Numbers: May 28, 2021

Now that I have completed my Star Wars reading marathon the results were completely overwhelming, as I posted earlier in the week my total was a whopping 4,285 pages, and this showed up in a big way in this week’s report.

Now for the update off my progress..

My current total is 23,197 of the 37, 984 pages of this year’s goal, and I have 10 days left on this year, and as hope dies last the goal still is 25,000 pages.

In so so news, my reading schedule gained a little bit of ground , it changed from 89 days to 85 days behind, hopefully this last 10 days will be over-productive, and my participation prize

The projections for total pages for the year sits at 24,210 a much needed 1,146 page improvement from last week, a breath of fresh air from the embarrassing 6 page improvement from last week.

On the broader picture, my numbers show the kind of momentum I expect to see each and every week moving forward for the last decade of this part of my project, oh yes I have some grand plans for after the 1,000,000 but that

The new date for reaching my first 500,000 pages, now down to 151,260 pages, 1,774 less pages that last week, and the new date is November 21, 2026, this kind of gain, 26 days closer to my goal, make me think that the original end date of March 20, 2023, its an achievable goal .

Now for the golden prize of 1,000,000 pages, to my delight the projections puts it 8,626 days away, a 54 day gain from last week, which would mean that the end date is January 8, 2045, that’s 4,966 days after the original plan, 48 days less that last week, this kind of boost inject new life into my motivation.

To summary the numbers from my Journey Back, here are this week’s final numbers:

  • Pages to reach 500,000: 151,260 pages (1,774 pages less than last week)
  • Days to reach 1,000,000: 8,626 days (54 days less than last week)
  • Days behind schedule: 4,966 days (48 days less than last week)

What concerns the next decade of reading, this week’s adjustment show a bit of improvement on my yearly average and my daily average, they finish like this:

  • Pages needed/year: 65,126 (177 pages less than last week)
  • Pages needed/day: 178 (1 less than last week)

I’m aiming to at least be at the middle 64,000 pages to start off the next decade of reading, and of course keep on working to decrease it to under 50,000 pages for the last 5 years.

This week, which leads up to my birthday, is always a really productive, one of my annual gifts is peace and quiet, a book, lots of coffee, and new goodies to keep me on track, my beautiful wife always gets me the coolest things that end up being essential to my daily reading routine.

Let’s see what new books join my ever-growing ranks of my book shelves

Off to read.

azr.

Numbers: May 21, 2021

Yesterday was a crazy busy day, finish class at 9:15 p.m., and the only thing I wanted was some booze and some snooze, hence the late post. I have only 4 days left of the three-week long Star Wars reading marathon ,the amazing results keep on piling on , this includes a total of 3,004 pages, three books, 8 graphic novels, and hopefully by the end of this weekend, close to 20 comic books.

Now for the thing we are here for, an update off my progress for the last week’s reading.

My current total is 21,423 of the 37, 984 pages of this year’s goal, and I have 17 days left on this year I still have the pipe dream of at least 25,000 total pages by the time the dust settles.

In not so good news, my reading schedule fell even more behind , from 86 days to 89 days, hopefully it will stay the same for this last two weeks of reading, being this a sign that my total pages for the week is more than 1,200 pages, perfect to reach the “participation trophy” total for this year.

The projections for total pages for the year sits at 23,064, a whopping 6 page improvement from last week, well at least it did not go down, and I can put it on the win column for this week

On the broader picture, my numbers show some shallows breaths of improvement, still, I keep chipping away days and pages .

The new date for reaching my first 500,000 pages, now down to 153,034 pages and improvement of 680 from last week, and the new date is December 16, 2026, a 2 day gain from last week, I’ll take any little step that gets me closer to the original end date of March 20, 2023, every day counts.

Now for the golden prize of 1,000,000 pages, to my delight the projections puts it 8,680 days away, a 13 day gain from last week, which would mean that the end date is February 25, 2045, that’s 5,014 days after the original plan, 5 days less that last week, I am really grateful that this particular projection always shows improvement, it gives hope that this is still reachable .

To summary the numbers from my Journey Back, here are this week’s final numbers:

  • Pages to reach 500,000: 153,034 pages (680 pages less than last week)
  • Days to reach 1,000,000: 8,680 days (13 days less than last week)
  • Days behind schedule: 5,014 days (5 days less than last week)

What concerns the next decade of reading, this week’s adjustment show a bit of improvement on my yearly average and my daily average stayed the same, they finish like this:

  • Pages needed/year: 65,303 (68 pages less than last week)
  • Pages needed/day: 179 (same as last week)

I’ll continue with reading some great adventures from one of my favorite universes, and hopefully next week will be twice as productive as this one, the pile of comic books on my nightstand predict that it will be.

Off to read.

azr.

Numbers: May 14, 2021

I am 10 days into my three-week long Star Wars reading marathon , and I couldn’t be happier with the amazing results, a total of 1,900 pages, and as last week, my overall numbers keep moving forward .

Now the update off my progress for the last week of reading.

My current total is 20,743 of the 37, 984 pages of this year’s goal, and with 24 days left on this year of reading I still have the goal of at least 25,000 pages when its over.

In neutral news, my reading schedule stayed exactly the same, 86 days behind , hopefully it will stay like this, preferably I can get the number down, by some miraculous event; but as long as it stays the same, more than happy.

The projections for total pages for the year sits at 23,058, that’s a 454 improvement from last week, this type of positive numbers are great motivators to take the final weeks and finish over that projection.

On the broader picture, my numbers show some signs of life, I keep chipping away days and pages to read.

The new date for reaching my first 500,000 pages, now down to 153,174 pages and improvement of 1,071 from last week, and the new date is December 18, 2026, a 1 day gain from last week, I’ll take any little step that gets me closer to the original end date of March 20, 2023, every day counts.

Now for the golden prize of 1,000,000 pages, to my delight the projections puts it 8,693 days away, a 28 day gain from last week, which would mean that the end date is March 2, 2045, and 5,019 days after the original plan, 21 days less.

To summary the numbers from my Journey Back, here are this week’s final numbers:

  • Pages to reach 500,000: 153,174 pages (1,071 pages less than last week)
  • Days to reach 1,000,000: 8,693 days (28 days less than last week)
  • Days behind schedule: 5,019 days (21 days less than last week)

What concerns the next decade of reading, this week’s adjustment show a bit of improvement on my yearly average and my daily average stayed the same, they finish like this:

  • Pages needed/year: 65,371 (108 pages less than last week)
  • Pages needed/day: 179 (same as last week)

I’ll continue with reading some great adventures from one of my favorite universes, and hopefully next week will be as productive as this one

Off to read.

azr.

Numbers: May 7,2021

My three-week long Star Wars reading marathon is in full swing, and its paying off with some amazing dividets, more than 800 pages in only 3 days, last week I didn’t update, because there was nothing to update.

That being said let me update you on my progress for these two weeks of reading.

My current total is 19,672 of the 37, 984 pages of this year’s goal, and with 31 days left on this year of reading the main goal is to have the best possible starting point for the upcoming years,

In not so good news,once again I have fallen even more behind my reading schedule, it went from 82 to 86 days , hopefully this reading surge will help me gain a bit of room to finish strong.

The projections for total pages for the year sits at 22,604, that’s a 302 improvement from last week, this type of positive numbers are great motivators to take the final weeks and finish at least 1,000 pages over that projection.

On the broader picture, my numbers show some signs of life, I keep chipping away days and pages to read.

This is most evident on the dates for reaching my first 500,000 pages, the pages to read are now 154,784, that’s 1,778 from the last update, and the new date is December 19, 2026, a 19 day gain from two weeks ago, I have finally enter year 2026, a step closer to the original end date of March 20, 2023, every day counts.

Now for the golden prize of 1,000,000 pages, to my delight the projections puts it 8,721 days away, a 33 day gain from two weeks ago, which would mean that the end date is March 23, 2045, and 5,040 days after the original plan, 20 days less.

To summary the numbers from my Journey Back, here are this week’s final numbers:

  • Pages to reach 500,000: 154,785 pages (1,476 pages less than two weeks ago)
  • Days to reach 1,000,000: 8,721 days (33 days less than two weeks ago)
  • Days behind schedule: 5,040 days (20 days less than two weeks ago)

What concerns the next decade of reading, this week’s adjustment show a bit of improvement on both my yearly and daily average, they finish like this:

  • Pages needed/year: 65,470 (147 pages less than two weeks ago)
  • Pages needed/day: 179 (1 less than two weeks ago)

I’ll continue with reading some great adventures from one of my favorite universes, and hopefully next week will be as productive as this one

Off to read.

azr.

Numbers: April 28,2021

Although it might seem as this week’s reading was a bust, I know the progress will pay off in the long run, also I started on Thursday Bookly’s spring readathon (update coming right after this post), and by the end of this 4-day reading period, and consequently next week’s number will improve dramatically.

That being said let me update you on the total number of the current year of reading, number thirteen.

My current total is 18,196 of the 37, 984 pages of this year’s goal, with 44 days to sum-up as many pages as possible, and get a better starting point for the upcoming years, now for the not so good news,I snapped a two week streak of not falling behind my reading schedule, it went from 76 days to 82, what little room to breath I gained it got a bit smaller.

The projections for total pages for the year sits at 22,302, that’s a 128 improvement from last week, I’ll take any positive positive numbers as a good sign .

On the main focus of the year, finishing the epic fantasy series The Malazan Book of the Fallen, I am working non-stop on finishing the tenth and final book, The Crippled God, currently on page 361.

The part that most concern me this week was the step back I had on the broader picture, my numbers just went up a little bit, nothing of catastrophic, but still it gets me anxious.

This is most evident on the dates for reaching my first 500,000 pages, the pages to read are now 156,261 and the new date is January 7, 2027, five more days than last week, a drop in the ocean of the almost 4 years difference from the first projected date of March 20, 2023, but still every day counts.

The golden prize of 1,000,000 pages, according to the projections, is 8,754 days away, four more days than last week, which would mean that the end date is April 12, 2045, almost two weeks lost compared to last week, and 5,060 days after the original plan, there’s still a lot of work, but I can’t afford not lower my numbers each and every week.

To summary the numbers from my Journey Back, here are this week’s final numbers:

  • Pages to reach 500,000: 156,261 pages (312 pages less than last week)
  • Days to reach 1,000,000: 8,754 days (4 days more than last week)
  • Days behind schedule: 5,060 days (12 days more than last week)

What concerns the next decade of reading, this week’s adjustment show a bit of improvement on both my yearly average, and stayed the same for my daily average needed, they finish like this:

  • Pages needed/year: 65,626 (31 pages less than last week)
  • Pages needed/day: 180 (stayed the same)

I will focus on reaching the goal of Bookly’s Spring Readathon, which is tracking 10 hours reading using the app, is hopefully the numbers of next week will reflect this.

Off to read.

azr.

Numbers: April 16, 2021

Another solid week reading, I edge closer to some of my goals of this year, and although I had a few not so productive days at the end of this week, there was some forward motion, and milestone reached.

I’ll begin with the total number of the current year of reading, number thirteen.

My current total is 17,884 of the 37, 984 pages of this year’s goal, with 52 days left to get as close as possible to that original number , for some positive aspects, and for the second week in a row, is that I’m still 76 days behind my reading schedule, same as last week, this means that I am on schedule, just have to push a bit to get some room to breath.

The projections for total pages for the year sits at 22,174, that’s a 683 improvement from last week, I’ll take any positive numbers as a good omen.

On the main focus of the year, finishing the epic fantasy series The Malazan Book of the Fallen, I finished Dust of Dreams, which left me breathless, and wondering what in the hell can go worst on the tenth volume, The Crippled God, currently on page 90.

I am seeing some improvement on the broader picture, my numbers have started to drop and everything feels like is gaining momentum, my job is to keep it up, and build upon it.

This is most evident on the dates for reaching my first 500,000 pages, the pages to read are now 156,573, and the new date is January 2, 2027, still almost 4 years difference from the first projected date of March 20, 2023, but it has constantly gone down.

The golden prize of 1,000,000 pages, according to the projections, is 8,750 days away, which would mean that the end date is March 31, 2045, 5,048 days after the original plan, as with my other numbers, there’s still a lot of work, but this pass few weeks I got back to lowering the numbers.

To summary the numbers from my Journey Back, here are this week’s final numbers:

  • Pages to reach 500,000: 156,573 pages (1,184 pages less than last week)
  • Days to reach 1,000,000: 8,750 days (33 days less than last week)
  • Days behind schedule: 5,048 days (26 days less than last week)

What concerns the next decade of reading, this week’s adjustment show some improvement on both my daily and yearly average, and they finish like this:

  • Pages needed/year: 65,657 (119 pages less than last week)
  • Pages needed/day: 180 (stayed the same)

I will have to venture out this week to replenish my printed graphic novel bounty, it’s running a bit low, and I saw some interesting things eagerly awaiting in those shelves .

Off to read.

azr.

Numbers: April 9, 2021

This week’s reading has restored my faith in the possibility of reaching the coveted 1,000,000-page mark, it wasn’t a phenomenal week, but I see signs of forward motion.

Let’s start with the total number of this thirteen year of reading.

My current total is 16,700 of the 37, 984 pages of this year’s goal, with 59 days left to reaching, it has became really evident that I’ll have to settle for a lower total, some positive news are that I’m still 76 days behind my reading schedule, same as last week, the fact that I didn’t add any days is a win in my books.

Right now my projections of total pages for the year sits at 22,174, a bit off an improvement, and a number I can live with.

The main focus of the year remains with finishing the epic fantasy series The Malazan Book of the Fallen, currently on page 650 of Dust of Dreams, the ninth volume of the series, that will leave me the 908 pages of the tenth volume, The Crippled God.

On the broader picture things are starting to progress forward, the concerning signs from the last few weeks are starting to dissipate, and postive numbers are starting to pop-up everywhere.

Going thru my calculations, I’ll found new and improved dates for reaching my first 500,000 pages, with 157,757 pages to read, it now is January 15, 2027, 10 days less tham last week projections, there’s still a lot of work to do in order to meet the first projected date of March 20, 2023.

The 1,000,000 pages, according to the projections, are 8,783 days away, which would mean that the end date is April 26, 2045, 5,074 days after the original plan, there is a significant improvement on the days I’m from reaching the 1,000,000-page mark of 27 days from last week’s calculations.

To summary the numbers from my Journey Back, here are this week’s final numbers:

  • Pages to reach 500,000: 157,757 pages (1,037 pages less than last week)
  • Days to reach 1,000,000: 8,783 days (27 days less than last week)
  • Days behind schedule: 5,074 days (20 days less than last week)

What concerns the next decade of reading, this week’s adjustment was on the positive sideon both my daily and yearly average, and they finish like this:

  • Pages needed/year: 66,776 (104 pages less than last week)
  • Pages needed/day: 180 (stayed the same)

I’ll ride this positive wave of forward progress, I’ll keep feeding it with some intense and mindful sessions.

Off to read.

azr.

Numbers: April 2, 2021

I was dreading going thru my digital files, this is of course because my reading has been good, and not spectacular, I’m in desperate need of the latter.

Let’s start with the total number of this thirteen year of reading.

My current total is 15, 658 of the 37, 984 pages of this year’s goal, and with 66 days left, it will see more far fetched to hit the mark, right now I am 76 days behind my reading schedule.

With some intense reading I’ll probably sum-up around 21,000 pages, not a bad year.

Still, this year’s main focus will be to finish with the epic fantasy series The Malazan Book of the Fallen, currently on the ninth volume well underway, and the tenth just eager to jump off the shelf.

On the broader picture things are starting to get back to normal, the last few weeks I saw some concerning signs of going backwards, situations which is now well under control.

According to my calculations, I’ll will be reaching my first 500,000 pages, there are still 158,794 pages to read, on January 25, 2027, there’s still a lot of work to do in order to meet the first projected date of March 20, 2023, this gives me my first focus for the upcoming years.

In the mater of the 1,000,000 pages, I’m 8,810 away from this, my ultimate goal, that will mean that the end date would be May 16, 2045, a whopping 5,094 days after the original plan to finish by my 50th birthday, keeping this pace I would finish by the time to almost celebrate my 64th birthday, which it will simply not do.

This is my second focus, or as I put it, the Journey Back, all of my effort will be pour into it.

In order keep track of this, I’ll be posting weekly how my numbers fluctuate, with that in mind, here there are:

  • Pages to reach 500,000: 158,794 pages
  • Days to reach 1,000,000: 8,810 days
  • Days behind schedule: 5,094 days

I’ll be keeping this same format thru-out the upcoming posts to better share my progress.

Starting this upcoming June, I’ll be officially entering the last decade of this particular project, I have been keeping track how many pages I would need to read on a daily and yearly basis in order to reach my coveted goal, as with my numbers above, I’m going to keep track up until the beginning of year number fourteen, and making the necessary adjustments to hit the 1,000,000-page mark, for now they stand like so :

  • Pages needed/year: 65,880
  • Pages needed/day: 180

Lots of things have been set into motion, time to execute them.

Off to read.

azr.

Numbers: March 15, 2021

With only 83 days left on my year of reading, the ever present phantom of my total pages to read is more and more in my mind.

As I have explained before, there are two types of pages in my progress logs, net pages, which represent all pages that I have read, even if I haven’t finish reading that particular book, for example, I am reading a bunch of short story collections, and they are registered as progress, but they are not registered in my digital files until the final page is read, which are known to this project as registered pages.

For now, I am go into to focus on how many net pages I still have left to read, there are a few things that I haven’t got the chance to registered yet, but I am fairly certain that the 15,000 page mark for this year of reading is within grasp.

So, I have still 20,907 pages to reach this year’s goal, that’s around 250 pages per day, a gargantuan task but with the upcoming readathons I believe that something amazing will transpire.

As always my philosophy is the same, one page at a time, and day by day reading will get me there.

The focus is the 6,665 pages left on my March goal, and to help along the way, I started my day with some black coffee, and The Uncanny X-men.

Off to read.

azr

Balancing act, part seven

This weekend’s readathon didn’t yield the outcome I hoped for, this of course entirely my fault.

I read for about 5 hours, and only 300 pages, not what I was hoping for.

But that’s a missed opportunity, one ot will not happen again, as I check the numbers left for this year of reading,I find the window is closing to achieve my goal, and leave the next 10 year of my project as I predicted.

This gives me a pathway, and motivation, to reach those goals, starting of with my balancing act for February, from which, I still have 6,545 pages to go.

This with the endgame of reading the 37,984 that make up this year’s goal, from which I still have 22,733 pages to go, and about 119 days to do so.

As all the times I feel discouraged, or overwhelmed by my task, I ask for assistance to some of my favorite characters, and authors.

This is the bounty to help me along the way.

Let’s get to it.

azr

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