Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The year's reckoning...

I have completed Saul Bellow's novella The Actual which brings this year in at 70 books.

21 written by women and 49 by men
60 written in English and 10 in other languages
A scant 4 were non-fiction and the rest fiction

My thoughts on The Actual will follow tomorrow, right now I've got to get the food ready for our guests! Happy New Year. I hope you ring (or have rung) it in with gusto.


Sheila O'Malley said...

I read 66 books this year - just put up my list! Hope your party was nice!

Sheila O'Malley said...

Oh, and I copied you and listed how many by women, how many by men - and fiction/non-fiction. Interesting. I'm almost 50 50 on both.

Ted said...

S - It's always interesting to see how it pans out, as I don't make a particular goal of doing anything except interesting myself!