Random Nerdy Book Stuff

I was playing around with some data from my catalog over at LibraryThing, and one of their recently added record fields is "From Where" providing users a place to track their books sources.  For fun I thought I would compile the information for the books that I've read so far in 2011, and since I'm nerdy I put it all into a cute little pie chart:

Lest people get the wrong idea about my online habits, the Amazon field (comprising 27% of the books I've read this year) includes all the books I've read on my Kindle, the majority of which were downloaded for free.  Along with spotlighting my fondness for my public library (13%) and LibraryThing's Early Reviewers program (plus GoodReads giveaways =13%), this paints an interesting picture of my preference of Borders (10%) over Barnes & Noble (2%) or other bookstores (3%) when I was actually purchasing books. 

I suppose there's a good chance this post could be of little interest to anyone besides me, but it was an odd exercise in looking at from where I really do get the books I read.  Often people ask if I primarily read eBooks, and though I state that I still read plenty of paper books it's handy to look at how much (or how little) digital reading is a part of my book consumption.

Anyone else out there fascinated with random bookish data? 

6 Response to "Random Nerdy Book Stuff"

  1. Red says:
    October 20, 2011 at 4:05 PM

    I love random bookish data. I've been keeping track of my reading habits in excel (because I'm a nerd) but wish I had something like this tracked too!

  2. StephanieD says:
    October 20, 2011 at 11:19 PM

    I am jealous of your pie chart! So super-cool! I think I'll diagram my read books too. I've already got them in a spreadsheet and highlighted with different columns. I'm glad I'm not the only nerd. He-he.

  3. melissa @ 1lbr says:
    October 21, 2011 at 12:47 PM

    I love a good bookish pie chart. So much that I've been working on my own bookish data post for next week - you might enjoy it :)

  4. readingfuelledbytea says:
    October 21, 2011 at 4:22 PM

    I love the bookish data too... I will be doing a numerical analysis at the end of the year :)

  5. Sam (Tiny Library) says:
    October 22, 2011 at 10:56 AM

    I'm a massive geek so I love the pie chart. I think I'll keep track of my books like this in 2012 :)

  6. amourinha says:
    November 23, 2013 at 6:23 AM

    Nerdy PTI8B
    I 'm in love with new book, PTI8B!

Post a Comment

I love reading, I love blogging, and I love comments! Please feel free to chime in on any post new or old, or if you have any overall feedback or something to say about this blog in general I'd love to hear that too! Thanks for sharing your thoughts and have a wonderful day!