I guess January is just always busy at the library, because I just spent some time putting together some statistics of the books I reviewed last year, and noticed that I had only six posts last January, too.
But for right now, I will say that I reviewed 188 books last year, up from 122 in 2012, with 159 posts. I don’t know how many books I read, as I didn’t count the books I read but didn’t review. And some year maybe I’ll be coordinated to track diversity in my reading (by gender and ethnicity of author and such), but this was not the year.
Here’s a look at the kinds of books I reviewed:
I’d wanted to do more middle grade, and I think I did. The Armchair Cybils, I think, pushed my picture book reviewing way up.
I also participated in lots of new things this year: the Kid Lit Blog Hop, the 48-Hour Book Challenge, Audiobook Week, the Armchair Cybils, and Top Ten Tuesdays. I hosted my first author interviews, and participated in giveaways and blog tours for the first time. It’s been fun getting to know so many great authors and fellow bloggers!
I want to put in parts about Favorite Books of 2013 and Goals for 2014 – but I think that will have to wait for another day.