I was going to reply to the one comment made on my list, then decided it might be worthwhile just to blurt it to everyone. (Hi Moonrat! Thanks for commenting! :) )
One of the reasons I chose someone else's list to start with when I started compiling my list is because there are so many other authors that people are passionate about (or at least passionate about wanting to read) that I've never even heard of - or never considered reading before - because they're outside my comfortable reading zone. And even though I was using this challenge to fill in the gaps of my classics/Hugo/Nebula/etc. knowledge...I knew I wanted to read some books that, given an option, I wouldn't even read the title of, let alone the jacket cover. [There are just some aisles I never even walk down when I visit the book store...]
Thank you all for posting such really kewl lists!
That being said....I've started compiling a second list of 100 books, because it's clear my education won't be complete, even with 100. I'm really enjoying the reviews (which I'm using to populate this second 100 list). I only hope that mine turn out to be as informative as the ones I've already read.
Someone mentioned early on in one of the comments that they would like to see some statistics on the books. I've actually started doing that...although people keep adding lists and my spreadsheet is getting LONG. :) Is anyone else compiling statistics? If not, I'll be happy to share...but if anyone else were compiling, I didn't want to reinvent the wheel (and I'll probably stop). Here are the things I was going to look at:
- Total number of books (since there's a lot of overlap)
- Book which is on the most lists
- Books which only one person chose to read (it might be interesting to see *why* those books were chosen at some point)
- A running statistic (perhaps weekly?) of the number of books which have been read
- Maybe some individual statistics on books which a lot of people are reading (% of people who liked it, who didn't etc.)
So...is anyone else interested in statistics?
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