Winter Break Book Blogger Challenge 9: Look Back – Favorite Reads/Reviews/Posts of the last year

My blogger/twitter friends Andi and Amanda are hosting a blogger challenge this winter and I’m participating so for the next few days you can admire their lovely challenge graphic and follow along with my posts:

Ah, an end of year favorites post.

For books, I usually try to narrow it down to 10 or so. You can read that list tomorrow here: http://wp.me/p6kfM-39e

Until then, I will tease you with my Pinterest board for my favorites: http://www.pinterest.com/missemmaprint/13-for-2013/

I also also tell you some of my favorites were In the Age of Love and Chocolate by Gabrielle Zevin, The Archived (and/or Vicious) by Victoria Schwab, Dust Girl by Sarah Zettel, Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers, and Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein.

Although it has been a horrible year on every level personally, it has been a pretty fantastic year for the blog and I’m proud of a lot of my posts:

In terms of “other” posts my favorite booklist is definitely my 10 Best and Worst Summer Vacations and maybe my Spooky Reads.

This year I was also proud of myself for being able to share more about what I was going through with my mom in the past few months–not because it was good blogging but because it was good for me personally and somehow talking about it here made it easier to talk about it to my friends.

Then, finally, I think my favorite post of the entire year is probably my response to an article about Manic Pixie Dream Girls. My post “Anyone Could be a Manic Pixie Dream Girl” is one that I like to think it well-written and compelling and it’s about a lot of things that are close to my heart. And I got to say nice things about my mom. I’m just very, very proud of it.

Want to follow along with the challenge? All of my entries can be found linked on this post.