It has been a while since I talked about my progress toward reaching my ultimate page goal.
I had a few setbacks, but each day I have gained some ground.
Let me start by saying that this year is shaping up to be my best one yet.
My total sits at 31,449 of the 41,665 pages that it’s my goal for this year.
I still have 133 days until the end of this year of reading, and I am 40 days ahead of schedule, with my projections, and if everything remains the same, I will probably with around 49,000 pages.
That will be 2,000 pages more than my best year.
I have read 21 of the 49 books on my list for this year, this is one goal that I see nearly impossible to reach, but I’ll give it my best effort.
For the next year, the lucky number 13, I am planning to change my reading schedule, this, to make it coincide with my finishing date, my 50th birthday on June 6, 2031, that will mean that this year will be a short one, 236 days to be precise, and from year 14 onward, every reading year will end on my birthday.
On the broader picture, I have a total of 311,647 of the 1,000,000 pages that are the main goal for this project, those 688,353 pages left I have little over 11 years to read, quite the task but I’m up to it.
There are two things that have become the main axis and motivation for my reading, the two milestones as I call them, the 500,000-page mark, and the 1,000,000-page mark.
Let’s talk about the first one, I am 188,353 pages away from it, according to my calculations I will reach in 2,571 days, that means that by June 18, 2027, I should be celebrating this milestone, but that will be mean that I’ll only have about 4 years to read the other 500,000 pages left in my project, so I am working the shorten that date.
For the second milestone, the projections suggest that I am 9,396 days away, and the end date will be February 24, 2046, almost 15 years later than my intended goal.
This number has come down dramatically, on February 6 of this year, I had projected that I would finish on March 19, 2047, that is 389 days gained in 4 months.
My main focus is to at least gain another year of ground by the end of this reading year, and also leave less than 31,000 pages to read for year 13.
With that in mind, I am off to read two amazing books.