Wednesday, December 30, 2009

What defines your year?

My life goes beyond writing and reading . . . but since this is a writing/reading/creativity blog, I'm going to define my reading life by authors. Sound weird? It might. I read a lot of books and I've noticed a trend. In 2007 I read Lois Lowery for the first time (as an adult) and I gobbled up all her books that year. In 2008 I devoured all of Eva Ibbotsons books. In 2009, I discovered Neal Shusterman for the very first time and read every book that I could get my hands on that he had written. There may be a couple more that I need to read, but I've read pert' near all ov'em!

It makes me wonder what author I'll discover or rediscover in 2010. Any suggestions? I'm up for it!

Consequently, I didn't reach the "50 books in a year" challenge, but I had fun trying. :0)

Also, I want to appologize for not being more involved w/ my blog friends at the end of this year. Along w/ my kids going all all different directions since school started and my current writing rut, I've had less time for blog interaction. I'm going to go visit blogs right now to make up for it.


Happy New Year, and Happy reading!

14 comments:

Solvang Sherrie said...

This year I discovered Suzanne Collins and Maggie Stiefvater. I've read everything they've written and love them both. I highly recommend them if you haven't read their books yet. Aren't you the one who loves Terry Pratchett? I bought one of his books the other day. I have high hopes for him :)

C.R. Evers said...

Thnx! I'll have to add those to my 2010 list. I'm not the one who mentioned Terry Pratchett, but I was looking at his list of titles, and they look like titles I'd love to explore!

Happy New Year Sherrie!

Bish Denham said...

I LOVE Terry Prachett! If you like "anything goes" fantasy/fiction with tongue-in-cheek humor, he's someone to read. His Discworld series, one for adults one for kids, are wonderful romps.

Karen Lee said...

Hi Christie,
I read like you too! My first MG discovery was Sharon Creech and I read all of her books within a few months. Then I read Eva Ibbotson's (great!) I think you'd like Shannon Hale's books, Suzanne Collins (both the Underlander series and her Hunger Games), maybe try Neil Gaiman, I adore the Graveyard Book.

Happy New Year!

MG Higgins said...

I put off reading Scott Westerfeld's UGLIES series partly because the title put me off and I figured it was too commercial. But they're actually good. Once I read the first I had to read all four. His current book, LEVIATHAN, is great fun, too.

Karen Lee said...

...also I really loved Laini Taylor's Dreamdark books!

Kelly H-Y said...

If you like travel memoirs, Frances Mayes' Tuscan-themed books are wonderful! Wishing you a happy, healthy, prosperous New Year and beyond!

Rena said...

I read a lot of political books in 2009. I know, sounds weird coming from someone who wrote a story about a rat named Dilly who likes pickles, but it's true.

And don't you even think you need to apologize for not being involved in blogland. You have a life! Enjoy it! :) Big hugs to you and your sweet family. I hope 2010 is a great year for you all!

Kelly said...

2009 is the year for me that I rediscovered books for me. I'd been reading picture and chapter books to my kids for ten years and ignored reading to myself all that time. Once my son and I started reading Harry Potter, I took time to read other books just for me too.
Happy New Year, I hope it's a great one for you, Christy!

Christina Farley said...

some people already mentioned the Uglies series which I loved and Hunger Games- awesome! I just finished Carpe Diem on the plane over here and LOVED it. hightly recommend it.

Ian Sands said...

I read the book 4 33 by John Cage.. it was an easy read cause it doesn't have any words! Ha! I crack me up!

Lilfix said...

About mid-2009 I stopped writing and reading...just lost interest, but 2010 is bringing back both of those interests, so I've pulled my Blue Board list out and can't wait to make the rounds again to read as many Blue Boarder books as I can this year...

Shelli said...

i got back into reading last year after only writing for so long :) we missed you~

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