Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The End

Antholopalooza by the Numbers:

69 Novellas and Short Stories (Hah, I swear I didn’t plan that!)
60 Different Authors
44 New-to-Me Authors
19 Anthology-related posts
11 Anthologies read
8 Mr. Linky sign-ups (seriously, that’s kind of pathetic, but thanks for trying, Jackie!)
4 Thursday-13s (last one is tomorrow)
2 Guest Posts
2 Anthologies left unread on the shelf
2 Cheated on Antholopalooza with 2 full-length novels (coincidence?)

I can't believe I did this, but I went and bought ANOTHER anthology today. Despite the fact that I'm a) burned out on them and b) still kind of lukewarm on them as a category, I can't let there be something by Meljean out there languishing unread. So First Blood is waiting for me. I'm a fast reader, but even I can't finish it tonight to change my numbers.... but it's not IMpossible that I might finish Thicker Than Blood in 2008.

For those of you who missed out this month or couldn't squeeze it in with the holiday hubbub, Jackie is hosting the Bookworm Carnival in January with, you guessed it, an anthology theme. So you'll get another shot, and maybe I'll squeeze my last 2 3 anthologies in over there.

Happy New Years' everyone. Be safe ringing in 2009, and may next year be the best one yet for you and yours.

4 comments:

Carolyn Jean said...

Wow! You really did it. That's very interesting that you remain conflicted after reading and reviewing so many!! What does it mean? Anyway, color me very impressed!

Erin said...

You are my Hero! Seriously - that is A LOT of anthology reading! Despite still not loving the format - did you fall in love with any of those 44 new authors?

Jackie M (Literary Escapism) said...

Congrats!

I read anthologies for new authors, so did you find any good ones?

I'm going to be reading First Blood for my carnival as well - actually I think I have a couple on my shelf as well.

Nicola O. said...

Erin & Jackie, the one that I had to run out and buy a book from is Virginia Kantra. Sea Witch is high on my TBR list for January, right after a review copy I got in the mail yesterday of DeMarco Empire. There are a few others I'm going to check into, but none that I've rushed out and bought.

I think for me the best part of an anthology is when there's at least one story that's part of a series that I already love. I'm probably going to limit my future anthology purchases to those that fit that bill.

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