Last Year in Review

For all of you reading this today, I’d like to congratulate you for missing the apocalypse. Truly nothing can destroy us now — not the end of the world, not overeating on Christmas and certainly not the mall parking lots on Boxing Day.

Congratulations, you survived it all and maybe even squeezed in time with your family!

All joking aside, I hope everyone had a fantastic holiday season. We were even lucky enough to have a White Christmas this year. I have a good feeling that 2013 is going to be an amazing year.

Here’s looking back to some of the most popular 2012 posts:

MATH_blackboardThe Fear of Math
I won’t lie, I was super proud when WordPress chose to Freshly Press my post, The Fear of Math. It seems I had hit a nerve because I received SO many comments from people who told me they’d rather have zombies eat their brains than have to do long division. Maybe not in those exact words but you get the gist.


WILDTHINGS_movieWhere The Wild Things Are
Broken Penguins is first and foremost, a book blog. But it’s a very vain book blog that values pictures. And the death of Maurice Sendak reminded us that magic of illustration in creating something so memorable, it appeals across all ages. It’s even more relevant that it’s a lesson in growing up and growing old.


WATTPADThe Wild, Wild World of Wattpad
On a frosty winter day, I visited Wattpad Headquarters to learn about their mega community of readers and writers. Since then, Wattpad has been all over the news from working with Margaret Atwood to expanding its team of developers. The idea is so simple: publish for free, read for free and comment all you like. The future of publishing is social and Wattpad makes that experience seamless.

oogycoverOogy: The dog everyone will love
Oogy is an incredible story about an incredible dog who has survived being a bait dog. Yes, it’s as horrific as it sounds but the story is more miraculous that you can imagine. Read it!


MOVIES_hungergamesWhy you should read The Hunger Games
This was the year everyone learned about The Hunger Games. And as it became a major blockbuster in theatres, more people turned to the books to find out what happens next. I read all three books in a row and I have to tell you that the second book is amazing. Too bad the third book wasn’t.

You can find a full listing of 2012 reviews on the Book Review Index.

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