February 28, 2013

Celebrating (my) literacy in our shortest month

Following hard on the heels of yesterday's post, here's the scoop on my February reads:

Books Read: February 2013

01. American Gods (Neil Gaiman)
02. The Virgin in the Garden (A. S. Byatt)
03. Stuff White People Like (Christian Lander)
04. Still Life (A. S. Byatt)
05. The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins)
06. Catching Fire (Suzanne Collins)
07. Mockingjay (Suzanne Collins)
08. Northanger Abbey (Jane Austen)
09. Babel Tower (A. S. Byatt)
10. Mort (Terry Pratchett)
11. Pontoon (Garrison Keillor)
12. Look Me In the Eye (John Elder Robison)
13. In This Mountain (Jan Karon)
14. This Side of Paradise (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
15. When We Were Romans (Matthew Kneale)
16. Fevre Dream (George R. R. Martin)
17. Diamond Grill (Fred Wah)


Cumulative Stats for 2013 

Total books read: 33

Average number of books read per month: 16.5

Fiction: 31
Non-Fiction: 2

Books by male authors: 16
Books by female authors: 17

Books by living authors: 29
Books by dead authors: 4

Books read for the first time: 10
Books read at least once before: 23

February 27, 2013

Maybe all this reading explains why I never update my blog?

I meant to post this, oh, about a month ago, but it never quite made it to the top of my to-do list.

I like books, and I read a lot of them. And I like data, so I do things like catalogue them (our library is 661 volumes and counting). I used to review books; I don't know if I'll ever get back into that, but I'm still compelled to keep track of what I'm reading... and then assemble statistics.

Books! Data! Yay!

Books Read: January 2013

01. Night Watch (Terry Pratchett)
02. Captain Vorpatril's Alliance (Lois McMaster Bujold)
03. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Alan Bradley)
04. The Weed that Strings the Hangman's Bag (Alan Bradley)
05. A Red Herring Without Mustard (Alan Bradley)
06. I am Half-Sick of Shadows (Alan Bradley)
07. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (J. K. Rowling)
08. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (J. K. Rowling)
09. Have His Carcasse (Dorothy L. Sayers)
10. The Hallowed Hunt (Lois McMaster Bujold)
11. Wintersmith (Terry Pratchett)
12. Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
13. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (J. K. Rowling)
14. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (J. K. Rowling)
15. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (J. K. Rowling)
16. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (J. K. Rowling)

Cumulative Stats for 2013

Total books read: 16

Fiction: 16
Non-Fiction: 0

Books by male authors: 7
Books by female authors: 9

Books by living authors: 14
Books by dead authors: 2

Books read for the first time: 5
Books read at least once before: 11

February 26, 2013

Snippets

This is the way we text:

Christine (2:15 pm): Let's name a child Gondibert.

Christine (2:21 pm): A university friend of mine is randomly in Rivertown this week! We're going to get together on Thurs probably since I'm off. I'm excited to see her :)

Christine (2:23 pm): Hmm, I wonder how long my fly has been undone?

Stan (2:33 pm): Awesome.

Christine (2:35 pm): Gondibert works for you, then?