Welcome to the 100 Books Club 2007!

Some of us have a goal (or dream) of reading 100 books (or 25,000 pages, for those of us who tend to read thick books) in a year.
The rest of us are just curious about how many books we (and other people) actually read in a year.

The requirements for membership are very simple. Actually, I think I just listed them!

This is what I'm talking about... 100 Books Club

If you'd like to join, shoot me an e-mail at: writergal @ bookwyrm.us
Give me the following information:
The name you want me to use for your listing. (Your choice, but first come, first served if there are duplicates.)

A link, if you wish, to your diary/blog/website or book list. Not required. This has changed from last year. I've found it to be too much of a pain to keep up the bios, and most of the members seem to have a web presence anyway. My apologies to those of you who have done (or wanted to do) the bio thing. Maybe another year when life is less crazy.

The number of books and/or pages you've read so far in 2007. (If you haven't been keeping count of pages but would like to, Barnes and Noble and Amazon.com both list the number of pages in a book.) Note: If you are part way through a book when the year changes over, you can only count books in the year they are finished, but if you are keeping a page count, you can divide the pages and give me the page count for each year.

Then you contact me when you finish a book (or several books, whatever works for you) and have me update your count. (It helps if you include your username, especially if you don't update often.) I will only accept updates sent to the above e-mail address! I'm sorry for any inconvenience, but it's just too hard to keep track of stats coming in from several different sources, and I'd like to have them all in one place. 

For the record, Talking Books or books on tape users are welcome! Whether you are reading or being read to, you are still consuming books.

I would prefer that you count only books you actually read cover to cover, not just skim for certain information, and only books, not magazines,  but I am not going to be the Book Police and question what you tell me you've read. (Remember, even if you don't read an entire book, you can count the pages you did read!) 

Also for the record, I always enjoy hearing about what you're reading, but you aren't required to "prove" what you've read by listing the titles.
I will still accept either just your updated totals or the number of books/pages you want me to add to your recorded total. (I'm lazy--I prefer it if you just give me your updated totals, but some people enjoy letting me do the math and just seeing the new count appear by their name. That's fine, too.) 


The 2006 list will remain up for a little while into the new year to give everybody a chance to get in their final counts and have them showing for awhile and to give me time to get the 2006 page set up. Please go ahead and sign up anyway and start sending updates as soon as you want in 2006. They will still be recorded and when the page comes up, it will have your current numbers, and there will be a link to the 2005 page, which will be archived.

Also... I am not going to assume anybody wants to stay with this, so I'm asking the existing members to e-mail me and let me know if they want to continue. You can keep the same username (still first come, first served) or change it to something else, but if you want people to know how you did in 2006, you might want to consider either keeping it or changing your 2006 username before the end of the year, because I will not be making any username changes to the 2005 list after the end of the year (though I will remove links if requested). (As with 2006, I will make 2007 username and/or link changes upon request at any time during the year.)