Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Results of 2008

As I reflect back on this year, I realize that there have been many changes in my life. I moved from my own place to my parent's house. I switched job locations. I've learned to use different software for scrapbooking and web design. I've taken on more jobs to supplement my income to help pay off credit cards/student loans. (Ha! Ha! If only I could get a bailout!) I switched car insurance companies. (I had been with my last company for over 15 years!) And many others....

Needless to say, there will probably be many more changes in this upcoming year. Especially with the following:

Living arrangements (I love my parents--but it's time for me to move on--again!)

Work Locations (don't you just love budget cuts)
Relationships (I've been making new friends--who knows, maybe prince charming will show up)
Travel (I'm trusting God that 'll be able to make it to some of the destinations on my Bucket List. Well--at least one of them this summer!)

One thing that is definitely changing is that I will be reviewing less books. Don't misread that statement. I'll still post about books that are coming out, but I will not be reading all of them. Although I will post reviews about the ones that I do get to read. There are just not enough hours in my day to read everything I want to read, plus try to make headway through my TBR shelves (okay, so really a room). So, I'll be a little more picky about the books I actually read, but I'll still post on the others so that you can add to your own TBR pile.

Speaking of books, here's the list of books I've read this year by the month when I finished them. I've also posted links to the books I've reviewed.

The Minor Protection Act by Jodi Cowles

The Sweet Potato Queens 1st Big A** Novel by Jill Conner Browne and Karin Gillespie
Wild Thing by Maggie Shayne, Marjorie M. Liu, Alyssa Day, and Meljean Brook
Playing for Pizza by John Grisham
Crimson Eve by Brandilyn Collins


The Novelist by Angela Hunt
Crank by Ellen Hopkins
The Italian Billionaire's Christmas Miracle (e-book) by Catherine Spencer
Only Uni by Camy Tang

Glass by Ellen Hopkins

Serenity#1: New/Bad Girl in Town by Real Buzz Studios
Burned by Ellen Hopkins
Serenity #2: Stepping Out by Real Buzz Studios
Serenity #3: Basket Case by Real Buzz Studios
Serenity #4: Rave-n-Rant by Real Buzz Studios
Serenity #5: Show Biz by Real Buzz Studios
Serenity #6: You Shall Love by Real Buzz Studios
Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Piccoult


The Gun by Paul Langan

Until We Meet Again by Anne Schraff

Unshelved by Bill Barnes and Gene Ambaum

Blood Is Thicker by Paul Langan and D.M. Blackwell

Brothers In Arms by Paul Langan and Ben Alivez

Summer of Secrets by Paul Langan

The Fallen by Paul Langan

Shattered by Paul Langan

Search for Safety by Paul Langan

What Would Dewey Do? by Bill Barnes and Gene Ambaum

Library Mascot Cage Match by Bill Barnes and Gene Ambaum

Finding Hollywood Nobody by Lisa Samson

Read Responsibly by Bill Barnes and Gene Ambaum

Beyond the Reflection's Edge by Bryan Davis (another review here)

What My Mother Doesn't Know by Sonya Sones

Chosen by Ted Dekker

Telling Christina Goodbye by Lurlene McDaniel


The Double Bind by Chris Bohjalian

Amber Morn by Brandilyn Collins

The Coffin Quilt by Ann Rinaldi

Coming Unglued by Rebeca Seitz

House of Dark Shadows by Robert Liparulo

Watcher in the Woods by Robert Liparulo

Doesn't She Look Natural? by Angela Hunt

How to Study the Bible for Yourself by Tim LaHaye


She Always Wore Red by Angela Hunt

Carter House Girls #1: Mixed Bags by Melody Carlson

A Mile In My Flip-Flops by Melody Carlson

Sundays at Tiffany's by James Patterson

Maximum Ride #4: The Final Warning by James Patterson

7th Heaven by James Patterson

Something Beyond the Sky by Siri Mitchell


Prints Charming by Rebeca Seitz

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Romancing Hollywood Nobody by Lisa Samson

Real Women Scrap by Tasra Dawson

Around the World in 80 Dates by Christa Banister

Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney


Daring Chloe by Laura Jensen Walker

Summer Blowout by Claire Cook

Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer

It's All About Us by Shelley Adina


All About Us #2: The Fruit of My Lipstick by Shelley Adina

I'm Not CRAZY, but i might be a carrier by Charles Marshall

Carter House Girls#2: Stealing Bradford by Melody Carlson

Goodbye Hollywood Nobody by Lisa Samson

Vampire Academy#2: Frostbite by Richelle Mead
Sisterchicks Go Brit! by Robin Jones Gunn


A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

Infidel Graphic Novel: The Lost Books volume 2 by Ted Dekker

Leave It to Chance by Sherri Sand
Forsaken by James David Jordan

Carter House Girls #3: Homecoming Queen by Melody Carlson

Carter House Girls #4: Viva Vermont! by Melody Carlson

Eternity's Edge by Bryan Davis


Frontier Courtship by Valerie Hansen

The Journey Home by Linda Ford
Gatekeepers by Robert Liparulo (post on the 2nd)

The Christopher Killer by Alane Ferguson
God's Mirror by Max Lucado
It's All About Us Book #3: Be Strong and Curvaceous by Shelley Adina (post on the 5th)
Black River by Dean R. Koontz (audio book by Audible)
The Bishop's Daughter by Tiffany L. Warren (post on the 12th)

I think that there are a few books that didn't get written down, but at this point in time, I couldn't even begin to tell you what they might be. Hopefully next year I do a better job at keeping up with the books that I read.

Records for the Year: (at least as of this posting--there's still a few more hours left!)
Read: 91 (?) books (1 ebook /1 audio book )
Watched: 48 movies
Blogged: 123 times

Well, I'm going to go and enjoy the last day of the year. I hope you will do the same.

Have a SAFE and HAPPY New Year!


Camy Tang said...

What a list! You totally rock!

The Dynamic Uno said...

Thanks Camy! I plan on adding more of yours as soon as they come out!

(I don't know what the deal is with the whole spacing thing on blogger though....)

Happy New Year!