So I was browsing around in my Google Reader today (which I haven’t done near enough of lately) and came across Chartroose’s contest. I was too late, as I usually am for contests (a day late and a dollar short…the story of my life), but I had a rip roaring good time reading about how many books people have read so far this year. You had to have read the most books this year to win the contest. There’s no contest here, I just want to know how much you’ve read!
I’ll go first. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but I keep track of the books I’ve read. I haven’t read much compared to many of my blogging buddies, but I did get married this year, a time suck like no other, and for the first four months I was working two jobs. So while my reading this year might be a poor showing, I’m hoping that next year I’ll easily surpass 100 books, which is not as much as some, but is a lot considering all I’ve got going on (don’t tell me husbands don’t take up lots of time – they do!).
I guess I haven’t told you how many books I’ve read, have I? Okay, well, it’s 44. *blush*
Now it’s your turn! And because I love polls, I’ve set one up. And after you’ve voted in the poll, feel free to leave a comment explaining your vote. Or not.
Oh, and to make sure you’re not inflating your numbers, there’s rules. I’m copying Char’s rules directly:
Addendum: Many of you have questions about what counts and what doesn’t, so I’ll try to explain this a bit more. I’ve always considered novellas to be little books of less than 150 pages, so I’m going to keep thinking about them that way. I don’t think there are many novellas out there, so I don’t think we have to worry about them anyway.
Any other books except for poetry collections and graphic novels (since they are much easier to whiz through) will be counted, and this includes non-fiction and short story anthologies (unless those books are less than 150 pages in length).
I realize that some books are harder to read than others. I don’t think there are many people who read tons of teen books entering this contest, so I don’t believe I’ll have to face the dilemma of whether or not to pick someone who has read the Harry Potter series twelve times this year over someone who reads Joyce and Tolstoy.