Tuesday, January 1, 2013

End of the Year Book Survey

best books read in 2012
I found this survey on the Perpeutual Page Turner and thought it would be fun to fill out. :) However, since I am so depressed by my pathetic blogging year, I may not answer all the questions.

1. Best Book You Read In 2012? (You can break it down by genre if you want)
Best paranormal: Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare.
Best Romance: Fitzwilliam Darcy: An Honourable Man by Brenda J. Webb.
Best Dystopian: ... Hmm, Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver or Insurgent by Veronica Roth...hmm...Pure by Julianna Baggot.
Best Mystery: Garment of Shadows by Laurie King.
2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?
Honestly can't think of any...
3. Most surprising (in a good way!) book of 2012? 
Crush  by Lacey Weatherford. I knew I was going to love it, but I didn't know I was going to LOVE it. :)
4. Book you recommended to people most in 2012?
Delirium  by Lauren Oliver and the Girl Genius webcomic.
5. Best series you discovered in 2012?
The Girl Genius webcomic and the In Death series by Eve Dallas. Oh, and Ilona Andrew's Kate Daniels books. Plus I can't wait for the sequel to Pure.
6. Favorite new authors you discovered in 2012?
The Foglios, authors/artists of the Girl Genius Series.
7. Best book that was out of your comfort zone or was a new genre for you?
Again, the Girl Genius comics, since I don't usually read comics of any kind. Also, Crush by Lacey Weatherford.
8. Most thrilling, unputdownable book in 2012?
Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare and the Girl Genius Series by Kaja and Phil Foglio.
9. Book You Read In 2012 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year:
All of the books listed above. :)
10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2012?
11. Most memorable character in 2012? 
 Eve Dallas from the In Death series, and Darling Cruel from Born in Silence by Sherrilyn Kenyon.
12. Most beautifully written book read in 2012?
Pure by Julianna Baggot. 
13. Book that had the greatest impact on you in 2012? 
Either Clockwork Prince or Pure. They both stunned me in more ways than one. Then again, the Girl Genius series sparked my going to Steamcon and has turned my fondness for steampunk into a growing obsession.
14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2012 to finally read? 
 The Kate Daniels series; I'd heard about them everywhere but never tried them! Why did I not try them sooner???
15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2012?
 Every line of Clockwork Prince and most of Pure. And every Jagermonster line in the Girl Genius series.
16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2012? 
I have no idea whatsoever. I don't keep track of book lengths, but the longer the better as far as I'm concerned.
17. Book That Had A Scene In It That Had You Reeling And Dying To Talk To Somebody About It? (a WTF moment, an epic revelation, a steamy kiss, etc. etc.) Be careful of spoilers!
Clockwork Prince. You all know what scene I'm talking about.
18. Favorite Relationship From A Book You Read In 2012 (be it romantic, friendship, etc).
 The love triangle in Clockwork Prince. All three sides.
19. Favorite Book You Read in 2012 From An Author You Read Previously
 Clockwork Prince, Pandemonium, Insurgent, Until I Die, Mr. Darcy's Refuge...the list goes on and on.
20. Best Book You Read That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else:
Well, The Host by Stephanie Meyer was a recommendation from my cousin, but I'm still reading it so I don't know if that counts. I read Fitzwilliam Darcy: An Honourable Man based on a review I saw on the internet somewhere.
Book Blogging / Reading Life
1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2012?
Sadly, I didn't really find many new book blogs this year. I just haven't had the time.
2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2012? 
 My review of the Girl Genius Series.

3. Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.)?
Steamcon, hands down. It was amazing and awesome and I had so much fun it wasn't even funny. I met writers and artists and I learned to dance and I got to be a Jagermonster and volunteer with lovely people...Plus, there was a flamethrower. Beat that. I really have to post the pictures sometime.
4. Best moment of book blogging in 2012?
Hmm, probably tracking down Brenda J. Webb. She's a hard lady to find, but it was well worth the effort.
5. Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)?
Switching from Port to Starboard - A Guest Post by Claudia Gray.
6. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?
My review of the Girl Genius Series. Honestly, no comments?
7. Best bookish discovery (book related sites, book stores, etc.)?
The Darcy and Lizzy forum site, run by Brenda J. Webb.
8.  Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?
No. None whatsoever. It turned out to be a very difficult year at my house for a number of reasons and while I read a lot, I didn't have the energy for challenges.
Looking Ahead...
1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2012 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2013?
As far as reading goes, The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater is at the top of my list with Finale by Becca Fitzpatrick. For reviewing, I have a couple of books by Mary Lydon Simonsen I am ashamed to say have been sitting for far too long on my to-review shelf, along with The Knights of Derbyshire by Marsha Altman, Glamour in Glass by Mary Robinette Kowal and Garment of Shadows by Laurie King. Oh, and Balthazar by Claudia Gray.
2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2013?
Just from reading my earlier answers you can easily predict my answers as Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare and Requiem by Lauren Oliver. :) P.S. Styxx by Sherrilyn Kenyon.
3. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging In 2013?
Review all the books I promised to review but didn't manage to get to in 2012, as well as finish a novel.
                   Happy New Year!
                              Lieder Madchen  

1 comment:

  1. i like Pure by Julianna Baggot
    New York Times Notable Book of 2012 with film rights sold to Fox 2000