September 29, 2008

A Major (Nerdy) Accomplishment


I have kept a list of every book I have ever read.  
(Well, since 1996.)

I'm not really sure where I got the idea, but I'm so glad I did.  It makes book suggestions much easier, and also prevents me from accidentally reading the same things over and over again (although in middle school I apparently enjoyed doing this, and chose to read certain books, like the 1,024-page mammoth Gone with the Wind, over and over again every few months).  

So, the big success of the day was typing the aforementioned list into Excel (which was unbelievably time consuming and obnoxious and led to muttered profanities while battling the automatic formatting that Excel feels the need to impose on my spreadsheeting but it's finally done).

And now, with the wondrous aid of spreadsheet technology, I can assert that over the past 12 years I have read 375 books and well over 89,000 pages.  

A particular thank you to high school AP English and my RU English major for really upping my page count to an obscene level.

1 comment:

jenny said...

i did it too! then i stopped a few years ago because i didn't think there was a point. mommy made us do it!