statistics and calculations

Aug. 17th, 2017 10:53 pm
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I was looking at Goodreads earlier, thinking about how I set a lower number of books than usual for my 2017 reading challenge because I'd been in a reading slump for the last few years and how it turns out that I'm actually well on my way to reading twice as many books as I challenged myself to read.

In part this is because Goodreads finally added the ability to mark a book read multiple times, so my stats are more in line with my actual habits now. And I also had 20 books to read for my YA materials class back in the spring, the first time since 2012 that I had significant class-related reading.

But it's really startling. The high point of my reading life as recorded on Goodreads was in 2013, when I read 88 books. Not coincidentally, I was also pretty damn miserable/a bit depressed in 2013.

I suspect I'll look back to this year's reading list and think of it as yet another year I buried myself in books because so many things were too painful to deal with.

(I certainly wouldn't mind being in a reading slump again if it meant the world had fewer utter shitheads. I feel removed from a lot of political things right now, like I can't even find the energy to be upset or angry like I intellectually know I should be any more - I could handle feeling that way about books for a while if the situation could be swapped, it'd be okay.)
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Title: Off the Edge
Characters: Joker/Shepard
Wordcount: 10k
Additional Tags: ME3, Pining, Mass Effect Big Bang 2017
Summary: What Shepard needed was an anchor.
Notes: See AO3.

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