November 1, 2013 by Alice in Readerland
It’s November and that means that it has been another year of Alice in Readerland!
Virtual party hats all around! Here, I even sprung for virtual confetti since it’s a lot easier to clean up than actual confetti:
Because it’s my blogoversary, I thought I’d share some stats about the books I’ve read for the first time this year and reviewed here on Alice in Readerland:
My Favorite Main Characters I Met This Year
Their names: Rose (A Long, Long Sleep), Rose (yep, there are two, this one is from Cinders and Sapphires), Cinder (from Cinder, obviously), Em (All Our Yesterdays), and Persis (Across a Star-Swept Sea). 3 are from Science Fiction, 1 from Historical, and 1 from Dystopian. Three are brunette, two are blonde.
My Favorite Book I Read All Year Was
Hands down, out of all of the books I read for the first time this year, Cinder by Marissa Meyer totally wins! Not only is it a favorite of mine for 2013, but it’s now one of my top favorites and the Lunar Chronicles are now my favorite series. I also enjoyed Scarlet and am so excited for Cress to come out!
Favorite 2013 Book Quote
“He said he was going to terminate me!” I said, “What am I supposed to do, offer him tea and crumpets?”
~ Rose, A Long, Long Sleep
Favorite 2013 Debut Novels
These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner (Review coming soon!)
All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill
How My Summer Went Up in Flames by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski
Top Five Things Blogger Friends Introduced Me To This Year
1. Downton Abbey
2. The Lizzie Bennett Diaries
Favorite Book Recommendation Story
I recommended Cinder to an 11 year old girl who told me that she loved The Hunger Games, SciFi, and Fantasy. Before she was even a quarter of the way through the book, she emailed me to thank me for the recommendation and told me how awesome she thought it was! She kept emailing me her progress updates, about how she wasn’t even finished with Cinder, yet she couldn’t wait to get her hands on Scarlet and Cress. That made me so happy! I’m so glad she loved Cinder as much as I did; we’re currently chatting away about Scarlet now.
If You’ve Made it This Far…
…Then congrats! Your eligible for my giveaway! I’m giving away a choice of one of my top two favorite books I’ve read this year: Cinder or A Long, Long Sleep. The giveaway is open internationally, as long as The Book Depository ships to your country! The giveaway is open now through November 15th. Once the winner is notified, they will have 48 hours to respond. If not, another winner will be chosen.
I hope you’ve all enjoyed wandering around Readerland with me this year!