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Finally completed my years-long task of adding descriptive variables to the list of all the books I’ve read

These statistics represent pretty much every book I’ve read since January 1, 2009. There are numerous idiosyncrasies in this data. For instance, for awhile I marked magazines, but then I stopped. Other notes: “Female” is, obviously, to the best of knowledge–I don’t know how the authors identify. The table on ‘identity’ is also pretty inaccurate, […]

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Been reading about the daily rituals of artists

After being linked to this Huffpo article a few days ago, I decided to check out the book that its examples were drawn from. Daily Rituals is filled with short (1-3 page) descriptions of how various writers live(d) and work(ed). And it is phenomenal. First of all, it’s full of insane anecdotes, like how Patricia Highsmith […]

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Genre breakdown of all the books I’ve read since the beginning of 2009

For some reason, I’ve decided to go through my log of the books I’ve read and start adding a bit more information for each entry. Right now, I’ve been adding binary categories for gender and queerness, and more detailed fields for national identity / ethnicity, original language, year published, and genre. I’ve just finished categorizing […]

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I believe that I may have broken the 15 hours of writing time a week barrier

For as long as I’ve been keeping records of my daily writing time (which, admittedly, is only like fifteen months), I’ve been clocking an average of about 11 hours a week. And for an equally long period of time, I’ve been trying to increase that average to 15 hours a week. Now, plenty of you […]

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Been more than two years since I’ve taken a full day off from writing

I am the king of personal holidays. I have so many private anniversaries marked into my calendar that they often flip past without me noticing. And it’s not surprising that I forgot one as inherently unstable as July 6th…the anniversary of the last day–two years ago–on which I didn’t write anything. Yes! I have gone […]

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