Thanks to Melany Parker at meltotheany‘s review of her year in books – which looked so much fancier than mine: oh, we teachers do love a colour coded spreadsheet and pie charts! – and led me to Brock Roberts‘ 2019 Book Tracking Spreadsheet. Reading. Books. Spreadsheets. Charts and Graphs. What’s not to love?
I’m still only playing with the mechanics of it at the moment, but it looks cool. A couple of niggles from the outset: I’d like to be able to identify the setting as well as the author’s nationality; I’d like to be able to identify a range of genres for a book at times.
Anyway, it is a cool thing. Go check it out here to download your own copy.
So, let’s have a look at some of the charts I can produce from it, based on the two books I’m currently reading, Melmoth by Sarah Perry and A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle…
If – and it is a big if – I’ve done this right, I think these graphs should – should – automatically update as well. On the assumption that I continue to use the spreadsheet and that I am using it correctly!
Other resolutions and goals for 2019?
- reach over 200 followers on the blog, aiming for 250
- aim to receive at least another 6 ARCs from publishers: Spring by Ali Smith is my next challenge!
- just keep enjoying my reading journey!
Enjoy the upcoming year!