This past year, 2013, will probably go down in my own personal history as one of my least favorite years if not least favorite. January 2013 ended with the loss of my amazing Dad and things seemed to go downhill from there. I know! I think there's a direct correlation between that and the fact that I read the fewest number of books I've read in a year ever. I'd start books, find it difficult to read, and stop. There was nothing wrong with the book I think, but my feelings of gloom and doom made enjoying reading very difficult. I became hyper-critical and I'm fairly critical to start. Nonetheless I did read quite a few books and I do have some favorite books from last year. See below. While I never make resolutions, I am going to be a better reader this year. I'm hoping for 2 books a week, but probably 1 will be more realistic. I also did not realize how much time actually running a growing blog takes. Maybe this year I'll get an assistant.
Now on to my favorite novels of 2013 with very brief notes on why I like them. These are the novels that come to mind when I think of last year's reading.
What: One entrant will win his or her choice of one Mass Market Paperback book. Choose from
- Dead Things by Stephen Blackmoore;
- Saxon's Bane by Geoffrey Gudgion;
- One of the three The Collector Novels - Dead Harvest, The Wrong Goodbye or The Big Reap - by Chris F. Holm;
- One of the three Dire Earth Cycle novels - The Darwin Elevator, The Exodus Towers or The Plague Forge - by Jason M. Hough;
- The Watchers by Jon Steele.
Who and When: The contest is open to all humans on the planet earth with a mailing address. Contest ends at 11:59 PM US Eastern Time on January 11, 2014. Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 years old or older to enter.
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