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As of two minutes ago I have read 62 books in 2012. The number is depressingly low, not least because I only count books if I read all of them, which trims a lot of the academic books, but what can you do. Some day grad school will be over and I will have my time to read back. *laughs bitterly at self*

So, 62 books. Nineteen of these (slightly less than 1/3) were by chromatic authors, which I am glad about; only 22 (slightly more than 1/3) were by men, which I am also glad about. At a roughly 10 percent selection rate for the year's best, I should be picking five or six books.

So, five best from 2012:
2012 was a mixed bag, I think. Some really good things happened! I went to Argentina to visit [personal profile] via_ostiense in June, and got to meet some OTW friends; I went to Korea for a conference in November and had a really good and productive time; I did several things over the summer that were lucrative financially and good for my future career; I got my M.A. But I also spent a good chunk of the year being super freaked about money, and I also just worked a lot, for the entire year, without any breaks longer than a week or so. I didn't do anywhere near as much reading or writing or vidding or viewing as I wanted to do.

I only have two resolutions for 2013: see Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band live, and work through my backlog of book notes for my academic blog. Well, and the perpetual resolution of reading/writing/vidding/viewing more. And go to more classical concerts on campus.

As always, I am profoundly grateful to have my friends from the internet in my life, and I wish you a happy and prosperous 2013. ♥