Thursday, December 31, 2009

2009 Favorites + Happy New Year!

2009 has been another crazy roller coaster ride, but thankfully one I quite enjoyed. Amidst all the turmoil in my personal life this year, the end has done rather well to redeem the suck that was the beginning of 2009. And I owe a lot of that to books and the blogging world.

I've only been among your ranks since October 13th (it feels like it's been much longer!), but I already feel like I found a place here. I've come to know so many wonderful people, whether it be through our blogs or twitter, and I can't even begin to tell you how awesome you all are! So thanks guys for helping me keep my sanity and welcoming me to a place where I can share my thoughts and express what I love (or sometimes didn't love) about the awesome books I read. ♥

NOW, time for some of my favorite things from 2009!

(Note: not everything I mention was released and/or published this year, but rather, books that were newly read and impacted me in some way)

► Yeah, I may have gone a little overboard, haha. Let's just say that 2009 was my year for books. When I began the year I never even thought I'd pass 50 but, lo and behold, I ended up finishing with 118! Crazy! (My full list for 2009) - I can already tell that 2010 is going to be an excellent year for books and I cannot wait! :D


► So many movies that made my geeky heart soar with glee! I was totally lacking in the movie department this year (I think I went to the movies around 4 times) but I'm fairly happy with what I did see. Star Trek and Sherlock Holmes were among the best released movies this year, in my opinion, and they are definitely two of my favorites. Overall, a pretty sweet year for movies. (Grand total for movies seen in 2009: 113 - Of the 113, 63 were new, never seen before)

I was going to do a list for TV shows but this list has taken me long enough, haha. I never really do resolutions for my personal life because, well, life is too unpredictable. But for 2010, I will make an exception for reading.

In 2010 I hope to:

● Read more (and pass my 118 books read this year)
● Review more (around 2-3 a week)
● Maintain an active and engaging blog
● Host more author interviews and giveaways
● Comment, comment, comment!

Easy peasy, right? Haha. Anyway, I just wanted to wish you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR and I hope 2010 brings you lovely bloggers everything you want and more. Happy reading! :)

P.S. Don't forget! There is still some time to sign up for my BONESHAKER giveaway! Ends tomorrow. :)


Tales of Whimsy said...

Happy New Year to you too :)

Kari Olson said...

Great list of books and nice resolutions- I hope to do many of those things too!

Jamie said...

I really loved Star Trek and I am looking forward to seeing Holmes.

Cindy said...

That is a great list of books! Some of those have been on my TBR list for a while, and I really want to get to them :) Great movies too, although I haven't seen that many. But 500 Days of Summer was one of my favorites this year. Definitely :)

Happy New Years to you too! And I know you'll do great this year too :)

Unknown said...

Haven't read any of the books you listed but they all look fab! We seem to have same taste in movies though as I've seen and loved most of your list :)

Happy New Year to you too!!

Unknown said...

The Book Thief is an amazing book. One of those books everyone should read. And who does not love Percy Jackson? I would recommend that to anyone with a sense of humour. Great picks and happy new year!

Cecelia said...

Nice list and great goals! I'm sure you'll surprise yourself. And definitely keep up with the blog - we like having you here!

Anonymous said...

Happy reading and blogging in 2010!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year! May this year be the best of the best. :)

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