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Thirty-four years of tracking my reading: 06/09/21
Since 1987 I've been tracking my reading. I happened to start my list (in an old Holly Hobbie diary) on this day in 1987. I was just finishing up 7th grade. To read more about the reasons, see 2019's post.
Last night marked the close of my 34th year of tracking my reading. I am about five-sixths the way through my third handwritten volume. By my handwritten account, I'm at 9316. By my calculations in Numbers, I'm at 9515 books.
There are numerous places where my handwritten count has drifted by a number and I've tried to go back to fix these errors and have probably introduced new errors. What I need to do is print out numbers from 1 to 9515 or wherever I am when I do this and paste them in, line by line, to fix these errors.
Four years ago I predicted that by January of 2018, I would cross ten thousand books. Silly me. I I just crossed 9,000 and won't hit 10,000 until December 2022 or maybe mid spring 2023.
My first book for year 34 was Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender (2020). My last book was Well Met by Jen DeLuca (2019). I will get it reviewed sometime this summer.
I am still focusing on diversifying my reading. The big change, though, is that I've so completely worked through my backlog of reviews that I'm running about even with posting reviews of what I read.