Goodnight and joy be with you all

1 January 2011

Who would have ever foreseen that 2011 would get here without so much as a whisper of a hover-car? Or even a holiday on the moon. But then again, we do have monile phones and the internet so I think we’re winning. Maybe…

Anyway, the start of one year means it is the end of another, and so to the traditional what I did enjoy last year list.

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

In 2010 I loved and adored:

  • Touching Earth Lightly by Margo Lanagan. This was also the first ebook I’ve ever actually finished. {My review }
  • The Dollmaker by Hariette Arnow. A book that made me cry. {My review}
  • I kill giants by Joe Kelly. Wonderfully awesome graphic novel. {My review}
  • Justice Hall & Monstrous Regiment of Women & The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie King. I loved her whole Mary Russell & Sherlock Holmes series to be honest. {My reviews of Justice Hall & Monstrous Regiment & Beekeeper}
  • Blankets by Craig Thompson. Brilliant graphic novel memoir, which has led to the in-joke of “I peed on you”. {My review}
  • The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness. Again I loved this whole series. {My review}

Hmm, so I only loved books this year, no films. Which doesn’t really surprise me as there were a lot of duds in my opinion. The stand out ones, from what I remember were Whip It!, Inception, Precious and maybe The Blind Side despite its corniness. Oh and Solomon Kane was just pure fun.

Other books that I gave ten stars to were:

According to Goodreads stats I read 84 books this year which is more than my target of one a week[1] so YAY ME!! The longest of which was Drood


  1. or 30216 pages

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8 Responses

  1. Kelly says:

    YAY YOU! Also, I loved Blankets but can’t for the life of me remember any “I peed on you” references, possibly due to defense mechanisms kicking in.
    Kelly´s last blog post ..On goodbyes and hellos

    • Fence says:

      At the beginning, with the two brothers sharing the bed. One licks his finger and pretends to pee on the other and then hijinks ensue

  2. weenie says:

    Happy 2011 Fence!

  3. RkR says:

    Read your comment over at Carl V’s blog. What Stainless Steel Rat omnibus did you get??

  4. Kathleen says:

    Wishing you all the best in 2011! Happy New Year!
    Kathleen´s last blog post ..Happy New Year