Sunday, December 21, 2014

BW 52: 2014 Year End Wrap Up


Happy Winter!   Huzzah!  We made it through another adventurous,  intriguing, mystical and mysterious, time altering, life changing year.  This year turned into the Year of the Fluff for me while I dealt with the grief of my mother's passing.   I had grand plans to read through all the centuries and around the world. However, my mind knew just what it needed and I curled up with urban fantasies, paranormals, romantic suspense and light mysteries with a dash of mysticism and splash of history.  

Christmas break has officially started and I am looking forward to cuddling up on the couch with a good book or two and enjoying our two weeks off from lessons.  In the meantime, I'm looking forward to reading everyone's list of reads for the year and adding a few more books to my ever teetering stacks.

So?  How did it go?


  • How many books did you read and did you meet your own personal goal?  
  • Most thrilling, oh my goodness, I want to read it again, unputdownable book?
  • Top 5 favorite stories?
  • Least favorite book? 
  • New author discovery?  New genre discovery?
  • What countries or centuries did you explore?
  • Share a favorite character, story, quote or cover 
  • One book that touched you - made you laugh, cry, sing or dance.
  •  Are you ready to do it all over again?
  • Do you have any goals to check out different genres or authors, read translated books or stories in another language for 2015?  
Congratulations and thank you to everyone for joining in.  I have loved sharing our reading journeys together.   Since today is officially Winter, let's wind up the year with some wintery reads. 

Brew me a cup for a winter’s night.
For the wind howls loud, and the furies fight;
Spice it with love and stir it with care,
And I’ll toast your bright eyes, my sweetheart fair.

~Minna Thomas Antrim, "A Night Cap," A Book of Toasts, 19
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19 comments:

  1. I can't believe that it's the end already. I'm going to probably hit 70 books for the year, so I'm quite pleased. 2015 here I come!

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    1. Yes, I know, the year went by quickly. Merry Christmas!

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  2. Merry Christmas 2014 and Happy New Year 2015. Thanks for hosting this blog.

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    1. Merry Christmas to you too! It's been my pleasure.

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  3. Thank you for hosting BaW, Robin. Warm regards to you and your family!

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    1. My pleasure. Merry Christmas to you, the mr and the miss(es)

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  4. The lowest number of books in many, many years, but it was a great year in many other ways! I think I might hit 52 by the end though. I only have three more to go, and I have a sweet little Tolstoy book he wrote for Christmas (I think) that I don't think I have ever read, and I am SO ready for Christmas (except wrapping)!

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    1. Glad it was a great year. I think I'm ready for Christmas. Lots of wrapping to do in the next couple days.

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  5. I'm finishing my last book of the year this week. It was a challenging year because I did the A to Z challenge - reading 2 books that start with A during weeks 1 and 2; reading 2 books that start with B during weeks 3 and 4...and so on until I'm now at a book that begins with Z. This year, by far, challenged me to read books that I normally would not have read which was great. Thank you for hosting the challenge! Looking forward to the upcoming year. Have a wonderful Christmas!

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    1. I'm on Y and Z myself so cheering you on to completion. Merry Christmas!

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  6. I should have read my comment before posting it above. The word "challenge" and variations of it were over-used.

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  7. I accidentally linked up my declaration for 2015 here and can't seem to remove it! Sorry!

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  8. Just posted my last review for 2014. Will post a wrap-up soon.

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  9. Though, I read hundreds of books aloud to the kids this year, I didn't quite meet my personal goal.

    Happy New Year!
    Melissa

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    1. As long as you enjoyed yourself, that's a plus.

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  10. Thanks for hosting this challenge, I really like participating. It encourages me to keep reading, something I really enjoy. It is something I can do in those few quiet moments that I happen into during the day. A book is patient, always waiting for your return and never hurrying away from the spot where you left off. I find it soothes me. I read 49/52 weeks and managed to read 56 books, listen to 10 audio books and 1 children's book. I also read daily from the scriptures completing the Old Testament for the first time in my life. I felt it was a very good year. I'm excited to continue on with this challenge in the New Year. Happy New Year to you and yours. I hope it will be a good one.

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