Wednesday, January 2, 2013

My 2012 Reads

Even though I had quite a few reading slumps this past year, I managed to complete 109 reads regardless, so I’m happy! (I emphasize reads, not books, since my list also includes comics and magazines. They’re sometimes longer and wordier than actual books, so hey, why not?) I plan to write up a post about what my best reads from all these were, but until then, everything I read in 2012 can be seen in the list below…

New Reads

1)      2012 Artist’s & Graphic Designer’s Market—edited by Mary Burzlaff Bostic
2)      All-Ghouls School—written by Marc Sumerak; illustrated by David Bryant
3)      And Baby Makes Two by Dyan Sheldon
4)      Archie #635 (2012)
5)      Archie #636 (2012)
6)      Archie #637 (2012)
7)      Archie #638 (2012)
8)      Archie #639 (2012)
9)      Archie Comics Super Special #1 (2012)
10)  Archie Double Digest #235 (2012)
11)  Archie’s Weird Mysteries #1 (2000)
12)  The Best of Harry Lucey: Volume 1
13)  The Best of Samm Schwartz: Volume 1
14)  The Best of Samm Schwartz: Volume 2
15)  Betty and Veronica Double Digest #206 (2012)
16)  Betty and Veronica Double Digest #207 (2012)
17)  B&V Friends Double Digest #221 (2012)
18)  B&V Friends Double Digest #228 (2012)
19)  Black Bird #12 by Kanoko Sakurakouji
20)  Black Bird #13 by Kanoko Sakurakouji
21)  Black Bird #14 by Kanoko Sakurakouji
22)  The Bride by D. E. Athkins
23)  Chronicles of Nick #3: Infamous by Sherrilyn Kenyon
24)  Cirque Du Freak #3: Tunnels of Blood by Darren Shan
25)  Dance with the Devil (A Dark-Hunter Novel) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
26)  The Dark-Hunters #4—story by Sherrilyn Kenyon; art by Claudia Campos
27)  Death Note (Black Edition) #1—story by Tsugumi Ohba; art by Takeshi Obata
28)  Death Note (Black Edition) #2—story by Tsugumi Ohba; art by Takeshi Obata
29)  Death Note (Black Edition) #3—story by Tsugumi Ohba; art by Takeshi Obata
30)  Death Note (Black Edition) #4—story by Tsugumi Ohba; art by Takeshi Obata
31)  Death Note (Black Edition) #5—story by Tsugumi Ohba; art by Takeshi Obata
32)  Death Note (Black Edition) #6—story by Tsugumi Ohba; art by Takeshi Obata
33)  Dr. Horrible and Other Horrible Stories by Zack Whedon; etc.
34)  The Earl & The Fairy #1—story & art by Ayuko; concept by Mizue Tani
35)  Echoes #1 (aka Fingerprints #1: Gifted Touch) by Melinda Metz
36)  Echoes #2: Haunted (aka Fingerprints #2: Haunted) by Melinda Metz
37)  Echoes #3: Trust (aka Fingerprints #3: Trust Me) by Melinda Metz
38)  Endure by Carrie Jones
39)  The Fantasy Art Bible—edited by Jane Moseley & Jackie Strachan
40)  Fingerprints #4: Secrets by Melinda Metz
41)  Flip by Martyn Bedford
42)  Frozen Fire by Tim Bowler
43)  The Ghost and the Goth by Stacey Kade
44)  Ghost Worlds by Melba Goodwyn
45)  Going Bovine by Libba Bray
46)  Half-Human—compiled and edited by Bruce Coville
47)  How to Draw Graphic Novel Style by Andy Fish
48)  ImagineFX #84 (2012)
49)  Jinx—written by J. Torres; pencils by Rick Burchett; inks by Terry Austin; etc.
50)  Jughead #200 (2010)
51)  Jughead Double Digest #181 (2012)
52)  Jughead Double Digest #186 (2012)
53)  Just CrossStitch (Halloween 2012)
54)  Kevin Keller #3 (2012)
55)  Mirrormask by Neil Gaiman & Dave McKean
56)  Morpheus Road #2: The Black by D. J. MacHale
57)  Night Embrace (A Dark-Hunter Novel) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
58)  Night World #1: Secret Vampire by L. J. Smith
59)  Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon #2 by Naoko Takeuchi
60)  Quilting Celebrations (Fall 2012)
61)  Red String #1 by Gina Biggs
62)  Sabrina #1 (2000)
63)  Sabrina: Based on the Animated TV Show—written by Mike Gallagher; pencils by Dave Manak; inks by Jon D’Agostino; etc.
64)  Sabrina the Teenage Witch #58 (2004)
65)  Sabrina the Teenage Witch Presents: The Magical Tales of Young Salem #101 (2009)
66)  A Series of Unfortunate Events #1: The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket
67)  Spike: Shadow Puppets—written by Brian Lynch; penciled and inked by Franco Urru; etc.
68)  Swans in the Mist by D. E. Athkins
69)  Token of Darkness by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
70)  Uglies: Cutters—written by Scott Westerfeld and Devin Grayson; illustrations by Steven Cummings
71)  Uglies: Shay’s Story—written by Scott Westerfeld and Devin Grayson; illustrations by Steven Cummings
72)  Vampire Knight #14 by Matsuri Hino
73)  Vampire Knight #15 by Matsuri Hino
74)  The Vengeful Djinn: Unveiling the Hidden Agendas of Genies by Rosemary Ellen Guiley and Philip J. Imbrogno
75)  Veronica Presents: Kevin Keller #1/#207 (2011)
76)  World of Archie Double Digest #12 (2012)

Beta-Read Novels

1)      SeaNovel by Jenny Gordon (Click here to check out her blog!)

Re-reads

1)      101 Questions About Santa Claus by Bob Litak
2)      Absolute Boyfriend #1 by Yuu Watase
3)      Absolute Boyfriend #2 by Yuu Watase
4)      Absolute Boyfriend #3 by Yuu Watase
5)      Absolute Boyfriend #4 by Yuu Watase
6)      Archie & Friends All-Stars: Christmas Stocking
7)      Archie’s Classic Christmas Stories (Volume 1)
8)      Archie’s Holiday Fun Digest Magazine #4 (2000)
9)      Archie’s Holiday Fun Digest Magazine #5 (2001)
10)  Archie’s Holiday Fun Digest Magazine #7 (2002)
11)  Betty and Veronica #156 (2000)
12)  Cirque Du Freak #1: A Living Nightmare by Darren Shan
13)  Cirque Du Freak #2: The Vampire’s Assistant by Darren Shan
14)  Daughters of the Moon #8: Possession by Lynne Ewing
15)  Jughead #294 (1979)
16)  Jughead’s Double Digest #61 (1999)
17)  Jughead’s Double Digest #78 (2001)
18)  Jughead’s Double Digest #79 (2001)
19)  Jughead’s Double Digest #80 (2001)
20)  Jughead’s Double Digest #86 (2002)
21)  Jughead’s Double Digest #88 (2002)
22)  More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark—written by Alvin Schwartz; illustrated by Stephen Gammell
23)  Reggie and Me #28 (1968)
24)  Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark—written by Alvin Schwartz; illustrated by Stephen Gammell
25)  Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones—written by Alvin Schwartz; illustrated by Stephen Gammell
26)  School Bites #1 by Holly G!
27)  School Bites #2 by Holly G!
28)  Sons of the Dark #1: Barbarian by Lynne Ewing
29)  Sons of the Dark #2: Escape by Lynne Ewing
30)  Sons of the Dark #3: Outcast by Lynne Ewing
31)  Sons of the Dark #4: Night Sun by Lynne Ewing
32)  Spellbinders: Signs & Wonders by Mike Carey and Mike Perkins

How many reads did the rest of you complete in 2012? Ever read any of the same ones I did from the above list? Sound off in the comments!

16 comments:

  1. Impressive! I've seen a few people posting about all they read in 2012 and it makes me want to keep track in 2013. But I know my list wouldn't be very impressive!

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    1. Hey, you might be surprised! I didn't feel like I read that much this year, but then I added them up, and it was even more than I read last year! Besides, it's fun to keep track, so why not? ;)

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  2. I'm seeing a pattern here...you like Veronica and Archie, lol! Long time since I've read them. :-)

    I don't keep track of what I read or at least, not in list form, lol! But I do read at least a couple books a week and lots of articles.

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    1. Haha, yeah, I'm a huge Archie Comics fan. They're very inspirational to me as an artist!

      And wow, a couple books a week? I'm impressed! I'm lucky to read that much in just a month sometimes...

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  3. I used to LOVE Archie! Glad you love Djinn too. :D

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    1. Archie Comics are so fun, as are the djinn! ;)

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  4. Impressive list! Lots of good Archie on there. Haven't read that in years.

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    1. I read Archie Comics a lot as a kid and have been getting back into them more and more lately. I never fail to be inspired to draw after reading an issue!

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  5. Yet another area in which you impress me, Heather. :-)

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    1. It's often hard for me to view my own accomplishments as impressive, so thanks! :)

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  6. Happy new year! I'm very impressed with the amount you read in 2012! I'm not sure how much I read, as didn't keep count, but it was nowhere near this much - I had a really bad reading year. This year, I'm aiming to read 100 books and I'm keeping count. I've already read one novel, so there's just 99 to go!

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    1. Sorry about the bad reading year! I've definitely had my own fair share of reading slumps, so I know how aggravating it can be to deal with. 100 books is a great goal to have, and achievable on top of that, so good luck! :)

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  7. This is an impressive list! Wow. I have never kept a list of what I've read, but I should. I do keep track of what I've read aloud with my kids because those books are so extra-special.

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    1. Aw, definitely extra-special! Those are the best kinds of books to keep track of if you can't keep track of everything. :)

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