We are again participating the week long Bout of Books readathon. I am again taking my Christmas Holiday the first week of January so it coincides which is nice. A good way to get the year started!!
The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @
Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins
12:01am Monday, January 2nd and runs through Sunday, January 8th in
whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are
challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are
completely optional. For all Bout of Books 18 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team
Books Finished: 117
Pages Read: 38,483
Average # of Pages per Book: 329
I read authors born in 19 different countries: 1. USA - 64, 2. England - 20, 3. Wales - 6, 4. Russia - 4 and 5. France - 3
I read authors born in 23 different US States: 1. New York - 8, 2. Texas - 5 and 3. Missouri, Georgia, Massachusetts and Minnesota - 4
I read books with titles starting with 21 different letters. I did not read books starting with N, V, X, Y or Z.
I read authors with last names starting with 18 different letters. I did not read I, J, K O, Q, U, V and X
Since I've started tracking the number of books (2005) I have read 925 which means an average of 77 per year. Since I've started tracking the # of pages (2008) I have read 269,411 pages at an average or 29,935 a year and 348 per book.
Next years goal for books read will be 100. A higher target, but, I have now hit over 100 two years in a row. This years goal was 66.
Born in Hartlepool, England. Left home age 18 to go to The University of Bradford. Earned a degree in Chemistry and Chemical Technology. Moved to London to work. Married Jenn, from TX, in 1997. Moved to High Wycombe. After 1 year of marriage moved to Edna, TX. Then job moves took us the Bay Area of CA in Jan 1999, then to Raleigh, NC in Oct 2001 followed by a move back to the Houston, TX area in Jan 2011.