Happy Sunday! It’s cold outside and very, very quiet. The cries of heartbroken Sooner fans are heard faintly in the air. I personally think they should be grateful they got to spend a week in Florida, but seriously did they think they could beat Alabama? I mean do you know Nick Saban? The man takes notes on the field so he can tear you a new one at halftime. And I counted at least 17 uses of the F word after he broke his headset.

I have completed my Goodreads Challenge with around 179 books. I’ve read others, I just wasn’t obligated to review them, thank the gods. No one wants to know what I thought of new LSAT study guide. Or the Nuclear Facility Policies and Procedures Manual.

Normally I would do a post on the best books but this year I can’t. There were so many good reads out there this year. This year I also branched out, reading new authors to me from the UK, Pakistan, India, Korea, Scotland and Ireland and Russia, Norway, Denmark too and I have yet to be disappointed in any of them.

A few things I would like to see change this year from Amazon is letting us post on Amazon UK. Why must I have a different account to do that? So if you would fix that little problem I would greatly appreciate it.

Also whoever does those blurbs….stop comparing authors. You know what I mean. “If you loved Gone Girl, you will love ________ (fill in the blank). Well I hated Gone Girl but I loved this book and it wasn’t even in the same genre as Gone Girl. And you don’t have to tell the entire story in the blurb. Why do I need to read it when I already know what happens?  I actually told an author that on Goodreads they were comparing her to another author who isn’t even a thriller author. She was not amused. So let’s stop that mess. Also if you disagree with someone else’s review you don’t have to attack them. This isn’t Kindergarten. You aren’t required to comment. Reading is subjective. Every reader puts their own interpretation on a book, based on their own experiences and knowledge, so grow up and stop that.

And that’s all I have to say about that. I wish you a new year full of hope, peace and love. Be Kind. It’s free. Don’t judge. That position is filled. Stand up straight, hold your head high and own your shit.

Thanks for coming over!  Happy New Year to you all. And don’t forget to re-tweet other reviewers posts. Thank you for everyone who does this for me and I’ll keep doing it for all of you!

Much love  P

13 responses to “END OF THE YEAR REVIEW”

  1. Glad you had so many great books!

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  2. Well said! I can’t stand those comparison reviews either. Have a very happy and healthy new year x

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  3. I can’t agree more. I don’t think I am doing a top ten of 2018 post as I don’t think I can narrow it down. Glad you read so many great books and found some new authors. Happy New Year. 🙂🎊🎉

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  4. 179?!? Wow, I can’t even wrap my head around that. Well done.
    And yes lol. . . there were SO many F bombs.

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  5. Happy New Year! I read 17 books, which I’m very happy with. I have a long TBR list that I’m publishing on January 10th, and I’m including several re-reads. I’m very excited to re-read Harry Potter and the Sorceror’s Stone, among others!

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  6. Wow, you read a lot! I love that about you😍

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    1. It said it was a challenge. I take a challenge very seriously! Oh I need to read 150? Boom! #winning Now I’m reading just to not think!

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  7. Heartily agree with please stop comparing authors. In a recent post, I suggested some other books to read to get a wider appreciation of the subject covered (military stuff) but I am a follower of the reader interpretation critique style. How can my interpretation be the same as another’s? When my students do it I call it plagiarism.

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  8. kudos to you. great work up there

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  9. Great post!! I agree with comparing authors, and the Amazon UK thing. I hated Gone Girl too!! 🤦🏽‍♀️

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