So to celebrate me 3 year (b)log anniversary, I break it down . . .
2018 Books By the Numbers:
Number of Posts: 209
Books Reviewed: 241
Number of Pages Read: 76,264 (average 316.448; median 328)
Books that Walked the Plank: 5
Books that Forced an Abandoned Ship: 9
Books Off the Charts: 8
Books with Second Reflections: 23
Authors Profiled in Broadsides: 0
Parley with an Author: 0
Most Books Read by a Single Author: 8 (Elizabeth Moon)
Books by Gender (to the best of me knowledge): F (128/53%) M (108/45%) N (5/2%)
Books by Genre: Fantasy (61/25.31%) Sci-Fi (67/27.80%) YA (67/27.80%) Horror (1/0.41%) Thriller (9/3.73%) Historical (5/2.07%) Classic (1/0.41%) Romance (3/1.24%) Literary (2/0.83%) Non-Fiction (15/6.22%) Mystery (1/0.41%)
ARCS (thank ye kindly NetGalley & Publishers!!): 64/28.10%
Top Five Books Read in 2018 (excluding re-reads):
with some cheatin’ because I’m a pirate! Arrrrr!
the seven husbands of evelyn hugo (Taylor Jenkins Reid) – I know it’s not sci-fi or fantasy but I don’t care. It was the best book of the year!
spinning silver (Naomi Novik)
the shining girls (Lauren Beukes)
all systems red and the rest of the series (Martha Wells) – I love Murderbot!
Top Five Popular Reviews of 2018:
Me Top Five Personal Favourite Posts of 2018 (in no particular order):
Normally this would be filled with posts that I really enjoyed writing. I be drawing a blank for such things so this year it be for books are odd and strangely wonderful that I think deserve more love.
Side note: I just realized that popular posts that I love to write are me Shiver Me Timbers! NetGalley Rejections! posts. Click here to find links to the five of these posts so far. The last one I did was in October. I know there have been more rejections since. I am overdue for another of these posts. Arrr!
Other Random Blog Stats:
First Book Review of 2018: the lady astronaut of mars (Mary Robinette Kowal)
Last Book Review of 2018: the gracekeepers (Kirsty Logan)
Most Commented Post of 2018: 47 – shiver me timbers! an anniversary #2
Comments: 3,805 total and counting
Books on me Ports for Plunder List (i.e. TBR to ye Landlubbers): 965 and counting
Current Crew Members (i.e. Followers to ye Landlubbers): 787 and counting
To read 2016’s anniversary post #1 click here!
To read 2017’s anniversary post #2 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!
Q: What happened when Bluebeard the Pirate fell overboard in the Red Sea?
A: He got marooned.
Hardy har har!
x The Captain