Andrew Ducker (andrewducker) wrote,
Andrew Ducker
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Tell me what you think about books

Of the novels I've bought in the last ten years I intend to re-read (at some point) the following percentage

Mean: 33.01 Median: 20 Std. Dev 29.32
0(0.0%)
0
0(0.0%)
5
20(21.5%)
10
10(10.8%)
15
4(4.3%)
20
15(16.1%)
25
6(6.5%)
30
9(9.7%)
35
1(1.1%)
40
2(2.2%)
45
0(0.0%)
50
6(6.5%)
55
0(0.0%)
60
0(0.0%)
65
1(1.1%)
70
1(1.1%)
75
2(2.2%)
80
5(5.4%)
85
2(2.2%)
90
8(8.6%)
95
0(0.0%)
100
1(1.1%)

Of the novels I've bought in the last ten years I still own the following percentage

Mean: 75.05 Median: 90 Std. Dev 28.80
0(0.0%)
0
0(0.0%)
5
3(2.9%)
10
3(2.9%)
15
0(0.0%)
20
2(2.0%)
25
2(2.0%)
30
6(5.9%)
35
0(0.0%)
40
2(2.0%)
45
0(0.0%)
50
5(4.9%)
55
1(1.0%)
60
7(6.9%)
65
1(1.0%)
70
4(3.9%)
75
1(1.0%)
80
7(6.9%)
85
2(2.0%)
90
11(10.8%)
95
21(20.6%)
100
24(23.5%)

The main reason for the discrepancy is

I do a mass clearout every so often, and I haven't done one recently
14(14.0%)
I'm holding on to a bunch to be lent to others/passed on to children
11(11.0%)
I have some books that I don't intend to read again, but have sentimental value
11(11.0%)
GET RID OF BOOKS? ARE YOU INSANE?????
43(43.0%)
SEWIWEIC
21(21.0%)

The last novel I bought was

printed on lovely, lovely, paper
64(62.7%)
electronic text, no dead trees on _my_ conscience
33(32.4%)
audio - aah, the joy of dulcet tones telling you a story
3(2.9%)
SEWIWEIC
2(2.0%)
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