No big year end posts for me. No choices for best-ofs, I’ve enjoyed too much over the course of year to make some sort of arbitrary decision about which was best. Some interesting stats…
In 2010 the blog had aprox. 41,000 hits. An increase over 2009’s 29,159 hits. A fairly substantial increase. I have no way to determine how that increase came about, but there it is (I suspect robots). I made 127 new posts in 2010. Not a bad number, but I have nothing to really compare it to so it is something of a meaningless stat. I also had sort-of a semi-anniversary this year. Technically speaking, on the basest of levels, I started this blog 2005. Of course in 2005 it really wasn’t “this blog” and a was a much sadder, sorrier, thing than what you see now. So while, technically it has been 5 years, in reality it has been closer to 3 (I moved the blog to wordpress in May of 2007). However I didn’t really start posting reviews, or even posting regularly until October 2007 (there was a one paragraph semi-review of The Lies of Locke Lamora in August 2006). As you can see determining when to celebrate my this thing’s inception is a bit difficult.
In terms of reading 2010 was pretty similar to 2009 with 73 books (more or less) read and reviewed over 2009’s 70. I’m hoping in 2011 I can inch that number a bit higher. What will 2011 bring? Even I don’t know. But I’m pretty excited to find out.
A quick take on December:
The Last Colony by John Scalzi
An Autumn War by Daniel Abraham
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N. K. Jemisin
At the Queen’s Command by Michael A Stackpole
SW: Fate of the Jedi: Vortex by Troy Denning
The Emerald Storm by Michael A Sullivan