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  1. Goodbye 2009...

    Thursday, December 31, 2009

    Wow, what a year it has been! I cannot believe that it has come to an end already. 2009 saw me begin this blog at the end of July and it really has taken my love of books to a whole new level of appreciation. So here is my "year in review" post.

    This year I discovered the Study series by Maria V. Snyder and fell in love.

    I also read and loved Skin Hunger and now cannot wait to read the rest of the A Resurrection of Magic trilogy. What an amazing start for Kathleen Duey's first venture into YA fiction.

    I also went outside of my comfort zone with Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden... and loved it!

    Of course, not every new venture ended with praise. I honestly tried to get into faerie fiction only to be  disappointed with Tithe by Holly Black and struggling to finish Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr.

    Regretfully, while I really love Australian youth author, John Marsden, I found that his take on Shakespear's Hamlet did not live up to my expectations.

    I saw some fantastic movies this year, including District 9. I am so getting this one on DVD! The other day I also saw Avatar and, boy, what an amazing film it is! Look out for my review of it in the coming days! Also, even though I never got around to reviewing it, I really enjoyed the film adaption of Mao's Last Dancer. I must try the book sometime!

    I also got to share my love of some of my favourite web comics, including The Dreamer by Lora Innes, The Zombie Hunters by Jenny Romanchuk, and Earthsong by Crystal Yates.

    But the very best thing about this year was discovering all of the awesome blogs out there, the wonderful people that put them together, and my awesome followers! Writing this blog would not be the same without you guys so thanks for a great 2009!

    See you in 2010!

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  2. 4 comments:

    1. MarceJ said...

      See you in 2010, it was so nice to see different books on a blog. I really want to try Memoirs of a Geisha.

      Here is mine

    2. Melissa said...

      I still want to see Avatar. I hope I like Melissa Marr's books a bit more, since I have 2 sitting on my TBR.

      If you want a good faerie book... Maggie Stievater's books are great!

    3. Wow, that does seem like quite a year!

      I am hoping to get to Avatar as well. I hope I will get to see it before it leaves the theaters. It seems like a great movie to see on the big screen.

      Hope 2010 brings you a wonderful year as well.

    4. Terra said...

      I am yet to try any of Maggie Stievater's books but I've been hearing a lot of good things so thanks for the recommendation.

      Yes, absolutely do try to see Avatar on the big screen if you can. My review of it should be up on Monday.

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