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2012 in Review – Katy’s Response to All Three (at Mitch’s request)

When we first decided to do a blog, Mitch had asked me to come up with some ideas because he claimed to not be very creative. Personally, I think he was just lazy and trying to get out of doing work. 😉 Turns out, he’s got the knack after all and has done a pretty good job keeping our blog fun – of course, at my expense. 😛 So at request, here is my response. Personally, I don’t think anyone really cares, but because he asked. 🙂 [M: In my defense, I only asked because it wouldn’t be fair if you couldn’t get a word in, I never said you had to :p]

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The Roast (in response to Blog Entry 12.19.12)

Anyway, Mitch had asked me to respond, and I know you all are just DYING to read a roast on him. Unfortunately, I just have too many messages and emails to dig through that it’s going to take me until next year before it’s done, so I’m sorry to disappoint.

OR, you can just take it that Mitch is so great and wonderful and smart that he’s ALWAYS RIGHT and has absolutely NO FLAWS that I can point out about him. 😉

But I can’t leave our readers in TOTAL disappointment, so I will leave them this much. Mitch always teases me about reading bad books with no plot because of a hot guy or a feisty girl – Throne of Glass’ Celaena Sardothien IS kickass damnit! Well, do you want to know why Mitch reads?

Mitch wrote: “Lol, I read YA books mostly for the action and cool girls (and plot ahem), loved VA cause Rose was so kickass all the time and never paid an ounce of attention to Adrian/Dimitri.”  (-dated 04.06.12)

[*M runs around wildly gesticulating at the quote yelling ‘nothing to see here folks’ at the top of his lungs*]

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Stats (in response to Blog Entry 01.05.13)

On the way home from work one day, I get an e-mail.

Mitch wrote: “Btw this is pretty cool (see attached pic) but you didn’t set the read dates of most of your books so I can’t stalk you D:<“

I thought Goodreads automatically dated the book when you marked it read. Naturally, I’m lazy and ignored shrugged off his request. Whereas he asked for permission and gave me a heads up on the roast, he totally surprised me with the blog entry, calling me out.

Mitch wrote: Katy on the other hand has been a slacker all year and read a mere 40 books… She should get on it huh?

Okay, okay, so he knows me too well. I spent OVER TWO HOURS fixing all of the dates that night instead of spending that time reading – that’s a whole book I could have finished. I bet he was just trying to distract me because he realized he read a MEASLY 228 books compared to my 271. 😉 Don’t worry Mitch, you’ll be far ahead of me this year. 😛 Stalk away (click on images.)
[M: I have a bunch of unmarked books from before I joined the site in March, and a month and a half gap in October when I didn’t have any time to read. But fine. You win.]

Katy's 2012 Books

Katy’s 2012 Books

Mitch's 2012 Books

Mitch’s 2012 Books

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Top Five (in response to Blog Entry 01.11.13)

Mitch kind of caught me at work with his request for my top five. Basically, the conversation went like this…

Mitch wrote: Btw, I want to write a third part to the 2012 recap articles, could you do me a favor and list your top 5 books of the year? If you don’t want to give reasons that’s fine, I can do that or mock your choices for you.

Katy wrote: Can’t you do it? I went thru a lot of effort just fixing the dates.

Mitch wrote: Huh? You want me to pick your top 5 books of the year out of your 5 stars at random? Ok I will but #1 will be temptation of angels and #2 will be throne of glass and I’ll make a big stink out of it. I was giving you the chance but if you want me to go crazy I will :p But I guess if you really can’t remember which 5 stars are your top 5 … :p :p :p

Katy: Sigh. released in ’12 or read in ’12?

Mitch: Don’t care. Whichever you can think of off the top of your head. If you thinking is too hard don’t worry I’ll take care of it for you but no promises you’ll be happy

I won’t defend the reasons for my top five because they are AWESOME choices 😉 and because you can just read the reviews yourselves – yes, I STILL think Throne of Glass’ Celaena Sardothien IS kickass damnit!

Since he had so much fun with my top five, here are my responses to his…

Mitch’s #5 – The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

I can’t seem to find the message or e-mail, but when I got this ARC in August, Mitch had made a comment that the book just didn’t look that interesting. Who’s eating his words now?
[M: Yeah yeah.]

Mitch’s #4 – The Triumph of Death (Alex Van Helsing 3) by Jason Henderson

What a guy. Just kidding, I’ve always wanted to read the series but never got to it, so I can’t comment on something I haven’t read.

Mitch’s #3 – Quintana of Charyn (Lumatere Chronicles 3) by Melina Marchetta

Mitch likes to boast that he got people to read this series. While this is very much true, you should ask him who recommended Finnikin of the Rock to him back in March. 😉

Mitch’s #2 – Froi of the Exiles (Lumatere Chronicles 2) by Melina Marchetta

Please refer to previous entry.

Mitch’s #1 – The Lost Girl by Sangu Mandana

Again, Mitch likes to boast that he got people to read this book and constantly reminds me who got me to read this book, to which I will always say it wasn’t him. But to give credit where it is due, he did get a lot of people to read this (myself included) – I was just a couple of days behind because of other stuff I had to take care of before reading, and the raving reviews just gave me all more reason to read it. 😉 Happy now? [M: SCORE!!]

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In Conclusion

Thanks, Mitch for an awesome year. Here’s to a just-as-great 2013!

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  1. Lis
    January 13, 2013 at 4:47 am

    get him girl 😉
    nicely done 🙂

    • January 13, 2013 at 7:04 pm

      Ha! I guess being a “freak” comes in handy, huh?

  2. deniz
    January 13, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    i am looking forward to more bickering from the two of you!
    😉

    • January 13, 2013 at 7:04 pm

      Of course you would. 😉

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