I keep hitting "new post" and then staring at the blank page. Since I have nothing better to write about, I'll do a meme!
I've seen this one on a few book review blogs lately. Some reviewers are breaking down how many books they've read from which publishers, and which books are debuts, but I'm too lazy to figure out all that information. But here are some statistics of the 28 books I've read since the beginning of the year.
Out of 28 books, I've read 14 by female authors and 14 by male. I totally didn't intend it to split so neatly, but I'm pretty pleased it did. (I counted by book, not by author, so Kelly McCullough got counted three times in the male column, for instance, because I read three of his books this year.)
Out of those 28 books, 3 are nonfiction, 21 are fantasy, 2 mystery, 1 romance, and 1 a middle-grade novel about a sheep that doesn't actually fit in any particular category.
Authors new to me: 9 out of 28. Not bad.
Small press publishers: 5 out of 28. Also not bad. My goal is 10 out of 50 for the year.