Wednesday, June 1, 2011

May Stats


I had some problems with my blog this month that have left me seriously considering a move, although that will surely take a will to decide, plan, and implement.  I was very upset about blogger losing posts as I had done a lot of work that day and lost it all.  Later in the month, I had almost 24 hours where I couldn't sign into my blog nor leave comments.  These were my first and second problems with blogger and it really marred my May. I also had some blogger envy over the many people at BEA; it looked like a lot of fun but I just wasn't in the financial position to go.

I also continued to read at a good pace, almost reaching 200 books for the year! I am planning to enjoy this while it lasts because once I start my job, I will have drastically less time to read.  I read a lot of 2011 YA debuts with generally pleasant results although there were some disappointments.

In June, there will be more reviews from the Book Battle as well as some more YA debuts.  I am also participating in the blog tour for "Cinder & Ella" by Melissa Lemon on June 16th with a review of the twist on my favorite fairy tale.  I'm hoping to read a classic or two as well because I didn't read any in May, focusing on more recent books.  Happy reading everyone!

Monthly Stats:
Books Read This Month: 41
Pages Read This Month: 12,808
Average Length of Book: 312
Average Rating of Book: 3.85
Favorite Book: Mercy by Rebecca Lim
Most Disappointing Book: Eona by Alison Goodman, way too long
Longest Book: Eona by Alison Goodman at a whopping 637 pages
Shortest Book: The Strange Case of Finley Jayne by Kady Cross, the delightful prequel to The Girl in the Steel Corset, at only 72 pages

Year Stats:
Total Books Read: 198
Total Pages Read: 59,139
Average Length of Book: 299 pages
Average Rating of Book: 3.86

By Genre:
Science Fiction/Fantasy-1
Historical Fiction-1
Short Stories-0

Challenge Updates:
Contemps: 2 read, 11 total
Cozy: 1 read, 3 total
British Books: 4 read, 31 total
YA Debut: 10 read, 26 total
Ebook: 18 read, 61 total

Home Library-12
School Library-2
Other ebook source-6
Amazon Vine-3

Read for school: 0
Read for pleasure: 41

Stats for Previous Months: January; February; March; April;

Books Read (Link for those reviewed):
158. Stork by Wendy Delsol
159. Losing Faith by Denise Jaden
160. The Art of Romance by Kaye Dacus
161. Carrie Pilby by Caren Lissner
162. The Story of the Bible by Larry Stone
163. Shine by Lauren Myracle
164. Mercy by Rebecca Lim
165. Girl Wonder by Alexa Martin
166. Like Clockwork by Bonnie Dee
167. Hourglass by Myra McEntire
168. Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky
169. Royal Affairs by Leslie Carroll
170. India Black by Carol K. Carr
171. Between Here and Forever by Elizabeth Scott
172. The Iron Thorn by Caitlin Kittredge
173. Ten Things We Did (And Probably Shouldn't Have) by Sarah Mlynowski
174. Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
175. Clarity by Kim Harrington
176. Cinder & Ella by Melissa Lemon
177. Possession by Elana Johnson
178. Cleopatra Confesses by Carolyn Meyer
179. Princess for Hire by Lindsey Leavitt
180. All The Things You Are by Courtney Sheinmel
181. Royal Blood by Rhys Bowen
182. The Princess and the Hound by Mettie Ivie Harrison
183. The Lost Crown by Sarah Miller
184. Magic Under Glass by Jaclyn Dolamore
185. Hereafter by Tara Hudson
186. Cat Among the Pigeons by Julia Golding
187. Kat, Incorrigible by Stephanie Burgis
188. Mr. Monk on the Road by Lee Goldberg
189. Escape Artist by Ed Ifkovic
190. The Julian Game by Adele Griffin
191. Infernal Devices by K.W. Jeter
192. The Strange Case of Finley Jayne by Kady Cross
193. Eona by Alison Goodman
194. Things I Know About Love by Kate Le Vann
195. The Orchid Affair by Lauren Willig
196. A Marked Man by Barbara Hamilton
197. Divergent by Veronica Roth
198. The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross


  1. I so understand, blogger was so annoying in May. I also couldn't log on a few times, or leave reviews.

    Great stats! You are a reading machine and I love it! I hope you will still get to do some reading when you start your job.

  2. Blogger has me mad as a hatter. I couldn't comment on my own post for a week without performing some McGyver type trick. It is ridiculous. Not only that, other people couldn't comment on my blog either and I couldn't comment on theirs. It was so disturbing and frustrating. I was considering moving too during that week, the forum was covered with people having the same issue with no resolve. It still hasn't been resolve, I'm still McGyvering it over here.

    You have some awesome stats for reading. I'm so in awe. I wish I could read more.

    Don't get discouraged. You are not alone.


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