December 30, 2009

End of 2009 Reading Meme

We book bloggers have criminal tendencies. We see an interesting meme and steal mercilessly. I admit to be of this disposition. This meme came from Dolce Bellezza, who pilfered it from another source, who also pilfered it. See what I mean?

How many books read in 2009?
59

How many fiction and non fiction?
51/8

Male/Female author ratio?
22/37

Favourite book of 2009?
The Secret Scriptures
Cutting for Stone
Last Night in Montreal
The Well and the Mine
The First Part Last
Prayers for Sale
Homer & Langley
Green Angel
When She Flew

Least favourite?
A Peculiar Grace

Oldest book read?
The Reluctant Dragon

Longest and shortest book titles?
Love Finds You in Lonesome Prairie, Montana
Home

Longest and shortest books?
Cutting for Stone (688)
The Reluctant Dragon (41)

Any re-reads?
The Reluctant Dragon

Favourite character of the year?
Ghosh (Cutting for Stone)

Which book wouldn’t you have read without someone’s specific recommendation?
The First Part Last (thank you 3M!)

Which author was new to you in 2009 that you now want to read the entire works of?
Alice Hoffman (Green Angel)
Sandra Dallas (Prayers for Sale)
Sebastian Barry (The Secret Scriptures)

Did you read any books you have always been meaning to read?
The Merchant of Venice because I want to read all of Shakespeare's works.

Did you learn anything about yourself and blogging this year?
*I can easily get caught up in the lure of ARCs.
*I'd like to include a "number of pages read" section in my sidebar.
*My blog has mood swings that correspond to my own. :)
*My life is about so much more than the books I read. I want my blog to reflect that.
*I like to cook and my readers like it when I share it with them.
*Blogging continues to be a great creative outlet for me.

3 comments:

dolcebellezza said...

Imitation is the greatest form of flattery, and all that...it's good to strike a note with a fellow blogger. I'm especially glad that you kept the last question, which I'd added to Simon's, because I love learning. It was good to reflect over my year of blogging, and to read your own reflections.

I haven't read any of the books in your favorite list except for When She Flew. Reluctant Dragon rings a bell with me, I want to look that up.

A most Happy New Year to you, Petunia, and how nice it was to meet you in 2009!

bermudaonion said...

You've had a great year since you read a lot and learned a lot. Happy New Year!

Robin said...

I loved The Reluctant Dragon and need to reread it. This was also my year for discovering Alice Hoffman and starting to read all her books. You had a great reading year, and I look forward to reading your 2010 reviews and posts about your life. Happy New Year!