giveaway

Christmas is in a few days. I've already finished all my shopping and wrapping, but I'm not done yet. I need to give more! I need to wrap MORE! And who better to give to than my lovely readers? I've had a duplicate book sitting around for a while, and this seems like the perfect time to give it away.

So to celebrate Christmas, I'm giving away a copy of Damage by Anya Parrish. This book sounds really good, and will definitely be one of the first things I read next year.

Friday, December 9, 2011

On My Shelf (33)

On My Shelf highlights books I've acquired and read in the past week, as well as a little about what I'm writing, and other blog worthy news. I think it's pretty obvious where I got my inspiration for the feature from, but I will follow blog etiquette and link to Kristi (In My Mailbox @ The Story Siren), Sheila (It's Monday, What Are You Reading? @ Book Journey), and Kate (The Shelf Report @ The Neverending Shelf) anyway. ;)

Saturday, December 3, 2011

6 Degrees Reading Challenge 2012 - Participation Post


In case you missed yesterday's post, sign-ups for next year's 6 Degrees Reading Challenge are open! Since I'm hosting the challenge, I will of course be participating, even though I totally failed the 2011 challenge. I had my list all planned out, I started early, and I still only managed to read 4 books. Epic. Fail. But I'm going to give it another try, and hopefully do better this time.

Last year I went for Level 3, with 18 books, but seeing as I didn't do very well with that, I'm going for Level 1 this year. 6 books should be easier to do. I don't have my books picked yet, but I'll update this post as soon as I have my list figured out. Click 'read more' to see me list. =)

Friday, December 2, 2011

Sign Up - 6 Degrees Reading Challenge 2012

The year is coming to a close, which means it's time to start sign-ups for the 6 Degrees Reading Challenge 2012! The rules for this reading challenge are simple enough, but I warn you, it is kind of difficult to actually do. But loads of fun! Here's how it works.