CL: End of Year Book Survey 2016

2016 Reading Stats
Number Of Books You Read: 93! That’s up from 60 the year before

Number of Re-Reads: 2, which is unexpected.

Genre You Read The Most From: Young Adult

Best in Books 2016

  1. Best Book You Read In 2016?
    Patient Zero by Johnathan Maberry. Totally unexpected, and I think if I didn’t have the audiobook, I never would have been interested in the book.
  1. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?
    Armada by Ernest Cline. I loved Ready Player One, but this was not nearly as good. Nowhere near as good, despite having a strong 80s nostalgia.

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The Burning Crusade Turns 10

The Burning Crusade logo

10 years ago today, Blizzard Entertainment released The Burning Crusade, the first expansion for World of Warcraft. I remember waiting anxiously for the release because I really, really wanted an alliance shaman, and this would be my chance.

I got really lucky in ordering my expansion. Back in 2007, I didn’t have Amazon Prime. I ordered my copy of The Burning Crusade, and took the standard free shipping that Amazon was offering on all purchases over $25. Jamie, my roommate at the time, had paid for 1 day shipping. Pet had some complaint with her order, and they upgraded her to 1 day shipping as well.

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December Reading Log

 

Would you believe 11 books this month? I wouldn’t, if I hadn’t just counted them up. My work acquired 2 new contracts, both of which mean increased deliveries for us. So I spent most of December sitting in loading docks, waiting to be unloaded. I chewed through a lot of books that way. Sadly, most of them weren’t very good. That’s kind of how my 2016 went: books were only okay.

Soundless – Richelle Mead

I’ve fallen out of love with Mead’s books. It happened during her Bloodlines spinoff series: she took an interesting character that I wanted to read more about, and turned her in into someone new. Since then, her books are on the “get from the library” not the “buy immediately” list.

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