Friday, January 3, 2014

2013 Recap in Statistics

General
Books Read in 2013: 150
Pages Read in 2012: 45,877
Worst Reading Month: June (read 6 books)
Best Reading Month: October (read 16 books)

Money-related
In these, I use the Barnes and Noble website's current price listing for the format in which I read the book.  I count any books I purchased in 2013 towards the "amount spent" but I do not count any books purchased prior to 2013.  I've also added the $50 yearly membership fee for the Free Library of Philadelphia to my "spent on books" total.

Retail cost of books I read: $2160.13
Amount I spent on books I read: $85.19
Amount I saved by reading books I bought in previous years, review copies, and library copies: $2074.94 I've shocked even myself with that one!

Format
Paperbacks: 39
Hardbacks: 19
Ebooks: 64
Audio: 28

Interestingly enough, this year I read more ebooks than print books (hardback and paperback combined).

Source
Review copy from publisher/publicist: 12
Purchased in 2013: 6
Gifted: 5
Already owned: 7
NetGalley: 21
Edelweiss: 2
Borrowed: 2
Free Library of Philadelphia: 55
Review copy from TLC tours: 19

An overwhelming majority of my books read this year came from FLP - which means the $50 I spent on my membership has been totally worth it.

How about you, Reader Friends?  Anyone have reading statistics to share?


5 comments:

  1. No, no specific statistics to share, that are exact, except to say that I read far more pages in essays and assignments than I did in books.

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  2. I haven't kept stats before but have considered reviewing the savings as you did, wowsa, amazing to see right.

    I know I read more ebooks than hard or soft cover though. I think I read faster too, lol, may be all in my head.

    I must have missed that you listen to audiobooks.

    Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I feel like I read faster on ebook too, but I worry that that means I'm retaining less. I try to check myself frequently and make sure I'm not skimming, but it's worried me ever since I read a study about how much more likely we are to skim in ebook format.

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  3. I read 61 books from the FLP, and since I live in PA, my membership is free! I love that!

    In addition, I read 58 Nook Books, so that is a total of 119 of my 130 book that were read as ebooks!

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    1. FLP was totally my favorite in 2013 - and hopefully in 2014 as well! I love their digital collection.

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