How time does fly! I can’t believe it’s already time for another State of the Blog update.
Despite being stressed at work and dealing with some sickness and travel, it’s been a really good three months: I read more books this quarter (but somehow fewer pages), and even better, I enjoyed more books. Which is every reader’s ultimate goal.
Okay, let’s cut the chit-chat. On to the stats!
First, the basics
- Books read since April 1 – 26
- Pages read – 7,694
- Books reviewed – 22
- Books not enjoyed – 3
- Library books – 10
- Ebooks – 1
- Fiction – 20
- Non-fiction – 6
- YA – 8
- Graphic Novel – 2
- Classic – 1
- Period Novel – 1
- Religious/Spiritual – 2
- Adventure – 4
- Children’s Literature – 1
- Mystery/Thriller – 4
- Paranormal/Supernatural – 5
- History – 1
- Gothic Reading Challenge: 6/10
- I finally bit the bullet and got a library card from the big city nearest me. I have to drive much farther to one of those branches than to my city’s library, but the selection is so much bigger and broader. I’ve saved myself a lot of money by paying for an out-of-county library card and borrowing two or three new books every two weeks or so.
- In mid-June I said goodbye to the Notable Quotables meme and hello to Musing Mondays. It’s nice to switch things up.
- I recently pondered my obsessive need to apologize, and asked readers to chime in with their thoughts.
- I got way too into Picture the Dead and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Is anyone else getting into the “scrapbook novel” genre?
Lots of good stuff coming up here at Bookzilla. I was buried in a veritable avalanche of bookish birthday presents, and now my biggest difficulty is choosing which to read next! Overall, though, stay tuned for some tough ladies, two teenaged boys who meet two teenaged girls, a smattering of non-fiction, and a zombie who wants the one thing he can’t have.
How’s your summer reading going? Picked up any new memes recently? Anyone else have to resort to extensive travel to get their reading fix?
4 thoughts on “June 2011 State of the Blog”
Yep. I started the Friday Reads meme two Fridays ago. Didn’t get to participate this last Friday bc I had family in town.
Ooh, Twitter memes! I’m in on that one. There’s so many people participating, though, it’s impossible to read all the tweets. I’m glad the organizers have their associated blog, where you can see what all everyone was reading from the previous week. I’ve noticed that The Help has been near the top of the list for several weeks now.
Congrats on popping your Ebook cherry since your last State of the Blog. You should really up your non-fiction numbers and maybe give a couple of autobiographies a try. It really does bring something a little extra when incredible stories are told about real people.
I’ve actually read several ebooks before the one numbered here (which was The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, btw). I’ve read all of Snyder’s Poison Study series using the ibook app on my iPhone.
I’ve got some non-fiction coming up. But since work is so stressful recently, I’ve been reading a lot of fluff. And the non-fiction I read is generally pretty deep stuff (psychology, sociology, etc.), so I’ve been putting it off. That’s what Non-Fiction November is for! 😀