Numbers: January 17,2022

Magic Monday are finally back, and it only took me a month to get them back on track, I deserve a reward.

Now, lets get down to business, the 52 books in 52 weeks challenge is still running smoothly, starting week number 31, and I’m about 1/2 done with book number 34 of year, the third and final book, The Stone Sky, of the Hugo Award winning series The Broken Earth by the amazingly talented author N.K. Jemisin, and the final confrontation between daughter and mother is just looming over the horizon, as we learn what passed civilizations had some hidden agendas for the use of the mysterious obelisks, and the oreneges true purpose.

Now let’s talk about MY NUMBERS, the current total is 35,502 of the 64,952 pages of this year’s goal, that’s 1,245 registered pages more than last update.My next milestone, 40,000 pages, that according to my projections I should have reach it today, January 17, 2022. Leaving me with 4,498 pages short, but judging with how this couple of weeks have developed, I’ll close that gap pretty soon.

The end of the year projection of total pages gained a little amount of ground, right now is at 57,750 pages, 499 pages more than the last update. My reading schedule, better known as my Achilles heel, is now 28 days behind, this is a 2 day loss from my last update, this is something I have been struggling with, but as my mantra for the last few months, one step at a time, one page at a time.

I started week 31 with a deficit of 4,819 pages, and a total 6,065 pages to get back to balance, I had 416 pages of surplus this week, ending week 30 with a total of 1662.The January monthly quota there’s still 2,156 pages left , and 6,775 to get back to balance, number that should be reach by the end of the month, motivation enough to keep on grinding away.

For the first 500,000 pages, I have only 113,924 pages left, and the new date of reaching that goal is December 18, 2025, that’s 10 days earlier than the last projection, finally, I’ll make an extra effort to close into the middle of year 2025, but my sights are still pointed at March 20, 2023 as the desired date to reach the first half of the challenge, that gap narrowed from 1,016 to 1,006 days behind schedule.

The second part of the journey, or the other 500,000 pages, my weekly pages needed are now 1,753 with a daily average of 250 pages, a 1 page a day drop from the last projection.

Now for the golden prize of 1,000,000 pages, to my delight, the projections puts it 7,709 days away, a 31 day gain from the last projection, making the end date is February 25, 2043, that’s 4,283 days after the original plan, 25 days less that the last projection. In spite of everything, I managed to edge closer to 2042, 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: 113,924 pages
  • Days to reach 1,000,000: 7,709 days
  • Days behind schedule: 4,283 days

Now back to work to reach the 40,000-page milestone, and hitting my daily, weekly, and monthly goals.

Off to read.

azr.

Numbers: January 11, 2022

I’m actually getting closer to posting my weekly on Monday, last week was on a Thursday, now on a Tuesday, that’s what I call progress.

Now, lets get down to business, the 52 books in 52 weeks challenge is still running smoothly, starting week number 30, and I’m about 1/3 done with book number 33 of year, the second, The Obelisk Gate, of the Hugo Award winning series The Broken Earth by the amazingly talented author N.K. Jemisin, and it just picks up the pace from the first book, the quest continue to fully understand the mysterious obelisks and the search of the Moon, I actually don’t want to spoil anything else, this series is a must for any fantasy/science fiction lover.

Now let’s talk about MY NUMBERS, the current total is 34,257 of the 64,952 pages of this year’s goal, that’s 1,881 registered pages more than last update.My next milestone is 40,000 pages, that as I mentioned before, and according to my projections, it should be reach by January 17, 2022. Leaving me with 5,743 pages in about 6 days.

The end of the year projection of total pages gained a significant amount of ground, right now is at 57,251 pages, 1,092 pages more than the last update. My reading schedule, my Achilles heel, is now 26 days behind, this is a 3 gained, this is something I have been struggling with, but as my mantra for the last few months, one step at a time, one page at a time, is finally paying off.

I started week 30 with a deficit of 5,235 pages, and a total 6,481 pages to get back to balance, for the January monthly quota there’s still 3,602 pages left , and 8,221 to get back to balance, number that should be reach by the end of the month, motivation enough to keep on grinding away.

For the first 500,000 pages, I have only 115,169 pages left, and the new date of reaching that goal is December 28, 2025, that’s 19 days earlier than the last projection, finally, I breach into the year 2025, but my sights are still pointed at March 20, 2023 as the desired date to reach the first half of the challenge, that gap narrowed from 1,035 to 1,016 days behind schedule.

The second part of the journey, or the other 500,000 pages, my weekly needed is now 1759 with a daily average of 251 pages, a 3 page a day drop from the last projection.

Now for the golden prize of 1,000,000 pages, to my delight, the projections puts it 7,740 days away, a 49 day gain from the last projection, making the end date is March 22, 2043, that’s 4,308 days after the original plan, 41 days less that the last projection. In spite of everything, I managed to edge closer to 2042, 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: 115,169 pages
  • Days to reach 1,000,000: 7,740 days
  • Days behind schedule: 4,308 days

Now back to work to reach the 40,000-page milestone, and hitting my daily, weekly, and monthly goals. But that’s a story for another post.

Off to read.

azr.

Numbers: January 6, 2022

This is the first magic Monday update, I know is Thursday but I was enjoying my Christmas break so much that the status report of reading went over my head, but to keep a steady news feed of how things are going, starting on Monday, January 10, true Magic Mondays are making a comeback, along with two dormant sections of this blog. Caffeine Pilgrimage and The Table, my journey thru the growing coffee house and restaurant scene in the city.

Now, lets get down to business, the 52 book in 52 weeks challenge is still running smoothly, with still a few days left on week number 29, I´m about to reach the midway point on book number 31 of the year, the the first book, The Fifth Season, of the Hugo Award winning series The Broken Earth by the amazingly talented author N.K. Jemisin, from the first pages, this book grabs you and it doesn’t let go, the intricate patterns of the ironically named continent, The Stillness, brings another way to approach Fantasy, and how the author builds the world and its turmoil, just takes your breath away. I’m more that ready to jump into the next two books.

Now let’s talk about MY NUMBERS, the current total is 32,376 of the 64,952 pages of this year’s goal, that’s 1,710 registered pages more than last update.My next milestone is 40,000 pages, that as I mentioned before, and according to my projections, it should be reach by January 17, 2022. That leaves with 7,624 pages in about 11 days.

The end of the year projection of total pages lost a bit of ground, right now is at 56,159 pages, 242less pages than the last update. My reading schedule, which keeps me up at night, is now 29 days behind, this is a 2 day loss, this is something I have been struggling with, but as with everything, one step at a time.

I started week 29 with a deficit of 5,283 pages, and a total 6,480 pages to get back to balance, for December the monthly quota streak was lost, coming short by 311 pages, this is puts me in a bit of a disadvantage, with my sight pointed at those 40,000 pages, any little set back makes it much harder to start hitting a constant stride.

Now, for the first 500,000 pages, I have only 117,050 pages left, and the new date of reaching that goal is January 16, 2026, that’s 15 days earlier 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 1,050 to 1,035 days behind schedule.

The second part of the journey, or the other 500,000 pages, the weekly average needed is now 1,778 with a daily average of 254 pages, since the last projections, the daily average dropped 2 pages per day.

Now for the golden prize of 1,000,000 pages, to my delight, the projections puts it 7,789 days away, a 37 day gain from the last projection, making the end date is May 2, 2043, that’s 4,349 days after the original plan, 25 days less that the last projection. In spite of everything, I managed to edge closer to 2042, 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: 117,050 pages
  • Days to reach 1,000,000: 7,789 days
  • Days behind schedule: 4,349 days

Now back to work to reach the 40,000-page milestone.

Off to read.

azr.

Numbers: December 22, 2021

It has been quite a while since my last magic Monday update, I know is Wednesday but this blog was in dire need of a status report.

Now, for the good news, the 52 book in 52 weeks challenge is still working like clockwork, I´m already full on book number 30, by the way this is week number 27,and as tradition dictates for the Christmas break, my focus will be on some Star Wars Books that have been sitting in me shelf, the first is Dark Nest, set some 35 years after the Battle of Yavin, the newly form Galactic Alliance faces yet another challenge, having recently survive the invasion of the deadly Yuuzhan Vong. I love this novels from the Legends side of this vast universe, the twin Jedi brothers, Jaina and Jacen Solo, are some of the coolest characters in Star Wars, to bad they are not part of the canon.

Now let’s talk about MY NUMBERS, the current total is 30,666 of the 64,952 pages of this year’s goal, that’s 3,454 registered pages more than last update. I’m so happy the 30,000-page milestone was finally reach. I have the next stepping stone, 40,000 pages, ahead of me, that according to my projections, it should be reach by January 17, 2022.

The end of the year projection of total pages lost a bit of ground, right now is at 56,401 pages, 188 less pages than the last update. My reading schedule, which keeps me up at night, is now 27 days behind, this is a 4 day gain, this is something I have been struggling with, but as with everything, one step at a time.

I started week 27 with a deficit of 5,530 pages, and a total 6,572 pages to get back to balance, now the challenge is to keep the monthly quota streak going, for December, there’s still 2,143 pages left, this is even before thinking of reading the 6,374 pages to reach my really ambitious 10,000-page December.

Now, for the first 500,000 pages, I have only 118,760 pages left, and the new date of reaching that goal is February 1, 2026, a whole month earlier 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 1,077 to 1,050 days behind schedule.

The second part of the journey, or the other 500,000 pages, the weekly average needed is now 1,793 with a daily average of 256 pages, since the last projections, the daily average dropped 4 pages per day.

Now for the golden prize of 1,000,000 pages, to my delight, the projections puts it 7,826 days away, a 78 day gain from the last projection, making the end date is May 27, 2043, that’s 4,374days after the original plan, 55 days less that the last projection. In spite of everything, I managed to edge closer to 2042, 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: 118,760 pages
  • Days to reach 1,000,000: 7,826 days
  • Days behind schedule: 4,374 days

Let’s shoot for a 10,000-page December.

Off to read.

azr.

Numbers: November 29, 2021

I known that every magic Monday I said the same thing, if anything I’m an optimist, but hopefully this time around, and with the Christmas break looming in the horizon, my goals will be surpassed.

Now, for the good news, the 52 book in 52 weeks challenge is still working like clockwork, I´m already full steam on book number 27, by the way this is week number 24, the start of the critically acclaimed series Bas Lag by the amazingly talented China Miéville, in La estación de la calle Perdido, we are introduced to the decadent city of New Crobuzon, in all its Steampunk glory. Since reading two other books from the author, La ciudad y la ciudad, and Los últimos días de la Nueva París, I was immediately hooked, and being this trilogy its most acclaimed work, naturally there’s the impending necessity to dive right into the murky waters of the river Tar.

Now let’s talk about MY NUMBERS, the current total is 27,212 of the 64,952 pages of this year’s goal, that’s 5,645 registered pages more than last update. Since the prize at the end of the next milestone, reaching 25,000 pages, was a very special bottle of Mexican Red Wine, but taking into account that I have fallen a bit behind on my total page count, some extra motivation is in order, this, in the form of said bottle waiting until the 30,000-page mark.

The end of the year projection of total pages gained a bit of ground, right now is at 56,589 pages, 3,254 more pages than the last update. My reading schedule, which keeps me up at night, is now 23 days behind, this is a 4 day gain, there’s still a lot of ground to cover, but a step forward is always welcomed

I start week 24 with a deficit of 4,961 pages, and a total 4,420 pages to get back to balance, the good news is that I have only 6 pages left of the 5340 projected for the month of November, that means that for the first time in three months the monthly quota will be met.

Now, for the first 500,000 pages, I have only 122,214 pages left, and the new date of reaching that goal is February 28, 2026, a whole two months 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 1,136 to 1,077 days behind schedule.

The second part of the journey, or the other 500,000 pages, the weekly average needed is now 1,818 with a daily average of 260 pages, since the last projections, the daily average dropped 8 pages per day.

Now for the golden prize of 1,000,000 pages, to my delight, the projections puts it 7,904 days away, a 145 day gain from the last projection, making the end date is July 21, 2043, that’s 4,429 days after the original plan, 117 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: 122,214 pages
  • Days to reach 1,000,000: 7,904 days
  • Days behind schedule: 4,429 days

Let’s get those 6 pages to finish November on a high mark, and shoot for a 10,000-page December.

Off to read.

azr.

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.

Numbers: October 11,2021

It’s Monday again, the most misunderstood day of the week, for me is becoming one of my favorite.

Now, in the spirit of last week’s mantra of getting my ass reading again, let’s see how the magic mystical numbers fair. My 52 book in 52 weeks challenge is the one thing that’s working like clockwork, I am about to start book number 19, The Voice of the Dead, the next installment of the classic Science Fiction series by Orson Scott Card.

I’m not completely sure of the order of the books, but as I said last week, what concerns the Spanish version of the Enderverse, this would be the continuation of Ender’s Game.

Now let’s talk about MY NUMBERS, the current total is 19,702 of the 64,952 pages of this year’s goal, that’s 820 registered pages more than last week, 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 56,779 pages, close to 1,000 less than last week, not where it should be, but I’ll see how this week fairs, and hopefully there will be some forward momentum. My reading schedule is now 16 days behind, fingers crossed that this week I can reached 20,000 pages, my intentions of doing this by the time of the anniversary of Lost in a Million Page, which was on Saturday October 9, as you can see, was a bit of target.

The biggest challenge is to get the weekly schedule back in balance, I start this 19th week with a deficit of 3,645 pages, I couldn’t reach the mandatory 1,246 pages for this week, not only that, I left 426 on red numbers, must work on improve my consistency.

Now, for the first 500,000 pages, I have only 129,724 pages left, and the new date of reaching that goal is May 2, 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 1,144 to 1,140 days behind schedule.

The second part of the journey, or the other 500,000 pages, the weekly average needed is now 1,880 with a daily average of 269 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 8,080 days away, a 17 day gain from the last projection, making the end date is November 25, 2043, that’s 4,556 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: 129,724 pages
  • Days to reach 1,000,000: 8,080 days
  • Days behind schedule: 4,556 days

Now ,if you’ll excuse ,those 3,645 pages aren’t going to read themselves, Spooktober, don’t fail me now.

Off to read.

azr.

Numbers: October 4, 2021

So how’s your Mondays going?

Mine’s is full of biter sweetness.

It is not a secret that this passed month I have been struggling with my mental health, but as with all important decisions concerning our well being, I have reach out and ask for help. There’s some challenging times ahead of me, but as always, I’ll navigate thru this storm successfully and unscathed.

The have seen that reading is one of the things that help me cope with my depression and anxiety, I don’t saying it lightly, but, books literally saved my life. And this project of reading 1,000,000 has helped stay focus and creative, which I express thru my constant tweaking of my reading journals, I have a new one brewing for year number 14, my best one yet.

Now to get my ass back in line with my reading. On the positive note, my 52 book in 52 weeks challenge is working like clockwork, I am about to start book number 18, Ender´s Game, the beginning of the classic Science Fiction series by Orson Scott Card.

I’m going into this intriguing universe, starting off with the Spanish version of 9 books of the Enderverse, and see what else I can get my hands on.

Now let’s talk about MY NUMBERS, the current total is 18,882 of the 64,952 pages of this year’s goal, the next milestone will be 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 57,790 pages, a bit below where it should be, but I’ll see how this week fairs, and hopefully there will be some forward momentum. My reading schedule stayed 2 weeks behind, and what should have been the day I reached 20,000 pages is long gone, but I’ll work to reach that milestone by the anniversary of Lost in a Million Page, which is this Saturday October 9, thirteen years and counting.

The biggest challenge is to get the weekly schedule back in balance, I start this 18th week with a deficit of 3,219 pages, but a good sign is that week 17 not only did I got the mandatory 1,246 pages, there were also a small surplus of 15 pages, not impressive, but a step in the right direction.

This little hiccup had an negative effect on my progress, not as big as I feared, but with a bit of some intense reading sessions, this will be erased pretty quickly. Now, for the first 500,000 pages, I have only 130,544 pages left, and the new date of reaching that goal is May 6, 2026, 13 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 1,157 to 1,144 days behind schedule.

The second part of the journey, or the other 500,000 pages, the weekly average needed is now 1,884 with a daily average of 269 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 8,097 days away, a 51 day gain from the last projection, making the end date is December 5, 2043, that’s 4,566 days after the original plan, 23 days less that the last projection. In spite 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 the Emerald City.

To summary the numbers from my Journey Back.

  • Pages to reach 500,000: 130,544 pages
  • Days to reach 1,000,000: 8,097 days
  • Days behind schedule: 4,566 days

Now ,if you’ll excuse ,those 3,219 pages aren’t going to read themselves, and the chilly weather is signaling me home.

Off to read.

azr.

Numbers: September 6, 2021

The good-mood Mondays are back.

I decided to have an more optimistic approach to the little debacle with the last few weeks of reading, if this is not fun what’s the fucking point anyway, and as with everything the sure steady pace will see thru to the other side. Last week my deficit was around 1,447 pages , this week I am glad to inform that sits at 1,351. The total for the week was 1,342 of the 1,246 pages needed each week to reach this year’s goal, those 105 extra pages go a really long way .

And again for this week the 52 book in 52 weeks challenge is working like clockwork, finished books number 13 and 14, Ready Player Two and Armada, respectively, both by Ernest Cline, you can check-out the post I did for them last week and just a few hours ago, and the next two weeks I will probably be invested on the award-winning world of Hyperion, created by Dan Simmons.

Now let’s talk about what we are here for, MY NUMBERS, the current total is 16,032 of the 64,952 pages of this year’s goal, and as tradition dictates every time a new milestones is reach, celebratory drinks were in order, in the form of a beautiful 2016 Don Luis Terra by Mexican winemaker, L.A. Cetto.

50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 10% Malbec, 10% Petit Verdot

The end of the year projection of total pages it’s edging a bit closer to what is supposed to be, an increase from last week of 663 pages finishing at 63,779 , the clear signs of this ship getting back in course . My reading schedule stayed the same as last week, 2 days behind .

Now for the first 500,000 pages, I have only 133,394 pages left, and the new date of reaching that goal is May 19, 2026, 14 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 1,172 to 1,157 days behind schedule.

The best indicator of this steady, almost hum drum pace on my progress is the numbers of the broader picture, the thing that keeps me up at night reading, so I said to myself, well this fortunately since the beginning of the year has only move forward .The second part of the journey, or the other 500,000 pages, the weekly average needed is now 1,845 with a daily average of 271 pages.

Now for the golden prize of 1,000,000 pages, to my delight, the projections puts it 8,148 days away, a 36 day gain from the last projection, making the end date is December 28, 2043, that’s 4,589 days after the original plan, 29 days less that the last projection. I have now officially enter the year 2043, still keeping the eye on the prize, the eye on 2031.

To summary the numbers from my Journey Back.

  • Pages to reach 500,000: 133,394 pages
  • Days to reach 1,000,000: 8,148 days
  • Days behind schedule: 4,589 days

But if you’ll excuse ,those 2,597 pages aren’t going to read themselves.

Off to read.

azr.

Numbers: August 30,2021

I have finally decided to claim back my good-mood Mondays, not quit up to speed with my goals, but the first step is always the hardest.

I have a big deficit that has been growing each and every passing week, right now its a total of 1,447, my total read has not suffer such a hard blow because of my strong weeks, but that breathing room is narrowing in a dramatic fashion. This week’s total was 1,065, I was hoping to be closer to 2,000 to remove some of the pressure, but this week started with a very intimidating 2,693 pages to read in order to get back on track, and red and menacing.

The one things that is working like clockwork is my 52 book in 52 weeks, just finishing number 12, Ernest Cline’s Ready Player, and I am currently on page 239 of 457 of book number 13, Ready Player Two. I’ll probably finish by midweek and to close out a trifecta of Mr. Cline’s books, I’ll read my recently acquired Armada.

Now let’s talk about what we are here for, MY NUMBERS, the current total is 14,658 of the 64,952 pages of this year’s goal, with just 342 pages away from the next milestone, 15,000 pages, I have great expectation that the next entry celebration will be the theme .

The end of the year projection of total pages went down a little bit , it’s now 63,116 pages, which isn’t that bad, judging by the way things unfolded, I’ll put this outcome on the winning column . My reading schedule, much to my surprise, is only 2 days behind .

Now for the first 500,000 pages, I have only 134,768 pages left, and the new date of reaching that goal is June 3, 2026, 19 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 1,191 to 1,172 days behind schedule.

The best indicator of this steady, almost hum drum pace on my progress is the numbers of the broader picture, the thing that keeps me up at night reading, so I said to myself, well this fortunately since the beginning of the year has only move forward .The second part of the journey, or the other 500,000 pages, the weekly average needed is now 1,913 with a daily average of 273 pages.

Now for the golden prize of 1,000,000 pages, to my delight, the projections puts it 8,184 days away, a 61 day gain from the last projection, making the end date is January 26, 2044, that’s 4,618 days after the original plan, 40 days less that the last projection, my biggest hope, of at least 1 month of time gained each projection, is showing up each and every, and for that I’ll celebrate.

To summary the numbers from my Journey Back.

  • Pages to reach 500,000: 134,768 pages
  • Days to reach 1,000,000: 8,184 days
  • Days behind schedule: 4,618 days

Now to take those 2,693 pages head on, and get this ship back in line.

Off to read.

azr.

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