Wow! I managed to finish a whopping eleven (11) books in November, the last of which I completed just an hour before midnight on the 30th. I did spend about 200 minutes longer reading during the month while absorbing almost 20 pages less. I think that means I’m ruminating more on what I just read before turning (sorry, is that flipping or flicking?) the page. I’m rapidly approaching 75,000 pages read since I began tracking such numbers back in January 2010.
I read more in October than I did last month, but finished less books. While the total book pages read — 1643 — was 299 more than in September — I spent considerably more time reading them, 3214 minutes compared to 2082 minutes last month. Does that mean I’m reading slower now? At any rate, I have already surpassed my goal of finishing 50 books for the entire year of 2013 so each additional book is a bonus.
With just under three months remaining in the year, I just completed my goal of finishing 50 books in 2013. Last year, it was a struggle to reach the same number while I finished over a hundred in both of the previous years. I attribute this slow-down in reading to my Kindle. That’s somewhat ironic, I know, but I tend to read lengthier books in digital form than I did when I was reading “tree-books.”
In September, I finished reading seven books which is two more than either July or August. And yet the total page-count was a couple of hundred less than last month’s. This was because several of the books were shorter. Indeed, two were of short story or novella length. But the good news is that, at 49 books finished thus far in 2013, I am just ONE short of my goal for entire year!
I always had a soft spot for Roald Dahl’s novel Matilda. In fact, I love that book’s Quentin Blake illustrations so much that I used this image on my name cards when I was a reading teacher! Have a fun time however you choose to spend the day… Posted from WordPress for Android Continue reading Happy Roald Dahl Day!
Another month gone means another round of useless reading statistics. On the plus side, I did read much more in August than I had in July. I’d like to think that was due to the books being much more interesting rather than a desire for more “impressive” stats. You be the judge…
The name of this series comes from the Android app that gives me the total number of minutes that I read each day, week, and month (although I use the timer on another app called ReadTracker and just punch the numbers into ReadingLog). By the way, that’s the app’s icon at the head of this entry.
Okay. Let’s go.
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