“There are years that ask questions and years that answer.” — Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God
2016. I can’t remember a year with a worse reputation. From a very direct, personal standpoint, 2016 treated me very well. I don’t have high hopes for 2017 improving much on a national / political level, but I hope that the new year brings each of us personal joy and stability, so that we have the energy and means to stand up and fight the good fight, on behalf of those whose well-being is at risk.
This year we got married. Twice. We went on two mini-honeymoons, to Newport, Rhode Island and High Falls, New York. We went to two lovely weddings of dear friends. We visited our families in Michigan and England. I went to Book Expo in Chicago. I wrote 75 blog posts, read 120 books, cooked 13 new recipes, and dabbled in drawing and watercolor.
Here are the most popular blog posts of the year (by views):
- Curating Our Digital Lives
- A Tale of Two Weddings, Part 2: Strand Bookstore
- Reader, I Married Him
- A Day in the Life
- A Tale of Two Weddings, Part 1: City Hall
- Mr. Splitfoot by Samantha Hunt: Review & Giveaway
- 5 Books that Actually Changed My Life
- 2015 Books and Reading Recap
- Making My First Quilt
- Book Blogger Appreciation Week: Kickoff and Intro
Here are the photos that best sum up the year: