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How many books have you read in 2012?

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CandyLoo Sun 23-Dec-12 15:32:50

I posted a thread some weeks ago asking when and how you find the time to read. Thanks for your replies. I'm been reading more since then but am wondering just how many books you've read in the last year?
I've read 12.

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poppyknot Sun 23-Dec-12 15:35:45

About the same. Always see the new year as a chance to read, say a book a week. It has not happened that way........

CandyLoo Sun 23-Dec-12 15:38:28

I'm the same!
In my defence, 2012 was the year I discovered mumsnet.
But I WILL aim for 2 books a month next year.
Its' not as if I find it a chore, I love reading...just spend too much time doing 'stuff'.

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gazzalw Sun 23-Dec-12 15:39:29

Hmmm about the same, although some months I'm more prolific than others.....Depends what grabs me though....

MirandaWest Sun 23-Dec-12 15:40:39

Not enough blush. One of my resolutions will be to read more. Hopefully one book a week. And mumsnet less.

overtheseatocalais Sun 23-Dec-12 16:27:37

I must admit to bringing up the average. I read very quickly and get through a book every 2 /3 days. I work f/t and have 2 children and a busy DH. I read at every opportunity & late into the night. I am a big fan of our local library (could not afford to fund or store my habit!) and visit regularly getting out between 12-16 books for myself and some for the children, who (so far) have not inherited my tendencies. My mum is the same as me. I also love listening to audio books and radio serials on BBC Radio 4 Extra. I don't cook much (DH does) and am not mad keen on housework! grin so perhaps should read less and engage more... but it's an addiction. I have to read. When I go away I pack books first. I couldn't have a kindle, I love to hold a book.

CandyLoo Sun 23-Dec-12 16:40:51

What kind of books do you enjoy overtheseatocalais?

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noddyholder Sun 23-Dec-12 16:41:48

Average 2 a month

snozzlemaid Sun 23-Dec-12 16:59:06

My total so far is 35. I was hoping for at least one a week. Will try harder next year.

webfizzystuff Sun 23-Dec-12 17:04:09

I'm on 51 - I'm getting twitchy about whether I'll actually make it to 52, I think I need some thing easy to finish the year off on target!

CandyLoo Sun 23-Dec-12 17:05:26

Wow webfizzystuff!
And next year? What's your target?

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webfizzystuff Sun 23-Dec-12 17:08:38

Probably 12 next year as have a masters dissertation to do and that will sap all the joy from reading!

highlandcoo Sun 23-Dec-12 17:12:41

74. I decided to keep a note of everything I read this past year .. first time I've done that.

Looking back, I wish I hadn't wasted my time on a few of them - Death in Pemberley springs to mind - also, I belong to three book groups which means I ended up reading some books I wouldn't have chosen and didn't especially enjoy, so I'd like to be more choosy in future.

Next year, I'm going to aim to read more classics and follow authors and themes that interest me. I'd like to read the whole Barchester Towers series and also reread some Edith Wharton, Arnold Bennett and Ivy Compton-Burnett among others.

DuchessofMalfi Sun 23-Dec-12 17:13:45

Looking at my total on Goodreads, it says I've read 92 books this year smile, although to be fair some of those were books I've read to the DC at bedtime eg Roald Dahl, Enid Blyton (and some Rainbow Magic ones shock).

webfizzystuff Sun 23-Dec-12 17:41:40

I've learnt to be very choosy about kindle books - if its free (and it isn't a classic) there is a reason for it!

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sun 23-Dec-12 17:50:31

I don't keep count. But on average, at least 2 a week.

Abcinthia Sun 23-Dec-12 17:53:28

According to Goodreads, 138 books. A few were short books (under 200 pages) that only took a day to read.

But I don't watch a lot of TV in the evenings and fit in reading whenever I can. DD goes to bed at 8pm and I go to bed at 10:30-11:30pm, so a lot of reading can be done.

Cherrypi Sun 23-Dec-12 18:52:33

29 according to goodreads. Better try and fit one more in. I set a target of 25 so quite pleased. I thought becoming a mother would mean I wouldn't get to read much.

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Onezerozero Sun 23-Dec-12 19:10:08

Probably about five.

In shame.

R2PeePoo Sun 23-Dec-12 19:12:43

A lot. But I am SAHM with a toddler who occupies himself most of the time and a very messy house.

I finish about four books a week usually so 200 or so?

hackmum Mon 24-Dec-12 08:49:33

I've read 53. Am on number 54, but as it's 600 pages long (Jerusalem: the biography), not sure I'll finish it before the end of the year.

DuchessofMalfi Mon 24-Dec-12 09:11:47

That sounds interesting hackmum - who's it by?

BabeRuthless Mon 24-Dec-12 09:40:22

I'm on my 125th (Winter Games by Rachel Johnson, really disappointing so going to try to squeeze another one in as I don't want to end the year on a shit book) I read every spare second I get and have been blessed with being able to read really quickly. No matter how many I read I never feel like I'm making a dent into my to-read pile.

Arisbottle Mon 24-Dec-12 09:43:20

22, I am a little dissapointed. However I read quite a lot for work and that is not included.

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