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  1. Amy
    July 16, 2010

    I LOVE the stats!! I love tracking stats too. Some of yours are quite similar to mine. I have also found that with blogging I am reading a lot more fiction and young adult, before this I read a lot more non-fiction. Not a bad thing though! I also read a lot more women authors than men.

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    • Carina
      July 16, 2010

      It’s funny how blogging does that – promotes reading of more fiction and YA books. I wonder if that’s a trend that’s true of most bloggers, or just a few of us?

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  2. Amy
    July 16, 2010

    I wonder if maybe it just gets bloggers out of their comfort areas a bit? Gets us all reading more outside what we normally would? Like, I wonder if someone who read primarily fiction has found themselves reading more non-fiction now because of blogging. Does that make sense?

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  3. Lisa
    July 16, 2010

    *Drops jaw* *List + excel tweak addict rising* omg! I love your stats!!!! teachhh meeeeee LOL

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    • Carina
      July 17, 2010

      I could definitely teach you how to do that. Or, you know, just send you a blank copy of my spreadsheet, though that means you’d be stuck with my categories for the most part unless you knew how to tweak them. 😉

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  4. erisian23
    July 19, 2010

    i am not a well rounded reader. i fear statistical analysis of my habits..

    i also envy the backbone you have not only researching this, but also making it public.

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    • Carina
      July 19, 2010

      Backbone? I think it was more morbid curiousity than anything else that made me do it. Once the spreadsheet is set up, it takes next to no effort to log in each book as I read it, and the rest is done for me!

      I think that being a “well rounded reader” is sometimes very over-rated. Why should I read things that don’t interest me, just for the sake of being “well rounded”? We should definitely go outside of our comfort zone, yes, but what constitutes “well rounded”?

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  5. Kim (Sophisticated Dorkiness)
    July 20, 2010

    I love stats posts like this! I did one for a mid year review too, but was too lazy to do graphs. My fiction/nonfiction was just about opposite of you — like 65 percent nonfiction, the rest fiction. I didn’t do percentages, but I’m pretty sure my classics versus contemporary would be pretty much the same. But I too have a bunch of classics on my nook that I hope I will read soon!

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