As of October 10th, it has been one year since I devoted myself fully to this blog! In case you’ve missed the story about the blog, I actually started in in November of 2009, but was very off and on about posting. I’d post a review here and there and really didn’t know there was a community of book bloggers to talk to. I don’t consider this to be my blogiversary — instead, I consider October 10th of last year to be the birth of the blog. That was when I decided to post frequently AND to find other people like me, who also love books!
365 days of blogging stats
# of books read:
Most popular review:
The Sixth Grade Nickname Game, by Gordon Korman
Most popular discussion:
To Friend or Not To Friend (Is It All a Popularity Contest?)
Most popular feature:
Meet the Edmonton Bloggers
August 16, 2012 (the day I posted my Bout of Books challenge!)
Top countries visiting my blog:
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Philippines, Australia, Ireland, Netherlands, Spain
But aside from blog stats, other cool things have happened in the past year:
- I started the Edmonton Book Bloggers Directory!
- I bought my first eReader!
- I discovered the audiobook — and participated in Audiobook Month and Audiobook Week!
- I redesigned the blog — 2 times! See the evolution of a blog design HERE.
- I made some great friends in the book blogging community!
- I participated in my first Armchair BEA!
- I participated in NINE readathons!
Also, in the past year, I’ve read a few books I would consider to be new favourites of mine — just a wee list I had to whittle down from about 37 books.
Would you like to see these books?
Well, since you asked nicely.
My Top 15 Favourite Books From the Past Year
… plus a few more for good measure (click on the cover for my review!)
Have you read any of these books? What have been your favourite books this year?
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