Good morning. How is your weekend going?
Our crew has been staying up late and sleeping in until past nine. I think my husband dreads going back to work next Tuesday. I may make myself start sleeping the school schedule by next Wednesday so Monday, the 8th, won’t be zombie land.
Today is my mum’s birthday. .*･ﾟ☆HAPPYヾ(*＾-＾*)ﾉBIRTHDAY, MUM!☆ﾟ･*. We’re going up to the city this afternoon to celebrate.
For the present, I’ve been spending my days sewing and knitting. Oh, and I’ve started to design thank you notes. I’ll have posts next week of what I’ve been up to. For the time being, I thought I’d pop in and sum up my reading for 2017. Here’s what Goodreads has said about it:
I just went through my whole book list, counting and even doing some recounting. My numbers are off by one even though I counted through my Read list twice, once for genre and the other for format (・・。)ゞ- oh well *shrugs*. The husband of course suggested I keep an Excel sheet to keep track, LOL. Some books, like those of the Harry Potter series, can belong in two or more categories but I chose the one that most represented each book. Here are the approximate numbers:
My numbers are spot on with what my intentions were for 2017. I had intended to read more mystery which I did. I did get sucked deeper into the fantasy genre once I had tried out the Kate Daniels series.
I was inspired to represent my stats like this because Kathryn always sums up each month of her reading. I don’t know how she creates her boxes, but if you’re curious about mine, I used Microsoft Word. The first one I use a text box; the second one I used the shape tool and then inserted a text box inside. When everything was saved, I took a screenshot of each, pasted them into Paint, cropped each box, and then saved each as a JPG file.
ೕ(˃̵ᴗ˂̵ ๑) Oh! I just figured out why my count was off by one! I was telling the husband about it when the light bulb went on! There was one, YA audiobook I had started late December and then finished early January. I didn’t count that as a book read for this year because I had started it before then. Goodreads counted it though. I’m fine with a 108 books as a final number.
Obviously, I did well with this challenge. My goal was the status of Stenographer (can listen while multi-tasking) 10-15. Thirty-seven audiobooks were listened to while knitting or making cards. I more than doubled my goal.
So what do your reading numbers look like by today? What genre did you favor the most? Which one did you challenge yourself with for 2017? Please share in the comments.
Don’t forget, Shelia of Book Journey is hosting again the First Book of the Year event. I have my book already and ready to go for tomorrow. I hope you’ll join us!
Okie doke, I’m off to work on a summary of my crafting. I’m curious to see what’s been made and what the numbers are. I hope you have some fun plans tonight for New Year’s Eve. Safe travels to you and TTYL.