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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.

Friday, January 4, 2013

End of Year Report



I have been terrible with stats this year! I do know the correct number of books I read this year because I put it on a spreadsheet. I do not know how many were ebooks, children's books, library books, review books. I lied, I went by month instead of year and it worked out.

The easiest to report would be challenges. I tried to be good about listing the books read. I may not have done a wrap-up post but there should be a list of books.

Let us start with an easy question: How many challenges did you sign up for last year?

Well, I think I did 19 Read-a-Thons/events and 71 challenges.

Yikes! I came close to finishing some of them, fudged a little to complete some (Honeybee as a weapon? - fine, read another with Poison as the weapon) and abandoned others. I had fun with all of them.

I had a personal goal to review more personal books in 2012 than I did in 2011. I needed 13 and I listed 14. I know I did horrible reviewing my review books but I think there were 13 listed.

I need to break this down as months before getting the year end totals. . . .

Okay. I read 17 non-fiction books this year. Mainly because I started running. This year will have running and diabetes books.

Total books: 268
review books: 11
borrowed: 15 (library or friend)
under 18: 19 (anything from board books to teen paranormal - okay, there was only one board book counted)
Four counted towards perpetual challenges

I didn't keep track of pages or format although I can tell you there were no audio books.

How many challenges did you actually complete?
43. I think that's a record for me. Thank heavens and hosts for "books may overlap with other challenges"

How many did you abandon completely.
Four right off the top of my head, nope, six plus two read-a-longs, and I failed the one I was hosting!

The highest book total was December with 42 books read, the lowest was March with 9.
Highest to lowest. . . Dec, May, Aug, Apr, Sep, Jul, Nov, Oct, Jan, Feb/Jun, Mar.

I only posted about two books that made it to my DNF list but I know there were more library books that were returned before being finished. Seventeen books are on my "still reading" list but I hope to get at least four of them finished. 

I guess that's it.

Happy New Year! Happy Reading!



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1 comment:

Tanya @ Mom's Small Victories said...

43 challenges completed!?!? Wow, I signed up for 4 or 5 for 2013 and thought I was nuts. I hope I can overlap books, none of the hosts said I could not. Anyway congrats on a great year, new fan here!

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