Happy New Year all! I got up horridly early this morning for some reason, and have spent part of my morning staring at the blizzard outside and going over what has happened this past year.
Random Reading Stats for 2009
Books Reviewed: 85
Books by Canadian Authors: 17 (better than I expected!)
Books Somehow Relating to Jane Austen: 3
Graphic Novels: 9
Series’/Trilogies Started: 15 (facepalm!)
Series/Trilogies Started That I Plan On Continuing To Read: 12
Series’/Trilogies Finished: 1
Ten Fantastic New (to me) Author Finds of 2009
Top Ten Favourite Books of 2009
I had set some goals for 2009 as I don’t believe in resolutions. I didn’t do as well as I had hoped, but I didn’t do badly either. Here’s what I had:
- Read 90 books this year. I was 5 short. Still read 5 more than the previous year though. I’m impressed.
- Blog more. Am happy with how much I blogged this past year, but will still try to blog more in the upcoming year.
- Finish two sewing projects. Done! Did my pursea nd my bedskirt.
- Own less books that I haven’t read. Um. I lose. So totally.
- Update my website. Done!
As far as goals for 2010 go, I am going to be aiming for that 90 books again. And I’m going to work on blogging more regularly again. Same with the whole “owning less books that I haven’t read” bit. Sewing projects – I have numerous that I want to accomplish (table cloth, cloth napkins, curtains, etc etc). And as far as the website goes, I’m going to be working on tweaking the layout for my blog, methinks.
This past year, I saw Emm Gryner (twice), Great Big Sea (yet again), Spirit of the West (opening for GBS), Mudmen (at the Fergus Scottish Festival), Dala and Adam Crossley (opening for Dala).
In 2010, I’m not entirely sure who I will be seeing yet. Michael Bublé released another CD, so I’m hoping he’ll be touring again, but other than that I don’t know who’s going to be around yet.
It was a pretty big year for plays. At Stratford, I saw The Importance of Being Earnest, Cyrano de Bergerac, West Side Story and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. I also saw The Drowsy Chaperone and Anne of Green Gables The Musical.
This coming year, I’m going to be seeing RENT (omg! with Anthony Rapp and Adam Pascal reprising their roles as Mark and Roger and I’m soooooooo excited!!) and a lot of stuff at Stratford: Peter Pan, The Tempest (omg! Christopher Plummer!), Kiss Me Kate and probably both As You Like It and Evita.
This past year, I went to FanExpo for the second time, and saw Bruce Campbell and Max Brooks and other awesome people. This coming year, I will be going to Comic Con for the first time ever!
Also, am planning on going to see the Harry Potter Exhibition for my birthday. Because that’s how I roll.