A few notes:
Books: In the coming weeks you'll see (I hope!) reviews of the other books that were shortlisted for the 2010 INSPY Award in Historical Fiction. What with the holidays, getting sick, and general December craziness, at this point I'm probably going to be re-reading the review-less books and sharing those reviews with you in 2011.
Movies: There are several movies I've seen that have yet to be reviewed on the blog, including Letters to Juliet and Tangled that would have most definitely made this post, if I'd had my act together. *wink* So bear with me. :)
Masterpiece: Sadly, I really flopped with my goal of reviewing ALL Masterpiece productions as they aired this year. This year was a great one for the Mystery season in particular, with a stellar Marple and Poirot episodes that have yet to be reviewed here. I'll catch up someday...right?! *sigh* FYI, for Emma, Small Island, and Sherlock, I linked to only my review of the first episode in each series. Check out my Masterpiece Classic page for links to the rest of my reviews.
Music & TV: My music reviews were so sporadic this year I decided not to include any in this post. If the category picks up review-wise in 2011, expect to see some in my next year-end retrospective. TV-wise, I watch way more than "just" Masterpiece - White Collar, Psych, Doctor Who, and Castle are a some favorites, just to name a few. This is a review category I'd like to "resurrect" in 2011, particularly since I reviewed the entire 3rd season of Primeval on this blog back in 2009, and the brand-new season starts this Saturday (yippee!). So we'll see how that goes...
So, how about you? Did any favorites from my list make yours? Any glaring omissions? :)
Looking ahead: Reading-wise, I really want to read more and complete as many of the challenges as possible that I went all crazy signing up for earlier in the week. I also really, really want to keep up with my Masterpiece reviews (and catch up on everything I skipped reviewing in 2010!). So we'll see how that goes.
I'd also really like to host some fun giveaways as a little way of saying "thanks" to all of you who read and comment on this blog and make it fun. These giveaways would most likely consist of books, because seriously, who doesn't like free books? :) I haven't decided yet if entering these giveaways (probably one per month) will be for followers/subscribers only or not...I really want to make the giveaways as much about regular readers as possible, though, as a way to say thanks. Thoughts? Please share. :) Either way, feel free to follow and let me know you're out there if you're so inclined. *wink*
I thought about saving this post till Friday, but since I'm seeing so many year-end posts around the blogosphere, I figured why not go ahead and get it out there? If something blows me away in the next two days I'll let you know. :)