Thanks for all your lovely messages yesterday - it now feels mean to make you wait a week before unveiling the Shiny New Books magazine properly, but if you follow us on Twitter we're giving a few teasers from reviews and features. Which may or may not be crueller...
You may remember from the last time I did A Century of Books that I gave quarterly updates - and that, by careful planning or complete coincidence, I actually read exactly 25 qualifying books in each quarter.
Well, dear reader, things have gone awry. I'm doing better than the sidebar counter suggests, but I've only read 22. That's right, I'm three books down in what should be the easiest part of that year... inauspicious!
Since I'm reading 1914-2013, it's not so neat to divvy up the decades and see how I'm doing. But, bear with me... This is how many books I've read so far in each span of ten years.