Numbers: November 1, 2021

Back to my magic Mondays, again, and hopefully this time around will be for good.

Now, and I must say a welcomed surprise, the 52 book in 52 weeks challenge is still working like clockwork, I´m already full steam on book number 22 at the start of week number 21, which brings me back to the amazing universe started by the great Frank Herbert,continued by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, Dune, next in the chronology is the story of the origin of the mysterious Bene Gesserit Sisterhood.

Had to go back to this intriguing universe, fueled specially because over the weekend I say the latest interpretation of the famous title book, in all it’s IMAX glory, by the extremely talented director Denis Villeneuve. It only felt right to go back and explore some of it’s back story.

Now let’s talk about MY NUMBERS, the current total is 21,567 of the 64,952 pages of this year’s goal, that’s 1,865 registered pages more than last update, one step closer to the next milestone, 25,000 pages, and a very special bottle of Mexican Red Wine awaits for the mandatory celebratory drinks.

The end of the year projection of total pages suffered a setback, right now is at 53,335 pages, close to 4,000 less than the last update. My reading schedule, which keeps me up at night, is now 27 days behind, this is the first thing I’m trying gain some momentum to win days.

I start week 21 with a deficit of 5,392 pages, and a total 9,754 pages to get back to balance, must work on improve my consistency.

Now, for the first 500,000 pages, I have only 127,859 pages left, and the new date of reaching that goal is April 28, 2026, 4 days sooner than the last projection, still my sights are pointed at March 20, 2023 as the desired date to reach the first half of the challenge, that gap narrowed from 1,140 to 1,136 days behind schedule.

The second part of the journey, or the other 500,000 pages, the weekly average needed is now 1,866 with a daily average of 268 pages, pretty much the same as my last projections, fluctuating between 2 or 3 pages on the daily average.

Now for the golden prize of 1,000,000 pages, to my delight, the projections puts it 8,049 days away, a 31 day gain from the last projection, making the end date is November 15, 2043, that’s 4,546 days after the original plan, 10 days less that the last projection. In spite of everything, I managed to stay in 2043, with my eye on the prize of the coveted end date of 2031, and the very special trip to close-out the final pages of my journey.

To summary the numbers from my Journey Back.

  • Pages to reach 500,000: 127,859 pages
  • Days to reach 1,000,000: 8,049 days
  • Days behind schedule: 4,546 days

Now ,if you’ll excuse ,I have about 10,000 pages to read , and a couple of traditional “pan de muerto” to devour.

Off to read.

azr.

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