Number: June 28, 2021 (ish)

I have been running a bit late with posting each week’s result, thankfully that has not been the case of my reading, because after 3 weeks of intense sessions this year is shaping up to be my best one yet.

My intention is to start posting on Monday the result of each week, this is to coincide with how I structured this year’s weeks, and to be perfectly honest, it is really helpful to close out each week with a beautiful lazy Sunday of reading.

Now let’s get down to business, my current total is 3,275 of the 64,952 pages of this year’s goal, the current projection for the total at the end of the year sits at 48,840 pages, this not only improved more than 4,000 pages from last week, but it also puts me over my best year by a solid 1,000 pages.

My reading schedule it’s a little behind , 5 days to be precise, but with the whopping results from the last 5 days, which include 3 days over 300 pages, and the challenge of reading one book per week is right on the money, I am closing in to the halfway point of this week’s book, Scattered Suns, and it’s only Tuesday, I like my chances of getting this straighten out by the time of my next report.

For this week I have to read an additional 82 pages, to the 178 pages total for each day, to balance out my laziness from the second week of year, that means that by the end of this week I should sum-up a total 1,820 in order to start next week’s without any back log, easily done.

My favorite thing about the current pace is how it reflects on some aspects of the broader picture, each and every week my numbers show the kind of momentum I expect, even if it’s on the negative side, as I said in past post, with the passing of each week my schedule tightens a little more, is of the utmost importance to keep the momentum to reach the golden prize.

On what concerns my first 500,000 pages, I have only 146,148 pages left, and the new date of reaching that goal is September 20, 2026, that’s 4 days sooner than the post, still my sights are pointed at March 20, 2023 as the desired date to reach the first half of the challenge, this is thinking of having at least 3,000 days to read the other half, giving me an approximate daily average to read of 170 pages, close to my current daily average, which is challenging but doable.

Now for the golden prize of 1,000,000 pages, to my shock the projections puts it 8,486 days away, a 7 day loss from the last post, making the end date is September 22, 2044, that’s 4,858 days after the original plan, 8 days more that the last projection, this kind of step back is what puts a dent on my overall progress, only for this time I’ll attribute it to the proximity of the calculations, and not start panicking just yet. .

To summary the numbers from my Journey Back, here are the numbers that officially kick-off the new year of reading:

  • Pages to reach 500,000: 146,148 pages
  • Days to reach 1,000,000: 8,486 days
  • Days behind schedule: 4,858 days

Let’s see on next Monday fairs on the broader picture, for now, I’ll enjoy this few rainy days over the desert.

Off to read.


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