Reader, Writer, Reviewer

2011 Stats

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I debated whether to do an end-of-year 2011 recap post and looked at a few other blogs to get ideas.  I liked the simplicity of BookRiot’s concept, if there were Oscars for books.  Alas, the best I could come up with was the following:

  • Best Protagonist – George Mallory from Into the Silence by Wade Davis (yes, I know this is non-fiction, but Mallory was a fascinating character in real life and I found this book entirely engrossing despite its heft)
  • Best Antagonist – Ernest Hemingway from The Paris Wife by Paula McLain (again, a historical character, but a very well written in a love-him-0r-hate-him way)

Other thoughts/stats on books read this year:

Aaaand to recap, here are my most popular blog posts in 2011:

Author: Julie Merilatt

I live in a Chicago suburb with my husband and a house full of books. Book collecting, reading, and reviewing consume my life. I have a special affinity for all things Alice in Wonderland. I began my education at Carthage College, wanting to be an English teacher. Eventually I decided that Carthage and I weren’t a good fit anymore, so I transferred to North Park University, where I realized I didn’t want to be a teacher. So I finished my education with a degree in English with a writing concentration. I was always a voracious reader and wrote my first review in April 2007. I don’t remember why exactly I decided to write a review, only that I had just finished The Agony and the Ecstasy and had a strong feeling that I needed to express how I felt about it. This inspired me to write reviews about each book I wrote and after posting on Amazon for two years, I was invited into the Amazon Vine program. I am also an active reviewer/member of Goodreads and enjoy being an active member of the online book community.

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