The End of 2008 (or) Grab Your Shovels :P

I’d like to wish everyone the best for the New Year, may 2009 bring you happiness in all you do.
The photo above is of the Halifax Waterfront area where all of our major fireworks happen, although tonight may not prove very successful considering the Blizzard warnings … durrr :P 
I plan to snuggle up warm and cozy with some books, but for everyone else who plans to celebrate this New Year, have a fantastic time and please be safe.

My year has been very good, in terms of reading. I had wanted to read at least 100 books and I met that goal sometime in early Fall. Another wonderful thing for me in 2008 was my discovery of the book blogging community. I would never have guessed how much of an impact blogging would have on me, all positive. Not only do I enjoy writing about what I read, but I absolutely love reading what others have to say. This is a community that I am proud to be a part of, I’ve come across so many awesome people here. The best part for me is that everyone has different opinions and perspectives on books, but everyone is accepting and respectful. You’re all rock stars!

And now onto my wrap-up of my reading year. I mainly only keep track of authors, titles and page counts, but I got a bit carried away with my spreadsheet this year :P

Total Books Read
: 187
Total Pages Read: 53129

By Women: 78
By Men: 102
By Men and Women: 7

Review Books Read: 76
Library Books Read: 73
My Own Books Read: 38

Published 2009 – 3
Published 2008 – 90
Published 2007 – 34
Published 2006 – 12
Published 2005 – 4
Published 2004 – 8
Published 2003 – 12
Published 2002 – 2
Published 2001 – 3
Published 1990’s – 9
Published 1980’s – 1
Published 1970’s – 2
Published 1960’s – 2
Published 1950’s – 2
Published 1930’s – 1
Published 1600’s – 2

© 2008-2010 Joanne Mosher of The Book Zombie. All rights reserved.


Chris said...

Wow! You did a hell of a lot of reading this year Joanne! I hope you have a wonderful new year as well. Love the pic of the fireworks over the water. That's beautiful!

Luanne said...

Wow - amazing stats! Happy New Year to you!

bermudaonion said...

You've had a great year! I hope 2009 is as good for you. Happy New Year!

Melanie said...

I love the publication year stats. Makes we want to go back over my list and figure that out. It's so interesting; I am sure that this year I'd have a lot of 2000+ years.

Melanie said...

PS- GREAT accompanying image!

Nymeth said...

Happy New Year, Joanne! I'm glad you had a good reading year. And I'm extremely glad you joined our blogging community :)

That picture is so lovely!

Lissa said...

I LOVE your picture!

and congrats on all the reading =D

Iliana said...

What a cool image. Sounds like you had a fabulous reading year - I'm impressed by all those books :)

Here's wishing you a great '09!

Mo said...

You did a wonderful amount of reading this year :)

Have a happy new year!

Literary Feline said...

It sounds like you had a good reading year. I see I'm not the only one who read more review books than my own books. :-) It was that kind of year, I think.

I hope you have a wonderful New Year as well, Joanne!

Anonymous said...

I love that second image...that's just too cool.

Happy new year!!

Bart's Bookshelf said...

Looks like you had a brilliant reading year in 2008, here's hoping 2009 is even better! Happy New Year!

naida said...

Happy New Year!
187 books read, wow!

Alyce said...

Congrats on reading so many books! Happy New Year!

Eva said...

I LOVE that second picture!! And I can't believe how much book blogging has influenced me either. :)

Bybee said...

I love how you went crazy with your gives me ideas for next year!

Lenore said...

Happy New Year! If I had discovered the blogging community earlier than end of April, I'd probably have more books read... but hey, 125 is impressive to most of the population :)

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year! Sorry to take so long to get by here. It's the book challenges. I don't have time to post reviews or read! Things will settle soon and life will be back to normal...I hope.

Jeane said...

That picture is so cool. Where did you find it? Did you make it?

Serena said...

Happy New Year! I love the black and white image...very artistic.