Book Log

I read a lot. I've been keeping a book log since the beginning of 1999. I've read 2027 books since then (about 89 books per year).

Below is the list for this year. See complete list.

Currently Reading

Secrets of Singapore
by Lesley-Anne and Monica Lim I bought this book of Singapore trivia for kids from the publisher at a kiosk downtown.
The Tale of Genji
by Murasaki Shikibu / Edward G. Seidensticker Rachel of the Hungry Hundred Book Club chose this book for December 2020 / January 2021. I thought I wanted to read the Tyler one, but I was wrong. About halfway through I changed to Seidensticker, which I'm finding more accessible.
The Tale of Genji
by Murasaki Shikibu / Royall Tyler Rachel of the Hungry Hundred Book Club chose this book for December 2020 / January 2021. There seem to be four major English translations, but from the descriptions, the Tyler one definitely appealed to me most. (The others are Waley, the oldest, Seidensticker, from the 1970s, and Washburn, from 2015.)

Finished Reading

Title and Author (Series)Finished
Bad English
by Ammon Shea
04-Jan-21

1 books finished so far.

229 pages in the selected books (an average of about 229 pages each).

That's an average of about 364 days per book (assuming no overlap) or 42 days per book (taking actual overlap into consideration), which is equivalent to 1 books (or 229 pages) per year. Or 1 pages per day, actually.

Typical number of books in progress simultaneously: 0.

Fiction books: (0%)
Non-fiction books: 1 (100%)