jedibuttercup: (beware fainting fits)
2007 - 100 Books (averaging 408.57 pages)  
2008 - 80 Books (averaging 385.50 pages)
2009 - 67 Books (averaging 338.03 pages)
2010 - 129 Books (averaging 378.75 pages)
2011 - 133 Books (averaging 375.98 pages)
2012 - 144 Books (averaging 398.92 pages)
2013 - 130 Books (averaging 397.36 pages)
2014 - 130 Books (averaging 391.13 pages)
2015 - 122 Books (averaging 364.18 pages)
2016 - 100 Books (averaging 433.06 pages)


Total books dropped in 2016, but average pages per book increased sharply; with the result that overall I read about the same number of pages per day as 2015. A lot of that's due to my reread of the Jack Ryan series, and the fact that I discovered Colleen McCullough. Two of the books I read in 2016 were over a thousand pages long, and a total of 26 were over five hundred pages each. (!!)

In other stats: only 3/100 were non-fiction, this time; 16 were re-reads, about consistent with last year; and 6 were graphic novels, ditto.

To continue last year's additional analysis, 83/100 were identified as part of a series or creative universe of some kind (such as Star Wars). And in terms of genre, 69 of the novels fell under the SFF umbrella (scifi, epic fantasy, urban fantasy, steampunk, etc.); 20 I would categorize as mysteries or thrillers; 9 were regency romance; and 6 were other historically-set novels (O'Brian, L'Amour, McCullough, et cetera).

So here we go, embarking on Year Eleven of book tracking!

Book stats through #58 include: 16 rereads, 3 non-fiction, and 5 graphic novels.

Books Read in 2017 )
jedibuttercup: (geek inside)
2007 - 100 Books (averaging 408.57 pages)  
2008 - 80 Books (averaging 385.50 pages)
2009 - 67 Books (averaging 338.03 pages)
2010 - 129 Books (averaging 378.75 pages)
2011 - 133 Books (averaging 375.98 pages)
2012 - 144 Books (averaging 398.92 pages)
2013 - 130 Books (averaging 397.36 pages)
2014 - 130 Books (averaging 391.13 pages)
2015 - 122 Books (averaging 364.18 pages)


Total books and average pages dropped a little bit in 2015, working out to about 121 pages per day, though individual books varied greatly. There were a few graphic novels or poetry collections under 100 pages in there, and nothing even close to the four-digit page range this time. In other stats: 6/122 were nonfiction, which is consistent with past years; 15 were re-reads, about half the usual; and 7 were graphic novels.

I did a little more analysis this time as well, and discovered that 88/122 were part of a series or creative universe of some kind - I obviously have a tendency to find a new series, author, or world I like and then collect like a magpie. *grin* And in terms of genre, 80 of the novels fell under the SFF umbrella (scifi, epic fantasy, urban fantasy, steampunk, etc.); 18 I would categorize as mysteries or thrillers; 7 were regency romance; and 12 were other historically-set novels (O'Brian, L'Amour, et cetera). I do have definite tastes!

So here we go, embarking on Year Ten of book tracking!

Book stats through #100 include: 16 rereads; 3 non-fiction; 6 graphic novels.

Books Read in 2016 )
jedibuttercup: (beware fainting fits)
2007 - 100 Books (averaging 408.57 pages)  
2008 - 80 Books (averaging 385.50 pages)
2009 - 67 Books (averaging 338.03 pages)
2010 - 129 Books (averaging 378.75 pages)
2011 - 133 Books (averaging 375.98 pages)
2012 - 144 Books (averaging 398.92 pages)
2013 - 130 Books (averaging 397.36 pages)
2014 - 130 Books (averaging 391.13 pages)


Total books and average pages remained roughly consistent in 2014, working out to about 149 pages per day, though individual books varied greatly. There were a few novellas or graphic novels under 100 pages in there, and three over 1000 pages, one of which I actually read in bits and pieces between other things for months. In other stats: 7/130 were nonfiction; 27 were re-reads; and 12 were graphic novels.

So here we go, embarking on Year Nine of book tracking!

Book stats through #122 include: 6 nonfiction; 15 rereads; 2 poetry; 7 graphic novels.

Books Read in 2015 )
jedibuttercup: (gandalf reads)
2007 - 100 Books (averaging 408.57 pages)  
2008 - 80 Books (averaging 385.50 pages)
2009 - 67 Books (averaging 338.03 pages)
2010 - 129 Books (averaging 378.75 pages)
2011 - 133 Books (averaging 375.98 pages)
2012 - 144 Books (averaging 398.92 pages)
2013 - 130 Books (averaging 397.36 pages)


Average pages remained consistent, but there were a few weeks in 2013 that I just didn't pick up a book, for RL reasons. So here we go, embarking on Year Eight of book tracking!

Book stats through #130 include: 7 nonfiction; 27 rereads; 12 graphic novels.

Books Read in 2014 )
jedibuttercup: (gandalf reads)
2007 - 100 Books (averaging 408.57 pages)
2008 - 80 Books (averaging 385.50 pages)
2009 - 67 Books (averaging 338.03 pages)
2010 - 129 Books (averaging 378.75 pages)
2011 - 133 Books (averaging 375.98 pages)
2012 - 144 (One Gross of) Books (averaging 398.92 pages)

And here we go, embarking on Year Seven of book tracking! It's really interesting to look back at the patterns.

Book stats this year through #130 include: 6 nonfiction; 11 rereads; 7 graphic novels.

Books Read in 2013 )
jedibuttercup: (beware fainting fits)
2007 - 100 Books (averaging 408.57 pages)
2008 - 80 Books (averaging 385.50 pages)
2009 - 67 Books (averaging 338.03 pages)
2010 - 129 Books (averaging 378.75 pages)
2011 - 133 Books (averaging 375.98 pages)

Book stats this year through #144 include: 1 nonfiction; 28 rereads; 4 graphic novels.

Books Read in 2012 )
jedibuttercup: (major davis)
So, why haven't I seen anyone talking about Major Paul Davis' evil twin John Pope on Falling Skies yet? I know Colin Cunningham's character isn't the star, and he isn't at all nice, but he's very unapologetic about it and quirky and just takes over every scene he's in. Hence why I'm still watching. Hmmm: idea. 'Cousin' meet-up after the first alien apocalypse to actually stick...?

I listened to the last shuttle launch on the radio this morning. End of an era. And much more breathtaking in those few minutes than the entirety of "Transformers: Dark of the Moon". (I spent those two hours wondering WTF I'd just spent ten dollars on; not to mention desperately fending off "fix it" plot bunnies involving time travel and/or Dresden and Marcone laying the smack down. Okay, and stuffing my fist in my mouth to stop myself from commenting on the irony of Leonard Nimoy's voice saying some of Sentinel Prime's dialogue... *snicker*)

I've read 70 books so far this year. I know I haven't been posting my usual reviews; I'm sorry. I tripped over some of the backlash of race!fail last year for liking a book which I was unaware had added to the fandom storm on the issue, and it made me wonder why I was bothering to give thumbs either up or down in a public venue. I've about recovered from being sensitive about people potentially drawing unsavory conclusions regarding my belief structure due to my entertainment preferences, though; so I think I'll post the half-year list with at least basic commentary this weekend.
jedibuttercup: (beware fainting fits)
2007 - 100 Books (averaging 408.57 pages)
2008 - 80 Books (averaging 385.50 pages)
2009 - 67 Books (averaging 338.03 pages)
2010 - 129 Books (averaging 378.75 pages)

Book stats this year through #133 include: 1 nonfiction; 19 rereads; 8 graphic novels.

Books Read in 2011 )
jedibuttercup: (beware fainting fits)
Eight weeks, one day, and fourteen books since my last post. Over one hundred for the year already!

Numbered in the order I finished them, here are: three historical-era fantasy, two alterworld fantasy, three historical action, one near-future scifi, three far-future scifi, and two mystery novels. Enjoy!

#90 + #94. Sorcery and Cecilia by Patricia C. Wrede and Caroline Stevermer )

#91. Einstein's Bridge by John Cramer )

#92. Agincourt by Bernard Cornwell )

#93. The Buried Pyramid by Jane Lindskold )

#95. What Distant Deeps by David Drake )

#96. Under Orders by Dick Francis )

#97. Miles Errant by Lois McMaster Bujold )

#98. The Hob's Bargain by Patricia Briggs )

#99. Pirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton )

#100. The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold )

#101. Naked Heat by Richard Castle )

#102. The Surgeon's Mate by Patrick O'Brian )

#103. One Jump Ahead by Mark L. Van Name )

Next up: Currently reading "The House on Durrow Street", a sequel to The Magicians and Mrs. Quent, which I read earlier in the year. Fabulous stuff; a quasi-Regency world with intriguing magical elements, gothic touches, an engaging strong female central character, and elegant writing in general.
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jedibuttercup: (beware fainting fits)
Nine weeks, two days, and another twenty-one books since my previous update. I'm really burning up the pages this year; I'll pass 100 in another month or so. I won't reach 150, but 125? Maybe.

Numbered in the order I finished them, here are: 13 modern-era fiction (11 fantasy, two scifi), three Regency-era (two fantasy, one romance), two epic fantasy, one Star Trek, and one graphic novel.

#69. The Legions of Fire by David Drake )

#70, 74, 79, 86: The Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs - Books 1-4 )

#71, 75, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84: The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher - Books 6-12 )

#72. Banners in the Wind by Juliet E. McKenna )

#73. A State of Disobedience by Tom Kratman )

#76. To Ride Hell's Chasm by Janny Wurts )

#77. Queen Victoria: Demon Hunter by A.E. Moorat. )

#78. Tongues of Serpents by Naomi Novik )

#85. Live Free or Die by John Ringo )

#87. Children of Kings by Dave Stern )

#88. Captain Wentworth's Diary by Amanda Grange )

#89. Serenity Vol 2: Better Days by Joss Whedon et al )

Next up: Trying to read "Einstein's Bridge", but it's very hard SF, and the going's a bit slow. I also finally got my hands on the first volume of "Sorcery and Cecilia", so I'll probably alternate chapters with the other to reward myself. *grin*
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jedibuttercup: (beware fainting fits)
It's been about eighty-seven days-- and thirty books-- since I last posted one of these. As predicted, I am, in fact, already ahead of last year's entire total with half a year to go. =)

(What I am not is finished with the Dresden Files reread; everyone's D: reactions to Changes, even without spoilers, have had me dragging my feet.)

So, numbered in the order I finished them, here are: five modern fantasy, two graphic novels, four Regency-era, one non-fiction, six epic fantasy, two Star Wars, three Star Trek, two thrillers, two Young Adult, and three space opera.

#39, 40, 42, 43, 68: The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher - Books 1-5 )

#41. Retreat by Joss Whedon - BtVS s8v6 )

#44. Dawn of the Dreadfuls by Steve Hockensmith. )

#45. Myths of the Ancient Greeks by Richard P. Martin )

#46. A Mighty Fortress by David Weber - Safehold Book 4 )

#47 and 52: Star Wars novels )

#48, 49, 56, 57: Star Trek novels )

#50. Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler )

#50. Angelmass by Timothy Zahn )

#53. Impact by Douglas Preston )

#54. Terminal Freeze by Lincoln Child )

#55. Thieves Like Us by Stephen Cole )

#58 and 59. The Lescari Revolution by Juliet E. McKenna - Books 1-2 )

#60. The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan )

#61. Sharpe's Gold by Bernard Cornwell )

#62, 63, 64, 65. A Man of His Word series by David Duncan )

#66. Gallows Thief by Bernard Cornwell )

#67. Grand Central Arena by Ryk E. Spoor )

Next up: The rest of the Dresden Files, mixed in with others from my to-read stack. The Children of Kings, maybe?
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jedibuttercup: (beware fainting fits)
Twenty-nine more days, twelve more books. Wow. I guess taking up reading at lunch again-- not to mention waking up early enough on the weekends now to give me a couple of hours of curling up with a novel and a cup of coffee before going anywhere-- has really boosted my pagecount quota. At this rate, I'll pass up last year's entire total before the first half of 2010 is over.

Anyway: Five young adult fantasy, one epic fantasy, one non-fiction, one military sci-fi, one Star Trek, one Star Wars, and two historically set monster mashups in this lot.

#27. So You Want to Be a Wizard by Diane Duane )

#28-31. Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan )

#32. Wolf Hunting by Jane Lindskold )

#33. Claws that Catch by John Ringo and Travis S. Taylor )

#34. The Gods of the Greeks by Karl Karenyi )

#35. Mansfield Park and Mummies by Jane Austen and Vera Nazarian )

#36. The Romulan Way by Diane Duane )

#37. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith )

#38. Allegiance by Timothy Zahn )

Next up: I'm currently picking my way through Myths of the Ancient Greeks for research purposes between chapters of Storm Front-- it's time to reread the Dresden Files series again. *rubbing hands together* Can't wait for April 8.
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jedibuttercup: (beware fainting fits)
Eight more days, five more books. *laughing* Two scifi, two fantasy, and one historical fiction.

#22. The Adventures of the Stainless Steel Rat by Harry Harrison )

#23. Wolf Captured by Jane Lindskold )

#24. The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan )

#25. The Fortune of War by Patrick O'Brian )

#26. Time Spike by Eric Flint and Marilyn Kosmatka )

Next: Currently reading the first of Diane Duane's Young Wizard series, since it turns out I don't have any of her other Rihannsu books, which is what I'd wanted to read next. (I've put those on order).
~
jedibuttercup: (beware fainting fits)
Four more books in, uh, the last four days? I read myself awake on the weekends anyway, but I've also been keeping a book with me while watching Olympics coverage. One scifi, one fantasy, one nonfiction, and one historical fiction this time.

#18. The Devil's Eye by Jack McDevitt )

#19. The Blood of a Dragon by Lawrence Watt-Evans )

#20. Napoleon's Glance: The Secret of Strategy )

#21. Black Horses for the King by Anne McCaffrey )

Next: Currently reading an old 60's & 70's scifi collection, The Adventures of the Stainless Steel Rat. A little dated in terms of sexism and technology, but otherwise a lot of fun so far.
~
jedibuttercup: (beware fainting fits)
Eight books since my last report, three weeks ago. (Wow; it took me 'til the second week of April to reach this total last year). A very mixed bag again this time: one horror, two Austen adaptions, three fantasy, one space opera, and one historical fiction.

#10. World War Z by Max Brooks )

#11. Old Friends and New Fancies by Sybil G. Brinton )

#12. The Unexpected Apprentice by Jody Lynn Nye )

#13. The Magicians and Mrs. Quent by Galen Beckett )

#14. Miles, Mystery and Mayhem by Lois McMaster Bujuold )

#15. Pride and Prejudice, Graphic Novel Edition )

#16. Sharpe's Eagle by Bernard Cornwell )

#17. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan )

Next: Still keep meaning to go back to the Trekverse; maybe next month? (I have a new novella-sized Trek-fic to attempt, due by April 1). In the meantime, though, I've started the fourth chapter of the adventures of Alex Benedict, far-future archaeologist: The Devil's Eye, by Jack McDevitt.
~
jedibuttercup: (beware fainting fits)
Nine books in the first three weeks of 2010! Off to a swift start.

Four fantasy this time; four science fiction (three hard, one soft); and one graphic novel.

#1-4. Cathain Crusade series by Julie Dean Smith )

#5-7. Looking Glass series by John Ringo )

#8. Hellblazer: The Devil You Know )

#9. The Darkship Thieves by Sarah A. Hoyt )

Next: I'm about 40 pages into World War Z. *gulp* After that, probably back to the Trekverse, with a reread of Diane Carey's The Final Frontier. (It's probably been a good fifteen years; my memory of it's pretty vague).
~
jedibuttercup: (beware fainting fits)
2007 - 100 Books (averaging 408.57 pages)
2008 - 80 Books (averaging 385.50 pages)
2009 - 67 Books (averaging 338.03 pages)

Book stats this year through #129 include: 6 nonfiction; 15 rereads; 10 graphic novels.

Books Read in 2010 )
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jedibuttercup: (beware fainting fits)
9 books in the last 7 weeks: one apocalpytic future scifi, one supernatural crime, two alternate history, one historical non-fiction, one epic fantasy, one supernatural regency, one mystery, and one Star Trek book. Quite a mixed bag to finish off the year! (I'd have posted this sooner, but three of them were related to Yuletide, so...)

Books #59-66: )

In summary: I read 22,474 pages this year in 66 books for an average of 341 pages per book.

In comparison, I read 100 books in 2007 at an average of 409ppb; and 80/388 in 2008. I'm not surpised at that, really, given how busy I've otherwise been this year. Still, I end the year with about as many in my "owned but unread" pile as ever-- more than ninety-- and I'd really like to make a dent in that in 2010.
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jedibuttercup: (beware fainting fits)
Ten books in the last six weeks: one Star Trek book, one Regency mashup, one thriller, one foreign novel, five serial space opera, and a graphic novel.

Books #49-58: )

Next up: Choice of the Cat, 2nd of the Vampire Earth series. And after that, the Codex Alera. The sixth and last book in Jim Butcher's other series comes out around Thanksgiving-- and I can't wait.
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