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2018 End of Year Survey

Welcome to the 2018 End of Year Book Survey, hosted by Jamie @ The Perpetual Page-Turner!  This is actually my fourth time taking part - check out my posts from 20152016, and 2017, if you dare.  Anyway, without further ado, let's get to the tag:

2018 Reading Stats

Number Of Books You Read: 353

Number of Re-Reads: 2, that I can remember

Genre You Read The Most From: YA and Fantasy - I can't say I'm surprised there.


1. Best Book You Read In 2018? (If you have to cheat — you can break it down by genre if you want or 2018 release vs. backlist)



Nothing But Sky by Amy Trueblood - This is always such a difficult decision, but this year I'm focusing on my favorite 2018 YA Debut novel.  I couldn't have asked for anything better from this historical fiction about a barnstorming team.

2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn't



The Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton - I only read a 200 page sampler, but I doubt I'll ever compl…

Music Monday: White Christmas & Marshmallow World

Happy Monday everyone and welcome back to Music Monday! Let's share some songs we've been enjoying lately!  If you would like to play and I really hope you do, please see the rules and link up below.

Rules:

Every Monday share a few songs you've been enjoying lately.  It doesn't have to be a specific genre, new, or one of your favorites - just something you'd like to share with others.  If possible, share a music or lyric video of the song and your thoughts on the song(s), artist(s), and/or music video(s).

If you would like to participate in Music Monday, please join the link up by sharing your post's url.

Happy New Years Eve Everyone!  For the rest of this month, I'm spotlighting some of my favorite Christmas songs - and this week I'm sharing "White Christmas" (Original 1942 Version) by Bing Crosby and "Marshmallow World" by Dean Martin.  In my opinion, you can never go wrong with either of these songs or these classic crooners.






The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): The Merciless (The Merciless #1) by Danielle Vega + 50/50 Friday

On Friday's I take part in three weekly link ups - The Friday 56, hosted by Freda's Voice, Book Beginnings, hosted by Rose City Reader, and 50/50 Friday is a new weekly link up and it is hosted by Carrie @ The Butterfly Reader and Laura @ Blue Eye Books. For The Friday 56, you choose a book, a book you have just finished, a book you are about to start, your current read, and share a line or a few lines that grab you (but don't spoil anything) from page 56 or 56% of the way through the ebook. Post it and share your post's url on Freda's most recent Friday 56 post. As for Book Beginnings, you share the first sentence or so and your initial thoughts, impressions, or whatever else it inspires, and then link up your post's url with Rose City Reader. Then, for 50/50 Friday, every week there's a new topic featuring two sides of the same coin - you share a book that suits each category and link up on the hosts blogs.


This week I'm spotlighting one of my current