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
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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.
Let’s work to make 2017 better than 2016