Header image with four cats and the text: Pussreboots, a book review nearly every day. Online since 1997
Now 2024 Previous Articles Road Essays Road Reviews Author Black Authors Title Source Age Genre Series Format Inclusivity LGBTA+ Artwork WIP

Recent posts

Month in review

Broadway Bird by Alex Timbers and Alisa Coburn (Illustrations)
Deadly Appearances by Gail Bowen
Deadly Summer Nights by Vicki Delany and Jennifer Van Dyck (narrator)
Death by Beach Read by Eva Gates and Elise Arsenault (narrator)
The Game of X by Robert Sheckley
Heartstopper: Volume One by Alice Oseman
Into the Wild: Yet Another Misadventure by Doreen Cronin and Stephen Gilpin (Illustrations)
The Legend of the Dream Giants by Dustin Hansen
A Midwinter's Tail by Sofie Kelly and Cassandra Campbell (Narrator)
Murder at the Mansion by Sheila Connolly and Emily Durante (Narrator)
Mycroft and Sherlock by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse
New from Here by Kelly Yang
Nettle & Bone by T. Kingfisher
No Country for Old Gnomes by Delilah S. Dawson and Kevin Hearne
Reclaim the Stars: 17 Tales Across Realms & Space edited by Zoraida Córdova
Rise of the Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste
Shadowghast by Thomas Taylor
Spy x Family, Volume 2 by Tatsuya Endo and Casey Loe (Translator)
Strangled Eggs and Ham by Maddie Day and Laural Merlington (Narrator)
Sugar and Vice by Eve Calder and Christa Lewis (Narrator)
Three Tainted Teas by Lynn Cahoon and Angie Hickman (Narrator)
Travelers Along the Way: A Robin Hood Remix by Aminah Mae Safi
Valentine Murder by Leslie Meier and Karen White (Narrator)
The Wedding Crasher by Mia Sosa

Canadian Book Challenge: 2022-2023

May 2022 Sources

May 2022 Summary

Thirty-five years of tracking my reading

Previous month

Rating System

5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

Reading Challenges

Beat the Backlist 2024

Ozathon: 12/2023-01/2025

Canadian Book Challenge: 2023-2024

Chicken Prints
Paintings and Postcards

Privacy policy

This blog does not collect personal data. It doesn't set cookies. Email addresses are used to respond to comments or "contact us" messages and then deleted.

Thirty-five years of tracking my reading: 06/08/22

Thirty-five years of tracking my reading

Since 1987 I've been tracking my reading. My tracking years run from June 9th to June 8th of the next year. Today ends my thirty-fifth year of tracking. To read more about the reasons, see 2019's post.

Today marks the close of my 35th year of tracking my reading. I am ten and a half pages away from finishing my third handwritten volume. By my handwritten account, I'm at 9620 books read. By my calculations in Numbers, I'm at 9817 books.

In 1995 I started transcribing my handwritten notes into a spreadsheet. I haven't kept up with it over the years, meaning I haven't caught the handwritten errors in numbering as they happen. I know of a number of places where my hand counting has drifted.

I'm now back at more actively transcribing the books. I've finished transcribing volume 1. I'm 2/3 of the way through volume 2. As I get further along, I'll start correcting my graph showing my progress through the years.

Last year I adjusted my prediction for hitting 10,000 books would be by December of this year or maybe spring of next year. I have 214 lines left in volume 3. By my count in Numbers, that means I'll hit 10,000 just before I finish volume 2. By my current reading rate, that will probably be January or February of 2023.

My first book for year 35 was Furbidden Fatality by Deborah Blake (2021). My last book was Books Can Be Deceiving by Jenn McKinlay (2011). I will get the book reviewed later this year.

Midway through this last year I ran out of my backlog of reviews. So going forward I'm no longer aiming for posting a review every day. Nor am I trying to read 300 books a year. I am aiming for around 200.

Comments  (0)

Lab puppy
Email (won't be posted):
Blog URL:

Twitter Tumblr Mastadon Flickr Facebook Facebook Contact me

1997-2024 Sarah Sammis