Wednesday, December 28, 2011

2011 in Retrospect

Until tonight I didn't realise that I only created this blog one year ago ... it's strange that it feels both longer and shorter than that in some ways. I started this blog originally just to talk about my reads in my own way, rather than reviewing them in a way that was helpful to others, but I think I have started to move toward something that is geared towards being read (while still not totally a review per se). I think this is because I really enjoy sharing my reading with others and commenting and receiving comments (from my two followers - hey guys!) and while I would really love more followers, I don't want to achieve that by compromising the aim of my blog.

So in 2011 I read eighteen books, most of which strangely start with 'The'. It feels like such a small amount compared to how much I feel I read ... but then again I have a pretty full life with uni, work, and my own choreographic projects and related administration. I feel pretty overwhelmed knowing I will probably only read the same amount in 2012 and I HAVE SO MANY BOOKS TO READ! Here's the list ...
The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel
The Host by Stephanie Meyer
The Valley of Horses by Jean M. Auel
The Mammoth Hunters by Jean M. Auel
The Exiled Queen by Cinda Williams Chima
The Last Four Things by Paul Hoffman
The Plains of Passage by Jean M. Auel
The Order of the Scales by Stephen Deas
The Shelters of Stone by Jean M. Auel
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
Brisingr by Christopher Paolini
Across the Wall by Garth Nix
The Broken Kingdoms by N. K. Jemisin
Inheritance by Christopher Paolini
The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson
The Sending by Isobelle Carmody
Elantris by Brandon Sanderson


  1. I'm totally with you, my job & son keep my reading down too! I love your blog, and you're so right, keep it to what YOU want it to be, I need to take heed :)

    Happy New Year!

  2. Well I have enjoyed all of your blog posts! I think that's bad ass that you really don't care about the number of followers, rather you just do it for the love! Keep em' coming!