I had intended to post a review today. I really did. Unfortunately (or unfortunately), I finished listening to The Man with the Golden Gun on my commute home last night. Innocently – I swear – I opened my 2012 Reading Graph developed by the generous and talented Nikki from Fyrefly’s Book Blog. This is the first year I’ve used her graph because I’ve been so intimidated by its functionality and power. This year I decided to do away with the fear and dive in. I’ve loved using it. When I opened the spreadsheet and entered the 4+ hours I logged in audiobook reading with this latest Ian Fleming novel, I looked up at the top at the stats. From that moment on, the reality of review writing faded away.
I thought it might be fun to share a couple of screen shots highlighting where I am in my 2012 reading to date.
As you can see, I set myself a goal of reading 100 books this year. I’ve never done that before. In fact, at 76 books read as of today, I’m near my typical amount of books read since 2008 per year. I’m very pleased. If I actually do read 118 books this year, I’ll be toasting to a magnificent reading year come 12/31.
Here you see my male vs female author and print vs audiobook numbers. They both are pretty close to being equal with female authors and print with a slight advantage. This has pretty much held true since February or March, when there was enough data to make the measurements meaningful. I will really be curious to track this over the course of several years.
Do you have any way of tracking your reading statistics? If so, what kind of information do you like to keep track of over time? Has reviewing your reading statistics ever prompted you to make any changes?
Have a great Wednesday everyone! I’ll be back tomorrow with my review of Faithful Place by Tana French. I promise. I’ve closed down my spreadsheet for now and I won’t finish Illumination by Mary Sharratt until Friday.