Numbers: July 12,2021

Is Monday again and that can only mean my weekly update.

And what an amazing week it was, last week book, Of Fire and Night, was finish by Friday, this week’s book, Metal Swarm, which I suppose to start today is already on page 187, everything is falling into place, with a bit of breathing room each week to go get those goals.

Now let’s get down to business, my current total is 6,709 of the 64,952 pages of this year’s goal, that’s 1,379 more than last week, my projected total for each week is 1,246, if each week I have a surplus, even the 133 pages of this week, this will add-up at the long and not only will I get the goal of the year, but I’ll contribute to making the next year total a little less, as I always say, one page at a time. The current projection for the total at the end of the year stay pretty much as last week number, 61,499 pages, still just below the target but getting closer.

My reading schedule it’s right on the money , I’am 1 day ahead on my reading, with some intense reading I would like to get it at least 5 days ahead of schedule.

Once again the current pace make the biggest impact on the broader picture, each and every week my numbers show the kind of momentum I expect, I keep a particular inquisitive eye on the number of pages I’m going to have to read on the second part of my journey, and for the first time it is finally under 2,000 pages, if only barely with 1,994 pages per week with an daily average of 285 pages, quite the titanic endeavor but I know that is doable.

On what concerns my first 500,000 pages, I have only 142,714 pages left, and the new date of reaching that goal is August 17, 2026, that’s 16 days sooner than last week, still my sights are pointed at March 20, 2023 as the desired date to reach the first half of the challenge, again, my goal is to have 3,000 days to read the other half, giving me an approximate daily average to read of 170 pages, one can hope and dream.

Now for the golden prize of 1,000,000 pages, to my delight, the projections puts it 8,585 days away, a 37 day gain from the last week, making the end date is June 26, 2044, that’s 4,770 days after the original plan, 30 days less that the last projection, this kind of gigantic leaps give me new breath to keep on pushing to reach that coveted goal. For me this numbers are of particularly importance, there are the endgame of these whole deal, and until the numbers of days behind are in red, I will not rest.

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: 142,714 pages
  • Days to reach 1,000,000: 8,385 days
  • Days behind schedule: 4,770 days

I’ll keep my promise to each Monday update my numbers, and hopefully from now on they will be full of great leaps and great books.

Off to read.


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