Sunday, December 29, 2013

What I Read in 2013

I think this is everything....

WhatIReadIn2013


Not a bad year, but honestly a good number of these were in audiobook format and a few were re-reads.

My Sisters the Saints and Ten Ways to Ruin the Imagination of Your Child top the non-fiction list.

All of the fiction was commendable, except for The Bone Season.  That one needed some major editing, about half the words and a better outline of plot.

As for children's literature... I just don't think I have the time to devote to that list.

(This post contains Amazon Affiliate Links - if you're curious about a title click on the picture and it will take you to amazon.com.  If you make a purchase from that link I'll get a small kick back.)

18 comments:

  1. Every year I vow to read more than the previous year. This year I failed. I am looking forward to 2014 and am going to try to make it a point to read at least one book a month just for me. Goodreads emailed me and said I read three books this year. I know it was more than that but oddly I felt ashamed. :) Several chapter books were read with the girls though so I feel pretty good about that.

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  2. Oooo! How'd you do the nifty images? Did you have to copy the code for each one, or is there an easier way?

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    1. I was wondering the same thing!

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    2. I use the "Link to this Page" option on my Amazon Affiliate Bar and select "Picture Only" and then change the picture from Small to Large. Then I just paste the HTML code in the post. I did have to post code for each one.

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  3. I really enjoyed Ten Ways too and I think it needs a reread this year. We have a friend who's friends with Dr. Esolen and I'm still trying to finagle a meeting--although I'm pretty sure I would just stand gaping in front of him terrified and have nothing intelligent to say :)

    Did you like Ella Enchanted? I listened to the audio book with the boys this year and I can't tell if it was the girl's voice or the story itself that grated on me.....

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    1. Ditto to the voice on the Ella audiobook (that's how that one got read). I think I would have adored the book when I was maybe 8 or 9, but as an adult it was just okay. Not a bad "princess" alternative for young girls though.

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    2. My boys begged for it because they saw a princess on the cover and they love protecting princesses right now :) They've been asking to listen to it again but David may have to do that by himself during his "quiet time" because I don't think I can do it again!

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    3. They might get a kick out of "Dealing with Dragons" it's hands down my favorite "Princess" chapter book - it's about a Princess who runs off to live with a Dragon because she doesn't want to learn sewing and dancing all day. It's part of a 4 books series and all of them are great.

      I believe there's an audiobook of Dealing with Dragons (not sure about the other books in the series).

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  4. Oh I love Girl of the Limberlost! I read all of her books when I was younger, one of my favorites has always been Freckles! My siblings and I used to run around our acreage growing up and we called it the Limberlost :-)

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    1. I need to put Freckles on my list for this year - I wish I had discovered these books when I was younger!

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  5. Persuasion - one of my all-time faves.

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    1. Ditto, I haven't read all of Austen's works, but I reread Persuasion every year.

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  6. Hooray for excessive Austen ;) I'm interested in Ten Things...will have to add it to my list!

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    1. And more Austen to come! I'm in a bookclub that will read all her major works this year!

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  7. Gosh, thanks! I know they say not to judge a book by its cover, but based on these images, I would have to pick up and read the back of at least every one of these books. Great taste, by the way~!

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  8. I feel so silly even asking this...but...I can't see anything? no pretty book covers, no links to click. What am I missing?! I need more book ideas! :) thanks!

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  9. I've heard of Esolen's book, but my library is sadly lacking in copies of it. Mayhaps I shall have to add it to my Amazon cart when I spend my Christmas gift.

    What did you think of Berry's book? Had you read any of his works prior to that? It's not often that I come across others who are familiar with him.

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    1. I liked some of "Bringing It to the Table", but I prefer "The Art of Commonplace" - there were more essay in the later which really spoke to me. His works of fiction are on my "to be read" list.

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