Good morning, and welcome to another edition of Monday Potpourri! It’s been awhile since I’ve participated in Musing Mondays, hosted by Should Be Reading.
To join in, just grab the link, head on over, and respond to this prompt:
How many books do you read in a week? Month? Year?
Early in 2010, I started keeping track on my Curl up and Read blog. I started that blog to track my journey through my TBR stacks, but it also serves as the venue for my reading challenges; books read; books purchased; review books, etc. And I link to my reviews, so I can easily refresh my memory about the books.
In 2010, I read a total of 143 books in the year, which averaged about 2-3 books per week.
So far this year, I’ve read 160 books, and my average weekly reading is 3-4 books. I can’t explain why the increase, except that I’m constantly finding books that I MUST read…on other blogs.
Too bad for my sleeping…and too bad about that budget, since I tend to buy a lot of these. However, this past year has also shown an increase in the books I receive from authors, publishers, and Amazon Vine.
And I’ve whittled the TBR stacks down from 166 when I first started the blog to 50-something. Yes, I should have read more from those stacks, but there is progress happening.
Here’s a snapshot of my current Old TBR stacks (yes, there are new stacks in my office!).
What about the rest of you? Are you surprised by how much you read? Do you track your books and reviews? Come on by and share, please.