2014 is nearly over. Seriously, Christmas is practically around the corner so I figured it was time to do a wrap up for the year. This is probably one of the last posts on Our Thoughts Precisely before the new year.
I have to say that 2014 was a much better year that 2013. I didn't read as much, but most of the books I read were pretty good. I think where the blog activity sort of dropped off for a while was during the move. And with all the books in boxes and lack of internet connection for a while, I got no reading or blogging done. But after the move was over and everything was unpacked, things picked up again. The blog also got a new look this year, and I have to say that I'm relatively happy with it. I might add a few things here and there, but mostly it'll probably stay the same.
What I learned this year... Balancing life with blogging/reading is more important than the number of books I read, and its perfectly fine that way. Although--despite the lack of quantity--I read a bunch of good books, which makes me happy. Last year I, as a reader, still tried to finish every book. But this past year I did something a little different. I gave books the first 100 or so pages to grab my interest. And if I really wasn't feeling it then I DNF'd it. That method saved a lot of time, and I got to read the books that I truly enjoyed.
So, since its almost the end of the year I figured that I would share some of my favorite books that I read in 2014! Some of the books on the list were released some time ago so the year they came out doesn't matter much to me. It's in no particular order, and placement has nothing to do with how much I enjoyed the book.
Every time I look around, more time has passed. Christmas is coming up soon, so today I thought I would share a few things that could make a nice gift for anyone (It doesn't have to be a reader). I'm going to start with books first and then a few others things. I don't have many recommendations, but here they are anyway:
Barnes & Noble collectible classic books. I recently got Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Other Stories. I do have to say that I love that edition of it, but for someone who likes classics, it could make a good gift.
Double Vision Trilogy by F.T, BradleyThe great thing about this middle grade trilogy is that it's already finished, and it provides lots of laughs as you follow Linc's adventures with Pandora.