My goal for January reading was to whittle down my review pile a bit and that I did. All 14 books I read last month were sent to me for review. And I only added 6 new review books to the pile. My ARC and YA challenges are going very well. And I've read one book for the LibraryThing author challenge too.
I read 9 YA novels
Cracked Up To Be by Courtney Summers
Hot Mess by Julie Kraut & Shallon Lester
Dust of 100 Dogs by AS King
Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith
wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
My Fair Godmother by Janette Rallison
Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George
Triple Shot Bettys in Love by Jody Gehrman
The Rule of Won by Stefan Petrucha
1 Middle grade novel
I, Lorelei by Yeardley Smith
1 Short story collection
After the Fires by Ursula Pflug
2 Non-fiction books
Click by Bill Tancer
The Customer is Always Wrong Ed. by Jeff Martin (review soon)
Eclipse by Richard North Patterson
Many very good books!
I also blogged more than ever before this month (due to a light work load so don't get used to it) with 40 posts.
I finally set up Google Analytics, so now I can do that fun feature where I list the keywords people typed into search engines to get to my blog.
Here are some of the most remarkable:
Fear of potato eyes. This was searched for over 10 times. Who knew so many people had the same phobia as I do?
How to make a swastika mii. Yikes! I have no idea. I just tried to make a mii of my cat.
Picture of naked man in santa cap. Well, I can't offer that, but I did talk about a picture of a naked man here. It's a funny story.
Link between 1984 and Ella Minnow Pea. The link is that they are both examples of very good dystopian fiction. If you want to more about dystopian fiction, listen to my first ever segment in a podcast here.
Where can I buy the sequel to Hunger Games? Sorry, Catching Fire does not go on sale until September 2009. I'm bummed too. But the ever enterprising Hillary from The Book Reader found a semi-summary at Barnes & Noble. Check it out!
Good parts of Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty. In my review, I contend that they are all good parts.
Book with lips in the name. Maybe you were looking for Read my Lips by Teri Brown?
Why do cats love heaters? Because heaters are warm. Right Emmy?
Goodbye Lenore. Bye! (For today - I am heading over to a super bowl party - Go Steelers!)