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March 14, 2007

News & Opinion: Last year's tallies brought to you by Feltron

By: 800-CEO-READ @ 2:56 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Have you heard of Nicholas Feltron?
He lives in NYC.

He's 29 years old.

Has a cat named King.

Runs the company Megafone.

And when the weather calls for it, wears a sweater.

He's a graphic designer who records each detail of his life down to the number of book pages read by book (noted below each book title), magazines read, text messages sent and received, animals eaten, cities visited, and on and on. This is his third annual report. Check out the design. It's a great depiction of numbers and data.
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Inside he notes that he read 3761 book pages in 2006. On his list of books were:
  1. The Periodic Table by Primo Levi
    233 pages

  2. See No Evil by Robert Baer
    279 pages

  3. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon *Best fiction
    221 pages

  4. The Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan
    304 pages

  5. Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
    207 pages

  6. JPod by Douglas Copeland
    448 pages

  7. It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want to Be by Paul Arden
    127 pages

  8. The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan *Best Non-Fiction
    411 pages

  9. A Natural History of the Senses by Diane Ackerman
    160 of 209 pages

  10. Exquisite Pain by Sophie Calle
    112 of 281 pages

  11. The Works by Kate Ascher
    215 pages

  12. Heat by Bill Buford
    315 pages

  13. The Disappointment Artist by Jonathan Lethem
    149 pages

  14. The Looming Tower by Lawerence Wright
    144 of 373 pages

  15. Universal Principles of Design by Lidwell, Holden and Butler
    63 of 211 pages

Find out more here.