A year in life of the book lover (infographic)
This amazing chart documents a single person’s adventure with books taken during one year.
We’ve seen and shared lots of infographics for book lovers, but this one is truly unique.
Despite the title, The 2013 Bedford Book Report, this wonderful chart was not prepared by the institution, but the individual – Abby Bedford (@abby_elizabeth), graphic designer, vocalist, and avid book reader.
Abby decided to break down the data about the books she read during 2013.
The visual includes the pie chart splitting the books into categories. Underneath you’ll find all the titles with ratings she gave them. Plus there is chart showing the number of books read per month.
This infographic is a great way to explore the exciting adventure with books taken by a single person. Abby read 51 books that year – she almost achieved the one-book-per-week goal. The total number of pages read was 19,117. Fantasy accounted for half of that amount.
Some of the data was collected by Abby on her Goodreads profile (here you’ll see the stats), but she also added an interesting split of pages/books read per month, together with personal comments.
The 2013 Bedford Book Report is an example of the effort a single person made to share her love for books and reading.
Automatically generated annual book reports is something major ebookstores should consider as a feature request. The end of year is a fantastic time for such graphs. Users are willing to share their reading achievements, while taking New Year challenges.
Goodreads offers such stats, but they are partly based on data put by users manually. Kobo offers reading stats, but they are not annual reports.
What I mean is a kind of a visual WordPress users receive and can share. It consists of yearly blog stats and achievements, is generated automatically, looks great, and becomes available when there is a great reason to share it.
It would be difficult to make such reports based on print books, but ebooks? Ebookstores track users’ activity anyway. They have all the data to generate great visuals like the one created by Abby Bedford.
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About Piotr Kowalczyk
Ad-man who decided to devote his life to books. Founder of Ebook Friendly, ebook enthusiast, and self-published short story author. Prefers reading on his iPhone, but when it comes to history books – Piotr always picks print.
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A Woman of No Importance:
The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II
by Sonia Purnell
France was falling. Burned-out cars, once strapped high with treasured possessions, were nosed crazily into ditches. Their beloved cargoes of dolls, clocks, and mirrors lay smashed around them and along mile upon mile of unfriendly road. Their owners, young and old, sprawled across the hot dust, were groaning or already silent. Yet the hordes just kept streaming past them, a never-ending line of hunger and exhaustion too fearful to stop for days on end.
Ten million women, children, and old men were on the move, all fleeing Hitler’s tanks pouring across the border from the east and the north. Entire cities had uprooted themselves in a futile bid to escape the Nazi blitzkrieg that threatened to engulf them. The fevered talk was of German soldiers stripped to the waist in jubilation at the ease of their conquest. The air was thick with smoke and the stench of the dead. The babies had no milk, and the aged fell where they stood. The horses drawing overladen old farm carts sagged and snarled in their sweat-drenched agony. The French heat wave of May 1940 was witness to this, the largest refugee exodus of all time.
Day after day a solitary moving vehicle weaved its way through the crowd with a striking young woman at the wheel. Private Virginia Hall often ran low on fuel and medicines but still pressed on in her French army ambulance toward the advancing enemy. She persevered even when the German Stukas came screaming down to drop 110-pound bombs onto the convoys all around her, torching the cars and cratering the roads. Even when fighter planes swept over the treetops to machine-gun the ditches where women and children were trying to take cover from the carnage. Even though French soldiers were deserting their units, abandoning their weapons, and running away, some in their tanks. Even when her left hip was shot with pain from continually pressing down on the clutch with her prosthetic foot.
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