Numbers: July 19,2021

Is it time again for my Monday weekly update.

And for the second week in a row my reading was far greater that I expected. Once again I finished my weekly book before the Sunday deadline, this week’s book, Ashes of Worlds, the last volume on the Saga of the Seven Suns, is well under way, currently on page 108, not bad considering I should have started today , each week there’s some room to breath and perform better that the last.

Now let’s get down to business, my current total is 8,520 of the 64,952 pages of this year’s goal, that’s 1,811 more than last week, giving me a surplus of 565 pages on the 1,246 pages projected for each week, this will add-up at the long term to reach the goal of the year, but most importantly it will contribute to make the next year’s total a little bit more accessible, being the goal that the last five years having a minimal total under 50,000 pages for each year.

With this surge of reading my projection for the total at the end of the year jumped 2,500 pages from last week’s projection and now sits at 63,999 pages, only 949 pages away from the ultimate goal for this year. My reading schedule gained a little bit of room , now it is 5 days ahead , exactly as I wanted to be at the start of this week.

The current pace keeps impacting in a huge way the broader picture, each and every week my numbers show the kind of momentum. 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 as last week the number is under 2,000 pages, with a improvement of 216 pages, the current weekly total sits at 1,778 pages per week with an daily average of 281 pages, this is still a titanic endeavor, but each week the task becomes more feasible.

Speaking of the first 500,000 pages, I have only 140,903 pages left, and the new date of reaching that goal is July 25, 2026, 24 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, the magic numbers are 3,000 days to read and a daily average of 170 pages.

Now for the golden prize of 1,000,000 pages, to my delight, the projections puts it 8,331 days away, a 47 day gain from the last week, making the end date is May 10, 2044, that’s 4,723 days after the original plan, 40 days less that the last projection, this kind of gigantic leaps gives me the momentum 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.

  • Pages to reach 500,000: 140,903 pages
  • Days to reach 1,000,000: 8,331 days
  • Days behind schedule: 4,723 days

I think that with numbers like this each week, Monday will become my favorite day of the week.

Off to read.


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