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Thirty years of tracking my reading: 06/08/17
Today marks the close of my thirtieth year of tracking my reading. While I primarily do the tracking via GoodReads, LibraryThing, and this blog, I do still maintain a handwritten list of everything read. Writing the list by hand is fraught with problems — human induced errors. For instance, as I was finishing up my list for the year, I realized I had at the very start of the year, transposed the numbers. I had to re-write an entire year's worth of numbers.
Two decades ago I predicted where I would be in my reading based on my progress at the time. I thought I would be crossing the ten thousand mark around 2030. At my current rate, I"ll that milestone around January, 2018.
Now with all the introduced errors over three decades, I'm somewhere between 8067 and 8164 books completed. The low number is the handwritten number. The high number is what my year by year totals add up to. Maybe some year when I have a lot of time on my hand, I'll resolve the number. Regardless, I'm about thirteen years ahead of my schedule.
This last year I read 432 books, up from the previous year's 335 books. It's keeping with my GoodReads goal, one that I will probably finish in October at the rate I'm going.
Last year I said I needed to post the review of my last book finished — Kraken by Wendy Williams. Well, here it is a year later, and I still haven't posted the review. The review is currently scheduled for November 4th. Of course, my reviewing schedule is flexible to accommodate other things as I read them. There's a very good chance this review will get bumped.
The year opened with me reading The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson. It ends with me reading Volume Four of Giant Days by John Allison, Max Sarin, et al. I'm reading the album versions of the books, rather than the individual comics. This volume covers issues thirteen through sixteen. Volume Five comes out on June 20th but I probably won't order it until after the move to the apartment.