2008 – A Year In Review

I read a total of 144 books in 2008, a few less than last year actually. I blame it on adopting Lois Lane.

The number breakdown:

59 authors never read before.
130 scifi/fantasy novels or graphic novels read.
35 were young adult or children’s books.
91 book reviews written.

8 movies received in 2008.
315 books received in 2008.

127 titles received from Penguin Books (ACE, ROC, DAW, etc).
48 titles received from Pocket Books.
39 titles received from Hachette Books (Orbit).
22 titles received from Gold Eagle/Harlequin.
12 titles received from Abaddon Books.
11 titles received from Random House.
9 titles received from HarperCollins.
8 titles received from Mirrorstone Books.
7 titles received from Solaris Books.
6 titles received from Shadow Mountain Publishing.
4 titles received from IDW.
3 titles received from Tor/Forge.

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