31 December 2012

Farewelling 2012

My annual post to ring out the old year and welcome the new.
Where does time go?

This year my post comes from North America where the landscape is covered with snow.  We have another 10 days here before we return to Australia.

MiP (MYSTERIES in PARADISE) will have been around for just on 5 years in a couple of days time. I created it as the result of a resolution on New Year's Eve 2007.

Some statistical reflections.
  • I've read 142 books this year, not quite as many as I had hoped, but still a respectable number. This brings my total since I have begun to keep records (1975) to an even 3302 in the last 38 years.
  • I've written 350 blog posts on MiP this year, an decrease of 100 on last year. I reached some milestones: 643 book reviews added in 5 years, 2400 blog posts, and over 8000 comments.
  • According to my main counter about 100,000 visitors have come to my blog this year, an increase of about 1,000 a month.
  • I have participated in a number of reading challenges this year and am still thinking about which ones I will participate in next year. I hosted the 2012 Global Reading Challenge (and will run it again in 2013) and ran the Crime Fiction Alphabet.
  • I also continued with my Agatha Christie Reading Challenge and the monthly Agatha Christie Blog Carnival 
So if you are a visitor to my blog, regular or not, thanks for coming; and if you've left comments, thanks for the encouragement. I hope to hear again from you in the new year.

So farewell the old year with gusto, and think about those New Year's resolutions!

But please, if you drink, don't drive!


Anonymous said...

Kerrie - Happy New Year to you and your family too. Have a safe trip back and I wish you a good 2013.

bermudaonion said...

Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

You have me beat. I only read 108 books this year. Do you think that you will host the Crime Fiction Alphabet meme next year?

Bernadette said...

Happy New Year to you too Kerrie. It's heading back up to the 40's here this week so stay in that snow as long as you can :)

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

Reading more books is one of my resolutions for 2013. I read fewer than 50 novels this year.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on another great blogging year, filled with interesting book reviews, links, recommendations, etc.

Thank you for hosting the 2012 Global Reading Challenge.

I just finished my requirements for this year and read three books from each continent, choosing historical crime fiction in place of Antartica, and having read books set in more than 22 countries and/or provinces. Actually 19 countries, but counting Tasmania and three Canadian provinces. Since I live in the U.S., I'm only counting the country and not all of the states in which mysteries are set.

I look forward to the 2013 challenge and hope that I expand my reading choices even further in the coming year.


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