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About meI am a runner...
Last race: Lewiston Bridge Run August 27, 2017

About my libraryWhat stars mean:

1 = Books that should not be read.
2 = Books that are bad or forgettable, but more worthy than one star.
3 = Books that are enjoyable, but nothing to write home about.
4 = Books that are hard to put down, and can’t wait to pick up again.
5 = Books I would like to read again.
Update 12/31/2019
Entire Collection
Stars Count Percent
1------- 21-- 3.43%
2-------168-- 27.41%
3-------256-- 41.76%
4-------122-- 19.90%
5------- 46-- 7.50%
Average Rating 3.00652528548124

Books read before joining librarything
Stars Count Percent
1------- 7-- 1.79%
4------- 65--16.62%
5------- 40--10.23%
Total 391 100.00%
Average Rating 3.0076726342711

Books read after joining librarything
Stars Count Percent
1--------15-- 6.33%
5-------- 8-- 3.38%
Total 237-100.00%
Average Rating 3.0253164556962

I read five books over the last six months of 2019. That is not many. From 2010 to 2016 I would read 10 or more books every six months. Moving to Dover slowed my reading down. One book was a re-read. Night Shift by Stephen King. I did not have this book in LibraryThing, so number of read before joining librarything collection went up by one, 390 to 391. It is recommended, four stars. It changed ratings a bit. Number 2 stars went down from 32.82% to 32.74%; 3 stars down 38.72% to 38.62%; 3 stars up 16.41% to 16.62%; and 5 stars down 10.26% to 10.23%. Overall rating went up to 3.0076726342711 from 3.00512820512821. I like when that number goes up!

Another book I rated four stars is American Assassin, a Mitch Rapp Novel. I read one Mitch Rapp novel a long time ago, and plan on reading it again. However, I like reading series in order so have a few to read first. Good stuff, but others may not like the style.

There is one book I enjoyed a lot, but the format bothered me so much I am not going to write the name of that book in this summary.

The Overall rating went up to 3.00652528548124 from 3.00328947368421. A good thing.

I created a spreadsheet to see how many books read each six months, and also how much the overall rating average moves. The last six months tied for fewest book read with last six months of 2017. Increase of average rating was 6 of the 19 recorded - so that's not bad.
See About My LibraryThing Library for previous updates.

GroupsCrime, Thriller & Mystery, FantasyFans, Historical Fiction, Horror!, King's Dear Constant Readers, Running Readers, Science Fiction Fans, What Are You Reading Now?

Favorite authorsDouglas Adams, David Brin, Max Byrd, Orson Scott Card, John le Carré, Tom Clancy, Michael Crichton, Nelson DeMille, William Goldman, John Grisham, Stephen King, Robert Ludlum, Larry Niven, J. K. Rowling, Brandon Sanderson, Jeff Shaara, Dan Simmons, Neal Stephenson, J. R. R. Tolkien, Mark Twain, Gore Vidal (Shared favorites)

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