Tuesday, November 01, 2016

By the Numbers
September/October 2016


Number of books read: 18.

Fiction: 11.
Non-fiction: 7.

Audiobooks: 10.

On the Kindle: 2.
(One of these I own, and I borrowed the other from the public library.)

Number of books read with "Natalie's Book Club": 1.
(Ruta Sepetys' Salt to the Sea ‐ which we loved ‐ was our September read. In October, the pick was Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In, which I'd previously read.)

Books by male authors: 5.
Books by female authors: 13.

5-star rating: 2.
4-star rating: 7.
3-star rating: 8.
2-star rating: 1.

Cumulative number of books read year-to-date: 80.
(My goal is to read a total of 104 books in 2016, so I've to got to read 24 more books before year-end. That's a lot ‐ but I remain hopeful!)


How is your 2016 reading adding up?

Saturday, September 03, 2016

By the Numbers
July/August 2016


Number of books read: 13.

Fiction: 12.
Non-fiction: 1.

Audiobooks: 5.
(Four of these I "read" during my commute, and the other one I "read" on my iPod as incentive to exercise.)

On the Kindle: 8.
(Two of these I had purchased, and the other six I borrowed from the public library.)

Number of books read with "Natalie's Book Club": 2.
(Both Fahrenheit 451 and Just Mercy gave us lots to discuss!)

Books by male authors: 4.
Books by female authors: 9.

New-to-me authors: 6.

5-star rating: 1.
4-star rating: 8.
3-star rating: 3.
2-star rating: 1.

Cumulative number of books read year-to-date: 62.
(My goal is to read a total of 104 books in 2016, so I'm currently seven books behind schedule.)


How is your 2016 reading adding up?

Monday, August 22, 2016

Utah Book Week
August 22 - 28, 2016

For posts about all things bookish in Utah, visit Utah Books and @UtahBooks on Twitter - and join in the fun with the Instagram Challenge.



#UtahBooks #Stack
Just a few of the books currently on my to-read list!

Sunday, July 03, 2016

By the Numbers
May/June 2016



Number of books read: 14.

Fiction: 12.
Non-fiction: 2.

Audiobooks: 7.
(Four of these I "read" via CD during my commuting time. The other three were e-audiobooks, two of which I borrowed from the county library and "read" on my iPod as incentive to exercise and the other of which I "read" via Audible.)

On the Kindle: 4.

Number of books read with "Natalie's Book Club": 2.

Books by male authors: 0.
Books by female authors: 14.

5-star rating: 3.
4-star rating: 5.
3-star rating: 4.
2-star rating: 2.

Cumulative number of books read year-to-date: 49.
(My goal is to read a total of 104 books in 2016, so I'm currently three books behind schedule.)


How is your 2016 reading adding up?

Sunday, May 01, 2016

By the Numbers
March/April 2016


Number of books read: 23.

Fiction: 16.
Non-fiction: 7.

Picture books: 4.

Audiobooks: 7.
(Four of these I "read" via CD during my commuting time. The other three were e-audiobooks: I borrowed Identical from the county library and "read" on my iPod as incentive to exercise; I borrowed Off the Page from the library via One Click Digital and listened to much of it in the mornings while getting ready for the day; and The Master Magician was my first "read" via Audible, purchased to complement the Kindle book.)

On the Kindle: 10.
(I purchased seven of these, including Off the Page and The Master Magician, to which I also listened to e-audiobook versions. I borrowed the other three from the county library.)

Number of books read during Dewey's 24-Hour Read-a-Thon: 9.

Number of books read as part of a book launch team: 1.
(I hadn't heard of Alexandra Kuykendall when her new release Loving My Actual Life came onto my radar screen - but it was perfect for this year when my One Little Word is YES and I am so glad I was able to be part of the launch team.)

Books by male authors: 8.
Books by female authors: 15.

5-star rating: 1.
4-star rating: 15.
3-star rating: 5.
2-star rating: 2.

Cumulative number of books read year-to-date: 35.
(My goal is to read a total of 104 books in 2016, so — thanks to the read-a-thon — I'm actually one book ahead of schedule. At least for the moment.)


How is your 2016 reading adding up?

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Elapsed Time 18:00

Progress Report

Time Reading: 10:30

Pages Read: 592. (That's about 56 pages an hour.)

Books Finished: 3. (Helen of Pasadena by Lian Dolan, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future by Michael J. Fox, and Summerlost by Ally Condie.)

Time on Social Media: 3:00 (I'm @utahalison on both Instagram and Twitter.)

Time Napping or Otherwise On Break: 4:30

Frame of Mind: It's definitely past my normal bedtime, but I'm hoping for more of a feeling of success before I call it quits. I've changed into pajamas, but I still have my contact lenses in. I'm feeling a bit melancholy about the whole day.

Cans of Diet Coke with Lime Consumed: 4 1/2.

Food Consumed:
Pretzel Crisps. Oatmeal with walnuts and brown sugar. Leftover steak and baked potato from Texas Roadhouse. Crab cakes. Red Vines. Steak enchilada with rice and beans from Cafe Rio.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Elapsed Time 13:00

Progress Report

Time Read: 6:30

Pages Read: 290. (That's about 45 pages per hour.)

Books Finished: 1. (Helen of Pasadena by Lian Dolan.)

Time on Social Media: 2:00 (I'm @utahalison on both Twitter and Instagram.)

Time Napping or Otherwise On Break: 4:30

Frame of Mind: I've been much more tired than I hoped to be - but I guess the long workdays over the past two weeks have taken a toll. I'm hoping to pick up the reading pace in the second half of the read-a-thon!

Cans of Diet Coke with Lime Consumed:
4.

Food Consumed:
Pretzel Crisps. Oatmeal with walnuts and brown sugar. Leftover steak and baked potato from Texas Roadhouse. Crab cakes.

Elapsed Time 6:00

Progress Report

Time Reading: 3:30

Pages Read: 157. (I am a little more than half done with Helen of Pasadena by Lian Dolan.)

Books Finished: None yet.

Time on Social Media: 1:00 (I'm @utahalison on both Twitter and Instagram.)

Time Napping or Otherwise On Break: 1:30

Frame of Mind: I was feeling quite sleepy a while ago, so I didn't fight it and just went ahead and had a nap - likely the first of several.

Cans of Diet Coke with Lime Consumed:
2.

Food Consumed:
Pretzel Crisps. Oatmeal with walnuts and brown sugar.