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.


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