End of Year stats (boring!)
Posted December 28, 2014on:
I’ve done my favorite books of the year.
I’ve announced Vintage SciFi Month. See the bottom of this post for an important message*. (I’ve even started reading ahead of time for Vintage Month! never done that before!)
not much else to do but publish some boring statistics of my blogging year.
I reviewed 91 books. about 10 of those reviews were over at SFSignal.
I conducted around 40 interviews, here, at Apex Magazine, and also at SFSignal.
I got to attend some really fun conventions: ConFusion, AnimeMidwest, Context, and Grand Rapids ComicCon.
I learned how to use Netgalley. I am *not* an early adopter, so this was a huge deal for me. Files magically showing up on the kindle is sorcery, i tell you!
Including book (and a few movie, manga and tv show) reviews and a few commentary columns about geeky stuff, I wrote approximately 104,000 words. That’s slightly more words than Ender’s Game, and slightly fewer words than Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. nice.
The happiest of Happy New Years to everyone, and a huge thank you for goofing off with me on twitter, commenting on my posts, telling me about your favorite books and authors, and putting up with me when I simply would not shut up books I was excited about and geeky events I attended.
I’ll see everyone in January! when it’s time to turn back the clock!
* regarding Vintage SciFi Month radio silence: I am a jerk and didn’t e-mail back a lot of people who voiced interest in writing guest posts. I still would love to have you write something. Can be anything scifi-ish or fantasy-ish that is from 1979 or earlier: books, author bios, tv shows, movies, book cover art galleries, radio shows, award winners, geeky events, a short list of suggested books and/or short stories, etc. Send your guest post to me at redhead5318 at the gmail place. comment below or tweet me if you have questions.