Saturday, January 5, 2013

Looking Back on 2012

Well, it's taken me longer than "planned" to post a few end of the year / beginning of the year posts. Oops! I was just enjoying my time "off" from blogging so much that I decided to just wait a few days more.

I've been blogging on i blog 4 books for nearly three years now, and 2012 has been a lot of fun! I've read a ton of fantastic books, written a lot (a lot!) of reviews, participated in a few read-a-thons and other blogging events, and made some new bloggy friends. All around, it's been a great year!

I think it's important to look back before looking ahead to the future. I've been doing quite a bit of that over the past few weeks—personally, professionally, and blog-wise. So ... the plan (at least for now) is to share a few of my reflections in the next few days and then share a few goals for the next year. Thanks for celebrating 2012 with me! I look forward to spending time with you on i blog 4 books and wherever else we might bump into each other in 2013!

Here are a few end-of-the-year stats to kick off my mini-celebration!

Books Read: 132
  • 5 stars: 41
  • 4.5 stars: 12
  • 4 stars: 53
  • 3.5 stars: 7
  • 3 stars:15
  • 2.5 stars: 1
  • 2 stars: 3
  • DNF: 3
42, 281 - Pages Read
123 - Reviews Posted

Longest books read @ 432 pages each: With Every Letter by Sarah Sundin, Love's Reckoning by Laura Frantz, Bees in the Butterfly Garden by Maureen Lang, Full Disclosure by Dee Henderson

Shortest book read @ 46 pages: The Schoolhouse by Jill Glassco

As far as the blog itself goes ...

Most blog traffic: September
Least blog traffic: February

Most popular search keywords:
  • karen kingsbury
  • peanut brittle (seriously?) :)
  • (for the literal searchers out there!)
  • merry christmas
  • give thanksgiving a chance
Most popular posts from 2012:
Wow! I feel so blessed and honored by looking back at all of these stats. To know that anyone would come here to read what I think about books just blows me away! I'm so thankful for those of you who stop by. It makes blogging a lot more fun! And I'm so, so very grateful for the authors, publishers, publicists, and others who help create the incredible books that I enjoy reading so much!

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