This Guy’s Dad Read 10,000 Books (And Rated Each One)
Today’s post comes from the land of really cool things you find on the internet.
A guy named BigZ7337 posted this on the Reddit Book forums a couple of weeks ago.
My Dad passed away yesterday at 66 years old after being diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer about two months ago. My Dad really started my love of reading, and he would almost read a book a day if he wasn’t doing anything else. He’s kept a spreadsheet of all the books he’s read for years, and I thought I’d share it, as it’s something he was really proud of, and if you look at some of his favorites, maybe you could find a great new book to read. He read multiple different genres, but his favorite was generally mystery/suspense.
He put the spreadsheet, WHICH INCLUDES 10,000 BOOKS, on Google Drive and Dropbox so anyone can download the list of books that his dad read, all of which were rated from 1 to 10. He even created a separate spreadsheet of all the books his dad rated 9 or 10.
This man was a reading machine. It’s pretty amazing stuff. And, once again, proof that the internet–and, more importantly, this guy’s dad, is/was awesome.
UPDATE: Earlier in the week, this guy wrote an article for Huffington Post Books about his dad’s love of reading and the 10,000 Book spreadsheet. Read it here.
(Image: via BigZ7337 from Reddit)