Numbers: April 9, 2021

This week’s reading has restored my faith in the possibility of reaching the coveted 1,000,000-page mark, it wasn’t a phenomenal week, but I see signs of forward motion.

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

My current total is 16,700 of the 37, 984 pages of this year’s goal, with 59 days left to reaching, it has became really evident that I’ll have to settle for a lower total, some positive news are that I’m still 76 days behind my reading schedule, same as last week, the fact that I didn’t add any days is a win in my books.

Right now my projections of total pages for the year sits at 22,174, a bit off an improvement, and a number I can live with.

The main focus of the year remains with finishing the epic fantasy series The Malazan Book of the Fallen, currently on page 650 of Dust of Dreams, the ninth volume of the series, that will leave me the 908 pages of the tenth volume, The Crippled God.

On the broader picture things are starting to progress forward, the concerning signs from the last few weeks are starting to dissipate, and postive numbers are starting to pop-up everywhere.

Going thru my calculations, I’ll found new and improved dates for reaching my first 500,000 pages, with 157,757 pages to read, it now is January 15, 2027, 10 days less tham last week projections, there’s still a lot of work to do in order to meet the first projected date of March 20, 2023.

The 1,000,000 pages, according to the projections, are 8,783 days away, which would mean that the end date is April 26, 2045, 5,074 days after the original plan, there is a significant improvement on the days I’m from reaching the 1,000,000-page mark of 27 days from last week’s calculations.

To summary the numbers from my Journey Back, here are this week’s final numbers:

  • Pages to reach 500,000: 157,757 pages (1,037 pages less than last week)
  • Days to reach 1,000,000: 8,783 days (27 days less than last week)
  • Days behind schedule: 5,074 days (20 days less than last week)

What concerns the next decade of reading, this week’s adjustment was on the positive sideon both my daily and yearly average, and they finish like this:

  • Pages needed/year: 66,776 (104 pages less than last week)
  • Pages needed/day: 180 (stayed the same)

I’ll ride this positive wave of forward progress, I’ll keep feeding it with some intense and mindful sessions.

Off to read.

azr.

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