1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2012?
I didn't meet as many new bloggers in 2012 - for shame, that's one of my goals in 2013 - but instead concentrated on getting to better know bloggers I was already following. I think I did a decent job of that, and I'm still working on improving. My favorite new-to-me book blog I discovered is Giselle at Book Nerd Canada. Giselle is an amazing web designer (she's helping me re-design ONCE!) and her posts, especially her advice for bloggers, are great!
2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2012?
My review of Send Me A Sign by Tiffany Schmidt. I can't stop talking about this FANTASTIC book, and how much it touched my heart. I remember crying while I wrote the review - this book meant THAT much to me. I talked in the review about this, but I lost my Grandma Jean to cancer in 2009 and her loss hit me SO profoundly. I miss her all the time.
Little Me with my Grandma Jean
3. Best discussion you had on your blog?
I've had some good ones, and people tell me my discussion posts and topics are awesome... (you can submit a topic here if you'd like!) I think my favorite one was when I discussed how to get regular comments on your blog. I have a pretty awesome group of people that make it a point to stop by my blog regularly and I love them for that.
4. Most thought-provoking review or discussion you read on somebody else’s blog?
I'm incredibly fond of Rachel's Book Blogging 101 tips - I can always find something useful there, or a tip I'd forgotten that makes SO much sense. I've also really enjoyed Anna's discussion posts!
5. Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.)?
Armchair BEA 2012! It was SO much fun interacting and chatting with other bloggers, visiting participant's posts. I even won an ARC of Crewel! (Also it's interesting to see that despite the fact that I read a lot of books after Armchair BEA, most of my "best of" books this year were ones I'd already read at that point!)
6. Best moment of book blogging in 2012?
Reaching 100,000 page views