Blogger Confession: Books I read my 1rst year Blogging (2009)

Posted November 5, 2012 by Felicia S in Blogger Confession / 27 Comments


Blogger Confession:  Books I read my 1rst year Blogging (2009)

Blogger Confession:  Books I read during my 1rst year of Blogging (Dec 31, 2008 to Dec 31, 2009)

December 31, 2008 is when I started Geeky Bloggers Book Blog.  Back then the name was Flea’s Books because I was challenging myself to read a 100 books in a year.  What better name that just stating flat out these are what Flea (my nickname) read that year?  I didn’t quite make it that year but it is fun to think that was how my blog started!

I thought it would be fun to look back to what I read that year!  The Good, The Bad, and The UGLY!



Things I can tell from the list:

  1. I used to read a LOT more YA than I do now
  2. I was a huge series reader (I miss that actually)
  3. I am not sure how some of these books even got on my radar
  4. How did I miss reading Pride and Prejudice one year?
  5. I can’t count evidently–look closely at the numbering (took directly from the blog title)–see anything off?
  6. Yes those links go to my old reviews—read at your own risk!
  7. I liked a few books back then that I CAN NOT STAND now–not naming names!
  8. I can still understand what I was thinking when I wrote the review even though it would make no sense to anyone else LOL
  9. I spent a bulk of my year on Christine Feehan, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Lara Adrian, and Charlaine Harris.  I still read all 4 of these ladies to this day!  True fan girl–woot woot!

Have you ever looked back to see what you read and were shocked?

Felicia S
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27 responses to “Blogger Confession: Books I read my 1rst year Blogging (2009)

  1. Amy

    That is exactly how I read before I started blogging. I found a series and tore through it. I don’t now, because I figured it doesn’t make for exciting blog reading. I kind off miss it too. You’re all snuggled into the/a world & the page turning begins.

    • It doesn’t really make exciting blog reading but next year mine is going to be an unexciting blog. Me and Dave Ramsey are going to embrace each other which means I read what I have. The last month of “book buying ban” has been an effort to break me of my buying habit. I am going to purchase a gift card at the beginning of the year that will be it for my book purchases next year. It is going to be scary!

      • Amy

        We’ve got good shot on our shelves waiting, begging to be read. Libraries are pretty awesome. And we have each other, if you have a hankering for anything on my shelf. We need wine & whine. 😉

  2. I think you had an amazing first blogging year Felicia!
    I love to read series back-to-back and try to do that as much as possible when everything is still fresh in my mind. 🙂

  3. You started the blog back in 2008? I had no idea you’d been blogging that long Felicia! Well done you:) I can see you went on a Sherrilyn Kenyon kick – I definitely was on one of those the year before I started blogging. I devoured almost her entire Dark Hunter series – though I cheated and started with Acheron’s book which nearly killed me. To this day I will never read the first 500 pages of that book again. Only the last 300 when he finds a bit of happiness. LOVE HIM!

    • About to start year 5—isn’t that the scariest thing ever? Funny thing is next year will look an awful lot like the first year. I am going back to reading series and just having fun. I think it will be a hoot 🙂 Probably won’t be to much fun for everyone else but I am going to have a blast!

  4. Whoa! I almost forgot about Keri Arthur. I’ve been meaning to finish her Riley series and start the new one. I think I left off somewhere around book 5? There may have been a horse shifter involved? LOL

    And I’m dying to know who you can’t stand now and why? LOL

    • I think you made it further than me—I just couldn’t wrap my head around her men choices. I mean seriously, I like to think I am not a prude but I remember just wishing for her to make a choice. Secretly I think Keri Arthur might be one of the reasons I don’t like triangles, quadrangles, or women/men who can’t just make a choice of their soulmate(s).

  5. WOW! You read a lot more than I did during my first year of blogging. Some of the books you read are on my TBR list. I have gone back a couple of times since I started my blog and said What was I thinking? It’s nice to see how much we have grown as bloggers. I am sure most my my first reviews didn’t make sense. In fact, I am sure some of my current reviews don’t make much sense either, lol.


  6. Your year was almost exactly like my first year reading – I went thru Kenyon and Ward’s series, too! Now, c’mon, we’ve all read THAT series and it is what it is…. I’m going on a limb and ass-uming it’s the one you allude to 😉 It actually got me into reading, sad as that is.

    And I actually miss reading series back to back to back, too!!! I read Harris that way, Caine, Hamilton.. They’re hard to pick up now 🙁 I feel lost from the world now. I really want to read some series next year!!!

    Great post – thanks for the memories!!! 🙂

    • Oh I fully admit I don’t like Twilight now but looking at my review, I didn’t like it much then either (at least Breaking Dawn). I think actually Breaking Dawn ruined the series for me and tainted the other books. I am such an ender.

      Actually it is the PC Cast books (and I read more of them my second year) that I have no IDEA what I was thinking. They are not even remotely well written and the characters are super whiny LOL. I think maybe I just got wrapped up in the train wreck that is that series 🙂

      I miss series reading too. I would not be surprised if it makes a big comeback in my world 🙂

  7. hmmm…i see patterns and I envy you being able to read the same author back to back…i cannot do that or I burn out. Would you believe I own most of the Sookie books and have never read them *eyes bookshelf*

  8. Wow, you read the Sons of Destiny by Jean Johnson! I do love that series, did you finish it the next year? There are after all 8 magical hot brothers.
    And why would you be ashamed of what you read? What is wrong with reading to entertain yourself?
    And yes, you skipped some numbers …

  9. I miss series reading too! When I found one I liked I used to read them back-to-back but I guess lal the new releases coming in now puts me off doing that. Maybe next year can be the return of the series for me.