I’m a data guy.

Recently, I finished a project where I collected data from the last two years of my branch library’s operation along with the last two years of the District’s operation. I chose two years because it was two years ago when we opened our new branch. I also drew out the spreadsheet to cover a full four years. Then I gathered the data, and put it into the spreadsheets so I could chart trends, make graphs, and observe and predict changes.

I wasn’t asked to do this. It was my own side project. I did it, and I’m still doing it, because I’m curious.

That’s it, just curious. I wanted to know some stuff – that’s all.

Given my love of cover art, when you combine cover art and data you’ll find one very happy library nerd sitting at my desk. So have a look at a lovely chart showing the trends in fantasy cover art from 2009 and, when you’re done with that, go check out the story behind it. I did, and I sure wasn’t sorry.