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How many books did you read in 2008?

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Post by Tanzanite » Fri January 2nd, 2009, 3:35 pm

I managed 61. I had hoped to read 75, but moving 4 times really cut into my reading time. Maybe I"ll make 75 this year.

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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Fri January 2nd, 2009, 4:18 pm

Wow, all of you are so diligent. My reading patterns are very start-and-stop. I always have at least five books that are 'active' and another 20 or so that I might take a year or more to read in bits and pieces. If I really like a book, or it is making a particular splash, I will re-read it just to examine the reasons it resonates. And I will re-read sections of books that are pertinent to what I am doing right now.

I listen to a lot of books while walking, driving, or doing housework. Right now I am listening to the Far Pavilions on my kitchen player, the Scarlet Lion in my car, Birds Without Wings on my exercise MP3. John Grisham's the Testament has been in my truck for six months. (I don't use the ranch truck that often, and it's the only vehicle with a cassette player, so it will probably take me a year to get through that one.
On the nightstand I have the Last Jew, the Birth of Venus, Edgar Sawtelle, and the Conquered. Also the Rise and Fall of the Ottoman Empire, Asimov's Chronology of the World, and Jaroslav Pelikan's Jesus Through the Centuries: his place in the history of Culture.

In my purse is a copy of our book group novel for this month, which is about the only one I can guarantee I will finish in January. I can't imagine trying to keep track of the books I read -- can segments be counted?

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Post by MrsMorland » Fri January 2nd, 2009, 7:27 pm

I read 92, some of which were really really long too! This is the first year I kept track.
I've seen the 100 book club on goodreads mentioned, how do I join that?

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Post by Dani » Fri January 2nd, 2009, 11:12 pm

I read 35 which is record for me i usally read 2 or threein one year.

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Post by gyrehead » Fri January 2nd, 2009, 11:19 pm

Gyre: May I ask what you do for a living that makes you go on all those trips?


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Post by SonjaMarie » Sat January 3rd, 2009, 12:47 am

[quote=""gyrehead""]Assets Protection and Acquisitions for several large firms in an independent auditing position. And yes. AIG should have hired us.[/quote]

Wow, impressive!

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Post by LCW » Sat January 3rd, 2009, 1:15 am

I read somewhere between 40-50 books in '08. I figure an average of one a week plus subtract some for a few book funks and big books that took a long time to read. There's no way I could read more plus do all the other things I have to do and like to do. As is my fiance says all I ever do is read, lol!
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Post by LoisAnn » Sat January 3rd, 2009, 4:39 am

O.K. By our tally, my grand total for 2008 is 81.

Like others have said, this is my first year to keep track of when I read what particular book - it's been a fun & interesting journey ... and I'm looking forward to 2009!

Currently reading Joanna/U], by Roberta Gellis & taking others' recommendations into consideration, I'm stopping after this one and moving on to something else.

For one thing, 2009 will be the year of Niccolo!!
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Post by Michelle » Tue January 27th, 2009, 12:34 am

I'm too embarrased to even mention how many books I read in 2008.

I have a question though for you guys, do you all keep tabs on all the books you read, such as a 'book journal' or something?

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Post by EC2 » Tue January 27th, 2009, 12:37 am

[quote=""Michelle""]I'm too embarrased to even mention how many books I read in 2008.

I have a question though for you guys, do you all keep tabs on all the books you read, such as a 'book journal' or something?[/quote]

Heh! You can keep tabs on the forum now. There's a thread for you to list your books as you read them!
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For never will cowards fall down there.'

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