I have stolen (gasp) a meme from Simon - here goes!
- How many books read in 2008?
So far 83, although I have a sneaking suspicion I've not updated my spreadsheet recently ...
- Fiction/Non-Fiction ratio?
70 fiction/ 13 non fiction - which surprises me!
- Male/Female authors?
39 women/26 men
-Favourite book read?
Well, that's answered in the post below this one, so I won't repeat myself!
- Least favourite?
I think 'The Ressurectionist' by James Bradley and 'Mauve' by Simon Garfield. The former very grisly and not helped by a first person narrative, the second just interminably dull.
- Oldest read?
I think it must be 'The Elephant Man' by Frederick Treves, but I can't lay my hands on it at this moment to tell you the publish date. It's leather bound though, and I picked it up in Blackwell's second hand department.
Quite a few this year, including 'Daphne', 'Becoming Queen', 'The Tales of Beedle the Bard' and others!
- Longest book title?
'Oscar Wilde and the Candlelight Murders' by Giles Brandreth - surprisingly good.
- Shortest title?
'March' - Geraldine Brooks
- How many re-reads?
Absolutely none - which was my aim this year, and shall continue to be so, until I read all the books I possess (Which at current reckonings of one a week will take me roughly eight years ....)
- Most books read by one author this year?
Daphne du Maurier leads the field with six, closely followed by Agathe Christie with five and a tie between Justine Picardie and Philippa Gregory with three each.
- Any in translation?
'Lovely green eyes' by Arnost Lustig
- And how many of this year's books were from the library?
Seven, although I do have three waiting to be read that need to go back soon enough!
So, there we are .... I wonder how similar my answers will be next year?!