Today marks five years of reading at least a page a day, every day. I haven’t missed a single day of reading for 1,826 consecutive days and I compute the average at 55.73 pages per day over that period. In that five years, I have finished reading 373 books which doesn’t really sound like a lot unless you take into account my preference for lengthy novels and histories.
My pace has slowed down somewhat over the past couple of years due to a heavier work load (and the fact that I’m doing more research and writing than previously). In fact, I’ve only finished three books thus far in July – David McCullough’s wonderful The Wright Brothers, The American Revolution: A History by Gordon S. Wood, and a slim volume called Stamps of the Siamese Kings 1876-1948: A Journey Through Five Reigns by Michael A. Jones.
I’m currently reading Harper Lee’s Go Set A Watchman and I expect to finish that over the weekend.
I hope I can maintain the streak for at least another five years. Time will tell…