"In the beginning I was just giving books away. I got a new book, I gave away an old one. I always keep just seven. But then I began to find that others were leaving books where I had left mine and I thought, these are for me. So now I replenish my library
with the random gifts of unknown strangers and I never know what I will read next."
Jan - 249 Feb - 249 March 250 April : 250 (I think) May - 253 (it's not my fault. these are the reasons: 1) I actually counted them 2) I found a different telephone box library 3) I had a birthday 4) I am a book addict. June: 258 July: 258 August: 258 Sept: will be back Oct - hopefully will make it back this month. Nov = haven;t had any time to real, let alone count. - sorry
1 January 17: 38 printed + 12 Kindle = 50 as a starting point for the year 1 February 17: 34 printed + 14 Kindle = 48, having read 19 books in January 1 March 17: 25 printed + 13 Kindle = 38, having read 26 books in February 1 April 17: 27 printed + 16 Kindle = 43, having read a ridiculous 29 books in March! 1 May 17: 22 printed + 16 Kindle = 38, having read 25 books in April 1 June 17: 19 printed + 16 Kindle = 35, having read 30 books in May 1 July 17: 19 printed + 18 Kindle = 37, having read 20 books in June 1 August 17: 22 printed + 19 Kindle = 41, having read 23 books in July 1 September 17: 20 printed + 20 Kindle = 40, having read only 17 books in August 1 October 17: 32 printed + 19 Kindle = 51, having read only 13 books in September 1 November 17: 31 printed + 20 Kindle = 51, having read 20 books in October
even if they are free (and if they're free, it's usually for a good reason.)
Ain't that the truth!!! The only Kindle freebies I download these days are by authors I already know and trust, e.g. the historian Alison Weir just made available a short story associated with her Anne Boleyn novel, which also contains promotional material for the series, including the first chapter of the third which is due for publication next March. I've been preached at far too often to fall for any more evangelical tracts posing as novels . . . . :-)
January - 156 (4 borrowed, 29 registered by others) February - 144 (25 registered by others) March - 155 (34 registered by others) April - 159 (39 registered by others) May - 172 (46 registered by others) June - 174 (45 registered by others) July - 176 (45 registered by others) August - 191 (52 registered by others) September - 195 (56 registered by others) October - 205 (57 registered by others) November - 213 (62 registered by others) (given that I remember right about the number of unregistered TBR books)
I've managed to still keep my book list to below 50 (well physical books anyway!) I may rejoin next year as my aim really is to get my physical books down to 10-15. Fat chance this year as i am at 48 again!