Friday, October 03, 2008

Reading update at the end of 3Q

I can hardly believe that this year is now 3/4 over. Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner.

In this quarter, I read even more books than in the previous two, completing 37 books and 14,503 pages. I can easily attribute that to the fact that I had a couple of long car trips which gave me plenty of time to read.

69. Stranger in a Strange Land, Robert A Heinlein (2 July)
70. Sense of Evil, Kay Hooper (3 July)
71. Out of the Deep I Cry, Julia Spencer-Fleming (6 July)
72. Oracle, Mike Resnick (8 July)
73. In the Midnight Hour, Patti O'Shea (12 July)
74. Prophet, Mike Resnick (12 July)
75. The Trouble with Magic, Madelyn Alt (14 July)
76. Twilight, Stephenie Meyer (17 July)
77. Star Surgeon, Alan Nourse (19 July)
78. Magic Bites, Ilona Andrews (21 July)
79. Magic Burns, Ilona Andrews (24 July)
80. The Nerd Who Loved Me, Vicki Lewis Thompson (27 July)
81. Old Man's War, John Scalzi (30 July)
82. The Mysterious Benedict Society, Trenton Lee Stewart (2 August)
83. New Moon, Stephenie Meyer (6 August)
84. Love Over Scotland, Alexander McCall Smith (11 August)
85. Eclipse, Stephenie Meyer (12 August)
86. Breaking Dawn, Stephenie Meyer (16 August)
87. The Door Through Space, Marion Zimmer Bradley (16 August)
88. The Bookfair Murders, Anna Porter (17 August)
89. The Last Templar, Rayond Khoury (18 August)
90. Freedom's Price, Suzanne Brockmann (19 August)
91. To Darkness and to Death, Julia Spencer-Fleming (20 August)
92. The Onuissance Cells, Steve Jordan (22 August)
93. On the Trail of the Space Pirates, Carey Rockwell (22 August)
94. Little Brother, Cory Doctorow (22 August)
95. Jean Lorrah Collected, Jean Lorrah (27 August)
96. Earth Has No Sorrow, Michelle Blake (31 August)
97. Shield of the Sky, Susan Krinard (6 September)
98. The Pillars of the Earth, Ken Follett (12 September)
99. Justice Denied, J A Jance (13 September)
100. The Lies of Locke Lamora, Scott Lynch (19 September)
101. Dreamer, Steven Harper (22 September)
102. Finders Keepers, Linnea Sinclair (25 September)
103. Night Life, Caitlin Kittredge (27 September)
104. Nightmare, Steven Harper (29 September)
105. Trickster, Steven Harper (29 September)

There were 10 books which qualified as Chunksters this quarter, each exceeding 450 pages. Stranger in a Strange Land: 528 pages, Twilight: 544 pages, The Mysterious Benedict Society: 512 pages, New Moon: 608 pages, Eclipse: 640 pages, Breaking Dawn: 768 pages, Shield of the Sky: 502 pages, Pillars of the Earth: 976 pages, The Lies of Locke Lamora: 752 pages, and Finders Keepers: 453 pages.

Breakdown by genre

  • Adventure: 1
  • ChickLit: 1
  • Fantasy: 10
  • Historical: 1
  • Mainstream: 1
  • Mystery: 8
  • Romance: 1
  • SciFi: 14

In early August, I purchased a second-hand Sony PRS 505. It came with a couple of books on it that I want to read before I register it with the Sony store. I've finished reading The Lies of Locke Lamora and I want to read Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson. I've downloaded several copyright-free or creative commons books and loaded them onto the Sony, and I'm all set to go with plenty of books to read, regardless of the format.

So, finishing up the statistics from last quarter's reading...

Breakdown by format:

  • Mass-market paperback: 15
  • Trade paperback: 1
  • eBook/Kindle: 17
  • eBook/Sony: 3
  • audio book: 1

Sources for eBooks:

  • Free downloads from Feedbooks: 3
  • Purchased from Amazon: 9
  • Purchased from Fictionwise: 4
  • Free from author: 1
  • Free from TOR: 2
  • Unknown: 1

I read through a couple of series during this quarter. In particular, the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer and the Silent Empire series by Stephen Harper. The Twilight books were all purchased for the Kindle from The Silent Empire books are destined for a swap at BookObsessed.

Speaking of BookObsessed, of the 16 paper books I read this past quarter, ten were offered in swaps or virtual book boxes. Eight were taken and six of those have been mailed and received. Four others are planned to be swapped soon.

105 / 120 (87.5%)

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