Remember, the Moonlight Library’s one year blogiversary giveaway
closes in ONE DAY.
Happy birthday to us!
Now for the boring stuff (or if you’re a nerd like me, the interesting stuff!):
The Moonlight Library was created on July 28, 2012. Our very first review was a tongue in cheek interpretation of the Twilight Series. In September 2012 we endeavoured to publish reviews twice a week with memes and discussion posts filling in the void, aiming to post at least 5 times a week. Come January 2013 we decided to undertake a year long re-read of the Animorphs series. We’
Since then we have grown exponentially and expanded to:
- 297 posts.
- 222 blog followers
- Goodreads (158 friends, 59 followers)
- Twitter (97)
- Facebook (74)
- Tumblr (34) and;
- Booklovin (12)
We dallied with LibraryThing and Anobii but realised they sucked and stopped updating there.
We received auto-approvals from three publishers on Netgalley: HarperCollins Australia, Harlequin, and Patchwork Press. We also achieved Netgalley’s ‘professional reader’ badge, proudly displayed in our sidebar.
We’ve had over 10,000 views, over 2,000 comments, and the largest hits for one day reached 274.
In the past year I have read approximately 109 books.
- 6 have been abandoned.
- 4 have been rated 1 star.
- 8 have been rated 2 stars.
- 20 have been rated 3 stars.
- 33 have been rated 4 stars.
- 38 have been rated 5 stars.
Currently I owe roughly 15 book reviews.
And I still can’t get my stupid hearts rating system to work.
What’s going to happen in the next year?
Well, I’m going to keep up with as much posting as I can. A few weeks ago I was hit by a severely lame reading slump, which made me not want to work on the blog or finish my books. I won’t lie: occasionally that will happen. All this blogging burns one out. I would like to keep up with my 5-7 posts a week but with the one year anniversary I decided to take more time out to do other hobbies as well.
In case you didn’t know, I also knit, play video games, snuggle my kittens (not officially a hobby but it does eat into reading time), cook, and collect vintage toys. I’m also getting married next year. Yes, that’s right. I know I have referred to the man I live with as my ‘husband’: he is my de facto husband, and next year we are legally getting married.
So if the posts peter off, you’ll know why.