Monday, December 28, 2015

Andi and Brittany's Statistics Survey 2015

Last year, I completed Andi and Brittany's Statistics Survey, even though I hadn't been blogging all that long. I also somehow managed to butcher the survey, and I still haven't fixed my mistakes in it. Oops. But I loved completing the survey so much, so I'm doing it again. Only this time, I'm pretty sure that everything is correct.

In case you aren't familiar with the survey, Andi and Brittany decided to gather some stats on what we read and our reading habits, rather than the number of page views or followers that we have. It's really fun, and you get to analyze everything on your Goodreads Read shelf! I absolutely love it!

Check out my answers after the jump!

  • Number of books read…
    • Under 250 pages (not including novellas): 26 - A few of these were children's books because I do a lot of babysitting.
    • Between 400-449 pages: 8
    • Between 450-499 pages: 3
    • Over 500 pages: 3
    • Over 1000 pages: 0 - Yeah... I didn't get to Game of Thrones or the Bible this year. Maybe next year...
  • Number of…
    • Audiobooks: I fail at audiobooks! I have attempted to listen to a few this year, but I just can't seem to do it. I feel like I need a longer drive to work for this to really work because my five and twenty minutes drives aren't long enough for me to actually make progress with audiobooks.
    • Re-reads: I've started rereading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone... I'm not very good at re-reads either. 
    • DNFs (did not finish): 10
  • Number of books rated…
    • Five Stars: 20
    • One/Two Stars: 12
  • Number of authors met in 2015: 0 - This is so sad, and I really need to change this in 2016.
  • Number of book events attended in 2015: Another goose egg here. I'm hoping to change this in 2016, but finances are tight right now.
  • Number of books you read in one day: 28
  • Number of books that made you cry: 0 - I haven't really been able to really cry in a long, long time. There were a few that made me tear up, but no streaming tears or waterworks for me this year. 
  • Number of 2016 books you have on pre-order: 0 - This will probably change because there are a few January books that I want to order. I just haven't gotten around to actually ordering them. 
  • Book read furthest away from home (vacation reads?): Okay... so don't judge me, but I don't know what book I read furthest from home. For the life of me, I can't remember what book I read on the drive to Washington DC. Oops.
  • Book that took you the longest to read: What I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick. I just wasn't feeling that book at the time, and it took me 19 days to finish it!
  • Book that you personally connected with the most: Dumplin' by Julie Murphy - My fat girl heart was completely satisfied! (And my #DumplinPose picture was featured on Epic Reads!)
  • Book that made you love the villain: Lost Stars by Claudia Gray. While I wouldn't really classify Ciena as a villian, she works for Emperor Palpatine, so she's villian-ish. 
  • Book you said you’d come back to but still haven’t picked up again: Ummm... There's a lot of them: Last Year's Mistake and Inherit the Stars are the ones that I was more likely to go back to.
  • Book you read waaaay before it’s publication date: Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway. I borrowed an ARC of this one, and read it a few months before it was released.
  • Book you read on your birthday: I started reading The Boy Most Likely To by Huntley Fitzpatrick on my birthday, which is August 10.
  • Book with a character who shares your name: I didn't read any books with any Erins this year, but last fall, I read an ARC of a 2015 debut with an Erin. Does that count? If so, it's Positively Beautiful by Wendy Mills.
  • Book you weren’t entirely truthful about when rating (Fluff up any ratings? Rated even though you didn’t finish?): I rate a lot of DNFs at one-star, especially if I get to 50% or more.
  • Book you read in 2015 but already want to re-read: There's a lot of them! Definitely Wandering Star by Romina Russell.
  • Book you borrowed from a friend a long time ago and still have: I have returned all the books that I borrowed this year.
  • Book you which you could go back and read for the first time again: Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway.
  • Most books read by one author this year: 3 - I read all of Huntley Fitzpatrick's books this year. 
  • Happiest & saddest: Happiest - Dumplin' by Julie Murphy for all the feels that it gave me. Yes, there were sad moments, but the book made me so freaking happy.
    Saddest - Romancing the Dark in the City of Light by Ann Jacobus. It's sad and a little creepy.
  • Longest & shortest…
    • By page number: Winter by Marissa Meyer 
    • By title: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
    • From buying to reading: My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick - I bought this book before I even started blogging, and I only read it this past summer.
  • Best & worst…
    • Average rating on Goodreads: 
      Best: Lost Stars by Claudia Gray - Average Goodreads Rating - 4.33, My Rating - 5
      Worst: The Trouble With Destiny by Lauren Morrill - Average Goodreads Rating - 3.46, My Rating - 2
    • Books you read/your rating: 
      Best Books: Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway, The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu, Open Road Summer and The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord, The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler, Lost Stars by Claudia Gray, Wandering Star by Romina Russell, and The Appearance of Annie Van Sinderen by Katherine Howe
      All of the above books were five-star reads for me
    • Series enders: Winter by Marissa Meyer
  • First & last…
    • Reads of 2015: First Read - Zac and Mia A.J. Betts
      Last Read - I'm currently reading Firsts by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn, and it will most likely be the last book I read this year
    • Books on your bookcase (1st book on the top left and last book on the bottom right): Ummm. I have really, really messy bookcases, and I can't even give you an honest answer on the top left. There are stacks upon stacks of books on that shelf. Oops. However, I wanted my Harry Potter books to be the ones closest to me when I sleep, so Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows takes the spot on the bottom right.
  • Most disappointing & biggest pleasant surprise: I was most disappointed with All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven. I had really high expectations for this book, and it was such a dud. I just didn't like it, and I don't really understand all the hype. It's good, but it's not great. It's not even subpar.
    I was most surprised when my good friend Emma sent me a Christmas package! It was completely unexpected. It really brightened my day, and brought me some much needed Christmas Spirit. 
  • Fandom you joined & one you abandoned: I'm not huge on series, so I don't think I really joined any fandoms this year. I didn't really abandon any this year, either. 
  • Series you picked up & series you quit: I picked up the Famous in Love series this year. I'm fairly certain that I'm abandoning The Remnant Chronicles after only reading the first book in January. (I'm so sorry, but the first book was so freaking boring!)
  • Most lenient & harshest ratings: 
    Most Lenient - The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson
    Harshest - Inherit the Stars by Tessa Elwood 
  • Most hyped & furthest under the radar that you read:
    Most Hyped - Carry On, Winter, All the Bright Places
    Under the Radar - Lost Stars, Immaculate
  • Book you read that is red: Famous in Love by Rebecca Serle (paperback edition)
  • Starts with X, Y, or Z: Zac and Mia by A.J. Betts
  • Book you hugged when you finished it: Wandering Star by Romina Russell
  • Book you wanted to throw across a room: All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven, Instructions for the End of the World by Jamie Kain, and A Tale of Two Besties by Sophia Rossi
  • Food you craved while/after reading a certain book: I really wanted to try popcorn and M&Ms after reading Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson. Spoiler alert... I tried it the other night, and I wasn't impressed.
  • Book that became an instant go-to recommendation: A Curious Tale of the In-Between by Lauren DeStefano
  • Furthest out of your comfort zone: The Appearance of Annie Van Sinderen by Katherine Howe and Mistletoe and Mr. Right by Lyla Payne
  • Read on a recommendation (that you may not have picked up yourself): I haven't read it yet, but that Christmas package from Emma had Flawed by Cecilia Ahern. I'm looking forward to reading it and seeing if I enjoy it.
  • Forced yourself to finish: I had to force myself to finish All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven, What I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick, and Hit by Delilah S. Dawson
  • Series or author’s works you binged (whether all at once or throughout the year):Series:
    The Star Wars Illustrated Novels series
    The Famous in Love series
    A few books in the If Only . . . series
  • Authors:
    Emery Lord
    Huntley Fitzpatrick
  • First… 
  • Last…
    • Post of 2015: I'm not entirely sure what this will be, but it will probably be my end-of-the-year post, The Hardcover Lover's Year in Review.
    • Review of 2015: I have a review coming up for Return Once More by Trisha Leigh
  • Number of posts in 2015: As I'm typing this, I have 299 posts. This makes 300, plus whatever else I decide to post in the next few days.
  • Number of reviews posted this year: 130
  • Least coherent review: Instructions for the End of the World - I've written it, but I don't know if I'll be publishing it.
  • Post with the most views (posted in 2015): My post about Oyster Unlimited
  • Post you wish you could re-write: I'm actually quite happy with my posts. There are a few things that I'd tweak here and there, but I don't think I'd ever want to rewrite any of them.

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