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Books 2012

The reading list for 2012 was shorter this year: final count 42 books.  But I read what I wanted. I'm pretty happy with my reading year.  Books. Cocoa. Butter cookies. Yes. Discovered some old classics I'd never gotten around to, like Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway .  Enjoyed my friend Brodi Ashton's paranormal debut, Everneath, a creative retelling of the Persephone story. Found some new treasures, as some of my favorite Young-Adult/Middle-Grade authors kindly released new lovelies this year: Gary D. Schmidt, Jessica Day George, Rick Riordan, Patricia Wrede, Nancy Farmer.  Did some more research for my current WIP, though some of that wasn't actual books. Learned a lot. Ate many persimmons, testing out some of what I learned. Just need to take that trip to Collinsville, Illinois, but that's on the schedule for April, because I found a new accountant who is helping me figure out taxes on a job that produces no money. Yet. Of course. Finally got