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!