At some point I mean to write up a post about books I got for Christmas and books I read over Christmas, but for now I have an end of the year meme thieved from Stuck in a Book.
-How many books read in 2008?
63, so far.
7 Non-fiction, 56 fiction
31 male (some counted twice because I read more than one book by them), 35 female
-Favourite book read?
See this post.
Probably March by Geraldine Brooks. I couldn't stand the character; he never changed at all, and the writing felt very forced and falsely 19th century. I could mention American Orientalism, which was incredibly dull, but that was for a class (well, so was March, but a different kind of class).
-Oldest book read?
Lysistrata takes the cake, written by Aristophanes in 411 BCE. It just beats The Bacchae, which is from 405 BCE.
Endymion Spring was read in advance proof, but it was probably published by the time I read it. There might be one newer.
-Longest book title?
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. Just as predicted.
Jane Austen's Emma.
-How many re-reads?
Just one--Tam Lin, which I read at least once every year.
-Most books read by one author this year?
I didn't read more than two by any one author, but I did two of Khaled Hosseini, Nancy Mitford, Connie Willis, C.S. Lewis, and Justin Richards.
-Any in translation?
3--The Summer Book, Lysistrata, and The Bacchae, so far as I am aware.
-And how many of this year's books were from the library?
17. Far less than usual, because of all the Senior Lit books got from school, and the fact that I've been reading a lot of things I already own.