Sunday, December 23, 2012

BW52: Year End Wrap Up

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah or Happy Holidays to you and yours.  Another year has flown by, full of exciting and interesting reads. We have a few days left and I'm sure,  if you are like me, you are looking forward to some relaxing reading time, possibly some new reading material that is just waiting for you under the tree or using those wonderful gift certificates for browsing the after Christmas sales and some end of the year acquisitions.   So how did your reading year go?   I'm going to mix is up a bit this year and borrow a few questions from Jamie's (Perpetual Page Turner) end of the year book survey.

1) How many books did you read this year?

2) Did you meet or beat your own personal goal?

3) Favorite book of 2012? (You can list more than one or break it down by genre)

4) Least favorite book of 2012 and why? 

5) One book you thought you'd never read and was pleasantly surprised you like it?

6) One book you thought you'd love but didn't?

7) One book that touched you - made you laugh, cry, sing or dance. 

8) Any new to you authors discovered and you can't wait to read more of their stories?

9) Name the longest book you read?  Shortest?

10) Name the most unputdownable book you read?

11) Book that had the greatest impact on you this year?

12) What book would you recommend everybody read?

13) Share your most favorite cover(s)

14) Do you have a character you fell in love with? 

15) What was your most favorite part of the challenge? Did you do any of the mini challenges?

What are your goals for the new year?  To read more non fiction? To dip your toes into a mystery or a urban fantasy?  What book are you most looking forward to reading in 2013?   

Congratulations and thank you to everyone for joining in.  No matter how many books you finished this year, the important thing is that you read and that makes you a winner in my book.  Reading to me is as necessary as breathing. And reading is also like drinking a fine wine or enjoying a beer with your friends.  Whether you sip and savor or drink it down, the joy is in the experience.   I'm glad to have shared the experience with all of you.  I'm looking forward to hearing about everyone's reading year and to more fun in the coming new year.

Link to your last read and/or wrap up post for 2012. Please link to your specific post and not your general blog link. In the Your Name field,type in your name and the name of the book in parenthesis or indicate wrap up post. In the Your URL field leave a link to your specific post. If you don't have a blog, leave a comment in the comment section about your reading year.


  1. Thanks for sponsoring! I've enjoyed playing along all year and look forward to starting next year's edition!

  2. dang, my link is to my wrap up post

    Thank you Robin! Have a Merry Christmas, I'll be back to do it again in 2013

    1. Merry Christmas! Look forward to hearing all about your reads

  3. Robin, it's been wonderful! I love doing 52 Books every year. Looking forward to next year! Thanks so much for doing this!

  4. Had a good year. Here is a link to the answers to your survey questions. (How do I link a post in a comment section? Now sure how):

    (Maybe I will cheat and put it in the Mr. Linky above!)

    Next year, I think I will just post as a read books and number them that way. It was confusing for me to think which week I was on, and I wasn't sure if I would read a book in that week's time and would miss my book for the week. I don't know if that makes sense, but maybe just say "52 Books in 52 Weeks" even if it means finish none one week and two the next. I don't want to break your rules, but Middlemarch took me more than one week! I usually read two at a time though, but I think that would be less stressful for me. LOL!

    1. Don't worry about the rules - very casual. I think I may have mentioned but the goal is 52 books. How you get there is up to you. It all averages out in the end.

    2. That is good to know. I guess I missed that. :) I thought it was "start a book on Sunday and read it by the next Sunday." :) I am just going to number them then. Hope you had a Merry Christmas!

  5. Robin - Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  6. Thank you, Robin! I've read umpteen books, probably close to 100, but have not numbered them. :( Next year I hope to be organized about that part of it.

  7. Thank you for doing this. I had a great year and had so much fun. I did all the trips in the Mind Voyages challenge, did the A-Z challenge with book titles, and managed to read 110 books this year. Can't wait to start over again tomorrow. This year I plan on the Well Trained Mind Challenge and probably the C. S. Lewis Challenge. I may have to do last year's Jane Austen challenge as well even though you no longer have it posted. -Kirstin

    1. Wow Kirstin - all the mind voyages trips. That is awesome. Happy New Year and happy reading.


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