Book Shelves

Shelf Stats #3 // The Alphabet

As I was thinking what else could I do my shelf stats on someone asked on twitter what others had of a title starting with a letter. That got me interested and I decided to see what my shelves were divided in. I will be honest and say I only did the shelves downstairs, and I left out manga and classics. And Merijn’s picture books.

Of course one has expectations. Personally I thought that the letter S, M and T would end up really high. Husband thought the S and E would end up super high. So lets have a look

The Percentages

Obviously here the particles, the, a and the Dutch versions of that, were left out of this percentage.

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Particles and ‘Lidwoorden’

I did however keep track of the particles.

So looking at this I also had to decide where to put the dutch ones with the english ones. English has about two: A(n) and The. Dutch has three: De, Het Een.

Een and A both don’t refer to a specific thing so it made sense to put those together. The difference between De and Het is that Het is impartial and De is partial. For that reason I didn’t put Het with The and De.

Or rather my language feelings decided that for me and afterwords I looked up to see why I felt like that. Ha.

Non is of course titles that didn’t start with any of these but with just a word.

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Kopie van Ontwerp zonder titel(1)

5 thoughts on “Shelf Stats #3 // The Alphabet

  1. Ik sta er steeds van versteld hoe gedetailleerd jij je boekstatistieken bijhoudt. Zelf had ik er nog nooit aan gedacht om dit op te zoeken maar ik vind het eigenlijk wel interessant. Alleen moet ik eerst nog eens uitdokteren hoe de verhouding mannelijke vs vrouwelijke auteurs ligt bij mijn eigen collectie. Ik heb echter tot nu toe nog niet de energie gevonden om aan de slag te gaan met een volgende Boekenkast in cijfers-post.

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    1. Soms dan heb ik toch zo’n behoefte aan zo iets. Ik weet ook eigenlijk niet waarom. Ik was echt nooit van de statistieken maar met boeken is het wel leuk haha. Ik heb nog een paar ideeën liggen die ik misschien volgend jaar nog ga uitwerken over vertaalde boeken en poc auteurs enzo.

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