Quarter 2 opened a new kind of reading for me. I (Stacie) started several books this quarter and finished few. That wasn’t the new part for me. I didn’t finish all of the books and don’t intend to. (Gulp)
It feels really odd to say that but I finally have learned that skill as a reader. Any compulsion to finish the bad ones is gone. I read a bunch of non-fiction ones too; having got what I needed out of them, I don’t feel like finishing. If I need to revisit the topic, I have notes as to where I finished. I know I can pick it back up again.
That being said, I am faced with a quandary: Do they count for page count and partial reads? I could play with the numbers and use math to figure out how much of a book I read and therefore how to count it. I’m a reasonably good number cruncher so I have the skills to add it to my tracker. Is tracking at that level important?
Random Stats for the Quarter / Year to Date (minus the DNFs):
- 17 / 38 Books
- 5,623 / 13,294 pages
- 71% were series based
- 79% were based in an alternative world (fantasy, steampunk, urban fantasy, dystopian)
- 4 of the 38 have been finished non-fiction (always a goal to increase in this category)
- 6 books were re-reads
- 15 new to me authors
I’m definitely a head of my rough goal of 1 book per week. At my current pace, I’m likely to finish the year right around 100 books, which makes this a normal reading year for me.
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