1) I bought a Kindle. I like it better than my Kobo. Although I have accumulated a lot of free Kindle books, I still prefer my review copies to be in print format. I just find it a lot easier to rifle through the pages and note things down as I'm writing my reviews, especially for non-fiction books.
2) I'm reading a lot more audiobooks! I read a total of 22 audiobooks this year in comparison to the 8 of last year when I first discovered them. I think I will continue to listen to more and more audio in 2014. I'm hooked!
This year I read a total of 137 books (24 children's, 23 middle-grade, 18 YA, and 72 adult books, of which 22 were non-fiction). You can view my complete list here: Books Read in 2013
The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani
The Tudor Secret by C.W. Gortner
The Trilogy of the Life of Josephine Bonaparte by Sandra Gulland
Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour Book Store by Robin Sloan
The Little Princes by Conor Grennan
The Midwife of Venice by Roberta Rich
Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan
419 by Will Ferguson
Outlaw Knight by Elizabeth Chadwick
People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
The Wolves of Andover by Kathleen Kent
Bride of New France by Suzanne Desrochers
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter & Sweet by Jamie Ford
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Tell The Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
Finally, I want to thank all my readers and blogger friends who have supported Sandra and me with your heartfelt comments. A big thank you to all the authors, publicists, book tour organizers and publishers who trust us with their books and allow us wonderful hours of reading!