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Annual Books Read Statistics and End of ROW80

ere it is: The Annual Books Read Statistics and Thoughts post!

Here are the statistics for 201620152014201320122011 (and the list), 20102009 (and the list).

Books Read: 268, including the following (roughly):
49 novels
45 board books, although the railway books by Rev. Awry and the Beatrix Potter collection total 49 books (which involve ongoing rereads, including the board books from last year)
27 essays and non-fiction and comics
24 short stories and scripts, counting the stories read in anthologies as one since I didn’t read all the stories
17 poems
13 YA/MG books

2016: 168 novels and MG/YA and essays, etc., 45 board books and over 30 books in the Folio Society collected works of Beatrix Potter, 28 short stories, and 25 poems; Journal of Inklings Studies and Tolkien Society’s Amon Hen and Mallorn issues (also counted as one)
2015: 91 novels and MG/YA and essays, etc., 29 board books, and 12 poems 2014: 111 novels and short stories (plus essay collections, comics, and poetry)
2013: 1…

Summer Fire Publication Day!

oday is publication day!

The Dirty Bits from Carina Press "give you what you want, when you want it. Designed to be read in an hour or two," these "microromances are guaranteed to pack a punch and deliver a happily-ever-after."
Summer Fire, on sale now! "'You know how it is with Canadians. We come alive in the summer.'

Ayse had resigned herself to an interesting—but in the end unromantic—trip visiting family in Istanbul. Great-aunts, touristy sites and endless meals…until she meets fellow doctor Hakan.
All tanned skin and defined muscle under his polo shirt, his kisses cut off her breath, making her dizzy. His every touch is a thrill.
Ayse wants all of Hakan at once. His sweet mouth, the heat of his body against hers, their heartbeats slowing together.
A holiday romance might give her some blazing memories come the lonely winter, but maybe, just maybe, the fire between them doesn’t have to be as fleeting as the summer.

For those times when size does mat…