2011 was different because I don't think I've ever read as many thousand pagers has I have this year. The entire 5 books of The Song of Ice and Fire series, The Passage, Swan Song, and I reread The Stand and It--third time each.
2012 will probably see a sharper decline since the bookstores are now officially history and I will be working a real job again. Not to mention, once I get to Montana, I'll be extremely busy not only with the new job, but building a new house and exploring the land my childhood (and adulthood) dreams were made of!
I'm soliciting suggestions in the genres of horror, fantasy, and science fiction. I'd like most suggestions to be from the small press field as those are the ones I'm less likely to discover on my own. Thanks in advance.