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Is a number with a 0 on the end, because all good numbers are divisible by 10. 16 24.62%
Is a number with a 5 on the end, because those deci-lovers go too far in their devotion. 3 4.62%
Is a prime number, because I am a special butterfly. 3 4.62%
Is an intricate combination of dates that are meaningful only to me. 0 0%
Works out to one book a day, because I enjoy a challenge. 2 3.08%
Works out to a rate known to scientists as "the Harriet", because I enjoy futility. 2 3.08%
Does not exist. 40 61.54%
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Old 03-02-2012, 05:10 PM   #1
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Old 03-02-2012, 06:04 PM   #3
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Old 03-02-2012, 06:06 PM   #4
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Old 03-02-2012, 06:14 PM   #5
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:31 PM   #6
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I don't read to satisfy any stupid number, I simply read for entertainment. Not everything has to have a goal or a number attached to it. When the hell did this become a competition?
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:45 PM   #7
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I don't read to satisfy any stupid number, I simply read for entertainment. Not everything has to have a goal or a number attached to it. When the hell did this become a competition?
If u lk at the 1st post...it an unnutterably silly poll. That not be very serious.
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Old 03-02-2012, 11:42 PM   #8
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Old 03-03-2012, 06:49 AM   #9
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I don't read to satisfy any stupid number, I simply read for entertainment. Not everything has to have a goal or a number attached to it. When the hell did this become a competition?
What happened to me was this:

When I was young I always read for pleasure, I read a lot and I read most days - mostly in bed before falling asleep. When I was older and working my bus ride to work was a guaranteed slot when I read and I always had a book on the go.

A few years ago I noticed that without consciously changing anything I'd slowed down. One reason was I was now driving to work, another was that I was now going to bed later and tending to fall asleep straight away. A little while later I realised that I was still reading as much if not more than I'd ever done it's just a lot of it was now online and not books but blogs and forums and so on.

Then the final Harry Potter book was coming out. I'd decided I wanted to re-read the whole series before that. I had only a few weeks and I'm not a quick reader so I made myself a spreadsheet to track how many pages I read per day so I could see if I was on target. I found I liked tracking the numbers - sometimes I used tweaking the spreadsheet as a procrastination from reading. I've been using various forms of that spreadsheet ever since.

So I've learnt a couple of things:

1) As I get older and there are more things to distract me, it's easier to "forget" to read even though I enjoy it when I do.

2) I like numbers.
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Old 03-03-2012, 09:00 AM   #11
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Old 03-03-2012, 10:30 AM   #13
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What happened to me was this:

When I was young I always read for pleasure, I read a lot and I read most days - mostly in bed before falling asleep. When I was older and working my bus ride to work was a guaranteed slot when I read and I always had a book on the go.

A few years ago I noticed that without consciously changing anything I'd slowed down. One reason was I was now driving to work, another was that I was now going to bed later and tending to fall asleep straight away. A little while later I realised that I was still reading as much if not more than I'd ever done it's just a lot of it was now online and not books but blogs and forums and so on.

Then the final Harry Potter book was coming out. I'd decided I wanted to re-read the whole series before that. I had only a few weeks and I'm not a quick reader so I made myself a spreadsheet to track how many pages I read per day so I could see if I was on target. I found I liked tracking the numbers - sometimes I used tweaking the spreadsheet as a procrastination from reading. I've been using various forms of that spreadsheet ever since.

So I've learnt a couple of things:

1) As I get older and there are more things to distract me, it's easier to "forget" to read even though I enjoy it when I do.

2) I like numbers.
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Old 03-03-2012, 11:45 AM   #14
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Old 03-03-2012, 12:16 PM   #15
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I've set myself some goals this year just to push myself to do a bit more of some things.

I have always read every day, going from one novel (usually) to the next in a long chain. Last year I estimate I was averaging about two weeks per book, giving me something like 25-30 books over the year. This year I've set myself a target of 50, and so far it hasn't been too hard to stay ahead. I've just had to read a bit longer when I can.

Also it means it feels like I'm accomplishing something if I stay in bed reading late into the morning.
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