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Year End Stats?

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1BookstoogeLT
Dec 8, 2017, 9:17am Top

This is my first full year here at LT and I was wondering if at the end of the year there was some place I could easily find out stats about my reading, ie, number of books,number of pages, etc, etc.

I've got all that data in Calibre, so I could do it manually but was wondering if LT has all that info collected in one space for me.

Thanks!

2gilroy
Dec 8, 2017, 9:56am Top

If you did a collection or tag for read in 2017, you get a basic book count.
There isn't a place for pages or things like that unless you export and run the formulas in Excel.

3majkia
Edited: Dec 8, 2017, 10:14am Top

wrt year end stats, I found, on the internet, a fabulous spreadsheet I intend to use in 2018. I'll be glad to share the info with you or anyone else. The author specifically says they're glad for others to use it. It's a google spreadsheet.

4BookstoogeLT
Dec 8, 2017, 11:28am Top

Thanks. I was afraid of that. I can do all of that stuff with Calibre so I guess its time to come up with my own process for the future. Sigh.
As much as I dislike GR for its censorship and Booklikes for its non-working'ness, I do miss those tools.

Thanks again for confirming. I appreciate the answers.

5ScoLgo
Dec 8, 2017, 11:37am Top

>1 BookstoogeLT: Short of creating tags like gilroy mentions, about the nearest thing I have found is to sort by dates read when viewing 'Your books'. Of course, this requires that you fill in that data as you finish reading a book, which is something I tend to forget to do...

I still miss Shelfari where all of these types of stats were literally one click from my home page.

6passion4reading
Dec 8, 2017, 11:45am Top

I've recently added folders to my collections (on 'Your books'), e.g. 'Read in 2017', 'Read in 2016', etc., and books get added when I finished reading them. They are still ordered by entry date, but it gives me a lovely overview of the year, remembered in books, and when and where I read them.

7Marissa_Doyle
Dec 8, 2017, 11:58am Top

Hmm, that's a good idea--maybe next year I'll add a "read in 2018" tag to books as I finish reading them. Might need a "DNF in 2018" one too, though.

8Marissa_Doyle
Dec 8, 2017, 11:58am Top

Hmm, that's a good idea--maybe next year I'll add a "read in 2018" tag to books as I finish reading them. Might need a "DNF in 2018" one too, though.

9Darth-Heather
Dec 8, 2017, 12:06pm Top

>5 ScoLgo: I miss that about Shelfari too - I particularly liked the option to set a page count goal for the year. I read a lot of really large volumes, so counting number of books doesn't really help.

I've been filling this need by maintaining a thread in the Read It Track It group where I add to a monthly post as I finish each book, with page counts and challenge categories met, and then total up the pages at the end of each month. Then I can just add the twelve totals at the end of the year.

10majkia
Dec 8, 2017, 12:13pm Top

>9 Darth-Heather: you can also use the tickers at tickerfactory.com to help with both page count and number of books read.

They look like this:






The Category Challenge group uses them all the time, as does the ROOT challenge group.

11BookstoogeLT
Dec 8, 2017, 12:21pm Top

>9 Darth-Heather: I've been keeping track of books and pages in my Monthly Roundup & Rambles, so at least I don't have to add up over 150 numbers :-)

12BomboChipolata
Dec 8, 2017, 1:42pm Top

You can get a page count from the "Stats/Memes" section, either of your whole library or just selected collections.

Head to this section then click on "Physical properties" on the left of the screen. Then click the settings button (the button with the cog as well as the word settings, not the word settings in the top right). Then just select the collection you want the info from. So if you put all the books you've read in a year in one collection you can get the count for that year's reading

This shows I have read 12,252 pages in 2017.

http://www.librarything.com/profile/BomboChipolata/stats/physical

I'm sure someone could explain this better than I have though!

13jjwilson61
Dec 8, 2017, 1:49pm Top

>6 passion4reading: In order to avoid needlessly inflating my number of collections beyond reason, I added a Read This Year collection which at the end of the year I'll use Power Edit to tag all the books in it Read in 2017 before clearing out the collection for the new year.

14BookstoogeLT
Dec 8, 2017, 2:14pm Top

>12 BomboChipolata: & >13 jjwilson61: Thanks for that! I can't figure out how to put all my 2017 tagged books into a 2017 collection, but I'll probably be trying this for '18.

15Darth-Heather
Dec 8, 2017, 4:27pm Top

>10 majkia: There are some really cute tickers! You still have to manually update them though, I think?

>12 BomboChipolata: That is a good idea; LT has so many functions that I haven't learned to use yet.

16BookstoogeLT
Dec 8, 2017, 4:50pm Top

>15 Darth-Heather: Yes, they are manually updated. Have to login in, etc, etc...

17Darth-Heather
Dec 8, 2017, 7:04pm Top

>16 BookstoogeLT: yeahhhh..... I'm way too lazy to actually do that. I wanted a ticker that kept track of my stuff for me. Like a Fitbit for books :)

18BookstoogeLT
Dec 8, 2017, 7:22pm Top

>17 Darth-Heather: And that was what I was hoping LT had, but not easily it appears...

19reading_fox
Dec 11, 2017, 8:34am Top

>12 BomboChipolata: neat. I didn't know stats/memes had a collection filter.

I use tags as above. I can power edit a tag into a collection easily (well 100 books a time anyway which fits for this purpose)

20MrsLee
Dec 11, 2017, 8:56am Top

>12 BomboChipolata: Thank you! Fun stuff. :)

21ScoLgo
Dec 11, 2017, 11:32am Top

>12 BomboChipolata: TIL that my stack of books are taller than the Sphinx and the pages laid end to end equals 1,426 Smoots.

Oh, and I found your explanation quite clear - thank you!

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