Hello friends! I can’t believe how fast 2016 went, can you? It feels like one of the fastest years I’ve ever experienced! I hope yours was an enjoyable year! It was a pretty eventful year for Mr. Bingley and me. Here are some highlights:
1. We became extreme homebodies in our new home…where we spend most our nights and weekends in pajamas cooking and eating and snuggling on the couch!
2. Netherfield Nook has been built at last… and I couldn’t be happier for my lovely books to have such a lovely home!
3. Mr. Bingley had microsurgery on his back… and is fully recovered! So thankful that he has his life back!
4. We traveled to some new places like Charleston, South Carolina and Grafton, Vermont… would definitely recommend both and hope to return to both again in the future!
5. And we traveled to some places we have been before like Punta Cana, Dominican Republic… and (where we are right now) Bucaramanga, Colombia!
Now, on the blog front it has been quite a busy year…
Let’s see a summary, shall we?
Total Blog Posts for 2016 – 172 (3 more than last year!)
Total Author Visits to Austenesque Reviews in 2016 – 34 (1 more than last year!)
Reading Challenges – 2
Goal: 65 books
Final Progress: 69 books!
Goal: 15 books
Final Progress: 15 books! (However, if you count Georgette Heyer and Regency Romances as Austenseque, then it was 18 books!) A special thanks to Sophia Rose for moderating this group all year long, she does such fantastic job and the group is so supportive and encouraging!
~ Overall Reading Breakdowns ~
I really like the balance I struck with both these categories!
I enjoyed making some time to do some rereading this year (something I don’t get to do a lot of!) One does not simply read fantastic books just once! I might try to do more of the same next year.
~ Review Breakdowns ~
It is no surprise that variations are what I read most of! LOL!
And I’m not surprised with to see that the highest percentage of my ratings were 5 stars. I read some really exceptional books this year!! No 2 or 2.5 stars for me this year (I’ve yet to rate anything lower than 2 stars).
I’m afraid Jane Austen’s other novels received a little bit of neglect from me this year! I always read Pride and Prejudice more than anything else, by a long side! But next year I would like to pay more attention to neglected novels like Mansfield Park and Northanger Abbey.
In a few days I’ll be posting the Austenesque Reviews’ Favorites of 2016 and with that post I’ll share what the Reader’s Choice Favorite is too!! Thanks to everyone who voted!
What about you?
What exciting events took place in your 2016?
What reading trends did you have?