TSS: Best laid plans
I had planned to spend yesterday in a mini-readathon; I’ve been kind of distractible lately, and I really just needed to plant my butt in my reading chair and plow through a book or two. However, I got distracted (see?) by the A&E Colin Firth Pride and Prejudice. I’d been thinking about rewatching it since last weekend when I saw The King’s Speech (which was absolutely wonderful), and yesterday sort of went “Oh, I’ll just put a DVD on in the background while I’m picking up the house.” and then five hours later I’ve watched the entire thing and not read a single page or written a single review all day.
So today! Today I will read! And write reviews! (And do laundry! but that’s neither here nor there.) I’d like to finish up How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe by Charles Yu, which thus far is interesting, and so very meta that it makes my head hurt, but has only now latched onto a plot, and I’m on page 100 and change. I’m also making progress on the last book of The Forsyte Saga, so if I can knock off a few pages of that too, things’ll be good.
Oh! Apropos of absolutely nothing else in this post, I’ve been working on revamping my reading tracking spreadsheet. It works much the same, but each year now has its own page, and space to track other variables, like the sex of the author, the genre, the year the book was published, where it came from, number of unique authors, etc. It should be pretty customizable to your own tracking needs, but if there are variables out there that lots of people would like to have but that I haven’t thought of, I’ll add them in before I post the new version. So….
What about you, readers? If you do yearly wrap-up posts, what kind of variables/percents/tallies do you report? Or would you like to report, if you had a nifty spreadsheet that would keep track of them for you?
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