Numbers: July 25, 2022

Welcome to this installment of Magic Monday, also known as my weekly update, now starting it’s third week in a row being in the right day.

The year progressing quite beautifully, being hitting my mark, and everything is clicking just right. This includes is my perpetual challenge of reading 52 books on 52 weeks. Just as the eight week starts, I’m working on book number eight of the year, I find that it has become a bit easier to keep this rhythm as the weeks progress.

The book on the plate right is The Sentinel, the fifth book of the Sundering series, the cataclysmic event that reshaped the Forgotten Realms, this particular book follows the quest of paladin Kleef Kenric to fight the evil forces from The Sundering, the quest will take him to the Underdark to face the rise of a very powerful Goddess.

I took a slight detour from my adventures on the vast world of Dungeons and Dragons, this, to tackle some of the graphic novels that have been sitting on my to read shelf, literally on a physical shelf were I put what is next on the queue. This includes my current favorite on-going series, Justice League Dark, The Dawn of X Volumes 6 and 7, Skottie Young´s second volume of the highly entertaining Strange Academy, an original graphic novel written and illustrated by the amazing Jeff Lemire, and to top things off the first two volumes of the second season of Grant Morrison´s Green Lantern run.

Now let’s talk about MY NUMBERS, the current total is 9,327 of the 64,952 pages of this year’s goal, a pretty awesome progress of 1,253 pages for the week, with this, I broke the “worst year jinx”. Still, the 3,000 plus week, eludes me, but there are glimpses of hope, there’s only a matter of time that this too shall fall.

My reading schedule, the Achilles heel of the whole shebang, is still three days ahead, this gives me the focus to keep the pace and make the 70,000-page year a reality.The mantra for every morning will continue to be:, one step at a time, one page at a time.

I start the week eight with a whopping surplus of 1,036 pages, given my breathing room to hit the upcoming week’s quota a little more relax. The quota for the month of July sits pretty comfortably at 96%.

For the first 500,000 pages, I have only 74,297 pages left, and the new date of reaching that goal is December 19, 2024 that’s 10 days earlier than the last projection, my sights are still pointed at March 20, 2023 as the desired date to reach the first half of the challenge, now I have 238 days to do so.The gap narrowed from 651 to 641 days behind schedule.

The second part of the journey, or the other 500,000 pages, my weekly pages needed are now 1,482 with a daily average of 212 pages, one daily pages less than the last projection.

Now for the golden prize of 1,000,000 pages, to my delight, the projections puts it 6,797 days away, a 25 day gain from the last projection, making the end date is March 4, 2041 that’s 3,560 days after the original plan, 18 days less that the last projection. I have to keep reminding myself that my goal is to reach my goal by my 50th birthday, right now, I would be 59 years 8 months, and 27 days old.

To summary the numbers from my Journey Back.

  • Pages to reach 500,000: 74,297 pages
  • Days to reach 1,000,000: 6,797 days
  • Days behind schedule: 3,560 days

Off to read.


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