When you can’t splurge on a goat print, you may bake me a cake. This cake.

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# Final 2009 Stats

In case you were wondering, I did (barely) manage to read 100 books last year, although a good portion of them were picture books. My excuse is that I only started reading picture books after the Bwun was born.

So.

Total number of pages read in 2009:

20,919.

(That doesn’t include books I re-read, of which there were 5.)

Yes, that does beat my previous record – remember that in 2008 my goal was to set a new record for pages read. I know you must be curious, so here are the results from all years since I started keeping track. (I haven’t a clue how to make a table in WordPress, so you’ll see the year, followed by number of pages, number of books, and average pages per day.)

2004 .  10,758  .  42  .  29.45
2005 .  12,843  .  58  .  35.16
2006 .  7,035  .  26  .  19.26
2007 .  9,080  .  28  .  24.86
2008 .  12,914  .  42  .  35.66
2009 .  20,919  .  95  .  57.27

Overall, I’ve averaged 33.56 pages per day since 2004. Currently there are about 160 books on my to-read list, and it will take me another 4+ years to read them at my current rate. (Of course, if I keep up my 2009 rate, it goes down to 2.5 years!)

There you have it. I read A LOT this past year, more than I thought would really be possible with having the Bwun around. This year I have a much, much easier goal (26 books, with a fun rule about authors) that I hope will make reading a little more enjoyable and a little less stressful.

You may now tell me how impressed you are. And how weird you think I am for keeping a spreadsheet to track my reading. (If you want, I’ll link you to the spreadsheet on Google Docs so you can really believe I’m weird.)

# Clever

Did you know that the Bwun is so smart, he can type upside down?

Not pictured: the Bwun actually typing something.