I read 68 books this year exceeding my personal goal of 50. Twenty-five of my books were audiobooks. I participated in five reading challenges and completed four of them. I wrote 236 posts, an average of 4½ per week. I also shared a lot of my photography, one or two posts a week, and over half of them were birds.
Below are my top 10 books for 2011 listed in alphabetical order. I could not choose an order, I enjoyed all of them.
11/23/66 by Stephen King
The Bird Sisters by Rebecca Rasmussen
Doc: A Novel by Mary Doria Russell
Domestic Violets by Matthew Norman
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Seeing Trees by Nancy Ross Hugo, Robert Llewellyn
The Upright Piano Player by David Abbott
You Know When The Men Are Gone by Siobhan Fallon
I participated in five challenges and completed four of them. I came up one book short in the What’s in a Name Challenge, a book with a size in the title. I found a book on my shelf with a size in the title and will be reading it to complete the challenge. I don’t like to lose, even if it’s only to myself.
One of my hobbies is photography and it often spills over onto the blog. This year I posted one or two photos a week. My most viewed post of 2011 was Mr. Cardinal. He had 1,768 views and I am very proud of him. My Weekend Birding feature has been successful and I plan to continue it in 2012.
Happy New Year
Thanks to everyone who stopped by to read and comment. I appreciate every one of you. I wish everyone a Happy and Prosperous New Year. See you in 2012.