In general, 2009 was a lousy year for me. I ended it pretty much broke, long term unemployed, and living in a hugely hostile environment, treated like an invader in my own home. On the other hand, it was a good year for reading.
2009 was the first year I tracked all the books I read. Or at least I think I did - I sometimes didn't write them down for weeks at a time and then tried to reconstruct. I think I got them all, or close to.
Before doing this, my general impression was that I read about a book a week on average, with occasional dry spells when I'm not reading and occasional voracious spells when I read a couple books a week. But my guess has always been that I read about 50 books a year. In 2009 I read...( Read more...Collapse )
There were a lot more worth recommending but those are the ones that come to mind.