Today this blog turns a year old! Of all the New Year’s resolutions I’ve ever kept, this has probably been the most fun and rewarding. (Well, this and walking to the library.) Here’s a look at some of the things I’ve written and accomplished this year:
I was featured in a podcast from That Time of the Month, reading an essay about my family’s poultry farm.
I participated in Tara Maya’s blog tour.
When I began the blog, I was hoping to articulate an aesthetic, to begin a critical project that will give me greater insight into my own tastes and into what makes a good book good. Toward this end, I looked for patterns in the reviews I was writing and did a series of posts on my pet peeves, which included aspirational materialism and fanservice. I also weighed in on NPR’s list of the top 100 YA novels.
In 2012, I wrote over 200 posts and reviewed 121 books! I only hope 2013 is as productive and rewarding.