One More Page 2011 Half-Year Report

I should have written this one earlier, but of course, where is my time? Anyway, I will take a break from all my reviews to make room for the One More Page 2011 Half-Year Report!

So in the first six months of 2011, here are my statistics (as of June 30, 2011):

  • Total books read: 65
  • Total pages read: 17,521
  • Total print books: 33
  • Total ebooks: 32
  • Written by male authors: 17
  • Written by female authors: 50

5 stars
– 13 | 4 stars – 28 | 3 stars – 16 | 2 stars – 7 | 1 star – 1

2011 Challenge Status:

  • 1 of 5 classics
  • 10 of 20 for TwentyEleven
  • 6 of 20 for Filipino Books
  • 15 books for Required Reading

Favorite reads so far:
(Click on the thumbnail to go to the review):

The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper FfordeNever Let Me Go by Kazuo IshiguroSaving Francesca by Melina MarchettaJellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

Deadline by Mira GrantThe King of Attolia by Megan Whalen TurnerUnearthly by Cynthia HandThe Lover's Dictionary by David Levithan

I’m pretty sure I have better stats this year than last year. I had a very bad slump around April last year that stopped me from blogging and reading a lot, but this year, I’ve managed to escape the few slumps that threatened to get me. I am still doing a bit poorly with the classics and I’m lagging behind with the Filipino books, but I think I’ve read a lot more good books this time around than I did last year.

On the book-buying front…I’m proud to say that I’ve learned to curb some of my book buying. While it involves mainly avoiding bookstores altogether, I find that I’m choosier with books that I want to read. I think it’s because I’ve filtered what I really like and am interested in, as opposed to just buying and buying like I did last year.

Other notable things this year:

Plans for the rest of the year?

  • Read at least 2 more classic books. I will just keep on trying. I’m pretty sure I won’t be able to get to my original goal of 10, but I may still be able to reach the 5. Let’s see. :)
  • Think of other feature posts. I can’t just keep on reviewing. Discussion posts are fun, but maybe I also should try doing blogger and author features, just for fun. And of course, giveaways. :)
  • Join other blogger activities. Armchair BEA was so much fun that I’m pretty sure I want to join another one. Book Blogger Appreciation Week is coming up soon, right?
  • Network, network, network. One of my goals last Armchair BEA was to quit lurking, and I think I’ve managed to get out of that…I think. But I think I still need to interact more, leave comments, say hi on Twitter and all that stuff. Just like how I like receiving comments, I shouldn’t be selfish in giving them, too.

2011 has been good for reading so far. How’s yours been? :)

5 Thoughts on “One More Page 2011 Half-Year Report

  1. Jinky on July 13, 2011 at 10:06 am said:

    Great stats and goals! =]

  2. Hi Tina! Never Let Me Go is one of my favorite reads as well! And now that you’ve mentioned it, I’ve been a bit slow in networking and blogging activities. I’ve my hands full learning the ropes of blogging though, almost but not quite getting the hang of it, but it’s been so much fun so far. :)
    Hope you get to achieve your goals! 5 Classics is already a feat :P

    • I’ve been blogging for so long now, but I’ve always been kind of a lurker online. I’m trying to get out of it, though! :)

  3. Good luck with your challenges, Tina! I hope you can read more Filipino books (it’s also something I challenged myself to do but I don’t think I’m making much progress). I’ll also look forward to your other feature posts in the next months! :P

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