Contents of blog copyright Book Dragon's Lair 2009-2017
It's been an interesting year so far. I've lost both my Moms. My mother died in January after a long decline. Soon after, my Mother-in-Law went in for bypass surgery. While her heart healed, other issues zapped her strength and she died April 22.

I may have challenge update posts but I don't know when I'll be posting regularly or when I'll get to visit everyone who is working on the challenges I'm hosting.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

End of Year Report 2009, sorry, it's a bit long winded....


BOOKS READ: One of the challenges I sign-up for, and failed to keep updated, was "Pages Read". I do know that I choose to read 50,000 pages during 2009 and met that goal in July. I added another 30,000 and at the end of December....I've read 88,103 pages. Granted some of my ebooks don't have pages so it is more but I'm just happy I made it to 80,000...and NOT to have made it to 100G!!!


453 books* were read, of which....
re-reads: 112
nonfiction: 10
library books: 38
children/teen: 60
ebooks: 246
titles under 100 pages: 149
titles over 400 pages: 32

365 days = 241.4 pages per day
average 195 pages per title/binding

looks like one goal for 2010 should be to read fewer shorts and more chunksters ;-D Actually, I'm quite pleased. Last year the non-fiction would have been much lower or zero and the re-reads would have been considerable higher. The total would have been higher also - blogging seems to take away from my reading.

* each "book" was a single binding even if very, very short.



READING CHALLENGES JOINED: 2009 was a big year for me, and a learning experience. I was introduced to reading challenges and book blogging then to all you wonderful people who have made my life less insane. It is good to meet other people read like I do & love to talk about books. And those with small children &/or jobs? Hats off to you, how do you do it???? I don't really want to know but M does ;-) And the ARCs? I'm reading out of my comfort zone and am loving it!

I'm not even sure of which challenge I joined first anymore, I just know they all sounded so good and I kept adding to the list....the number of challenges I ended up joining for 2009 (including perpetual ones) is.....63

Of those 63:
perpetual: 5
completed: 29
end in 2010: 9
abandoned out right: 12
failed to complete goal: 13, some just barely!


Challenges Completed:
20 Books in 2009
100+ Reading Challenge
2009 Pub Chalenge
A-Z Reading Challenge
August Reading Challenge
Books into Movies
Cat Sleuth Challenge
Christmas in July
Christmas Reading Challenge
Confuzzled Faerie Book Challenge
Cozy Mystery Challenge
Dewey's 24 hr Read-a-thon, October
eBook Reading Challenge
Fall into Reading
Holiday Reading Challenge
In Their Shoes
Love Bites
National Just Read More Novels Month
New to You Authors
R.I.P. IV
Reading through the Seasons
Rescue Challenge
Ride the Reading Wave
Summer Reading Challenge
Summer Vacation Challenge
Support Your Local Library
What an Animal II
What's in a Name?


READING CHALLENGES HOSTING:
In 2009: 3
In 2010: 8


READING CHALLENGES for 2010:
With hosting, perpetual, carry-overs and new challenges....I've joined 28 challenges. Hey, that's not bad plus I've already completed two of them. Wendy, I love you, but I've got to stop visiting your blog. I'm serious, A Novel Challenge is a great place to go for new challenges but I've got to avoid it! For at least a couple of months.


ummm, let's see... hosting more, but joined fewer. Well, the year isn't here yet! If you break 2010's challenges down to books needed with no overlap....no, that's too scary to contemplate.

3 comments:

hcmurdoch said...

I am tired just reading about how much you've read in the past year! How do you do it? Do you remember the books you've read? I joined 13 challenges for the upcoming year and hope I can do them all (I've got a bunch of overlap).

April said...

453...to quote Wayne's World "We're not worthy"

Dang girl, congrats on reading so much!!

<3

Literary Feline said...

Thanks for the report! It looks like you had a good reading year. All those books! Congratulations on the challenges you completed and came close on. Considering how much you read, I think you should count them all as successes regardless. LOL

Have a wonderful New Year!

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