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Year-End Best Of

  • Top 10 Books of 2022

    I >>>just<<< made my goal of reading 52 books this year, finishing the last page of the last book as the sun went down on December 31. It was a pretty good year of reading — so many good thick novels that exceeded my expectations. Here they are, my top ten for the year: Continue reading

  • 2022 Year in Review

    I thought that this year’s list would be hard to put together. It felt like it had been another hard year. Perhaps having been laid out with RSV for the past few weeks put me in an undeserved funk because once I wrote the list, it’s obvious that 2022 was actually a great fucking year. Continue reading

  • Top 100 Things About a Shit Year (2020)

    I love Austin Kleon’s yearly top 100 lists and I was determined to do my own for 2020, almost as a kind of penance for the dismissal we’ve all had for this fucked up year. It was a hard year for me, just like it was for many, many people, but there was also an… Continue reading

  • 2017 Year in Review

    Last year, when I felt like I needed to remember the good things in what was sure to be a shitty year to come, I wrote up a long list of the good things that had happened just to show myself how it dwarfed the short list of shit.   A friend recently introduced me to… Continue reading

  • 2016 Year in Review

    Good to great stuff that happened this year: Shit things that happened this year: ​This is how I will get through this. I remember to balance all of the good with the shit. And I will keep moving. Continue reading

About Me

I’m Victoria Griffith and am enthusiastic about an awful lot of things. I blog about some of them here, particularly about books and writing. My goal for 2023 is to write a #25wordbookreview for every book I read, and to post them here and on Goodreads.

I was born in Paterson NJ, call Seattle WA my home, and spend a bit of time out in the desert of Southern California. I try to get out to see as much of the world as time and money will allow. 

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