In case you were wondering, I did (barely) manage to read 100 books last year, although a good portion of them were picture books. My excuse is that I only started reading picture books after the Bwun was born.
Total number of pages read in 2009:
(That doesn’t include books I re-read, of which there were 5.)
Yes, that does beat my previous record – remember that in 2008 my goal was to set a new record for pages read. I know you must be curious, so here are the results from all years since I started keeping track. (I haven’t a clue how to make a table in WordPress, so you’ll see the year, followed by number of pages, number of books, and average pages per day.)
2004 . 10,758 . 42 . 29.45
2005 . 12,843 . 58 . 35.16
2006 . 7,035 . 26 . 19.26
2007 . 9,080 . 28 . 24.86
2008 . 12,914 . 42 . 35.66
2009 . 20,919 . 95 . 57.27
Overall, I’ve averaged 33.56 pages per day since 2004. Currently there are about 160 books on my to-read list, and it will take me another 4+ years to read them at my current rate. (Of course, if I keep up my 2009 rate, it goes down to 2.5 years!)
There you have it. I read A LOT this past year, more than I thought would really be possible with having the Bwun around. This year I have a much, much easier goal (26 books, with a fun rule about authors) that I hope will make reading a little more enjoyable and a little less stressful.
You may now tell me how impressed you are. And how weird you think I am for keeping a spreadsheet to track my reading. (If you want, I’ll link you to the spreadsheet on Google Docs so you can really believe I’m weird.)