Thank you so much, reader friends, for coming over and reading, and commenting and sharing!
I hoped to improve and grow this blog over this last year. It's still small potatoes, and has plenty of room for improvement, but I'd like to celebrate with a positive spin:
- followers increased by 800% in the last 12 months,
- pageviews per month increased by 800-1000%,
- I successfully posted regularly, averaging 2-3 posts/week,
- I learned basic how-tos and etiquette, and
- I think I am finding my voice!
And who do I have to thank? YOU! I'm having so much fun, and I hope you keep reading. Tell me what you'd like more of, and what you don't care about so much. I'd love to hear.
As prompted by a reflection post on my personal/family blog, here is a list of my favorite reads this year:
Grown-up books: The Help. I read most of the first of The Hunger Games until I lost it on a plane, but I like it so far.
YA: Jade; Forbidden Sea. It's the only YA I read, but I hope to read more of this huge category next year.
Early reader chapter book: the first of Ivy + Bean. We'll talk more about this soon--a good Level 1-3 chapter book is hard to find, but I think this series is great!
Picture books/Board books: I have over 80 and [as you know] I love them, but off the top of my head:
The Very Hungry Caterpillar (1);
Click, Clack, Moo;
Päivä Muumilaaksossa (5);
Pat the Bunny;
The Thingamabob (3);
Press Here (4);
Seven Hungry Babies (2);
My Personal Penguin;
Christmas in Noisy Village.
What have your favorite reads been this year? What's on your list for next year?