4 November 2008

How many books do you hope to read this year?

I've created a little poll on my site in the right hand column, which asks at this stage, 2 months before the end of the year, how many books you think you will read this year.

Lots of people belong to book challenges to help them focus their reading, and I know many people now keep records of what they read.

I keep a simple record in a notebook with just the title, author, and date completed. And then for the last nearly 4 years I've kept more detailed records in a database. And of course this year I have been writing a book review of every book I have read.

This year I'll have no trouble in reaching the magic 100 - I've already read 93.
My records show this though
2005 -132
2006 -123
2007 - 124

I seem to read an average of a bit over 2 books a week, perhaps 9 books a month.

I have friends who read much faster than I do, and probably will get close to 200 books this year.

So do pop in and pick your category in the poll!
Feel free to leave a comment about how many you have read so far.


Anonymous said...

I voted 100 because usually I'm around that number but I'm not sure I'll make it this year - I've only read 75 so far. I was really sick early in the year and couldn't read much due to blinding headaches that lasted for weeks - in January I only read 1 book and February only 2 which really screwed with my averages :)

Marg said...

I have read 158 so far. I don't think I am going to make 200 this year, but that's okay because my target was 150.

Kerrie said...

I've spent this evening catching up to the latest chapter in Corduroy Mansions Bernadette. How are you going? When you listen to it, does something funny happen - a little delay - at about 1m 20 secs?
Not sure that I am going to last for the whole 100 chapters though.

Kerrie said...

You are doing really well Marg. I blog too much I think - takes up valuable reading time :-)

Cath said...

Hi, I wandered in here via Juliet's blog. Like you I tend to hang around the blogs quite a lot which cuts down on reading time. I'm just reading book 61 now and will probably hit 72 or 3 before the new year, which is more or less what I managed last year too.

Nice blog!

Kerrie said...

Welcome Cath. Good luck into getting to your target

Vanda Symon said...

I had a count in my "Books I've read" notebook (which is a very boring school notebook - must get something more flamboyant) and was most dismayed. The tally was only 38 - I was sure I'd read more than that, it feels like more. Do text-books count?

I put I'd like to read 50-99 in your poll, but I'll have to rattle my days to make 50!

Mind you - I've read three so far in November, so there's hope.


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