Dear reader, life is too short for crap books.

Thursday, December 20, 2007


Out of idle curiosity, I decided to find out how many books I've reviewed this year.

Turns out, there were 95 of them in 2007. This does not count books Brady reviewed that I did not read, cookbooks, various comics rants, books I plan to review before the end of the year, or books I reviewed for other places. Throw those in, and it's at about 130.

I'll admit, I did experience a brief moment of "Holy crap, I have no life." But then I thought about all the things I did this year that did not involve books, and realized there were a whole lot of them, many involving the company of other people. And then I felt better.

In fact, I felt sort of awesome.


AK said...

I am amazed! How on earth do you do that? And I presume you read books that you don't review, too, right?

mary_m said...

Thanks! I get a lot of reading done on the bus on my way to and from work, and I don't finish reading anything that I don't like, so those two things probably have a lot to do with it.

Gorgo said...

You need to get Potts to start kicking in more. heh.

mary_m said...

I know! What a bum!

Larry said...

Now you have to break your record in 2008! (woot, etc.)

Bob Timmermann said...

I made it through 20 on my blog, but they were almost all baseball-related and eight of them were awful, but I felt it was my duty to finish them so others would not have to.

And I've got one more review to write before 2007 is over.