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Familiar Diversions

I'm a librarian who loves anime, manga, and reading a wide variety of genres.

Currently reading

The Caves of Steel
Isaac Asimov
Progress: 86/270 pages
The Blue Sword
Recorded Books LLC, Diane Warren, Robin McKinley
Progress: 73/735 minutes
Daughter of Mystery
Heather Rose Jones
Progress: 251/399 pages
50 Girls 50 and Other Stories
Al Williamson, Frank Frazetta, Gary Groth
Space Battle Lunchtime Volume 1: Lights, Camera, Snacktion!
Natalie Reiss
Progress: 20/120 pages
Jennifer Foehner Wells
Progress: 58/367 pages
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet: A Novel
Becky Chambers
Progress: 148/441 pages
The Count of Monte Cristo
Alexandre Dumas, Bill Homewood, Naxos AudioBooks
Progress: 667/3165 minutes
A Matter of Oaths
Helen S. Wright
Progress: 101/277 pages
Report on the Selected Problems of the Technical Departments of the University of Illinois Library
Raynard C. Swank
Progress: 20/42 pages

Some ridiculous stats for 2014

I always do my "Best" and "Worst" lists early in the next year, if at all, but I figured I could at least look at the easier stats in LibraryThing right now. There's some fun stuff, keeping in mind that about 1/3 of the books I read had no physical data (weight, height, number of pages):


If you stacked all the books I read in the past year, the end result would be higher than Stonehenge.


I could fill up a little over 7 U-Haul boxes, or nearly half a bathtub (LibraryThing's tub must be a lot bigger than mine - I'm jealous).


The books I read in 2014 would equal the weight of 3.59 badgers, 0.008 elephants, 0.00029 blue whales, or $1,131,394 in gold.


If I laid all the pages end-to-end, I'd only make it 0.0006% of the way to the moon.


BookLikes doesn't have much in the way of stats, and nothing that I'd call ridiculous. What it does tell me is that I've managed to read 13 more books than last year, and that October was a good month for me (no surprise - I was on vacation and reading like crazy).