Well! I’ve managed to finish another book, although this time I’ve learned a few things a long the way that I’d like to share with folks. First is that, for those that don’t know, I work a minimum of 40 hours a week. If I was lucky as a leprechaun I’d actually get out by 40, I’m generally a few hours over that. So I’m cramming this reading into the time after work, dinner, and a shower. Which tends to leave me little time. At any rate, that was the least of my worries this week (I have an incredibly painful impacted wisdom tooth)…but I digress!
The second book I’ve just finished was quoted at 752 pages, you’ll notice that I only read to page 734. Which is primarily because my copy only has 734 actual story pages. This leads me to believe that Amazon counts every single page in the book which means if I AM to release a book it would be in my best interest to remember that *cackles devilishly*.
So without further adieu here is the first chart. Similar to last weeks. It provides us with the total pages read each day.
We have this weeks data, the average for this week, and last weeks for reference. Notice I spike both times on Saturday. I’m slacking during the week still.
As I noted beneath the picture I’m peaking at Day 6, any number of issues comes up during the week and they cut into my reading time. I would like to see if I can get better resolve and limit those interruptions. Luckily for me on Day 6, I say this a bit sarcastically, my wisdom tooth agonized so bad that I woke up at the crack of morning (6 AM) and began reading then.
Other than that the charts have little more in common really, the previous week and this week appear to be largely unique which is fun. I am wondering over the rest of this month if that’ll be the case. If these charts start getting too clouded I’ll either format this weeks major lines to show up on top or I’ll start separating charts by month.
Also for those PPM aficionado’s I’ve got some interesting data on that as well.
There is a major peak on the first day of my reading followed by a noticeable drop the next day. However this week I had continued improvement all week.
What I like about the PPM is that it shows me having improved reading abilities everyday for the rest of the week. I even noticed myself reading faster. I’m not sure what happened on Day 1, perhaps I was high off of finishing a book the previous week. Or perhaps it was because Work hadn’t quite had its effect on me it tends to.
Either way that is another week down. Tonight I begin “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” and it is going to be much more difficult to finish. Though I feel if I can finish this one in time, which I am adamant about doing, I can finish all the books on my list (I am of course in awe at Under the Dome, that shall be a challenge).
Hopefully at some point in this challenge, people will see that someone like myself, a guy who can’t really keep any sort of goal and stick with it, has managed to do something against his minds desire to procrastinate. Maybe it’ll inspire even just one other person to start reading often, not necessarily Fiction but anything they desire. I think that would be nice, though just the activity itself is rewarding to me to a great degree.
Week 1: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – J.K. Rowling (448 Pages / 64 Pages Nightly)
Week 2: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – J.K. Rowling (752 Pages / 107 Pages Nightly)
Week 3: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – J.K. Rowling (870 Pages / 125 Pages Nightly)
Week 4: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – J.K. Rowling (652 Pages / 93 Pages Nightly)
Week 5: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – J.K. Rowling (784 Pages / 112 Pages Nightly)
Week 6: Under the Dome: A Novel – Stephen King (1074 Pages / 153 Pages Nightly)
Week 7: Foundation and Empire – Isaac Asimov (272 Pages / 38 Pages Nightly)
Week 8: Second Foundation – Isaac Asimov (272 Pages / 38 Pages Nightly)