Thanks to the very clever people at Goodreads, I’ve figured out how to export my books into Excel so I can work some mad crazy Excel mojo and do a “Year In Review”! Maybe only fun if you’re a librarian and like playing around with Excel, but it makes for some thought-provoking analysis of reading habits.
If you’d like to see the complete spreadsheet, click here.
For the nitty-gritty break down, read on!
Huh — that’s smaller than I thought. I know. I’m crazy. But I honestly estimated that I would have been in the low hundreds. Still, 78 is a respectable 6.5 books a month.
dnf (did not finish): 1
historical fiction: 7
young adult: 8
Fail on one of my New Years Resolutions from 2010: I wanted to read more poetry. I find it, as a genre, very daunting and feel like I’m supposed to be smarter than I am in order to “get it”. I’d like to overcome that perception. Maybe 2011 will be the year. Any good suggestions for contemporary poets for a metrophobic?
Yup — pretty average. I like to think that, for the most part, I pre-screen books pretty well (i.e. I read reviews and cover blurbs to see if I’d like it before committing to it.) I also don’t stick with books that aren’t interesting. 50 page limit. If you don’t have my attention within 50 pages, buh-bye.
Kind of a lame category since I just got a Kindle, but I figured I’d include it for consistency’s sake.
How about you, dear P&Pers? Did you set any reading goals for yourself in 2010? Did you achieve them? How about reading goals for 2011?