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View Poll Results: How many books do you expect you'll read this year?
I don't read books. I come to Mobile Read for the fascinating conversations about Apple and Google. 5 1.86%
Probably about 25. 27 10.04%
Maybe about 50. 91 33.83%
I'm thinking about 100. 51 18.96%
More than 100, easily. Probably less than 1,000 though. 65 24.16%
I always aim for 365 books precisely. Whether I'll make it is anyone's guess. 2 0.74%
I think the idea of counting books is flawed and pointless, and I will probably derail this thread to say so repeatedly. 16 5.95%
None of these options are right for me, but I like voting. I want a bucket of kittens. 47 17.47%
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Old 01-26-2012, 11:43 AM   #1
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How many books will you read this year? (MULTIPLE CHOICE)

It's time for another UNUTTERABLY SILLY POLL. Please wait.

(This is framed in the annual GoodReads "reading goal" mentality.)
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Old 01-26-2012, 11:45 AM   #2
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MULTIPLE CHOICE VERSION, woo-hoo. Mods may delete the older thread, and THANK YOU. My apologies for being so foolericious.
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Old 01-26-2012, 11:51 AM   #3
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I went for the kittens option (again). I've no idea how many books I'll read, a "reading goal" mentality seems an alien concept to me
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Old 01-26-2012, 11:59 AM   #4
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I went for the kittens option (again). I've no idea how many books I'll read, a "reading goal" mentality seems an alien concept to me
Here is your bucket of kittens.
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Old 01-26-2012, 12:07 PM   #5
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I wish my bait shop supplied them in buckets...

I have found that my yearly total has been steadily decreasing over the last two to three years. I used to be able to plow through 150+ books in a year, now I'm shooting for 50. I seem to be reading longer books these days, and one 500 page book is five times fewer books than five 100 pagers!

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Old 01-26-2012, 12:11 PM   #6
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Haha, great thread. Around 50 for me.
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Old 01-26-2012, 01:04 PM   #7
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I'll probably hit around 50 this year.
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Old 01-26-2012, 01:28 PM   #8
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I'm in the around one a week crowd
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Old 01-26-2012, 01:31 PM   #9
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According to Goodreads, I read 41 in 2011 and 35 in 3010. I'm not a fast reader. I could set a goal of 50 and meet it (I could never reach 100), but then I would avoid reading long books so I try not to obsess about the number.

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Old 01-26-2012, 01:31 PM   #10
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I plan to read a hundred. I got started late last year and read 65 so I think it will be no problem reaching my goal.
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Old 01-26-2012, 01:42 PM   #11
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Easily 100, but I doubt I'll ever hit 1000...unless they are all novellas
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Old 01-26-2012, 01:50 PM   #12
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So where's my bucket of cute, cuddly, little kittens???

I signed up for the 100 books in 2011 challenge when it started. I think I lasted a month before I realized I wouldn't make it even close. I'm a slow reader.

I just want to read and not spend time worrying about how many books I'll get to within a year. Too much pressure
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Old 01-26-2012, 02:07 PM   #13
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I should have read the thread before making my selection. Knowing that there was an actual bucket of kittens involved would have changed everything. I mean, I can use the link to look at the kittens but it wasn't meant for me.

I went with 50 for this year. I will read more, no doubt, but last year taught me that I feel way more awesome when I aim low and blow past it, than when I aim high and fail.
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More than 100. Last year, I read about 200 books. This year will probably be a bit less. My new job means I travel alone less and I used to read a lot when travelling. Probably about 150 this year.
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So where's my bucket of cute, cuddly, little kittens???

I signed up for the 100 books in 2011 challenge when it started. I think I lasted a month before I realized I wouldn't make it even close. I'm a slow reader.

I just want to read and not spend time worrying about how many books I'll get to within a year. Too much pressure
I'm with Pookeysgirl, but I saw the bucket of kittens you gave i_macd!! Well worth a vote!

I always have a book (or more) going, but no idea how many I read in a year. Sometimes they go fast, sometimes not. As long as I'm reading, and enjoying it, I don't really care how many I get through. How many I buy -- now that's another question (already asked I think)!

Thanks for the kittens!!!

P.S. Is it "none are" or "none is?" I always wonder . . . .

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