So it's that time when everyone does their round-ups of this that and the other thing, so why should I be different right?
On the site statistics front:
The most popular post in 2011 was the one about cowboys. Naughty naughty readers. ;-)
Levi Poulter and "guys with long hair" are popular search terms. And really, why wouldn't they be?
Top 3 countries from which visitors stop by: US, Canada and UK.
Book stats as per Goodreads:
Number of books I've read (to date, may be a few more before the 31st): 444 (take into account I read a HUGE amount of short stories)
Number of pages read: 32,725 - My goal was 30,000 so I can't complain. If we translate that, it's 444 books of 73 pages each.
Ratings: The majority of the books are almost equally divided between 3 and 4 stars, 214 - 4 stars, 193 - 3 stars.
And how many 5 stars? 20 which is about 1.5 per month really. What were they you ask? I'm not saying these were necessarily my favourites, because some books I really enjoyed got 4 stars for a variety of reasons but I can only give 5 stars to so many, and I'm finding I'm more discerning as I read more. I've noticed authors are showing up more than once on my 5 star list. If you want to know what I said about these, you can find my reviews on Goodreads (aka I'm too lazy to link to all the reviews). So those books/authors were (in no particular order):
Ginn Hale - Lord of the White Hell #1 & #2 and Wicked Gentlemen
JL Merrow - Muscling Through and Hairy, Horny and Over Here
Josephine Myles - Barging In and Insta-Love
Anne Tenino - Whitetail Rock (FREE)
PD Singer - Prep Work
Jordan Castillo Price - GhosTV
KZ Snow - Mongrel
Vic Winter - Pearls Before Swine
Ryan Loveless - Off the Page
Vincent Diamond - Holding the Reins
ID Locke - Ermine & Bougainvillea
Clare London - How the Other Half Lives
Sue Brown - Prey Time
Eden Winters - The Match Before Christmas
Jay Lygon: Unbound: Bonded II
As a special mention, I am listing the last 12 Petit Morts books. I only have the pic for the last seven but it was an amazing series with great authors Jordan Castillo Price, Josh Lanyon, Sean Kennedy and Clare London. All of them were enjoyable and maybe not all of them were 5 star, but close enough for the whole series to merit a mention this year
Oh and I suppose on the publishing side, I had two of my own short published and thanks to all those who gave me support on those and are pushing me to get more submitted. Laziness, thy name is Tam.
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