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message 1: by LibraryCin (new)

LibraryCin | 8822 comments Ok, so I just went through the posts/reviews for our February tag of World War II.

In case anyone else is interested in stats, I thought I'd post that we read 61 different titles for World War II in February.

Remember, this is individual titles, so there may have been more than one person reading the same title. That 61 doesn't include if a title was read by more than one person.


Elizabeth (Alaska) I love this kind of stat. Thank you!


message 3: by Nicole R (new)

Nicole R (drnicoler) | 7784 comments That is not too shabby for our first official month on GR! Great job members squeezing in some reading and reviewing in the midst of the frantic group and personal transition.


message 4: by Karin (new)

Karin | 7301 comments This is great to know.


message 5: by Ellen (new)

Ellen | 2259 comments Thanks, Cin. Very interesting!


message 6: by Kristal (new)

Kristal | 35 comments Wow, I agree with Nicole, that's not too bad!


Elizabeth (Alaska) What kinds of numbers were common for the tag over at Shelfari?


message 8: by Jenni Elyse (new)

Jenni Elyse (jenni_elyse) | 1393 comments Awesome. Thanks for sharing!


message 9: by LibraryCin (new)

LibraryCin | 8822 comments Elizabeth (Alaska) wrote: "What kinds of numbers were common for the tag over at Shelfari?"

To the other admins: did we end up posting these stats somewhere?

Hmmm, I think I might have posted them in a comment somewhere here, but do you think I can remember where that was!?

Elizabeth, it really varied. I think our lowest months (I believe we ended with this number twice) was 39. But, we've also had some up to 200!

I'll see if I can find where I posted those stats...


message 10: by LibraryCin (new)

LibraryCin | 8822 comments Ok, I can't find it. I'll copy and paste them again here, but maybe I can get the other admins' opinions on if there is someplace more "accessible" that I can post them (and maybe continue to update them)?

December: Sci-Fi - 53 books read
November: Adult Fiction - 93 books read
October: England - 70 books read
September: 19th century - 55 books read
August 2015: Tragedy - 51 books read
July 2015: Time Travel - 39 books read
June 2015: Romance - 81 books read
May 2015: Contemporary - 100 books read
April 2015: Social Commentary - 84 books read
March 2015: Magical Realism - 117 books read
February 2015: Philosophy - 48 books read
January 2015: Relationships - 139 books read
December 2014: Humour - 71 books read
November 2014: Fairy Tale - 53 books read
October 2014: Futuristic - 41 books read
September 2014: Magic - 84 books read
August 2014: Politics - 79 books read
July 2014: Orphans - 65 books read
June 2014: Detective - 88 books read
May 2014: 20th century - 79 books read
April 2014: Sociology - 49 books read
March 2014: Historical romance - 47 books read
February 2014: Tbr - 81 books read
January 2014: Adventure - 95 books read
December 2013: India - 38 books read
November 2013: Non-fiction - 100 books read
October 2013: Paranormal - 77 books read
September 2013: 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die - 65 books read
August 2013: Racism - 57 books read
July 2013: Contemporary Fiction - 123 books read
June 2013: Action - 82 books read
May 2013: Friendship - 99 books read
April 2013: Funny - 104 books read
March 2013: British Literature - 48 books read
February 2013: Family Relationships - 179 books read
January 2013: France - 68 books read
December 2012: Thriller - 90 books read
November 2012: Drama - 63 books read
October 2012: New York - 51 books read
September 2012: China - 39 books read
August 2012: Historical Fiction - 89 books read
July 2012: Food - 92 books read
June 2012: Suspense - 158 books read
May 2012: War - 91 books read
April 2012: Mythology - 76 books read
**PBT 4th Anniversary Admin tags:**
*Government - 16 books read
*College - 13 books read
*Mothers and Daughters - 20 books read
*Canadian Author - 16 books read
March 2012: Culture - 67 books read
February 2012: Memoir - 94 books read
January 2012: Ireland - 59 books read
December 2011: Series - 143 books read
November 2011: Women writers - 137 books read
October 2011: American history - 60 books read
September 2011: Survival - 99 books read
August 2011: Young Adult - 211 books read
July 2011: Movie - 186 books read
June 2011: Love - 128 books read
May 2011: True Crime - 62 books read
April 2011: Magical Realism - 82 books read
March 2011: Classic - 93 books read
February 2011: Science Fiction - 104 books read
January 2011: Social Commentary - 140 books read
December 2010: Psychology 87 books read
November 2010: Family 160 books read
October 2010: Animals 104 books read
September 2010: 1,001 Books You Must Read Before You Die: 74 books read
August 2010: Biography: 122 books read
July 2010: Dystopia: 67 books read
June 2010: Travel: 85 books read
May 2010: Romance: 148 books read
April 2010: Favorite: 145 books read
March 2010: Science: 66 books read
February 2010: Relationships: 160 books read
January 2010: Adventure: 138 books read
December 2009: Satire: 96 books read
November 2009: Thriller: 174 books read
October 2009: Contemporary Fiction - 128 books read
**Admin tag for October: Debut: 50 books read
September 2009: Coming of Age: 143 books read
August 2009: Humor: 186 books read
July 2009: American Literature: 120 books read
June 2009: Time Travel: 73 books read
May 2009: Suspense: 212 books read
April 2009: Friendship: 186 books read
March 2009: History: 201 books read
February 2009: Chick lit: 221 books read
January 2009: Music: 93 books read
December 2008: Mystery: 233 books read
**Extra Administrator tags for December: **
*Ghosts: 21 books read
*Environment: 17 books read
*Disaster: 13 books read
*Southern Literature: 16 books read
November 2008: Poetry: 85 books read
October 2008: England: 135 books read
September 2008: Dragons: 67 books read
August 2008: Inspirational: 84 books read
July 2008: Fairy Tales: 105 books read
June 2008: Africa: 98 books read
May 2008: 19th Century: 142 books read
April 2008: Fantasy: 195 books read
March 2008: Young Adult: 103 books read
February 2008: Historical Fiction: 40 books read


message 11: by LibraryCin (new)

LibraryCin | 8822 comments I don't believe we have the stats for our January tag: 2010.

It was too confusing to figure out as we were half-way here and half-way there.


Elizabeth (Alaska) Wow! Thank you!


message 13: by LibraryCin (new)

LibraryCin | 8822 comments I've just copied and pasted the stats from the previous tags over to this thread, here:

https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

I will just edit as we go forward.


message 14: by punxsygal (new)

punxsygal | 290 comments I don't think I ever knew we kept that kind of stat. Thanks, Cindy!


message 15: by LibraryCin (new)

LibraryCin | 8822 comments No problem! Over at shelfari, it was kept on the PBT Shelf page.


message 16: by Anita (new)

Anita Pomerantz | 6644 comments LibraryCin wrote: "I've just copied and pasted the stats from the previous tags over to this thread, here:

https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

I will just edit as we go forward."


Thanks, Cindy!! I love the idea of tracking this over time. Very much appreciate your hard work in maintaining this statistic.


message 17: by LibraryCin (new)

LibraryCin | 8822 comments No problem, Anita! I find these stats interesting, myself.

What is going to be tricky is when we start repeating tags here on GR. On shelfari, because I was the only person doing the shelf, I added in the year after the tag, and used that... just for the stats. After the month was over, I changed those tags back without the year so they all shelved together under the one tag. It will be harder to do that here with people shelving their own books.

But, we don't have to worry about that for three more years! :-)


message 18: by Anita (last edited Mar 27, 2016 11:41AM) (new)

Anita Pomerantz | 6644 comments LibraryCin wrote: "No problem, Anita! I find these stats interesting, myself.

What is going to be tricky is when we start repeating tags here on GR. On shelfari, because I was the only person doing the shelf, I add..."


Hmmm, I never thought about that, but you are right! Although I guess the initial time it happens, we can count all the book reviews and merely subtract the number from the first go around.


message 19: by LibraryCin (new)

LibraryCin | 8822 comments Anita wrote: "Although I guess the initial time it happens, we can count all the book reviews and merely subtract the number from the first go around. ..."

That sounds easier. But I go by "titles" not reviews (all I do is look at the number beside the tag), so if a title was read by more than one person it only counts once. So, if it was read both the first time around and again the second time, it would be missed the second time by being subtracted out. But, we have time to figure something out.


message 20: by Anita (new)

Anita Pomerantz | 6644 comments LibraryCin wrote: "Anita wrote: "Although I guess the initial time it happens, we can count all the book reviews and merely subtract the number from the first go around. ..."

That sounds easier. But I go by "titles"..."


Gotcha! Well at least we would have a number for the new titles . . .which is still something.


message 21: by LibraryCin (last edited Mar 27, 2016 12:58PM) (new)

LibraryCin | 8822 comments Anita wrote: "Well at least we would have a number for the new titles . . .which is still something. ..."

It might be the easiest way to go... Or, just for those months, I could work "harder" on the shelf myself. I am double checking everything, anyway, so I could just go ahead and add a separate tag for my own purposes (i.e. for statistical purposes), add them all there, then fix them up after the fact. Really, like I did at shelfari, anyway.


Elizabeth (Alaska) Unfortunately, the group shelves don't have the same functionality as our personal shelves. There is no batch edit, for instance, or having the separate shelf for the month could then just be combined with the existing tag. But there is always hope that by the time you need this, they will have implemented it!


message 23: by Anita (new)

Anita Pomerantz | 6644 comments LibraryCin wrote: "Anita wrote: "Well at least we would have a number for the new titles . . .which is still something. ..."

It might be the easiest way to go... Or, just for those months, I could work "harder" on t..."


I'd hate for you to have to do extra work. I just really like getting the sense of the trends over time. Which tags are more or less popular. Is the group's overall reading growing or shrinking? I think you help capture that with these statistics.


message 24: by LibraryCin (new)

LibraryCin | 8822 comments Me, I like having that separate information for the month, for more specific comparison purposes. It's not really accurate to compare the number of reviews for a tag that's been done twice to a tag that's only been done once.


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