Bookrace 2015 is over!
During 2015, 17 people read 679 books, which contained 40,576,504 words!
The winner was maria_toasted, who read 16,501,971 words. She read 2.2x as many words as the next runner up. Good job Maria, we are all in awe!
This group was based in the San Francisco Bay Area. The idea was first conceived by Megan Cohen, a well known SF playwright. Kevin Trowbridge, a SF software developer, helped by his wife Meg Trowbridge created this app, NextRead, to help track the books folks were reading and make things more "real time."
If you like this idea, consider participating in Bookrace 2016! It's free and open to everyone. You don't need to live in the San Francisco Bay Area to participate!
The Race begins at Noon on Jan 1st 2015. We check in throughout 2015, and the person who’s read the most by Noon on Jan 1st 2016 wins.
Everyone pitches in $5; we buy a gift certificate for the winner with half, and we donate half to a literacy charity (to be voted on during the month of January)
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