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The final countdown: How many books did you read in 2010

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The final countdown: How many books did you read in 2010

Post by Divia » Sun January 2nd, 2011, 12:43 am

I counted and the ones I really read(and didnt skim large parts on) was 35 books. That's not bad. I think its more than I read the year before.

I'm sure the rest of you guys blew me outta the water.
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Post by Susan » Sun January 2nd, 2011, 12:53 am

[quote=""Divia""]I counted and the ones I really read(and didnt skim large parts on) was 35 books. That's not bad. I think its more than I read the year before.

I'm sure the rest of you guys blew me outta the water.[/quote]

I read 31 which is the most I've ever read, but like Divia, I know that lots of you read a lot more. The Kindle really does let me read faster though.
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Post by Misfit » Sun January 2nd, 2011, 12:56 am

I just did that on my blog. Over 140 and that's not counting the DNF's. Productive year.
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Post by Ash » Sun January 2nd, 2011, 1:19 am

Gosh, I used to read 70-90 books a year. I now am lucky to read 50. This year I managed to read 56, not counting DNF.

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Post by Divia » Sun January 2nd, 2011, 1:29 am

[quote=""Susan""]I read 31 which is the most I've ever read, but like Divia, I know that lots of you read a lot more. The Kindle really does let me read faster though.[/quote]

I'm curious. Why do you think the kindle helps you read faster?


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Post by Misfit » Sun January 2nd, 2011, 1:34 am

[quote=""Divia""]Me I'm just a slow reader and ain't nothing going to change that.[/quote]

Your floors are probably cleaner than mine are also ;)
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Post by Susan » Sun January 2nd, 2011, 1:53 am

[quote=""Divia""]I'm curious. Why do you think the kindle helps you read faster?[/quote]

The font is always the same on the Kindle and I think my eyes are used to it. Although the size can be adjusted larger or smaller, I just leave it where it was when it came. The e-ink the Kindle uses in known for its easy readability. There is no backlight glare like on computers. My eyes just don't get as tired as when I read a book.
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sun January 2nd, 2011, 2:20 am

I don't keep track. It's hard enough to figure out where I put the ones I'm reading down, without trying to remember whether I've finished or not. Sometimes it will take me years to read a NF research book, in bits and pieces as I need it.

I'm not reading so much fun-fiction this year as in the past, because I am doing some research in Spanish, so to keep my skills for the written word up, my bedtime reading is familiar novels in Spanish.
So here's my count on that: I've gotten about half-way through the Spanish versions of the Lord of the Rings, the first three Harry Potters, all the Little House series, and three books in the Chronicles of Narnia series; and all the way through Don Quixote, original 16th-century version.

Reading in Spanish is a slog for me. There is always some odd phrasing I have to think about -- like 'lying face down' in English is 'lying mouth down' in Spanish. And even though most of these are children's books, I have to look up about one word per page, which gets tedious.

And now that I think about it, that may be the tally for more than just this year.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Sun January 2nd, 2011, 3:05 am

Grand Total: 141 - Pages: 46061 - 326pgs average
(69 Books Free, 68 Own, 4 Loan)

My best year yet so far.

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Post by Divia » Sun January 2nd, 2011, 3:50 am

Yikes. That is a ton of books!
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