Category Archives: Annual Wrapup

2019 Year in Review

Well,  dear readers,  it’s that time of year again — for appraising one year’s progress and getting ready for another year’s goals.  I’ve had a fantastic year in my personal life  — paying off my student loans,  making huge strides … Continue reading

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We Forgot Our New Years Pie

Every year I typically post an enormous year-in-review with a pie graph. This year I decided to try out a mere top ten list instead of the usual monograph, but I still need my graph fix. So here’s a graphic. … Continue reading

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Telling the Future

Well, dear readers, another year is upon us!  How shall we use the time?   Here are some things to expect in the coming year from these parts… 1. Discovery of AsiaMy big challenge this year is to make good … Continue reading

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The Best of 2015: Year in Review

Previous yearly wrap-ups:2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 Welcome to the 9th annual year in review, in which I highlight the best of the year’s reading, hopefully without producing a column of text that rivals the Bayeux Tapestry. Big year for history, obviously. This … Continue reading

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The Best of 2014: Annual Year in Review

Previous yearly wrap-ups: 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 What a year for reading!  As usual, a breakdown of major categories from ChartGo.com. (Titles in bold constitute this year’s top ten list!)  Earlier in the … Continue reading

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The Best of 2013: Annual Year in Review

Previous yearly wrap-ups: 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012  The year turns once more and it’s time to look back on the past’s reading, to think about which books really stood out and to reflect … Continue reading

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The Best of 2012

Previous Wrap-Ups: 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011             Another year has come and gone, and once again it’s time to reflect upon the previous years’ reading. 2012 was a banner year for reading, with a flabbergastingly excellent array of books. It was nonfiction’s comeback … Continue reading

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The Best of 2011: Annual Year in Review

Previous yearly wrap-ups:  2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 Ever since I began blogging about books in May 2007, I’ve taken time in early January to reflect on the previous year of reading. There are always stand-out books I … Continue reading

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The Best of 2010: Annual Year in Review

Fifty-two ‘weeks at the library’ have come and gone once more, and like every year I’m taking some time to look back at the year’s reading and reflect, mentioning those books whose memory has not faded with time. My return … Continue reading

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The Best of 2009

2009 was a….big year for reading. I’m a little staggered by how well I was able to maintain a weekly rhythm, being thrown off only by the paper season in the fall semester. This was my first full year in … Continue reading

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