Here is what Joe Bernstein read, or at least skimmed, this year:
- Fantasy 1
- Fantasy 2
- Fantasy 3
- Fantasy 4
- Fantasy 5 (non-book)
- Science fiction 1
- Science fiction 2
- Gothic and fantastique
- Children’s books
- Other fiction 1
- Other fiction 2
- Other fiction 3
- Other fiction 4 (non-book)
- Series fiction
Via. It adds up to more than 100,000 words, if you’re wondering. I am boggled, approaching staggered.
For reference, here’s last year; a measly 70k.
7 thoughts on “Now That’s What I Call A Book Log”
Nitpick: I think you mean 100,000 pages. LoTR alone is 400,000 words and it didn’t take me 4+ years to read.
But then, you are literally correct… it is more than 100,000 words.
I meant 100,000 words of booklog! I write about 50k a year, and I thought that was a lot …
Ah, sorry. It’s the “Here is what Joe Bernstein read” plus “It adds up to more than 100,000 words” in your handwriting, so to speak, that threw me!
I haven’t looked into the details… I wonder if he has read 100,000 pages. That would be 4 million words or so.
Hmmm. I read about 500 pages a day every day. That works out to 182,500 pages a year. I then write three pages on each book so that’s 1095 pages. @300 words per page, that would be just shy of 55 million words read per year and almost 330,000 words written per year.
I honestly can’t decide if you’re living the dream or a nightmare.
That would be 4 million words or so.
Oops again. 40 million.
Technically a nightmare is a kind of dream so those are not necessarily opposed choices.
It’s more a dream than anything else. Even in the worst case scenario, which for no reason we will label “condition krapman”, I get paid for the time spent reading the book and for writing a negative review. Condition krapman books I read on my own cost me lifespan and money with no compensation offered.
I see some review discussions about whether or not a reviewer should say negative things about a book simply because the book in question is horrible or whether we’re all in it together in a hostile and empty sea and should practice saying nice things with a straight face. I am happy to say that I’ve never been asked to give anything but my honest opinion and I am entirely free to poke holes in other people’s inflatable lifeboats.