Numbers: April 2, 2021

I was dreading going thru my digital files, this is of course because my reading has been good, and not spectacular, I’m in desperate need of the latter.

Let’s start with the total number of this thirteen year of reading.

My current total is 15, 658 of the 37, 984 pages of this year’s goal, and with 66 days left, it will see more far fetched to hit the mark, right now I am 76 days behind my reading schedule.

With some intense reading I’ll probably sum-up around 21,000 pages, not a bad year.

Still, this year’s main focus will be to finish with the epic fantasy series The Malazan Book of the Fallen, currently on the ninth volume well underway, and the tenth just eager to jump off the shelf.

On the broader picture things are starting to get back to normal, the last few weeks I saw some concerning signs of going backwards, situations which is now well under control.

According to my calculations, I’ll will be reaching my first 500,000 pages, there are still 158,794 pages to read, on January 25, 2027, there’s still a lot of work to do in order to meet the first projected date of March 20, 2023, this gives me my first focus for the upcoming years.

In the mater of the 1,000,000 pages, I’m 8,810 away from this, my ultimate goal, that will mean that the end date would be May 16, 2045, a whopping 5,094 days after the original plan to finish by my 50th birthday, keeping this pace I would finish by the time to almost celebrate my 64th birthday, which it will simply not do.

This is my second focus, or as I put it, the Journey Back, all of my effort will be pour into it.

In order keep track of this, I’ll be posting weekly how my numbers fluctuate, with that in mind, here there are:

  • Pages to reach 500,000: 158,794 pages
  • Days to reach 1,000,000: 8,810 days
  • Days behind schedule: 5,094 days

I’ll be keeping this same format thru-out the upcoming posts to better share my progress.

Starting this upcoming June, I’ll be officially entering the last decade of this particular project, I have been keeping track how many pages I would need to read on a daily and yearly basis in order to reach my coveted goal, as with my numbers above, I’m going to keep track up until the beginning of year number fourteen, and making the necessary adjustments to hit the 1,000,000-page mark, for now they stand like so :

  • Pages needed/year: 65,880
  • Pages needed/day: 180

Lots of things have been set into motion, time to execute them.

Off to read.


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