Shiver me Timbers! An Anniversary!

Ahoy there me mateys!  Guess what day it is?

So to celebrate me 2 year (b)log anniversary, I break it down . . .

2017 Books By the Numbers:

Number of Posts: 150

Books Reviewed: 121

Books that Walked the Plank: 2

Books that Forced an Abandoned Ship: 10

Books Off the Charts: 8

Books with Second Reflections: 4

Authors Profiled in Broadsides: 9

Parley with an Author: 1

Most Books Read by a Single Author: 5 (Jonathan Stroud)

Books by Gender (to the best of me knowledge): F (70/58%) M (49/40%) Non-binary (2/2%)

Books by Genre: Fantasy (34/28.10%) Sci-Fi (43/35.54%) YA (34/28.10%) Thriller (2/1.65%) Historical (2/1.65%) Literary (1/.83%) Non-Fiction (5/4.18%)

ARCS (thank ye kindly NetGalley & Publishers!!): 34/28.10%

Top Five Books Read in 2017:

with some cheatin’ because I’m a pirate!  Arrrrr!

the bear and the nightingale & the girl and the tower (Katherine Arden)

planetfall & after atlas (Emma Newman)

every heart a doorway & down among the sticks and bones (Seanan McGuire)

castle of water (Dane Huckelbridge)

cold-forged flame (Marie Brennan)

Top Five Popular Reviews of 2017:

the sleeping dragon (Joel Rosenberg)

feel me fall (James Morris)

artemis (Andy Weir)

gilded cage (Vic James)

red sister (Mark Lawrence)

Me Top Five Personal Favourite Posts of 2017 (in no particular order):

river of teeth & taste of marrow (Sarah Gailey)

ride a mule (M.H. Boroson)

jade city (Fonda Lee)

three parts dead (Max Gladstone)

the sound of a wild snail eating (Elisabeth Tova Bailey)

Other Random Blog Stats:

First Book Review of 2017: shadowboxer (Tricia Sullivan)

Last Book Review of 2017: spoonbenders (Daryl Gregory)

Most Commented Post of 2017: 21 – the sea of rust (C. Robert Cargill)

Comments: 1,757 and counting

Top 3 Commenters:  the Bookstooge, Sarah @ brainfluff, and danielle @ booksvertigoandtea

Books on me Ports for Plunder List (i.e. TBR to ye Landlubbers): 1063 and counting

Current Crew Members (i.e. Followers to ye Landlubbers): 527 and counting

If ye want to see all the books I’ve read by category visit: this map legend

If ye want to see all the books I’ve read by author visit: this map legend

To read 2016’s anniversary post #1 click here!

So welcome to me crew ye scalawags, seadogs, and fellow explorers!  Let’s drink some grog to another year of sailing, plunderin’, and adventurin’ on the high seas!

Always remember:

Q:  How can you tell a pirate has fallen for modern technology?

A:  It’s the iPatch that gives it away!

Hardy har har!

x The Captain

50 thoughts on “Shiver me Timbers! An Anniversary!

  1. Huge congratulations – and many thanks for the shoutout! You had a fabulous year on your blog – and I love the joke:)). Though do warn me – I was in danger of snorting tea as I read it… I haven’t read all the books on your list, but enough to know that you have some storming books on there. And I agree with your choice of the Planetfall series (I like what you did there!). Here’s to an equally successful 2018:)

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    1. Aw ye always say the nicest things. Shame to snort good tea though. I can’t wait to have the next book in the Planetfall series. I haven’t gotten the requested Arc but I will happily throw me gold at her for a copy if that doesn’t come through. Actually likely even if it does but I will read them again in the future.
      x The Captain

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  2. Congrats on 2 years of out running the government ships Cap’n! I trust you’ll be just as successful this year.

    On a side note, how did you get your total comments? I found out how to see them on a yearly basis but is there a way to do it automatically without all those mathz?

    And nice followers numbers!

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    1. Thanks matey! I will always continue to run from the landlubbers!! As for comments, I stink at using the wordpress stats and resort to mathz. I wish they would make them clear and more searchable. So yer on yer own.
      x The Captain

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      1. I did look them up and I am silly. I have read the first one of the wayfarer series and plan on reading book two this year. Oh and the third one now that I see it is out, I might reread the first to refresh me mind. Or I might not. But thanks fer helping me find out there is a third book. So excited! Arrrr!
        x The Captain


    1. Well I have to admit that I am in the tiny minority on Jade City. I loved the characters and a lot of the world-building but was bored by the plot. So ye may want to give it a chance. Thanks fer the comment matey!
      x The Captain

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