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24 Festive Tasks 2020: The Statistics

24 FESTIVE TASKS: FINAL RESULTS — AND THANKS TO ALL PARTICIPANTS! So, with the end of 2020, Festive Tasks has come to an end as well” 🙁 A big Thank You to everybody who joined the game and participated so actively: Collectively, we achieved a total score of 501 POINTS … which is only 4 […]

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2020 in Facts and Figures

I already posted my main 2020 in Review and Looking Ahead to 2021 posts a while ago — only on my new blog (separate post to come) –, but I held back on my 2020 reading statistics until the year was well and truly over.  And for all my good intentions when posting my mid-year […]

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24 Festive Tasks: Final Results — and Thanks to All Participants!

A big Thank You to everybody who joined the game and participated so actively: Collectively, we achieved the very respectable total score of 505 POINTS Go us — well done everybody!  Thank you so much from this year’s hosts: Murder by Death, Moonlight Snow (Reader), TeaStitchRead (Mrs. Claus’ Tea House), and me.  Once again, it’s […]

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2020 Reading Plans / Expectations & 2019 in Review

24 Festive Tasks: Door 22 – New Year’s Eve / St. Sylvester’s Day, Tasks 1-3 & Door 18 – Hanukkah, Task 1: Door 22 Task 1: Tell us: What are your reading goals for the coming year? Task 2: The reading year in review: How did you fare – what was good, what wasn’t? Task […]

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24 Festive Tasks: November Stats

I’d been planning to do weekly stats again this year, but RL intervened — so here, at least, are those for the month of November: (Right-click on the image to see a larger version.) As in previous years at this point in the game, the first three calendar doors we opened in November are the […]

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24 Festive Tasks: Stats for the First 10 Days

Well, the first 10 days of the game are in, and we’re off to a great start yet again!  I hope everybody is enjoying the game — both the tasks and holidays we’ve brought back and the new ones. The most popular tasks so far have been Día de los Muertos task 3 (epitaph for […]

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24 Festive Tasks: Wrap and Final Results

A big Thank You to everybody who joined the game and participated so actively: Collectively, we achieved a total score of 1105 POINTS — that’s more than double last year’s result!  Go us!! Based on this score, each of your three hosts will make a donation of USD 100 to charity (we’ll reveal which ones […]

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2018 in Reading Review, or, The Year of Listening to Mystery Audiobooks by Women Writers

24 Festive Tasks: Door 22 – New Year’s Eve, Task 2: 2018 Reading Year in Review.  Tell us about your year in books:  happy? disappointed?   2018 Statistics Total number of books read in 2018: 225 Number of as-yet unread books added to “owned books” TBR in 2018: 240 — plus the 100 or so […]

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24 Festive Tasks: Mid-December Stats

Only two more weeks to go, and tomorrow we’ll be revealing the tasks for the remaining seven holidays / doors! So, here’s the status quo as we are going into the final stretch of the game: Current overall total is just shy of 700 points, which equals roughly 130% of the sum total of points […]

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24 Festive Tasks: First Month Facts and Figures

So, the first month of the game is over, and collectively we almost blew the lid off last year’s total results in the first month alone!  Go us!! A few fun facts: The single most popular task remains (of course) Melbourne Cup Task 1 — “pick your ponies”.  Hard to argue with that one: horses […]

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24 Festive Tasks: Third Week Stats

A bit late once again, but that allowed me to include the first results for Russian Mother’s Day.  We had a busy week last week … not only in terms of doors being opened but also tasks being completed!  I continue to be blown away by this year’s activity — we’re now less than 100 […]

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24 Festive Tasks: Second Week Stats

Admittedly a bit late (work and kitty adoption got in the way), but since we’ve got a busy schedule for the rest of this week with a total of four doors to be opened — the first one of which is today’s for Mawlid — I at least wanted to get the 2d week stats […]

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24 Festive Tasks: First Week Summary and Preview for the Rest of the Month

Wow, the first week is almost over, my dashboard and notifications have exploded beyond all proportions, and I’m just blown away by the enthusiasm this is generating, coming as it does straight on the back of the best Halloween Bingo we’ve had in 3 years! For the lovers of statistics, here’s a summary snapshot of […]

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16 Tasks of the Festive Season: THANK YOU — and Final Tally

Sooo … with a staggering two-week delay, your hosts are finally getting around to the game’s closing post. (Yeah, we know. Let’s just say the new year started rather busy for both of us …) Anyway, MbD and I wanted to thank all of you so much for joining the game and participating so actively! […]

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2017 in Review — and Consequences for 2018

2017 Statistics Total number of books read in 2017: 287 Number of (as-yet unread) books added to “owned books” TBR in 2017: 250 So, looks like overall 2017 was a pretty good reading year for me — and certainly, even without having participated in BooklikesOpoly, the two games during the last four months of the […]

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2015 Reading Recap

2015 Reading Recap Themis-Athena’s Garden of Books   No fancy graphics and no astounding numbers – in fact, rather average numbers for me, these days – but anyway, here we go:   Total Number of Books Read: 68 – including rereads – but excluding my current read, Susanna Clarke’s Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norell (which […]

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