December 31, 2012

2012 End of the Year Book Survey!!

Thanks to Jamie over at The Perpetual Page Turner for hosting this awesome year end review of the book we read. I did answer all the questions but you can! Go check it out and do a post of all your answers!

I think on a lot of these I am a broken record.

1. Best Book You Read In 2012? (You can break it down by genre if you want)
Big Toss up here...I read so many great books in 2013. My 3 favs of 2012 were On the Island by Tracey Garvis Graves, The Genius and the Muse by Elizabeth Hunter. AND last but not least...Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker 

2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?
This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers...I just did not like it.

 4. Book you recommended to people most in 2012?
I think I squeed alot about On the Island and then Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire

 5. Best series you discovered in 2012?
Nashville Assassins series by Toni Aleo! gah! love that series!! AND the Slammed/Point of Retreat series by Colleen Hoover

 6. Favorite new authors you discovered in 2012?
Colleen Hoover, Shannon McCrimmon, Michelle Mankin, Annie Walls and Lila Felix

 7. Most thrilling, unputdownable book in 2012?
The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski was really hard for me to put down.AND DOWN TO YOU& UP TO ME BY M.Leighton

8. Book You Read In 2012 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year:
On the Island and The Genius and the Muse

9. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2012?
I think The Edge of Never is pretty awesome. Also Ten Tiny Breaths AND  Love and Skate by Lila Felix.
They are all gorgeous right?

10. Most memorable character in 2012?
Travis Maddox Whoa boy! (Beautiful Disaster)

11. Book that had the greatest impact on you in 2012?
Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker That book had me all kinds of crazy!

12. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2012?
"I'll make you whole again, Kacey. I promise you, I will," he whispers. And then his mouth covers mine. Ten Tiny Breaths

13. Book That Had A Scene In It That Had You Reeling And Dying To Talk To Somebody About It? (a WTF moment, an epic revelation, a steamy kiss, etc. etc.) Be careful of spoilers!
I just read UP TO ME by M. Leighton and there is a major twist. The book is not out yet so I can't say anything. It is driving me nuts!! I did get to tell Michelle how much I loved it though. So that helped a bit.

14. Favorite Relationship From A Book You Read In 2012 (be it romantic, friendship, etc).
Probably the relationship between Dr. Stayner & Kacey in Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker HILARIOUS!

15. Favorite Book You Read in 2012 From An Author You Read Previously
Flukes by Nichole Chase, Revolution by Shelly Crane AND Empty Net by Toni Aleo

16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2012?
I know my favorite shortest book would be  Long Ride Home by Elizabeth Hunter. In a few short pages I was an emotional wreck. Goodness I love me some Elizabeth Hunter. Longest? Not sure. 
17. Best Book You Read That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else:
The Edge of Never…thanks N.L. Dufour for recommending it!

Book Blogging/Reading Life in 2012...

1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2012? 

2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2012? 
Ten Tiny Breaths...I got a huge response on Amazon for it. Something about pack mules and baggage... ;)

3. Best discussion you had on your blog?
Why Indies Rock Blog Hop...go check it out. It was a huge hit.

4. Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.)?
I don't think I attended any signings this year. :( All the hops/giveaways were great successes. 

5. Best moment of book blogging in 2012?
All the new authors and friends I have met (via computer of course). I wish I could meet each and every one of them soon. Oh and spelling some of these authors names with out blinking. Some of these people have weird last names. I can say this cause my maiden name was weird...McElhaney. Right? So being able to type some of these guys names with out looking is a great accomplishment. Take for instance...Jennifer Comeaux...J.A. Redmerski...Misty Provencher. Now where is my gold star sticker?

6. Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)?
Probably the Why Indie Authors Rock Blog Hop...and anything I do related to Shelly Crane. Something about that lady gets all my readers in a frenzy.

7.  Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?
I had set a 150 reading goal for this year..and as of right now I am at 175. So suck it! What's cool is I have reviewed almost every single one of them.

Looking Ahead…

1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2012 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2013?
Fallen to Far by Abbi Glines and Hopeless by Colleen Hoover. I have Fallen just don't think I wil get to it before midnight tonight.

2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2013?
Wide Awake by Shelly Crane! Whoo diggity I am looking forward to it. And the first book to Elizabeth Hunter's Cambrio Springs series. After that short story prequel I am dying to read it. And of course Falling by N.L. Dufour. 

3. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging In 2013?
I want to attend a book convention/festival/ something! I need to stalk meet some of these great authors I love so much.


  1. Thanks for the shout-out, Mandy! I recommend the RT convention because I've heard it's fabulous and I'll be there ;-) Would love to meet you!!